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Shamanic Arts Immersion and Training- Summer 2020 Asheville NC

June 19 @ 10:00 am - June 21 @ 1:00 pm


The Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine is dedicated to educate, inform and empower, to create a union of ancient traditions and deep understanding in a way that is carried forward into modern life practice.

The Otter Dance School of Earth Medicine is a bridge between the ancient teachings and the modern world. In our shamanic course teachings, we create a safe space for exploration and growth while knowing that we are all individuals bringing our own experiences into the world.

Shamanism is an ancient healing tradition and a way of life from cultures around the planet. The teachings of shamanism focus on our connection to nature and promote the well-being of all creation.

Essential aspects of the shamanic path include journeying, ceremony, sacred dance and pilgrimages to places of power in nature. Through these techniques the shamanic circle embraces us, unifying our lives with strength, healing, and love.

A Shaman is an intermediary between this world and the spirit world. They act on behalf of the community; conducting ceremonial rituals, healing the people, and helping to guide others on the shamanic path. A Shaman’s life belongs to the village and it is their responsibility to ensure the well-being of the family, the community and all of creation. In this way, the shaman helps to maintain balance and harmony on both a personal and planetary level.

The structure of this course will be deliberately immersive, with a focus on exploring the traditional practices on a deeply personal level. The study consists not only of teaching the individual practices of shamanic healing, but also learning how to connect with the healings, integrate them into our personal practice, and feel our way into a deeper understanding of the nature of this path of service. If you are ready to take a deep dive into the teachings and mysteries of Shamanism, then the Shamanic Arts Immersion and Training will take you on a year long path of initiation.

During these sessions we will explore the depth of shamanism and the path of being in service to the People. Robbie, Otter Woman Standing has been on this spiritual path for 18 years and has learned from many teachers around the globe. Her understanding of shamanism grows every day with every interaction. She is in service to the people and has dedicated her life to these teachings.

Each session students will come together for hands-on exploration and training in shamanic ceremonies, healing practices, and energy work. Students will learn to create your own Medicine tools, Sacred bundles, and Medicine Drums and Rattles and to step into holding Ceremony. Students will be given the tools to create a personal connection to each teaching, and each month there will be individual work to deepen this understanding between sessions.

Each student will have a monthly mentoring call with a Teacher, and 4 Shamanic Healing sessions with Robbie throughout the year.

The online teaching from Robbie, A HEALER’S GUIDE TO THE WORLD, is included in the tuition. These 9 webinars will be sent to the students between Part One and Part Two of the training.

If it is time for you to step onto this Path of Service, this teaching will help you open your heart and see the truth of yourself. This course will challenge you to bring forward the authentic and tangible Healer that is within you. It will also empower you to remember your connection to all that is Sacred, to all our Relations and to Mother Earth.

Training Schedule is:
June 19-21 2020
August 14-16 2020
November 13-15 2020
January 8-10, 2021
March 5-7, 2021
May 21-23, 2021

Practical Shamanism Teachings Include:

Understanding the Medicine Wheel (Foundation of all teachings)
Becoming the Hollow Bone (conduit for healing)
Creating and Understanding a Working Altar
Traditional Shamanic Journeying for Others
The Foundations of Plant Spirit Medicine
The Foundations of Animal Spirit Medicine
Meeting & Communicating with the Spirit Guides
Creating your Medicine Drum and Calling in your Medicine Song
Sound and Vibrational Healing Work
Working with Ceremonial Fire
House/Land Clearing and Blessing

Shamanic HealingTeachings Include:

Creating Ceremonial Space
Holding Ceremony for individuals and groups
Creating Your Medicine Rattle for Healing Work
Understanding Sacred Tools
Cord Removal
Ancestral Healing
Energetic Clearing and Protection for Self and Others
Soul Retrieval
Understanding and Working with the Medicine Songs
Trance Drumming
Clear and Deep Relationship with your Spirit Guides
Understanding Divination and the Sacred Tools

Shamanic Immersion Teachings Include:

Shamanic Breath work
Trance Drumming Ceremony
Plant Medicine Ceremony
Releasing through Fire
Honoring the Animal Totems
Physical Healing Work
Vision Seeking
Focused Dance Work
Astral Travel (remote healing)

We will come together for 6 sessions of 3 days each session. Lodging and food is included in the tuition. Space is limited to 16 students in order to keep the intimacy and connection to each other as we move through this training.

Those who wish to join the training will be asked to make a commitment to the Full Course of Shamanic Studies — If you have NOT been in Ceremony or private session with Robbie before, you must contact her for an interview.

Space is limited to 16 students in order to keep the teachings intimate and allow for a full exploration.

Tuition for the year of Shamanic Studies is $5260 and includes all materials for making Medicine Drums and Rattles, lodging and food.

A non-refundable deposit of $878 is required with registration to reserve your space.

Remaining $4382 will be paid through automatic payments of $365 each month beginning on November 1, 2019

Please contact Robbie privately through Facebook message or email Robbie@OtterDance.com to receive the Registration Form for this course.


June 19 @ 10:00 am
June 21 @ 1:00 pm


Robbie Warren


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