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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)

Shamanic Journey-4th Saturdays
Saturday, Feb. 24, 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: Lion People of the Kalahari
Saturday, Feb. 24, 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
     Wildlife photographer Gordon Buchanan spends time with the Bushmen in Botswana's Kalahari Desert, where he learns to make fire, find water, and track and steal a kill from fearsome lions. One shamanic principle illustrated is the ability to live peacefully alongside a dangerous predator. 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: Introduction
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$55-135 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     What is the difference between a shaman and a shamanic practitioner? What is the shamanic view of illness and wellness and how is it evolving today?

Shamanic Healing Ethics
Sunday, March 11, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$55-135 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     What are the ethical implications of shamanic healing? Includes a brief overview of the administrative aspects of a healing practice, such as recordkeeping, licensing, insurance, and other forms.

Shamanic Healing Principles
Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$55-135 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     What are the basic components of most shamanic healing ceremonies and what happens in them?

Shamanic Journey-4th Saturdays
Saturday, Mar. 24, 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: Crocodile People of New Guinea
Saturday, Mar. 24, 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
     Wildlife photographer Gordon Buchanan visits a tribe of crocodile hunters in Papua New Guinea, where he learns to catch the giant predators with his bare hands. One shamanic principle illustrated is the ability to live peacefully alongside a dangerous predator. 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 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.
$110-270 (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.

Soul-Self Restoration
Saturday, April 21, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$50-125 (Sliding Scale) | Registration | Directions
     Your own true, authentic soul-self is your first and most important ally: indeed, it's the real you. This true self is your oversoul, holding all lifetimes, and lives both inside and outside of your body. It holds your truest life agenda and purpose so that "you" become more truly you. We will ceremonially re-birth that Self and "re-member" the special gifts our souls brought into this lifetime.

Transfiguration & Word Doctoring: Medicine for the Earth
Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2018, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. in Takoma Park, MD | NO FRAGRANCES, PLEASE.
$110-270 (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.
$110-270 (Sliding Scale) | Details, Prerequisites | Directions
     Vibrational healing is simple, ancient, and powerful. Includes Drum & Song Doctoring and healing with movement, crystals, color, and more.

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: TBA
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
      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
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
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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