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Introduction to Shamanism: 

Path of Empowerment and Healing 

with Kate Durda, M.A.

Saturday February 24, 2018 

10am – 4:30pm 

Cost: $85 if registered by February 21, 2018 

       $95 if registered after February 21, 2018

       $25 to repeat intro (it's ok if you took training with another practitioner. Just email me or call me with info on with whom you studied and when.)


To register:  Contact Kate at or 517-667-0694 to register. Paypal, check, and cash accepted.

Open to everyone - no prior experience needed! 

LOCATION: Enlightened Soul Center

3820 Packard Road #280 (2nd floor)
Ann Arbor 48108
Free parking!

Turn at the driveway next to the US-23 overpass,
at the sign for "Gentle Dental" and "Foot & Ankle" 


The Shamanic Journey - “the most remarkable visionary methods used by humankind to explore the hidden universe otherwise known mainly through myth and dream”.

Class is a pre-requisite for all other advanced Shamanic training and workshops offered or sponsored.

Open to everyone, no prior experience required.

Shamanism is an ancient and powerful spiritual practice utilized throughout history and still today to restore spiritual and physical health and obtain self-knowledge. Science is now confirming what the Shaman always knew…and quantum physics, medicine, and ancient spiritual traditions are finally finding common ground.


Shamanism is a powerful spiritual practice that restores the YOU in your life. Come heal, become more empowered, and get in touch with your passions! This will be an experiential workshop, based on the “core shamanism” approach (those aspects of Shamanism that were common cross-culturally, and central to all Shamanic practice).  You will receive an introduction to Shamanism, and will begin to learn how to incorporate Shamanism into daily life.  You will be provided with methods for “journeying” to discover, and study with your own individual spiritual teachers in non-ordinary reality, a classic step in shamanic practice. 


Come ‘Home’ to yourself. Experience the healing, joy, peace, and power!

For more information see or email

Questions? Call Kate at 517.667.0694

To register for Introduction to Shamanism please download the registration form to the right and please send info from registration form via email to 


OR If paying by U.S. mail, make check out to Kate Durda and SEND to:


3415 W Needmore Hwy,        

Charlotte, MI 48813-8636

About Kate Durda, MA

Kate Durda, MA, is a developmental psychologist, educator, and graduate of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies Advanced Core Shamanism and Shamanic Healing Program (taught by Dr. Michael Harner and Sandy Ingerman). She has been practicing shamanism for over 24 years.  She and Stephanie Tighe, MSW, are co-founders of Spirit Weavers, an organization devoted to providing experiential training in Shamanism, and offering shamanic healing. They offer extensive training in shamanic methods, from beginner to advanced level healing.

Kate has studied extensively with Sandra Ingerman (author of Soul Retrieval; Medicine for the Earth, etc.), Tom Cowan, Michael Harner, Betsy Bergstrom, Larry Peters, Carol Proudfoot-Edgar, and others.  She has been involved with and studied various cultural forms of shamanism, including Inca (Q’ero-Peru); Celtic; Tibetan; and Buryat (Russia); and Native American practices. She incorporates Shamanism, Esoteric Healing, and Reiki in her work. She has taught throughout the U.S., in Canada, in Russia and is also available for healing work or personal consultation.

What past participants had to say about the INTRO!


"I had never taken a Shaman class before and had no idea what to expect.  The first thing that struck me was how warm and welcoming Kate was as a teacher.  During the class I felt completely comfortable allowing me to relax and really open up to the experience. Intro to Shamanism was a terrific combination of information and hands on experience. I would whole-heartedly recommend it for anyone wanting to learn more about Shamanism, journey, or even get in touch with their inner self. I am looking forward to taking additional classes with Kate and explore more of the world of Shamanism."


"OMG!  I was thinking you should have a blog or something...what we shared in that class was so powerful!   After surviving a trauma, and trying a vast array of "21st century healing techniques and methods", I found the Intro to Shamanism to be at the core of it all. Here is a place where you can sit with people of like mind, share ideas freely, and learn about Shamanism. How fabulous!  I read about shamanism and watch videos, but nothing can compare to actually experiencing and practicing it!  A true blessing! "


"I had such a great time at your class.  Not only was the instruction informative and compelling, it was done with such light-heartedness and fun.  I have been practicing and am starting to feel more and more comfortable with trusting the experience.  Thank you for trailblazing this important path through Michigan. I am definitely  going to take further training."

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