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


2018 Practitioner Path Program
2019 Soul's Path Program

Shamanic Journey-4th Saturdays
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$5 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't! 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: Wade Davis on Humans
Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, 7:00-9:00 p.m.; brown bag dinner at 6:15; in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
Free but RSVP and love donations are appreciated.  Directions
     In his customarily poetic style, anthropologist WadeDavis asserts that there is no such thing as an indigenous person; rather, the world's peoples show that there are other ways of being, other models of reality. "Native" peoples are not closer to the earth than developed cultures and also are not sentimental "noble savages." They are not failed attempts at being us or being modern but unique manifestations of what it means to be human. These are not destined to fade away but rather are being driven to extinction by identifiable human forces. He explains how belief systems change how you relate to landscapes, such as if you are raised to see the forest as a sacred being that will guide your destiny versus a "resource" to be converted into lumber. He discusses the links between ethnological diversity and biological diversity. 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 Journey-Special New Year's Day Journey
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018, 4:00-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD
$5 suggested donation, more if you can, less if you can't! Directions
      We bring back our helping spirit from this journey so they can write us a letter with personal guidance for the coming calendar year. Little instruction is given, so you need to read the free information on the Journey page of my website before attending. Please let me know if you'd like to receive an email reminder and cancelation notices. No shamanic movie after this journey.

The Shaman's Toolkit: Journeying
Saturday, Jan. 6, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     Access deep wisdom, guidance, and healing using a simple "walking journey" plus the ancient, deep trance state of the shaman—the "closed eyes" journey! If you can daydream, you can journey. No journey experience necessary.

The True Soul-Self's Psychic Toolkit
Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     Whether or not you think you are "psychic," you can discover your innate psychic skills, understand what drives them, and make a contract with them to better serve your true self and help you step more fully into your power. Class covers “clairs” (e.g., clairvoyance, clairaudience, etc.), spirit gates, antennae/feelers, truth bell, chakras, and more.

Your Hidden Treasures
Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     We reclaim additional power when we tend to special blind spots that leave us feeling victimized or seeking “protection” from other people’s “energies” or "psychic attack." Parts of us that we have placed "in the closet" or otherwise rejected were originally allies. We can befriend them again and unearth their gifts. Covers the nature and limits of “protection” as well as if, when, and what type of "protection" to employ. Real power is possible!

Snow Day Backup
Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
     Please reserve this day in case the Jan. 6 Journey class, Jan. 20 Psychic Toolkit class, or Feb. 10 Hiden Treasures class is snowed out.

Shamanic Healing Overview & Ethics
Saturday-Monday, March 10, 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.; March 12, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     What is shamanic healing, how does it work, and how is it evolving today? Includes a day of ethics and a brief overview of the administrative aspects of a healing practice, such as recordkeeping, licensing, insurance, and other forms.

Shamanic Mediumship & Ceremonial Skills
Saturday & Sunday, March 31-April 1, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Learn the essential components of shamanic mediumship, ceremonies, and rituals to bring through healing power: solidifying your journey skills and cosmology, understanding helping spirits and other allies; calling up and merging with helping spirits; working with power objects, tools, containers, the Directions, and land spirits; and working with portals and fields/lands.

Transfiguration, Word Doctoring, & Medicine for the Earth
Saturday & Sunday, April 21-22, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Experience the power of Sandra Ingerman's brilliant and simple Medicine for the Earth "transfiguration" ceremony. Bring the miraculous healing power of transformation to polluted water, disaster areas, people—it works for everyone and everything.

Vibrational Healing
Saturday & Sunday, May 19-20, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Vibrational healing is simple, ancient, and powerful. Includes Drum & Song Doctoring and healing with movement, crystals, color, and more.

Shamanic Healing Session Demo
Saturday, June 2, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (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.
$50-125 (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
Saturday & Sunday, June 9-10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (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
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.
$50-125 (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.

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.
$50-125 (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.
$50-125 (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.
$50-125 (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 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.
$50-125 (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.
$50-125 (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.
$50-125 (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.

Wrap Up & Initiations
Saturday & Sunday, Oct. 6-7, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     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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