Foundation for Shamanic Studies Faculty

Faculty members of the Foundation teach workshops worldwide in the core shamanic methods of healing and divination. FSS Faculty are Harner-trained and are experienced shamanic practitioners as well as teachers. FSS faculty members must complete the Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing and the Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive. All faculty members have active shamanic healing practices; many have over a decade of shamanic healing experience.

In addition to these minimum requirements, faculty members must have taken as a participant each workshop they teach multiple times and are required to update their training periodically with an advanced teacher to ensure knowledge of the latest content. This combination of rigorous experiential training and active shamanic practice has produced a world-class team of shamanic teachers who can help you gain depth in your shamanic training and confidence in your shamanic practice. To learn more about a specific faculty member, click on a name below.

BECOMING AN FSS FACULTY MEMBER. The FSS Faculty Intern Program is intended to train and prepare potential FSS faculty members to teach the FSS weekend (two-day) workshops in core shamanism in locations throughout North America. More information...

In North America and Hawaii:

Beth Beurkens, MA
Oregon, Nevada, Northern California, greater Seattle area, Washington
Bill Brunton, PhD, Faculty Emeritus
Mujiba Cabugos, RN, CHC, LMT, Guest Faculty
San Luis Obispo, California
Narrye Caldwell, MTCM, LAc, Guest Faculty
Greater Santa Cruz area, California
Glenn Campbell, MEd
Ontario Province, Canada
Charles W. Conatser, PhD, Guest Faculty
Timothy Cope, MFA, CSC
Midwestern USA
David Corbin, MS, CSC, In Memoriam (1953-2014)
Elaine M. Egidio, MCAT, LPC
New Jersey
Kenny Emerson, Guest Faculty
Amanda Foulger
Southern California (Greater Los Angeles Area)
Nancy Friedrich, Guest Faculty, In Memoriam (2015)
Alicia Luengas Gates, CSC
Latin America and Spain
Louise Gauthier
Quebec Province, Maritimes, Canada
Michael Harner, PhD
Northern California
Sandra Harner, PhD, CSC
Northern California
Jack Hebrank, PhD, PE, Guest Faculty
North Carolina
Marcia Hebrank, MSW, Guest Faculty
North Carolina
Sharon Collings Licata, MA, Guest Faculty
South Carolina
Christobel Macdonald, PEng, Guest Faculty
Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Susan Mokelke, JD
Northern California
Nan Moss, CSC
Northeastern USA, Montana
Susan Opie, MSW, Guest Faculty
Manitoba, Canada
Wade Prpich, MEDes, Guest Faculty
Calgary area, Alberta, Canada
Gizelle Rhyon-Berry, MAEd
Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan Provinces, Canada
Marcia Rich, PhD, Guest Faculty
Alberta Province, Canada
Dana Robinson, CSC
Middle and South Atlantic States, Southern USA, Missouri, Ohio, Washington, DC
Janet Rodriguez, PsyD, Guest Faculty
Orange County, Southern California
Leon Sproule, PE, Guest Faculty
Northeastern Washington
Robbie Staufer, MA, MS, Guest Faculty
April E. Tuck, MS, CSC
Northwestern New York
Ellen Winner, JD, CSC, Guest Faculty

In Europe (FSS Europe):

Kerstin Bandmann, Guest Faculty
Stefan Bierbaum, CSC
Wieland Braun, Dipl.-Ing.
Nello Ceccon, Dipl.-Ing.
Paul David, Dipl.-Ing., CSC
Nicole Drakulič Trninić
Marko Fedor
Zora Frešová, Mag. (Psychology)
Kai Goerlich, Dipl.Biol. (Biology), CSC, Guest Faculty
Luís Gonçalves Louro
Michael Hasslinger, Dipl.-Ing., CSC
Andreas Hirsch, PhD (Juris)
Katarina Hrčková, Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Laurent Huguelit
Sandor Joo
Radek Kašpar, Dr. Vet. Med., Guest Faculty
Maria da Conceição Marques
Lorenza Menegoni, Ph.D. (Anthropology)
Marta Niccolai, Ph.D., Guest Faculty
Omar Osman, Dr. Med., Guest Faculty
Winfried Picard, Ph.D. (Psychology), CSC
Daniela Rupp, CSC
Heike Spalteholz, Dr. Med., CSC
Roman Steiner
Ulla Straessle, CSC
Roswitha Uccusic, CSC
Roland Urban, Mag. (Psychology), CSC
Alexandra Viverge, Guest Faculty
David Vust, Dipl.Soz.Päd. (Social Pedagogy), Guest Faculty
Tanja Woutskowsky, Dipl-Pol., Guest Faculty

In Japan and Asia:

Kevin Turner, M.A.

In Latin America and Spain:

Alicia Luengas Gates, CSC (Program Coordinator; faculty, Argentina and Spain)
Irene Goikolea, Guest Faculty (Basque Country)
Gerardo Roemer (Argentina and Chile)

*CSC® denotes Certified Shamanic Counselor® (Harner Method) - registered trademarks of the Foundation for Shamanic Studies.

International Faculty Administrative Offices

For North America, the Pacific, Australia, Asia, and the United Kingdom:

Susan Mokelke, President
Michael Harner, Vice President for Development

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
PO Box 1939
Mill Valley, California 94942
(415) 897-6416

For Europe:

Roland Urban, Director
Michael Hasslinger, Vice Director
Roswitha Uccusic, Coordinator

Foundation for Shamanic Studies
(FSS Europa)
Zentrum für Schamanische Studien
Roland Urban
Untere Reitling 26
A-4231 Wartberg ob der Aist, Österreich (Austria)

For Latin America and Spain:

Alicia Luengas Gates
California, USA

For Japan and Asia:

Kevin Turner
Director for Asia
Kyoto, Japan
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