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harness the power

of this ancient practice

for our times 


After our wonderful Intro to Shamanism and Shamanic Dragon day in February and Intro day in April, we warmly welcome you to two more in-person workshops at Phoenix Nest in Saltdean near Brighton in JUNE:

One day in person

Intro to Core Shamanism
Are you curious what shamanism is all about and how this spiritual way can support you in your daily life? Join us on this practical, exciting day and learn the foundations for this powerful practice. 

Step into the timeless practice of Shamanism with us, a spiritual tradition that has brought hope, healing, and empowerment to people for thousands of years.

Saturday, 29th of June, Saltdean.  Find out more below and HERE 



 A creative, shamanic day.
explore the teachings of the Serpent & celebrate the Joy of Summer!
Sunday 30th of June, Saltdean  find out more HERE  

with Eva Weaver & Claire Lecarpentier

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Discover the magic and power of Shamanism with us!


"Shamanic journeying is the inner art of traveling to the 'invisible worlds' beyond ordinary reality to retrieve information for change in any area of your life -

from spirituality and health to work and relationships." 

Sandra Ingerman 


An Intro to Core Shamanism

We would love to invite you to step into the timeless practice of Shamanism with us, a spiritual tradition that has brought hope, healing, and empowerment to people for thousands of years.

In today's fast-paced and tumultuous world, Shamanism remains as relevant as ever, offering transformation at the deepest level.
Through Shamanism, we can navigate life changes, cultivate meaningful relationships, experience profound healing, and find connection and harmony in a world in turmoil.


In this Intro workshop to Core Shamanism, we will introduce you to the essence of core shamanism, which encompasses the universal methods used by shamans to access non-ordinary reality for problem-solving, healing, divination and to receive blessings.

You will learn about the shamanic journey, a visionary technique that has been used throughout history to explore non-ordinary reality- the hidden realms known through myth and dreams.

We will guide you through the process of learning how to journey, helping you enter a shamanic state of consciousness and support your dormant spiritual abilities, including a deepening connection with nature.

Throughout the day, you will have the opportunity to
explore different shamanic techniques, establish meaningful spiritual connections with your spirit helpers and embark on a journey of healing and personal growth.

Reconnect with your own inner wisdom and tap into the guidance of compassionate spirits who are ready to share their wisdom.

In this experiential setting, you will have the opportunity to share and compare the profound discoveries you make during these shamanic journeys and ask questions.

The day offers a transformative experience that will expand your understanding of yourself and the world around you.

By the end you will have learned many practical shamanic tools and their applications for your everyday life and you will feel empowered to embrace shamanic practices for your personal growth and healing..

Join us on this immersive workshop and a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as you embrace the path of Shamanism.

Are you ready to embark on this journey with us?

We would love to welcome you!


‘What a day! I cannot thank you enough.  From the beginning to the end you have held us and guided us. I cried, I laughed, I sang, I danced and cried some more and I learnt how to use shamanic journeys in my life. Thank you Eva and Claire. You drummed like crazy and rattled and held the sacred space for us. This was a life changing day that everyone should experience xx’ 

Judy Bartkowiak

what is it?
What is it

"Shamanism is a path of knowledge, not of faith, and that knowledge cannot come from me or anyone else in this reality. To acquire that knowledge, including the knowledge of the reality of the spirits, it is necessary to step through the shaman's doorway and acquire empirical evidence."

Michael Harner

What we will do on the day


The day will introduce you to the basics of shamanism and teach you methods to help you connect more deeply with nature, your deeper self, and how you can restore spiritual power.

* Introduction to Shamanism:
We will begin with a comprehensive introduction to shamanism, its origins, and its significance in different cultures around the world. You will learn the fundamental principles of shamanism and how it can be applied in your everyday life.

* Learning the Practice of Shamanic Journeying:
A crucial part of shamanism is shamanic journeying, a technique used to enter an altered state of consciousness and explore the spiritual realms. You will be guided through the steps of shamanic journeying and learn how to connect with your own spirit guides and teachers. We will use the shamanic drum and rattles for this. 

* Finding and Working with Your Own Spirit Helpers and Teachers:
You will discover how to establish a close relationship with your own spirit helpers and teachers. You will learn how to identify their signs and symbols, receive messages, and interpret their guidance for your own spiritual growth and healing.
You will also have an opportunity to do a journey to ask for guidance or help for a personal issue.  


* Introduction to Shamanic Healing:
You will learn about the basic principles of shamanic healing and learn how to use your shamanic skills to bring healing and balance to yourself and others. You will gain an overview of different advanced shamanic healing techniques, such as extraction and soul retrieval, which you can continue to explore in further workshops.

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We will work in a small, intimate group of six participants only, which will give plenty of space for sharing, questions and feedback.


We believe that the approaches you will learn are compatible with, and will help you deepen your relationship to, other spiritual or personal beliefs.

This day will give you the Foundation to attend other advanced shamanic workshops such as our SHAMANIC SNAKE MEDICINE DAY 

on 30th of June. 

You can read more about this special creativeday HERE  

Why snake medicine?
Why SM

This intro workshop is for you if you like to:

  • want to know what SHAMANISM is all about and explore how this ancient practice can support you in your everyday life.

  • like to learn about foundational shamanic practices like journeying, drumming and connecting with spirit helpers and how it can be useful in your life.

  • learn effective tools that can offer help, guidance, clarity and healing.

  • like to connect with an ancient, down to earth spiritual practice and life way, beyond a specific religion or cultural practice.

  • want to feel empowered in your personal life, overcome stuckness and move into flow.

  • like to gain or regain balance in your life.

  • enjoy learning about yourself and connect with others in a small group.

  • want to feel safe and confident to participate in other shamanic workshops and gatherings such as our SERPENT BLESSINGS shamanic Snake Medicine day 

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"It has always been the role of the shaman to go into an altered state of consciousness and track down where the soul fled to in the alternate realities and return it to the body of the client." 
Sandra Ingerman




The workshop does not require any previous knowledge of shamanism.

This intro (or an equivalent workshop ) is a prerequisite for any other shamanic workshops and courses we are offering,

Saturday,  29th of June 2024
10.00-5.30pm with lunch break

Phoenix Nest, Saltdean BN28QN (you will receive the full address when booking)
free parking available in the road and public transport from Brighton/London

We will work in Eva’s cosy, beautiful & private cabin with an intimate group of six participants. 


£122 for the intro day
If you attend both the Intro and the SHAMANIC SNAKE MEDICINE DAY  and book for both: £222
Bring a friend:
if you book with a friend you pay £200 / £100 each for the day
Bring a friend:
if you book both the Intro to Core Shamanism and the SERPENT BLESSINGS day you pay £400/  £200 each for both days

Cost includes teas & snacks. Please bring some food for our shared lunch, we will provide some soup and salad

Please note:
Shamanic journeying can be healing and illuminating, but it is not therapy.If you are in an acute mental health crisis, have a history of schizophrenia, extreme dissociation or untreated PTSD, the journey work of this intro day is not suitable.If you are unsure, please get in touch and we are happy to chat with you.

Please email us at 

We are committed to holding an as safe, inclusive and trauma informed space as possible.Queer community/ LGBTQI+ members specifically warmly welcome!

All genders, sexualities, ages (18+) and backgrounds are welcome.
Unfortunately the cabin is not wheelchair accessible.

Join us on this immersive workshop and a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as you embrace the path of Shamanism.

Are you ready to embark on this journey with us?

We would love to welcome you! 



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Ho itworks
How it works


For this workshop, Claire and Eva combine

their knowledge and different backgrounds,

creating a unique, creative, down to earth

and fun approach to teaching shamanism.

Between them, they bring a huge amount of

life experience to their teachings

and their deep connection inspires and uplifts.

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About Eva :

Eva is a queer author, writing coach, sex coach and shamanic practitioner.
Her lifelong interest in embodiment, creativity and the power of the erotic has led her to train as an art therapist, breathwork practitioner, firewalk instructor and eventually as a sexological bodyworker.

Her path with shamanism began 1999 when she trained in Core Shamanism with the Scandinavian Centre for Shamanic Studies and later in shamanic healing, soul retrieval and shamanic counselling.

This practical spiritual path has supported Eva through many challenging life experiences and in her creative practice. 

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Eva has been weaving creative, embodied, shamanic and erotic approaches into powerful offerings, be it through her performance art practice, ‘Writing from the Body’ programme, ‘Wild Write’ groups, Back to Sex coaching or Snake Medicine Retreats.

Eva has been a passionate facilitator of workshop and retreats for over thirty years,

both in the UK and internationally.

About Claire:

Claire is a passionate business coach and entrepreneur, and a mother of three grown children.

With her experience as a business leader in both France and abroad, she has developed a deep understanding of the challenges and complexities of the business world. Alongside her professional and family responsibilities, Claire has always nurtured a profound spiritual journey.

She has explored various practices and traditions, seeking to integrate spiritual teachings into her daily life.

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As a co-facilitator of the Introduction to Shamanism workshop, Claire brings her unique vision by combining practical and pragmatic approaches with an openness to the spiritual dimension.


She guides participants through a journey of discovery and integration, with humour, kindness, and boldness.

Claire is currently enrolled in the Advanced Core Shamanic 3-year programme from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies (FSS), further deepening her understanding and practice of shamanism.

What is important to her is to teach tools to help participants find a balance between the material realities and the invisible dimensions of life and to be able to use them independently.

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Join us on this immersive workshop and a journey of self-discovery and empowerment as you embrace the path of Shamanism.
We would love to welcome you! 


And/or for the SERPENT BLESSINGS shamanic, creative day HERE 

What is  Core Shamanism ?

Core Shamanism is a contemporary form of shamanism that is widely taught and practiced in the modern Western world. It was developed by anthropologist Michael Harner, who recognized the fundamental principles and common themes of shamanic practice across different cultures.

One of the key aspects of Core Shamanism is its non-cultural specificity. It focuses on the universal elements of shamanic practice, such as drumming, rattling, dancing, and singing, that can be found in various traditional societies. By distilling these core elements, Core Shamanism provides a framework that is accessible and applicable to people from different cultural backgrounds.

In traditional societies, a shaman acts as a mediator between the human and spirit worlds, journeying to the realm of spirits on behalf of individuals or communities to seek guidance, healing, or empowerment. Similarly, in Core Shamanism, individuals are empowered to make their own shamanic journeys to connect with their own spirit helpers and teachers.

The shamanic journey is a technique used in Core Shamanism to enter into an altered state of consciousness, often facilitated by drumming or other rhythmic methods. During the journey, individuals can meet and communicate with their personal spirit helpers and guides, explore the spirit world, and gain insights, knowledge, and healing for themselves and others.

The journey is undertaken with a focused intention, seeking specific help, healing, or information that can be brought back and integrated into everyday life. Through the techniques and practices of Core Shamanism, individuals can access ancient and contemporary wisdom, tap into their own unique path to healing and wholeness, and restore spiritual power.


Core Shamanism emphasises the importance of intention, trust, and ethical practices in working with the spirit world. It offers a practical and effective approach to shamanic healing, personal growth, and connection to the natural world.

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