Shamanic Courses in Season and Coming Soon!

Shamanism gives you the ways and tools to connect to your individual loving and wise spirit guides and helpers using ancient, tried and tested practices.  Whether you're a complete novice or experienced practitioner there are courses, gatherings and programmes online and in person throughout the year.

Courses come in and out of season depending on the advice of my own spirit helpers (who are the ones that bring the power to this work) and client requests.  Enjoy browsing!

Joanna x

Led By: Joanna Shipley, Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher for over 21 years.

By connecting to your spirit helpers in a grounded and practical way you can learn to listen to the wisdom and feel the love of the spirit world.  

Shamanism is not about escapism. 

Shamanism is about bringing the power of your spirits back into your life to empower your every day.

This makes your ordinary life extraordinary and enhances and heals the world you live in.” 


“Joanna is one of life's true guides and genuine, heart centred people and I feel blessed that we have crossed paths.

She is extremely knowledgeable about shamanism and you can tell when she speaks what a core part of her life it is, and how much she speaks from the heart. I always feel very comfortable in her presence, and she makes me feel like I am capable of anything.

I always leave Joanna's workshops feeling totally empowered, like I've learned something from someone who holds real wisdom, and I always look forward to the next session as I know I will learn and expand even more.”

Helen Elder, UK

Courses in Season...

I currently offer 1:1 training in shamanism to meet your individual needs.  Workly deeply together, we cover the shamanic cosmology, finding your powerplace, meeting your poweral animal or spirit helper, meeting your shamanic teacher, the rattle and drum in shamanic practice and more. With sacred space held just for you. Book a FREE Explore 1:1 call to find out more now.

New shamanic courses will be appearing soon, and right now is the very special 'More to Life!' Programme for Autumn 2021.  This includes many aspects of shamanism plus incredible  Wayfinder Life Coaching and Sacred Nature rituals and ceremonies to help you live your life on purpose.

There will be many more offerings to come, so do pop back and watch this space!  Or sign up to my newsletter for all the latest info.


Take me to More to Life! Programme

“Since learning to work with my spirit helpers I feel so comforted.  I know I’m not alone in my own head and space.  And I’m not alone in my decisions.   A really concrete example is that I used to experience that RAGE, you know, like that email that sits on your mind, or when someone cuts me up in traffic. And now, since the journey I did to ask my spirits to help with this, every time something happens I just think ‘let it go’ and it’s gone.  Just like that!”

Ange Briggs, UK

Courses out of Season, coming soon...

These offerings come and go depending on season, my spirits and my life.  I include them as they are likely to return some time soon, and there links to free material you may enjoy.  'Beginners' includes those new to shamanic practice and those that want to reconnect and spend time deepening basic shamanic 'journey' skills.

For Beginners:

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  New FREE workshop coming soon - How to Find Your Power Animal (save the date 23 Sep 7pm UK time, online). Sign up to my newsletter for all the latest info.

A Taste of

Learn to meet your spirit helper or power animal, find your power place in nature, use shamanic drum and rattle to bring healing, advice, wisdom and power into all areas of your life.   Taught online.

The Moon and Me

Over a full lunar cycle deepen your relationship with the Moon and her spirit with shamanic journeys or meditations, practices in nature and a heart centred community online.

Introduction to

Learn to meet your spirit helper or power animal, find your power place in nature, use shamanic drum and rattle to bring healing, advice, wisdom and power into all areas of your life.  In person.

Shamanic Taster

Shorter taster sessions such as Explore the Entrance to the Spirit World or Meet Your Power Animal let you dip your toe in the waters of shamanism.
Online. Some recordings here.

“Committing to a course with Joanna, with personal and small group homework, gave me a real sense of achievement. I need and ultimately enjoy being nudged out of my comfort zone.  Joanna opened a portal to another world quite literally.  So exciting! 

Better still, it always felt completely safe and manageable as Joanna is eminently sensible (not at all woo woo) and grounded. She carries great strength, being direct yet never offending!  She communicates so well and intuitively picks up on what people need and want with complete respect for each individual’s needs.”

Simone Taylor, UK

For Intermediate or Advanced Participants:

For those with the ability to 'journey' shamanically to the lower and the upper worlds using a shamanic drumming rhythm.  Depending on the course different levels of shamanic competence and confidence are required.  See individual course programmes for more details when in season.

HOT OFF THE PRESS!  New course coming in December:  The Dance of the Sun and Moon.  Sign up to my newsletter for all the latest info.

Deepening Into

The natural follow on from A Taste of Spirit or Introduction to Shamanism.  Learn new tools and deepen your connection to your helping spirits.  Taught online or in person.

The Moon and Me

This is also an advanced course for those with a shamanic practice. Over a full lunar cycle deepen your relationship with the Spirit of the Moon and a heart centred community online.

Shamanic Practice

Usually monthly, we meet to deepen our connection to our spirit helpers with a morning or afternoon session based on a theme. Usually online, sometimes in person.

Themed Shamanic

From time to time I offer workshops such as shamanic counselling, healing, nature and rattle making, and specific homeopathy and shamanism courses. Please email for details.

"One of my favorite things about working with Joanna is her gift to calmly provide a safe space to uncover the deeper reason I sought her help.  Each time I come away with insight to move forward.  She’s intuitive, compassionate and truthful. 

What sets her apart is her gift to call upon her wealth of knowledge and training from coaching to shamanism to one to one natural medicine. She has the ability to pivot within a session based on her client’s needs in the moment.

Tish Dragonette, USA

Why learn with me?

I have many decades of living and breathing shamanism.  Early on in my so-called 'shamanic career' my spirits told me to teach.  I have drifted on and off this path, but time and again I am called back to it.

I have extensive 1:1 and group experience & training, plus years of shamanic training with wonderful teachers like Jonathan Horwitz, Annette Host, Nick Breeze-Wood, Betsy Bergstrom and others. 

My most important guidance comes from over 2 decades of relationship with my own spirit helpers. 

Using a 'circle' format, my spirits and I hold a strong, heart-centred container for you to deepen your own spiritual experiences and teachings safely within. 


Joanna is understanding, knowledgable and entirely accepting.  I felt she completely understood my hesitation and worries. And that she knows so much about shamanism, coaching and human nature. It’s clear that everything she teaches she has experienced yourself on a very deep level, and her intuition was a part of everything she teaches and shares. 

Also, I always felt that I could freely share my thoughts and feelings with her, that I could be completely honest about where I was, emotionally and/or mentally. I always felt seen, heard, respected and appreciated for who I am.

Brenda McLamb, USA

Since I met Joanna many years ago I jfelt her strong and dedicated commitment to her path and work.  She has excellent formulation and communication skills and I knew I could trust her work. Since then, she has gained even more experience and is overwhelmingly able to navigate her skills to meet the needs of those she works with.

Classes are well planned and facilitated, kept to time, include lecturing and giving participants space - and Joanna is broad minded and fun!  The combination of shamanic practice and coaching is excellent, and in individual sessions she has a huge ability to listen, choose relevant tools and approach and keep the sessions on track. Working with Joanna is a very fruitful ‘addition’ to other trauma & healing work I have experienced

Karen Helene Wulff, Denmark

I would like to thank my own helping spirits for all they do to empower my life, and to keep me on track with my heart and spirit.

With their endless patience I create each offering taking every measure to ensure that it is the most comprehensive, supportive and life-changing experience possible. 

It is my wish that each offering helps every single one of you to live your best, most joyful and most authentic life in partnership with your own helping spirits.

I cannot wait to work with you!

Joanna x

“If you’re thinking about working with Joanna, hurry up and book your place!  She has huge amounts of knowledge, skill, training and intuition, as well as a very kind heart… and a priceless sense of humor!”

Brenda McLamb, USA