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NOTE: CLASSES IN GRAY ARE OPEN TO PRACTIONERS/HEALERS ONLY;  Ask about prerequisites

2018 Practitioner Path Program ("healers" training; prerequisites apply)
2018 Soul's Path Program (open program for beginners)

The Soul's Body Toolkit, Part 1
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     We are a soul in a human body. This body comes with great tools: the ability to think and form stories, have feelings, form egoic identities, and more. When these tools became wounded or distorted by what we were taught or by traumas, we unconsciously created disempowering stories that led to dysfunctional beliefs and self-images. We set up habits, patterns, and ways of thinking that now limit our ability to live from our true selves and to manifest our spiritual gifts. A shamanic way of living is to become the observer of our thoughts, emotions, ego, and reactive states. This observer state allows us to reclaim these wonderful tools and realign them with our true selves so that we can step more fully into our power. This freedom is our birthright!

Shamanic Journey-4th Saturdays
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
Free but RSVP & donations welcome, $5-20 suggested sliding scale | Directions
      Little instruction is given, so you need to read the free information on the Journey page of my website before attending. Optional brown-bag dinner at 6:15 followed by shamanic movie night 7-9 p.m.

Shamanic Movie Night: Healing Rituals of Four Mongolian Shamans
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; brown bag dinner at 6:15; in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
Free but RSVP & donations welcome, $5-20 suggested sliding scale   Directions
     Inner Mongolia's highest status Daur shaman, Siqingua, was filmed working in her clinic demonstrating her ancient, traditional healing approaches and conducting a ceremony in full regalia to initiate a shaman into her house of power. Three shamans of the Dukha reindeer herders in Northern Mongolia also perform shamanic rituals. The Dukha are among the last nomadic, animal-dependent, self-subsistent cultures remaining in the world. Directed and produced by Susan Ross Grimaldi and John R Lawrence Jr PhD. Do the movie only, or come for shamanic journeying from 4:00-6:00 p.m. with your dinner and stay for the movie!

Shamanic Healing Session Demo
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$25-50 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Healing sessions for students who wish to receive healing work from me or another seasoned practitioner or to witness the healing work. We will work on as many students as we can.

Shamanic Healing Practice Clinic
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$35-70 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Clients are brought in to give students a chance to work either as a solo practitioner, a co-practitioner with another student, or as an assistant. You may also use this time to work on each other. I am available for questions, guidance, consultation, and debriefing after the clients have left. Set up and assignments start at 1:30; clients arrive at 2:00; healing sessions end by 4:00; debriefing from 4:00-5:30.

Energy Blocks & Releasing Work Cosmology (Extraction)
Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$110-270 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Safely restore to their rightful place non-sentient forms that do not belong, a.k.a. "extraction": old rage or grief, intrusions, implants, other basic energy blocks. Examine assumptions about “negative” energies and beings, curses, and the dead to defuse these issues, allay and address any concerns about this important work, and navigate these aspects safely and with compassion and consciousness.

Tending to the Dead: Releasing Spirits ("Psychopomp")
Saturday-Monday, June 30 &-July 1, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; July 2, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$165-400 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Helping the dying and the wandering dead. For those dead who are attached to a living host, Betsy Bergstrom’s profound spirit release ("depossession") approach is unique in the healing afforded to the spirit crossing over. It’s also the most gentle, complete, and effective for the possessed client-host. Some depossession methods are scary; this one is beautiful.

The Soul's Body Toolkit, Part 2
Saturday, July 7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     More practice with the Body Toolkit!

Releasing Thoughtforms, Curses, Cords, & Hooks
Saturday & Sunday, July 21-22, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$110-270 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     How to release more of what does not belong so clients can re-member their soul's agenda & gifts: includes lifting obsessions, hooks, cords, spells, protection issues, and curses, whether personal, ancestral, cultural, or cosmological.

Shamanic Healing Session Demo
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$25-50 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Healing sessions for students who wish to receive healing work from me or another seasoned practitioner or to witness the healing work. We will work on as many students as we can.

Shamanic Healing Practice Clinic
Saturday, Aug. 4, 2018, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$35-75 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Clients are brought in to give students a chance to work either as a solo practitioner, a co-practitioner with another student, or as an assistant. You may also use this time to work on each other. I am available for questions, guidance, consultation, and debriefing after the clients have left. Set up and assignments start at 1:30; clients arrive at 2:00; healing sessions end by 4:00; debriefing from 4:00-5:30.

Soul Choice: Basic Cosmology & Culture
Saturday, Aug. 18, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     What is a shamanic cosmology? How does it differ from contemporary religious and secular worldviews? What is the "proper place" or "right relationship" between us and the rest of Nature, the "Great Web," the cycles of seasons and death and rebirth, even the entire cosmos? How is cosmology connected to our beliefs and everyday lives? What does it mean to be fully human? What might "oneness" or "harmony" look like at the physical and spiritual levels?

Soul Retrieval & Other Restoring Work, Part 1
Saturday-Monday, Aug. 25-26, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Aug. 27, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$165-400 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Restoring what belongs, vital essence and power that has been lost, stolen, or forgotten, hidden, or numbed out. Includes retrieving the client's Helping Spirit and lost Power Objects.

Soul Retrieval & Other Restoring Work, Part 2
Saturday & Sunday, Sept. 15-16, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$110-270 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Follow up is critical to any healing work. Support clients to shift their beliefs and reconnect to their true soul-self, rightful place, tribe, rest of nature, web, and the cycles of nature and death and rebirth.

Shamanic Healing Practice Clinic
Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$35-75 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Clients are brought in to give students a chance to work either as a solo practitioner, a co-practitioner with another student, or as an assistant. You may also use this time to work on each other. I am available for questions, guidance, consultation, and debriefing after the clients have left. Set up and assignments start at 1:30; clients arrive at 2:00; healing sessions end by 4:00; debriefing from 4:00-5:30.

Next Steps on the Path
Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
Closed Event | Open only to Soul's Path program students.
     Initiations plus a special ceremony to experience even more deeply the beauty of our true selves.

Wrap Up & Initiations
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
Closed Event | Open only to Practitioner's Path program students.
     Closing cosmology considerations, initiations, and ceremony.


What is "Sliding Scale?" "Sliding scale" allows you to pick the price that's most appropriate for your budget and situation within the given range. For example, if the workshop fee is $60-$95, you could pay $60 or $75 or $90 or $95.


About Your Teacher ...
Mary “Tyrtle” Rooker
     --is a member of Sandra Ingerman’s International Shamanic Teachers’ Alliance,
     --is a member of Betsy Bergstrom's Compassionate Depossession Teachers' Alliance
     --has studied with world-renowned shamans and healers, and
     --is a licensed minister with the Circle of the Sacred Earth.
For details about her training and credentials, see About Tyrtle.

To schedule an experiential workshop for your group in the Washington, D.C. area, contact Tyrtle.

To learn more about shamanism, see Links and Resources.



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