East Coast Shamanic Training Level 3&4
October 17, 2024 - October 27, 2024
1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Banjos Bushland Retreat
Thursday 17 October 2024 to Sunday 27 October 2024 (leave next morning)
Hunter Valley region
LEVELS 3 & 4 (Practitioner Training)
Level 3 completes the core foundational healing work we teach at One Tribe so we really encourage you to do it. It puts into practice everything you learned in Levels 1 & 2, giving you a sense of confidence to apply these tools to transform your own life and to be a conduit for healing for others. Level 3 has evolved over time to be excellent preparation for Practitioner Training by giving you more tools that can be used in that arena.
Whilst in Level 3 you gain confidence in using the tools in your own unique style, Practitioner Training is about mastering them. Practitioner Training is an apprentice-style course with only 5 people in each class. As you go up the levels, the training gets more intense giving you more opportunities to transform and heal deep parts of yourself. Whilst it is true you get accreditation on completion of Practitioner Training, most do it for the healing, spiritual growth and increased ability to powerfully serve their communities. Practitioner Training has a maximum of 15 students. We will fly over another teacher when student numbers exceed 10. Please only apply if you have been integrating from the 1&2 shamanic training for 6 months or more.
On the east coast, we are only offering to do Shamanic Training Level 3 and 4 (Practitioner Training) in an 11 day block. you can do them seperately as 5 day blocks in Perth. If you need to complete level 4 only then feel free to seek our advice.
Level 3 Overview
Every one of you has shed many layers to get to this point and it is now time to practice being a clear conduit, or as we call it, a hollow bone for Spirit and your guides to work through you. Up to this point you have been initiated into the shamanic tools – Level 3 is the time to bring them out and use them. The intention for this training is that you leave with a measure of confidence to do shamanic healing work. You will be surprised by what is already at hand for you from doing Levels 1 and 2.
During Level 3, the intention is to work on some core aspects within yourself that you are ready to transform and heal. It is a great opportunity to clear out obstacles that are stopping you from living a happy, fulfilled and balanced life.
In terms of doing shamanic healing, this is an ancient tradition and what flows through people is totally unique to every person. This is because your life experiences and personality are individual to you as well as your past life mastery. On top of this your healing guides have their own specialised gifts and styles. We may get to similar points in our healing work, but the dance to get there will be a unique expression when we truly surrender, step out the way and serve as a hollow bone. That is why it is so important not to compare yourself to others but to hone into your own personal experience as it unfolds before you.
Whilst we will freely share all we know with you including effective and powerful healing techniques, it is important to know we are not training clones and we do not expect you to do things the way that we do. It is about being you and importantly, it’s about guiding you to step out of the way and allow the healing power to flow through you. The less you do, the more your healing allies can. Really trust that what flows through you for the person is exactly what is needed at that time.
From our experience, with a bit of training, everyone can open themselves to clear guidance from Spirit about the root cause of a problem – by seeing, sensing, feeling, hearing, knowing, smelling etc. How each person gets those messages will be different. It is important that you appreciate how that flows for you and learn to work with it. If you cannot see, you will feel or hear or just know. Rest assured if there are obstacles to you doing this powerfully, it will come up to be addressed and we are here to support you through that.
As we are acting as a hollow bone or clear conduit, it is also important to recognise that it is not us actually doing the healing work. Therefore don’t get too hung up with thoughts like ‘gee I can’t do this’, or ‘wow look how well I just did that’ . All we need to do is trust and do nothing more and nothing less than we are guided to do. We have to know, without a doubt, that we will be given the messages from Spirit to support others to make a shift. Not just any shift, but a deep and profound one.
Everyone can do this, including you. We often find it is those that are most unsure of their abilities that are the best at actually getting out of the way to allow Spirit to heal through them!
Level 4 Overview
Practitioner Training – limited to 5 people per class
Practitioner Training is a deep, rich, and powerful journey. One where you first look to heal deep places within yourself, then be of service to others. This is where everything comes together. All of the previous levels and training is accessible and put into practice (you will be amazed by what flows through you!). This is an apprenticeship style training where we work together as a group to perform the healing on one person. It does not really matter if you plan to become a “healer” at the end of it, you will definitely transform through the journey.
Practitioner Training is more intense than the other levels as the intention for your own personal healing is much greater and you also get more individual attention and support from the teacher. Whilst the challenge is increased so too are the rewards with most students reporting the biggest shifts from this level.
This training program also works! Having completed it with hundreds of students we are always blown away by the healing ability of the students when they do their final one on one reviews. It is such a rewarding experience for all of us.
Practitioner Training is essentially split up into four components:
- Doing healings on each other. The invitation in this level is to work on a core issue that is plaguing your life with the intention to make a major breakthrough on it. You will have the support of the entire group and teacher to dive as deep as you personally feel comfortable and ready to go. Whilst you may not be drawn to work to the depth experienced in Practitioner Training in your own healings, you will have the experience and therefore confidence to work to that level should that need arise. In shamanic healing, as in any healing, the more you can heal yourself, the deeper you can go with others. There are two main reasons for this:
a. Because you have done the deep inner healing work yourself, you can better relate to and guide others on the same journey; and
b. There is less chance of you getting triggered by your clients in the areas you have not addressed within yourself. You are also less likely to take on their energy if you have already worked through similar issues they are facing.How can you truly help liberate another if you have not faced the deep challenges within yourself?
- Doing healings on people you do not know. One Tribe will organise clients to come for a healing. You will work as a group to apply all of the techniques and skills that you have learnt to support them. Sometimes we will step in to lead sections of the healing and you will learn from that, and other times it will driven by you and your guides. As a group we see the root cause of an issue, ask how to balance that and then act as a conduit for deep and powerful healing;
- Personal case studies. Once Practitioner Training as a group is complete, you are required to do case studies at home and write up a summary of what happened during those healings. These case studies will be reviewed with really helpful feedback and suggestions to take into your next healing; and
- One-on-one Review. During this process we will observe you performing a shamanic healing on a person (either live or online) and provide you a written in-depth report which is invaluable feedback to further improve your healing work.
The third and fourth components of the Practitioner Training is an additional cost.
Practitioner Training is our most rewarding level due to its intimate nature and it is incredible to witness students stretch, grow and realise they can actually be a powerful conduit for good in this world.
The increase in price from Levels 1 & 2 to 3 & 4 is a reflection of the smaller class sizes for Practitioner Training which is limited to just 5 per class.
Detailed Course Outline
Shamanic Training – Level 3 – Thursday 17th October 2023
1:00pm-5:00pm – Being a Hollow Bone: This is the fundamental, foundational principal on how we teach shamanic healing. Whilst you are fully equipped with techniques (and we will share many more through this journey), how, when and if you administer these techniques is applied through the principal of being a hollow bone (clear conduit for spirit). It is all guided, it is all unique in how it is administered, and it is therefore shaped exactly to the need at hand. With shamanic healing, how we teach it anyway, we do nothing more and nothing less than we are guided to do. We have found that the most powerful healing work happens not when we are in the head, but when we are in the shamanic flow and are actually shifting and addressing the energy at hand.
It is likely during this session that we may be required to do some healing work around blocks that may prevent you from being a powerful hollow bone. This may come in the guise of being persecuted for doing healing work in past lives, self-worth issues from childhood, beings interfering and so on. We will also cover all you need to practically get started before we bring out the tables and start doing the healing work doing a review of techniques already covered. You will both give and receive healings.
6:30pm-8:00pm – Dinner
8:00pm-9:00pm – Questions and answers plus check in session: This session gives you the opportunity to ask any questions as a group and to split into smaller pods to dive deeper into your own individual journey.
9:00am-1:30pm – Working with sound as a healing tool: During this session we will allow our guides to use sound to flow through us to soothe, heal and transform those we are working with. Sound can be used in a very surgical way like a laser beam or as an ocean of sound bathing those in the bliss of the guides’ love. We will explore really moving and working as one during this session.
1:30pm-4:30pm – Lunch and break: We always leave a break after lunch to allow time for food to digest. Doing healing work and shamanic initiations on a full stomach is much harder than on a light one.
4:30pm-7:30pm – Healing the physical: From our experience, both working on ourselves and with our clients, every significant physical ailment has a mental, emotional and spiritual root cause behind it. The body is trying to tell us something and when we listen to it, we can address that problem and heal it energetically. We can also then take steps to transform our life and bring it into balance.
Doing the energetic healing often then leads to a corresponding physical cure but of course not always. There are many factors that come into play for that to happen including but not limited to time (the physical body is the last place to manifest an illness – it first starts in our minds, emotions etc – and therefore is often the last to disappear), the person’s faith, belief system, support network, diet, exercise, ongoing medical treatments, and of course we all have a time we are to leave this earth plane. Shamanic healing works well with other modalities including western medicine and a combination is often required for an effective cure.
At times we are guided to work on the root energetic cause behind a physical ailment and at other times we are guided to work on just the physical ailment itself (going right inside the body and its systems). On top of this, we all develop our unique specialities depending on our own life experience, interests and our guides. Some of you will be very drawn to working with the physical body particularly if you have some medical anatomical training behind you. All of that knowledge can then be harnessed by the guides and will naturally fuse into your shamanic healing work. Whatever healing modalities, knowledge and life experience you have behind you, the guides can and will access that to bring benefit for the client.
Even giving someone a spiritual diagnosis for their illness can be very comforting and empowering. It can move them from victim mode into a deep understanding of energy and how they can both create and dissolve physical issues in their life. This session opens the door to working on the physical body in a deep and powerful way.
9:00am-1:30pm – Working safely: During this session, we will review techniques and principals of how to work safely and not take on energy we are looking to clear. There are many effective techniques we ourselves have learned along the way which we will share with you to help you remain a clear hollow bone throughout a healing. As soon as the energy we are looking to clear comes into us, it compromises our ability to be that clear conduit. It is therefore important to be aware of when energy is trying to come in and how to address it, as well as how to clear it if it does get through. As always in a healing, we come from a deep space of trust knowing that we will not get anything that we cannot handle or manage. However, there are common learnings many of us experience as we walk this path which we can share to help you work more efficiently, confidently and safely.
1:30pm-4:30pm – Lunch
4:30pm-7:30pm – See, Ask and Act: During this session, we will practise the fundamentals of seeing, asking and acting.
We start with Seeing. This is the diagnosis phase and it is about getting a clear picture/feeling/knowing/message and starting point for the healing. The question we are seeking guidance on here is what is at the root cause of this issue or the starting point to get there? Here it is not our job to “see”, but simply to receive the messages coming from Spirit. Remember, hollow bone healing is very humble work – we do not need to try to make it happen, we just step back and receive what presents. If a diagnosis does not present itself the block is usually coming from the client themselves who do not feel comfortable enough to show themselves fully to you. We will guide you how to overcome that situation should it occur.
Once we have the diagnosis, we can ask what to actually do about it. What is the action required to make a shift? This action may be to use a technique you have already learned, to be guided to use a new one or simply to fully step out of the way and let the healing happen through you.
Lastly, we then act. This is where the energy shifts – the intention is a powerful one to move that deeply and permanently. During this phase, we must stay fluid to the process to see where it is flowing or if it becomes blocked. If we sense a block or some resistance to the process, we go back into the seeing, asking and then action phase to work through it. This process is very natural and easy and the onus is on the guides, not us. We are simply the hollow bone, the rest is up to the guides and our own confidence to sense from the heart what is required.
You do not need to worry about if you see the guides, hear them etc – just trust the process as it unfolds in a structured and measured way. This process does work with everyone every time once any internal blocks are cleared. It just takes a bit of practice and training to step out of the way. You can and will do this.
9:00am-1:30pm – Healing session: During this session, we will jump straight on the tables to continue the hollow bone healing work from yesterday’s session.
1:30pm-4:30pm – Lunch
4:30pm-7:30pm – Healing the deep energetic roots: During this session, we will work on clearing the root causes of issues we have been plagued with throughout our lives. During childhood, we take on the energy of our environment like a sponge, particularly the energy of our parents. Their energy goes deep into us – energetically we literally carry them around within us. This includes our parents’ anger, frustrations, limiting beliefs, addictions, control etc. This is part of the Give Back Take Back work we do at One Tribe. We strongly encourage you all attend that separate healing retreat particularly if you are planning to do Practitioner Training. There are many modalities out there but not many that really go into that deep cathartic work.
9:00am-1:30pm – Working with colour: In this session, we will work with colour as a shamanic healing tool. Each colour, like every note on the harmonic scale, resonates with a different chakra and healing frequency. For example, the colour red is associated with the base chakra (which out of interest is the note of C on the harmonic scale). The base is connected to the earth, our physicality, fire, passion etc. Working with red can be energising, stimulating and strengthening. If someone is depleted or tired, you might be guided to work with red to help energise and rebalance them. The colour red can also draw out and rebalance deep seated fears in the base chakra. It is important to note we never try to work out which colour to use or even if we use a colour at all. In shamanic healing we always work as a hollow bone and are guided every step of the way. This session is more about initiating you into the use of colours as a healing tool and exploring them from an experiential perspective.
1:30pm-4:30pm – Lunch
4:30pm-7:30pm – Camp Fire Technique: During this session, we will practice working with the inner child, to give them a voice for unexpressed emotions. We will also learn how express the higher self of those that may have unconsciously caused us pain as children or during other times of trauma throughout our life. The aim of this session is to work on healing the emotions and coming to a place of forgiveness. You will learn how to access the voice of the child of clients as well as the higher self of those that may have caused them pain. This is one of the primary tools used throughout Practitioner Training.
Shamanic Training – Level 3 finishes
Rest day if staying on for Level 4 (Practitioner Training): During this day there will be no class activities. There are gorgeous bush walks from your lodges, a lovely waterhole nearby to swim in, sauna, spa and games room all on the property.
Shamanic Training – Level 4 – Wednesday 23rd December 2023
8:00am-9:00am – Exercise (walk/run uphill): We have found it very important to maintain the body to do this work and encourage everyone to commit to starting/continuing an exercise program. Every day at lunch you will have time to continue this practice if you choose to do so.
9:30am-12:30pm – We will identify which areas to work on individually in the first sessions. Prior to this session, really come having explored what area you want to address in your life. The bigger and more uncomfortable the better. Really take advantage of the opportunity to dive deep.
12:30pm-3:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm-6:30pm – First healing: This includes a review of the healing and breaking it down.
9:30am-12:30pm – Second healing: This includes a review of the healing and breaking it down.
12:30pm-3:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm-6:30pm – Third healing: This includes a review of the healing and breaking it down.
9:30am-12:30pm – Fourth healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down.
12:30pm-3:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm-6:30pm – Fifth healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down
Day 10 (working on people you don’t know)
9:30am -12:30pm – Sixth healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down
12:30pm-3:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm-6:30pm – Seventh healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down
9:30am-12:30pm – Eighth healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down
12:30pm-3:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm-6:30pm – Ninth healing: This includes review of the healing and breaking it down
Shamanic Training – Level 4 finishes
After this, the retreat component of Practitioner Training is complete. We then have a break for you to go home and do your case studies and organise final one-on-one reviews.
What is provided
- All organic vegetarian meals
- Linen, towels (extras supplied for spa and sauna), pillows & doona etc.
- All bedrooms have en-suites. Two or three beds per room.
- All bedrooms have reverse cycle air conditioning and fans.
- Hair dryers, complimentary soap, shampoo and conditioner.
- Each cottage has its own cooking facilities, full size fridge and laundry/dryer/iron/soap etc. Also provided is insect repellents and a coffee percolator and plunger (bring your filter coffee as this is not supplied).
- Wireless internet. We discourage internet use – we recommend you disconnect from the plugged-in world and be in nature. Give this time to yourself letting your loved ones know that contact may be limited.
FROM SYDNEY DIRECTIONS TO BANJOS BUSHLAND RETREAT, Summerhill Road, Vacy NSW Via Paterson
Take the Sydney – Newcastle (M1) Pacific Motorway – previously named F3 expressway (north towards Newcastle). If using a GPS system please ensure you also follow these instructions as the GPS can often lead you in the wrong direction. At the end of the M1 (lots of ridges in the road indicate the end of expressway), travel straight across roundabout and turn left onto New England Highway, travel through East Maitland 7.4 kms from end of Freeway, turn right into Melbourne Street @ traffic lights; 0.3 kms along Melbourne Street, Left into Pitnacree Road – changes name to Flat Road; 4.7 kms to roundabout – turn right and follow signs to Paterson 14.0 kms If you need to use your mobile phone DO IT NOW as phones can be patchy coverage until you reach the top of the mountain. Then 8.0 kms to Vacy – Turn left immediately after Vacy Bridge (single lane bridge) – Summerhill Rd. Travel 5.2 kms along Summerhill Road – then turn left at large Eaglereach sign. Travel to top of mountain, (4.0 kms) sharp left turn at Eaglereach Sign, then 2.0 kms to Banjos through Eaglereach Resort. Especially when driving at dusk or evening- PLEASE KEEP A LOOK OUT FOR KANGAROOS AND OTHER WILDLIFE. The road through the Eaglereach Resort is gravel – PLEASE travel along at the RECOMMENDED SLOW SPEED.
Follow the road past many lodges on both sides of the road (approx 1 km) then around to the right into Goanna Grove (away from the large maintenance shed). Down the hill almost to the end on the right (just past Caddishack Lodge which is to the left) you will find a sign BANJOS BUSHLAND RETREAT. You have arrived!!!