Professional
Shamanic Training

SHA Professional Shamanic Training

The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation

The “3Y” is a comprehensive shamanic practitioner training that is designed for individuals who are called to provide spiritual healing and facilitate spiritual well-being on behalf of others. Those who feel drawn to working exclusively as shamanic healers, as well as those who feel drawn to offering shamanic healing in concert with one or more complementary healing modalities (such as allopathic medicine, functional or holistic medicine, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, acupuncture, energy medicine, one or more bodywork modalities, etc.) are equally welcome to apply.

The arc of the 3Y curriculum is designed to unfold with increasing complexity over time, which affords participants the opportunity to gather and cultivate their unique medicine gradually throughout the training. Thus, during the course of this immersive training, participants can expect to develop a sophisticated array of shamanic skills, clarify and refine their areas of particular affinity as shamanic healers, and receive transformative shamanic initiations and empowerments – all within the safety of a strong, consistent practice container.

This interview between Julie and Tami Simon was conducted in 2018, prior to the start of the 2019-2022 3Y program. Tami is the Founder of Sounds True and host of the popular weekly podcast Insights at the Edge, as well as being Julie’s wife. Please enjoy this complimentary video of their dialogue about the 3Y training. 

A Note From Julie

Dear Friends,

The duration of the 2019–2022 3Y has been extended until September, 2022 in order to make up for a handful of retreat cancellations that were necessitated by the pandemic during the program. Plans for the next 3Y are in progress, however, I have not yet set a start date for the next cohort.

In the meantime, I’ve deliberately left the information about the current cohort below so that you can learn about the overall 3Y program design. As soon as the start date for the next 3Y is finalized, it will be posted here and announced by way of my newsletter.

In the meantime, I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the tremendous resiliency of the current 3Y participants, as well as the 3Y Graduates who are supporting this cohort, as we continue to navigate the  pandemic. It is a rare privilege to guide a circle of this caliber during such a poignant and uncertain time.

With love,
Julie

The 3Y Program Structure

The unique 3Y learning arc consists of:

Shamanic Healing Techniques You Will Cultivate During the 3Y

Accurate divination lies at the heart of effective shamanic healing. Through extensive practice during the course of the 3Y, you will become fluent in the language of your helping spirits, and refine your ability to receive and convey clear, reliable, and insightful guidance to your clients. Furthermore, you will hone your skills as a shamanic diagnostician, determining by way of diagnostic divination the presence of shamanic illness in your clients as well as the steps for remedying it.

I yearned to grow as a shamanic practitioner and in relationship with the spirit world under the tutelage of a seasoned practitioner and teacher, and this 3Y training filled that yearning.

I grew in trust and depth personally, in relationship with others, and in the techniques of addressing spiritual illness and wellness. My heart is a new place to live in now, and this is the heart I share with others in my healing practice, my community, and my creativity. This is a precious jewel of a training with a teacher who exudes the essence of what is being taught and shared."

Susan Feathers
Marblehead, MA

Julie is one of the most gifted and eloquent teachers of contemporary shamanism.

Her 3Y training offers a deep dive into learning the skills needed to become a shamanic practitioner of heart, integrity, and compassion. The healing practices learned in her program are a missing link in both modern life and modern health-care systems."

Erin Love
Boulder, CO

Julie brings a level of professionalism into the 3Y training that is impeccable.

I have learned how to bring this beautiful spiritual work into my profession as a psychologist. The personal growth was profound and continues to inform my personal and professional life."

Olga Vera-Nesmith
Boulder, CO

The 3Y training was a phenomenal journey of the heart. Julie’s mentorship was profound, compassionate, and fully informed by her own deep connection with her helping spirits.

Not only did we learn shamanic techniques so that we may help others, but the very act of practicing these skills was transformative and has helped to heal many of my own wounds. I highly recommend this training."

Amy K.
Boulder, CO

I entered the 3Y not having clear expectations. What I knew was that it felt right to be a part of the training, and that it would become evident why as time passed.

What came to fruition over the course of time was a journey of a lifetime. A journey that has helped to ground me and expand my view of working with the unseen world to assist in healing at a soul level. Through doing so, I have witnessed my life transform, as well as the lives of the other beauties who took the training alongside me."

Rose
New York

As a holistic nutritional counselor who has been on a decades-long personal and professional quest to experience and share transformational healing modalities that are truly life-changing,

I can wholeheartedly say that Julie’s 3Y training has finally quenched my thirst. Julie is a master shamanic practitioner and teacher, as well as one of the most principled healing professionals I have ever worked with. If you have the opportunity to study with Julie, take it."

Shaya Mercer
Bellingham, WA

I was thoroughly trained in shamanic healing techniques. This included practicing with the amazing community that was our group.

I also grew immeasurably through all the practice sessions I received, all the loving support from Julie, and my own ongoing effort and dedication. This is for those who are tired of piecemeal weekend snippets and who desire thoroughness and community."

Karyn
Boulder, CO

Dear Prospective 3Y Student, You are in for a life-changing, transformative, plumb-the-depths journey into the discovery of your True Self and how that will manifest out into the world.

Before Julie’s introductory shamanic journeying workshop, I had never done a single shamanic journey. Just over three years later, as a graduate of her 3Y shamanic practitioner training, I am taking my seat as a healer. If your helping spirits are guiding you to do this program, you are in for the best three years of your life! Blessings on your journey. The world needs you."

Lakshmi Ananda
Evergreen CO

The 3Y training was life-changing for me. I started the training with a deep interest in shamanic healing, but with little experience and confidence in my abilities.

Julie’s method of teaching is patient, thorough, devoted, and present - she created a very safe space for us to be truly vulnerable and learn from the core of our being. Throughout the course of the training, I developed my skills and confidence, and closed the training by launching my own healing practice. I am incredibly grateful to Julie for her guidance, wisdom, and support. I highly recommend the 3Y training!"

Esther
Boulder, CO

Studying with Julie M. Kramer in her three-year professional shamanic training program has been a life-changing experience.

From the very first day of class until now, almost two years into it, it amazes me that I keep becoming happier and happier with the entire program. Julie is a gifted and masterful teacher and an astonishing healer. She creates a strong, stable container which supports the depth of the teachings and healings, as well as the vastness of the personal growth that occurs. The structure of the program has been very important to help me feel supported and guided the whole way, and having the small groups to practice with monthly has been essential for building my skills and confidence. The community is also a strong part of the beauty and power of this program; we are deepening into our paths together and supporting each other, and there are the glimmers coming through of our future shared shamanic work. I decided to study with Julie having never met her in person, but now that I know her, I can assure those of you who may be considering doing the same that she is exactly how she presents herself over video or through her writing – generous, honest, full of integrity, humble, open, curious, and kind. I have learned so much, grown so much, experienced immense personal healing along the way, and am so honored and grateful to be part of this program and community."

Nicole Doorish
Boulder, CO

The deep and abiding love Julie has for teaching and for engaging in an exploration of the unseen realms is the heart of the 3Y training.

I have never witnessed such an experienced practitioner and teacher arrive in familiar territory with such humility, grace, and patience the way Julie does. My personal relationships and shamanic practice have been entrained to this posture, and more of life's depth and beauty have been revealed as a result. Whatever you think lies in the future regarding your soul's unfolding, being in this circle is healing in and of itself because of the respect, trust, and care that is woven into it from the beginning. If a shamanic calling is in alignment with your life's path, I wholeheartedly recommend that you join the 3Y training in order to learn the art of sovereign collaboration and healing with the benevolent unseen realms."

Katie Poinier
Seattle, WA

Doing Julie's three-year professional shamanic training has been a true blessing and Joy in my Life.

Julie's integrity as a teacher, guide, and HUMAN is both humbling and awe-inspiring to witness and experience first hand. Her love and connection to the spirit world as well as HUMANITY is honest and real. The sacredness for ALL that she carries within her moves through our circle, creating a chalice where absolute trust, safety, and love are able to live, blossom, and thrive. In our shamanic training with Julie, we laugh, we cry, we question and discuss, we witness, we dance, we sing, we drum, and we bless and are blessed. I now, more and more, can live life with my higher self truly in the driver's seat, all the while seeing, hearing, feeling, and witnessing the magic and mystery of all of the worlds unfold and open."

A.A.
London, England

Doing Julie's three-year professional shamanic training has been a true blessing and Joy in my Life. Julie's integrity as a teacher, guide, and HUMAN is both humbling and awe-inspiring to witness and experience first hand.

Her love and connection to the spirit world as well as HUMANITY is honest and real. The sacredness for ALL that she carries within her moves through our circle, creating a chalice where absolute trust, safety, and love are able to live, blossom, and thrive. In our shamanic training with Julie, we laugh, we cry, we question and discuss, we witness, we dance, we sing, we drum, and we bless and are blessed. I now, more and more, can live life with my higher self truly in the driver's seat, all the while seeing, hearing, feeling, and witnessing the magic and mystery of all of the worlds unfold and open."

Matthew Tenzin
Boulder, CO

The 3Y Pillars

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Prerequisite for the 3Y Training

In order to be considered for the 3Y, you must have completed an introductory shamanic journeying workshop of at least two days in length. Please complete the prerequisite before submitting your 3Y application. You may fulfill the prerequisite in one of three ways:

  1. By finding a teacher in your community who has been trained by Sandra Ingerman and is offering an introductory shamanic journeying workshop of at least two days in length. Please click here to search for “Beginning Journeying Skills” workshop opportunities that would be convenient for you to attend.
  2. By completing Sandra Ingerman’s online video course, “Experiencing the Shamanic Journey”.  Please click here to learn about and purchase the course.
  3. By attending a Foundation for Shamanic Studies “Basic Workshop”. Please click here to review the schedule of “Basic Workshops” that are available in your area.

FAQs

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