Retreat, Restore, Re-learn & Rejuvenate!

Shamanic Counseling Intensive:

Deeper Training in a Retreat Setting

September 4 - 6, 2015

Santa Sabina Center, San Raphael, California

The setting for this experiential workshop will be a beautiful and relaxing retreat center in Northern California. There are garden pathways circling the retreat center, shaded seating and a yurt outside. Inside there are a variety of quiet spaces for contemplation, meditation or prayer. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are prepared on site. There will be a wide variety of healthy, delicious food choices which should accommodate most diets. Massages will be available outside of class time. Booking of massages will begin on Monday the 31st of August. Forty-five minute massages in a private room will be $45, and free 10 minute neck and shoulder massages (on site sign-up) will be available at various times throughout the weekend.

This 2 ½ day retreat (Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon) will focus on extended training in shamanic healing and shamanic counseling.

This is a Level One training offered by Dr. Leslie Gray.  The Retreat Intensive will allow for a deeper and more thorough understanding of the application of shamanic techniques in modern settings. Class time will cover:

  • Expanded journey techniques: becoming adept at traversing realms.
  • Preparation of the healer and the healing space
  • Preparation of the client/patient.
  • Listening shamanically.
  • Case studies.
  • Case consultation with the spirits.
  • Feedback and getting results.
  • In vivo demonstration of Shamanic Counseling.
  • Incorporation of power objects into the healing.
  • The Wheel of Life in individual and organizational healing.


The retreat is open to all!

On Friday afternoon, September 4th, an experiential review will be offered before dinner for those with limited or no practice of journeying to drumming. Please check with the class assistant (Kathleen: 707.494.2887) if you might need to attend this extra session. Introductory journeying will not be covered during the regular class time.

Course Fee: $315 ($285 before July 15)

14 CEU's available


The retreat will be held at Santa Sabina Center in San Raphael. Attendance at the retreat center can be residential or commuter. Following are the fees for Santa Sabina Center:

Single Occupancy $292 ($96/per night plus $50/per day for meals)

Double Occupancy $248 ($74/per night plus $50/per day for meals)

Commuter  $80 ($40/per day without meals), or  $180 ($90/per day with meals)