Introduction to Shamanism

Universal Shamanic Concepts, Journeying & Power Animal Retrieval

Shamanism is the oldest spiritual practice of our human tribe with roots in every culture. I invite you to come explore universal concepts of shamanism as practiced around the world, learn to safely navigate the spirit realm, and journey for direct divine guidance, personal healing, and to retrieve your Power Animal.

These skills and concepts create a strong foundation to build your personal practice from. This comprehensive, experiential introduction can be a powerful wisdom teaching on its own as well as a prerequisite or integral component of deeper learnings.

For those who may already journey or attend journey circles, this introduction is highly recommended to further understand the concepts, the purpose behind the methods, and to refresh and enrich your shamanic practice.

What's included?

3 Videos
2 Quizzes
16 Texts
2 Audios

What others have been saying about this course:

Rachel English

Thank you!

This course was most enjoyable. I learned a lot and had fun doing it! Juliette has done such a great job ensuring that the content makes sense to a beginner and her supportive energy shines through in the text and audio/video formats. Juliette,...

If you have been craving a personal and direct spiritual practice, are curious about shamanism, or looking to connect more deeply to Spirit and Helping Guides - this may be the right opportunity for you.

If you have wanted to attend my in-person workshops and immersion courses but couldn't due to timing or distance - this is my answer to your call.

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Juliette Woods
Juliette Woods
Animist & Spiritual Teacher

About your instructor

As a bean feasa living in Powell River BC, I work with the medicines of the beautiful unceded Coast Salish lands that I am blessed to live on, as well as the traditions of my Scottish and Irish ancestors.

People come to me for personal healing work, to attend ceremonies, and to establish an animistic, earth-centered, 'shamanic' way of living. Online supports for your spiritual practice through videos, audio recordings, magazine articles, and discussion groups, plus soul restoration sessions, readings, and in-person medicine gatherings are also available.

My journey into 'shamanic' practice began in 2007 with an intensive 3 year practitioner apprenticeship within a Celtic lineage. By 2013 I was offering community gatherings, workshops, and monthly journey circles in Squamish and North Vancouver BC. I expanded my training in 2015 with Sandra Ingerman's Teacher courses, and a small, established focus group that had organically formed, evolved into a full 2 year Immersion program - Return to Reverence. (formerly the Shamanic Living Immersion) In 2017, with the support of our community, I brought a healing retreat cottage and studio "The Sanctuary" into being on the Upper Sunshine Coast of BC. By 2019 The Sanctuary become our permanent residence and I moved my practice fully to Powell River.

The online programs and courses you find here are my response to growing community requests, to more fully accommodate long distance interest, better suit various commitment levels, and become more accessible to those with time or financial constraints.

For more about my practice, to access free supports, and view other online courses available, please visit