The Waldschamanen-School is located in an isolated location on an alpine pasture. This is very easy to reach by car all year round. The address: Mainburg 28, 3202 Hofstetten
You can arrive very well by train. We will be happy to pick you up from the Hofstetten-Grüna stop (Mariazellerbahn). The transfer by car to the alp takes 5 min.
There is the possibility to stay overnight in group dormitories. These are equipped with 8 single beds and two double beds.Bedding incl. bed linen is provided. For students of the Waldschamanen-School there are no extra costs for staying overnight. A mindful use of the accommodation is a prerequisite.
The training to become a “Shamanic Practitioner” is divided into two sections for a total of 10 modules. The modules usually take place on weekends, so that they can be integrated, for example, while working. Only the final module 10 takes place from Monday to Friday. Between each module there is a group supervision (9 in total – evening event) in an online setting.There are different possibilities to complete and book this training: 1. the training “Shamanic Practicing” as a complete cycle (all 10 modules): a.) in the regular setting – duration approx. 24 months. / or b.) as an intensive training in shortened training time – duration approx. 12 months. (Here, modules 6-10 have different dates than indicated below. Will be announced upon request) or 2. section 1 (modules 1-5) “Shamanic Counseling” : as a separate cycle – duration approx. 7 months. Afterwards, section 2 (“Shamanic Practicing” modules 6-10) can be attended as a continuation.
2024 Section 1 “Shamanic Counseling”: – Module 01: 09.05.-12.05. Introduction to Shamanism • Module 02: Shamanic reincarnation work 1 • Module 03: Soul Retrieval • Module 04: Shamanic reincarnation work 2 • Module 05: Ancestors, Extraction, Be your Creator2025 Section 2 “Shamanic Practicing”: • Module 06: The Frame Drum Building • Module 07: The Overtone Chant – Shamanic Chanting • Module 08: The Waterfall Meditation • Module 09: Mythology Time for practice and preparation vision quest: 2026 – Module 10: Conclusion: The Vision Quest Dates for modules 2-10 will be announced in Fall 23.
It is important to me to teach an authentic path of power, which is why the “Shamanic Practicing” training cycle includes all 10 modules. Section 1 (modules 1-5) “Shamanic Counseling” can be booked individually. (See structure of the training) However, certain modules, for which no prior knowledge is necessary, can also be booked individually, if a place is available.When and in which setting do the group supervisions take place? The dates between the individual modules for group supervision take place online and are usually announced 3-4 weeks in advance. There are a total of 9 sessions of approximately 2 hours, each taking place in the early evening.
A personal meeting gives us the opportunity to clarify all the open questions and to get to know each other. Please feel free to contact me at any time to make an appointment.
– All teaching of theory and practice, group work, rituals, etc. within the 10 modules – Group supervision – 9 evenings a approx. 2h (online) – Use of the infrastructure of the Walschamenen-School during the modules – Overnight stay during the training on the alp (group dormitories/seminar room) depending on capacity.
There are no hidden costs! Only the material for the Frame drum construction is to be provided by yourself. Each student builds his own drum individually. That’s why it’s hard for me to calculate the costs. If you have to buy all the material for it (frame, skin cords), you can expect to pay around € 100 to € 200. Module 8 (waterfall meditation) takes place in the adventure village Sulzbichl and is not included in the price. Here you have to calculate about 70.- for the whole weekend.
Upon completion of the course you are authorized and empowered to:a) “Shamanic Practitioner”. – Counsel and accompany clients shamanically in individual settings. – To accompany shamanic rituals and workshops in groups – To accompany trance dance rituals for groups – to enter the advanced structure of the Walschamenen-School b) “Shamanic Counseling – To provide shamanic counseling to clients in a one-on-one setting. – To enter the advanced structure of the Waldschamanen-School (if suitable and if the 2nd section “Shamanic Practicing” is attended at the same time). For working on clients with shamanic techniques you do not need a trade license in Austria.
No, the basic cycle to become a “practitioner” is the beginning of your shamanic path. Traditionally, it takes several years to become an initiated shaman. With the completion of this training you are, among other things, empowered to continue on the path to initiation. For me this is another 4-5 years.