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Shamanic Development Course

  • Manor Barn Canterbury CT1 3UR (map)

Over the past few years, I have been sharing many workshops with groups around the country, and from meeting and working with so many of you, it has been clear to me that now is the time to share a longer, more in-depth and rounded development course. This course has been put together for those who wish to explore how to bring shamanic practices into their lives, to develop the practices that can help them connect with and learn from the spirits, and to work with this in a way that supports their own spiritual growth and personal development. 

This course will explore: Shamanic Journeying and working with different States of Consciousness, working with Altars, building relationship with Spirit guides/allies, using and creating Ceremonial Smudge incenses, Grounding and Protections practices, Sacred Crafting, Offering Ceremonies, Spirit Songs, Shamanic Healing, Ceremonies to the spirits Fire, Water, Air and Earth and Ceremonies to the Ancestors, all working in line with the seasons and connecting us with the Wheel of the Year.

The workshops will include time in circle as well as time out on the land. There will be practices and exercises to continue between the weekends and an opportunity to share and reflect on experiences with the group throughout the year. 

This course will be practical and experiential and grounded very much in your own journey, and your own growth and your own healing. It is not a theoretical course, and while it can lead on to other training for working on others, it is primarily about working with these practices on a deep level for yourself. 

The course will run over four weekends, and will run from 10am until 5pm on each day:
9th - 10th February 2019
13th - 14th April 2019
6th - 7th July 2019
5th - 6th October 2019

The course will take place at the Manor Barn, Canterbury, Kent, CT1 3UR
The total cost of the course will £450. Places will be held with a £150 deposit, and can be paid in instalments with full payment received before commencement of the course. 

I have been sharing these practices and ceremonies with groups and on courses and retreats for a number of years, and experienced in working with beginners and those who have more experience. 

Concessions are available for those on low earnings. Please contact me to discuss this.

Some Feedback from Previous Courses and Workshops

Jonathan is an excellent teacher, with wisdom beyond his years. He teaches with wit and from the heart, and I recommend him and his work to all who are interested.
— CE
Thanks so much for the wonderful workshop in Edinburgh. I really like your unique soft style of supporting people to get as much out of the workshop as possible. I loved every minute of it!. Great drumming, chanting, journeying and supportive chats. Really hope to get to another of your workshops in the near future.
— ES
Had an amazing workshop weekend with Jonathan - can’t wait for the next! Your heart is SO in the right place; so positive, so inspiring, so patient. No amount of words could do your workshops justice. I keep recommending you!
— SB

Local Hotels and B&Bs

The workshop venue is just 2 miles from Canterbury City Centre. Canterbury has many local hotels, B&Bs, and rooms available on AirBnB. I have listed below the details for a couple of the nearest places to stay, however I recommend a quick internet search, as well, to compare prices and check that the places are suitable for you.

Nearest Accommodation:

  • Carena House B&B, 250 Wincheap, Canterbury CT1 3TY, 01227 765630.

  • Clare Ellen Guest House, 9 Victoria Rd, Canterbury CT1 3SG, 01227 760205.

  • Howfield Manor Hotel, Howfield Ln, Chartham Hatch CT4 7HQ, 01227 733892


Application Form

Please tell me a little bit about your reasons for joining this course, your previous experience and what you are looking to gain from the course. This will help me have an understanding of what you are looking for and be sure that the course is suitable for you.
Booking Conditions *
Booking Conditions 1. Deposits are non refundable and non transferable. 2. Full Payment must be paid before the commencement of the course. 3. In the unlikely event of me (Jonathan Weekes) having to cancel the course, I will arrange to refund any money paid for an advance booking of this course. 4. In the unlikely event of me (Jonathan Weekes) having to postpone any of the individual workshop weekends, I will look to reschedule these dates for the earliest possible time and give as much notice as possible. 5. All places advertised are subject to availability, and your place on the course is held only by your deposit payment. 6. Insurance: It is your responsibility to ensure that you have adequate travel insurance to cover any travel or accommodation arrangements for your booking. 7. Cancellation of booking: Should you be forced to cancel, you must confirm this in writing or by email. Cancellation of your place on the course is not effective until this has been received. If less than two weeks’ notice is given before the start of the course, we have the right to retain the course fee.
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