2019 Calendar

Below is the 2019 schedule by month for upcoming groups and workshops  (last updated March 11, 2019). Events are added throughout the year. If you would like to be added to the email list for upcoming events please complete the sign up form by clicking >here< or email me.

Although the theme/title of a group or workshop may be the same, each workshop is unique. I spend time in personal ceremony and journey to my helping spirits prior to each event to receive guidance on the material we’ll explore in the workshop.

DEPOSITS, RSVPs & PAYMENTS FOR CLASSES/WORKSHOPS: Deposits for classes/workshops are non-refundable. Once you’ve request a spot be reserved you’re responsible for paying the deposit amount in full whether or not you attend. If you decide not to participate your deposit is forfeited no exceptions. The balance of your tuition is due when we gather for class. If you RSVP for an event and cancel your participation less than 24 hours in advance you are responsible for covering your monetary contribution. If you want to pay your tuition/contribution with a credit card please submit your balance via Paypal (www.paypal.me/theyewtree) before class begins and be sure to note the date and title of the class with your payment.

If finances are a consideration and you feel deeply called to participate in an event please do reach out to me directly as every workshop has at least one partial and/or full work trade opportunity and for some workshops I’m also able to offer partial scholarships and discounts. These opportunities are on a first come first serve basis, contact me directly for availability. I also offer payment plans, please contact me directly in advance to make arrangements.

I reserve the right to cancel any event and/or the participation of any participant, at any time for any reason. In such a case, fees paid in advance will be refunded.

*Note about “Good journeying skills required”: Before registering for workshops where “good journeying skills are required” please be comfortable enough with the  process to confirm that you’re having reasonably consistent success with getting into your journeys, meeting your Guides, receiving useful information from them, and then clearly returning from the journey and putting the information to use.

 

******January 2019******

 

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“Shamanism & Wellness”

Saturday, January 5th 12pm-2pm

Mendocino Center for Spiritual Living’s Gathering Place

Fort Bragg, CA

Join Shamanic Practitioner & Teacher Heather O’Connell for a free talk on shamanism.

We’ll cover a few key topics including:

  • Shamanism in relation to contemporary culture.
  • Illness from a shamanic perspective.
  • Shamanic approaches to healing & wellness.
  • The basics of shamanic journeying and how this ancient practice is still alive today empowering and supporting individuals, communities and all life on the planet.

Doors open at 11:30am and close at 12pm

There is no fee to attend – Donations accepted

We’ll gather at the Mendocino Center for Spiriutal Living’s Gathering Place located in the Company Store across from Figuredo’s Video Store 303 N. Main Street Fort Bragg, CA.


 

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“Self Healing Sundays: Living in Ceremony”

Sunday, January 6th 2:30pm-6:30pm

Redway, CA

Come and celebrate the New Year and learn how you can bring more meaning and purpose into your life. In this 4-hour class we’ll work with the practice of shamanic drum journeying to explore what living in ceremony means, how you can live in ceremony and how living in ceremony brings balance, harmony, enhanced well-being and purpose to you and those around you.

***Registration is closed***

Tuition $65, $45 non-refundable deposit required for registration. Registration is required, drop in’s will not be admitted. “Click here to register for Living in Ceremony 1.6.19”


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The Power Animal Journey”

A journey of empowerment and transformation…

Saturday, January 19th 10am – 4pm

 Fort Bragg, CA

Registration Required

In this highly experiential and fun class we’ll explore the Core Shamanic principals of shamanic journeying. Shamanic journeying is a practice dating back hundreds of thousands of years and is a very reliable means of accessing the wealth of information and healing available to each and every one of us to support us on our unique soul path, journey to wellness and personal empowerment.

As a participant you can expect to:

  • Learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing journeying practice.
  • Retrieve a Power Animal or Guardian Spirit and learn how to journey with them for guidance, connection and enhanced well-being.
  • Learn how to form clear intentions and questions to journey on.
  • Explore how a shamanic approach to healing and empowerment can support your unique path.
  • Journey, journey and journey some more!

***Registration is closed***

Tuition $85 self determined sliding scale, $45 non-refundable deposit. Space is limited, registration required. Deadline to register Wednesday, January 16th.

“Click Here to Register for The Power Animal Journey”

 


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“Introduction to Shamanic Journeying”

Saturday, January 26th 10:30am – 5:30pm

Humboldt Herbals – Eureka, CA

Registration Required

How can we better embrace life with heart and spirit? We each have a personal direct-line to Spirit, but may need some help to reawaken it. In this highly experiential and fun class we’ll explore the basic Core Shamanic principals of shamanic journeying. Shamanic journeying is a practice that dates back hundreds of thousands of years and is a very reliable means of accessing the wealth of information and healing available to each and every one of us to support us on our unique soul path, journey to wellness and personal empowerment.

As a participant in this workshop you can expect to:

  • Learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing journeying practice.
  • Meet your personal Power Animal or Guardian Spirit and learn how to journey with them for guidance, connection and enhanced well-being.
  • Learn how to form clear intentions and questions to journey on.
  • Explore how a shamanic approach to healing and empowerment can support your unique path.
  • Journey, journey and journey some more in a small group setting!

***Registration is closed***

Tuition $85-$125 self-determined sliding scale, $55 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot. Space is limited, registration required drop in’s will not be admitted. Deadline to register Wednesday, January 23rd“Click Here to Register”


 

*****February 2019*****

 

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“Shamanism 101: Shamanism & Ancestral Connection”

Saturday, February 2nd 12pm-2pm

Mendocino Center for Spiritual Living’s Gathering Place

303 N. Main St. Fort Bragg, CA

In this 2 hour discussion we’ll explore shamanic approaches to working with Ancestors, distinct categories of Ancestors, Cultural Appropriation & Shamanism before embarking on a drum journey for Ancestral Connection.

Doors Open at 11:45am and close at 12pm – Suggested Donation $5-$15


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Shamanic Journeying Circle

Friday, February 8th

6:30pm – 8:30pm

SoHum Yoga Studio – Redway, CA

All levels of experience welcome! ·  RSVP Required – No Drop In’s

Come explore and experience the empowering practice of shamanic journeying!

In this 2 hour journeying circle you can expect to:

  • Learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing shamanic practice.
  • Embark on a series of shamanic drum journeys for guidance, connection and enhanced well-being.
  • Journey, journey and journey some more each month with different themes and intentions in a small group setting.

Monetary Investment $35. Space is limited, RSVP required drop in’s will not be admitted. Contact the group facilitator Heather O’Connell 707.357.5869 theyewtree@gmail.com to Contact me directly or “Click here to reserve your spot”. Further details including preparation, what to bring with you will be sent to those who’ve RSVP’d prior to the event.


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“Shamanic Journeying Circle”

Friday, February 15th 6pm-8pm

Caspar, CA

Come explore and experience the empowering practice of shamanic journeying! In this 2 hour journeying circle you can expect to:

  • Learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing journeying practice.
  • Cultivate & restore balance, harmony and enhanced well-being within yourself and your relationships.
  • Journey, journey and journey some more with different themes and intentions in a small group setting (5-15 participants).

Monetary Investment $25 Space is limited, RSVP required. Contact me directly or “Click here to reserve your spot” We’ll gather at a private residence in Caspar, CA further details including location preparation, what to bring with you, etc will be sent to those who’ve RSVP’d prior to the event.


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“Being in Shamanic Relationship with the Ancestors”

Saturday, February 23rd, 10:30am – 6:30pm

Eel River Holistics – Redway, CA

When we call upon our Ancestors we call upon a diversity of energies from both our blood and spiritual lineages. When we establish conscious connection with our Ancestral lines their gifts, knowledge and wisdom become alive within us! Our Ancestors have been waiting for us to use the bridge between the worlds to access their wisdom. If we are ready to listen they are here to support and guide us during these times of deep change.

As a participant in this workshop you can expect to:

  • Experience a series of drum journeys for Ancestral connection, health and overall well-being.
  • Establish a line of communication between you and your Ancestral Helping Spirits.
  • Explore how to integrate the diverse energies and traditions of your Ancestors.
  • Learn how to work in partnership with your Ancestral Helping Spirits for guidance and healing.
  • Explore the distinct categories of Ancestral Spirits and the importance of exercising discernment when working in conscious connection with them.
  • Explore key topics including; Cultural appropriation in relation to Shamanism and Shamanic practices, Biological DNA vs Spiritual DNA and more!

*It’s recommended that participants have some journeying experience before participating in this workshop, contact me if you have any questions.*

***Registration is closed***

Tuition: $125, a $75 non-refundable deposit reserves your spot.  Space is limited, full registration with deposit is the only way to ensure your participation. Registration deadline Wednesday, February 20th. *Click here to Register *please be sure to include the name and email address for each participant you are registering.



 

*****March 2019*****

 

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“Shamanism 101: Shamanism & Working in Partnership with the Land”

Saturday, March 2nd 12pm-2pm

Mendocino Center for Spiritual Living’s Gathering Place

303 N. Main St. Fort Bragg, CA

In this 2 hour discussion we’ll explore what it means to be in conscious connection with the land and the diverse types of Nature and Land spirits before embarking on a journey to meet the Spirits of Land where you live.

Doors Open at 11:45am and close at 12pm – Suggested Donation $5-$15

 


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“Drum Journey & Transfiguration Ceremony”

Friday, March 8th 6:30pm – 9pm

*SoHum Yoga Studio – Redway, CA

***Space is limited – RSVP Required***

During these times of deep change within ourselves, our communities and beyond many of us are wondering how can we transcend suffering and create positive change? I invite you to embody and embrace the light within you. In this 2 ½ hour circle we’ll embark on a drum journey to help us remember the power each of us holds to create positive change. After our journey we’ll participate in a transfiguration ceremony.

Transfiguration literally means shapeshifting. In this process we can become pure light. When we shine our light into the world this energy creates transformation. The practice of transfiguration moves our awareness from the ego and perceived separateness into the truth of our unity with all of creation and attunes us to healing energies. When we see ourselves, each other and all that is around us in divine perfection we’re able to heal toxic energies and trauma by transfiguring them into pure light and love.

Monetary Investment $25-$35 self-determined sliding scale.  Space is limited – RSVP Required, further details will be sent via email to those who’ve RSVP’d prior to our gathering. Contact me directly to reserve your spot theyewtree@gmail.com (707) 357-5869.


 

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“Earth Medicine: Working in Partnership with the Land, Spaces & Places”

2 day workshop

Saturday, March 9th & Sunday, March 10th

**This workshop has been postponed, please check back soon for the new dates**

10:30am – 5:30pm both days

Eel River Holistics – Redway, CA

Cultivating conscious connection with the land (spaces & places) establishes balance between human and Spirit and restores sovereignty to both. In this process we are able to build a working partnership with the land, learn, grow and align with the natural rhythm of our environment and cultivate and maintain balance and harmony in the places we visit and the places we call home.

In this 2 day workshop participants can expect to:

  • Learn basic protocols for establishing conscious connection with the land and the Spirits of the Land.
  • Explore the diverse world of Nature & Land Spirits.
  • Establish a direct line of communication with the land where you live.
  • Explore how to work in partnership with the Spirits of the Land to assess and address imbalances.
  • Explore basic clearing, healing & blessing practices that restore balance and harmony to the land, your dwelling(s) and your workplace.
  • Embark on a series of shamanic journeys to gain a working knowledge of how to work in partnership with the land for connection and enhanced well-being (for both human & spirit!).

Journeying experience necessary ·  Registration Required

**This workshop has been postponed, please check back soon for the new dates**

Tuition $195-$250 self-determined sliding scale, $150 non-refundable deposit. Space is limited, Deadline to register Wednesday, March 6th. “Click here to Register”


 

 *****April 2019*****

 

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“Women’s Journeying Circle”

Friday, April 12th

6:30pm – 8:30pm

SoHum Yoga Studio – Redway, CA

All levels of experience welcome! ·  RSVP Required

In this 2 hour women’s journeying circle you can expect to learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing journeying practice and embark on a series of drum journeys to receive the guidance and healing you most need in your life now.

Monetary investment $25. Space is limited, RSVP required. Contact the circle facilitator Heather O’Connell theyewtree@gmail.com 707.357.5869 to reserve your spot. Further details including exact location, preparation and what to bring with you will be sent to those who’ve RSVP’d prior to the event.


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Women’s Full Moon Journeying Circle

Friday, April 19th

6pm – 8pm

Fort Bragg, CA

All levels of experience welcome! ·  RSVP Required

In this 2 hour women’s journeying circle you can expect to learn the basics of shamanic journeying and/or deepen your existing journeying practice and embark on a series of drum journeys to receive the guidance and healing you most need in your life now.

Monetary investment $25. Space is limited, RSVP required. Contact the circle facilitator Heather O’Connell theyewtree@gmail.com 707.357.5869 to reserve your spot. Further details including exact location, preparation and what to bring with you will be sent to those who’ve RSVP’d prior to the event.


 

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Shamanic Self-Care and Wellness

Saturday, April 27th & Sunday, April 28th

10:30am – 5:30pm both days

Location TBD

In this 2 day self-care & wellness intensive we’ll explore and experience various shamanic journeys with the intention of restoring balance within ourselves, our relationships and our universe in a small group setting.

You can expect to:

  • Explore your inner landscape and learn how to assess and address imbalances.
  • Learn the practice of spiritual maintenance for personal well-being, healing and enhanced spiritual connection.
  • Explore energy hygiene practices to support you in maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Release old ties & energy.
  • Heal wounds from past relationships.
  • Clear away resistance to healing & well-being.
  • Create personal ceremonies and rituals to bring yourself into balance.

Tuition $175-$250 self-determined sliding scale, $100 non-refundable deposit. Space is limited, registration required. “Click here to register”


*****May 2019****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


*****June 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


*****July 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


 

*****August 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


*****September 2019*****

 

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“Fall Gather: Plants, People, Resiliency”

An All inclusive Family Friendly Event

September 6th – 9th

Black Oak Ranch – Laytonville, CA

 

“The Spirit of Cannabis” 4 hour Intensive

This highly experiential intensive is an opportunity to experience how the Spirit of Cannabis can restore balance within the body, mind, spirit & soul and what it means to be in conscious “right relationship”. We’ll explore various shamanic approaches to cultivating relationships with plants, how we can honor our relationship with Cannabis in our daily lives, as well as how to work in partnership with our beloved plant healer to receive guidance, healing and support. There will be a bit of talk and discussion and then we’ll move into the journey itself. In this class you can expect to learn the basics of shamanic journeying, what it means to be in shamanic “right relationship” and experience plant spirit drum journeys to Cannabis for guidance, healing and enhanced well-being. Spirit journeys are an ancient non-verbal practice used by our ancestors to identify a plant’s energetic and medicinal attributes. The practice of journeying gives us a tool to communicate with the spirit that exists within all of creation by accessing the theta state by means of percussion. This class is suitable for ages 16 years and older. We will not be ingesting/smoking Cannabis in this class. Please bring whatever you may need to sit or lay down comfortably for the duration of the class, as well as plenty of water for hydration, a journal to record your journeys, percussion instruments (if you have them) and sunshade should you need it.

Please visit http://www.fallgather.com for event info and to purchase tickets.


*****October 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


*****November 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


*****December 2019*****

There are currently no classes scheduled for this month. Check back soon!


Happy New Year! Stay tuned for 2020 schedule.

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