Why work with stones?

A little more about this offering

This is an opportunity to take our relationship with stones to a deeper place. Many of us are drawn to pick up stones that catch our attention on walks, perhaps we feel called to collect them, or sometimes we are gifted a "special stone" and it lives with us for years without knowing exactly Why. In this offering, you are invited to explore that Why. We learn how to glean information from their geological make up, how they appear, and where they were found. We also find how we might engage in dialogue with them for personal insights, how to bring them into our spiritual practices, and even tend to our own healing by cultivating a relationship with the stones we find in nature, around our home, or have gifted to us.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Laying the Foundation

    • What is Stone Medicine?

    • A little about Cairns

    • Finding a Stone

  • 02

    A Grounded Understanding

  • 03

    Building Solid Layers

    • Actively Working with Stone Medicine

    • Reciprocal Relationship

    • Cultural Heritage

    • Integration

Juliette Jarvis

Meet your facilitator

As a bean feasa living in Powell River BC, I work with the medicines within the land of this beautiful traditional Coast Salish Territory 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, westernized 'shamanic' way of living. Online supports for your spiritual practice through videos, audio recordings, magazine articles, and discussion groups are also available.

My journey into 'shamanic' practice began in 2007 with an intensive 3 year practitioner apprenticeship within a Celtic lineage. By January 2013 I was offering community gatherings, workshops, and monthly journey circles in both Squamish and North Vancouver BC. 2015 saw a small focus group be created called "Shamanic Living", then I expanded my training with Sandra Ingerman's two Shamanic Teacher courses before the focus group evolved into two, full year long immersion programs - the "Shamanic Living Immersion" and "Shamanic Medicine Ways program". In 2019, in consideration for the origins of the word "shamanism", these programs were merged into a two year offering and re-named as the "Return to Reverence Immersion"

The online guided programs and self-paced courses that you find here are my response to growing interest outside of my region and to accommodate community members who have been unable to attend these programs, workshops and events due to distance or timing.

I hope you will find supportive teachings, guidance in reclaiming your cultural heritage, and a deeper sense of connection with the natural world, the spirit realms, and to yourself within these offerings.

Juliette Jarvis (née Woods)

Animist & Spiritual Teacher