In-person programs have been postponed during the pandemic.

In response we launched our online workshops and community meetings. For general information, see Shamanic Practice Information During the Pandemic.


Power Soul Retrieval Method™


IN THE Shamanic Healing Online Training Program

Soul loss due to trauma - such as emotional pain and shock, accidents, long term illness, constant stress, overwork and even the loss of connection with nature - is a spiritual illness, recognized by shamans cross-culturally. A missing soul portion can be thought of as part of a person's vitality and essence that they can no longer access, leaving them diminished and lacking in power. Soul retrieval is a classic shamanic method in which the practitioner, with the assistance of their helping spirits, in an altered state using rhythmic drumming or rattling, makes a shamanic journey to locate and return any missing portions of a client's soul.

In this fully experiential online workshop, participants will be trained in the core elements of soul retrieval, including:

  • Definitions of the soul and soul loss
  • The importance of spiritual power to effective soul retrieval and exercises to build power and strong relationships with your helping spirits
  • How to find and bring back a lost soul portion for a client
  • Practice with other participants offering and receiving soul retrieval to help restore wholeness, personal vitality, and health
This online training taught by FSS faculty members is offered via Zoom video conferencing. Participants will see and hear each other and interact in pairs and small groups, as well as in the full circle. (All students must participate with audio and video and access the meeting through their own individual device.) Instructions for Zoom and workshop access will be provided by the instructor after registration. The course consists of 10.5 hours of training. Faculty members may teach the workshop in three 3.5-hour sessions or one seven-hour and one 3.5-hour session.

PREREQUISITES (available online now):
Note: Participants must be able to successfully journey in the Upper, Lower, and Middle Worlds, and have a strong relationship with a Power Animal and/or Teacher from the Upper or Lower Worlds.

  1. The Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman (in-person workshop)
  2. OR The Shamanic Journey: Pathway to Knowledge & Power AND Shamanic Divination in Practice
  3. AND The Shamanic Worldview: Everything is Alive (available online only)
  4. AND Shamanism, Spirits, & Healing (available online only)
  5. AND The Shaman As Psychopomp OR Shamanism, Dying, and Beyond (in person)
  6. AND Shamanic Extraction Healing Method OR Shamanic Extraction Healing Training (in person)
  7. Recommended: Inspired Shamanic Practice (REQUIRED for Core Shamanism Healing Practice and for a Certificate of Completion)

NOTE: This online workshop is designed exclusively for people who want to bring shamanic healing work into their practice with others. The training is not designed for people looking for personal healing.

10.5 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available. Completion of the entire workshop (10.5 hours) is required for credit.

FOR THE MEETING. Please have handy a notebook/pen for notes, a rattle (required), a drum (optional), and an eye covering (bandana or Mindfold) to block ambient light. Before the workshop, select a private location where you are unlikely to be disturbed to facilitate your experience and that of the group participants. Consider a comfortable chair or place to sit or lie down for journeys. Many Zoom users find that headphones or ear buds provide an enhanced listening experience. NOTE: The use of a laptop/desktop computer, or at minimum a tablet, is recommended for this workshop. A smart phone screen is too small for effectively viewing the client during the direct healing practices. AC power is suggested, or a fully charged battery that can last a minimum of 3.5 hours. Please download the latest version of the Zoom app the day of the workshop so you can fully participate. Zoom participant instructions and audio/video settings.

REGISTRATION. Please see the calendar listings below to find a workshop. FSS faculty members are independent contractors and register their own workshops. For registration details, please contact the instructor for the workshop you wish to attend.

Member Tuition Discount. Members of the Circle of the Foundation will receive $15 off of tuition for this workshop. Discount will be applied by the faculty member during registration. Not a member? Join us.

Electronic recording of audio, video, and images is not permitted during the workshop.

Find Power Soul Retrieval Method (online) in Your Area

The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.

How to Get Started (PDF) Online Workshops In-Person Workshops Index FAQ

The Basic Workshop - The Way of the Shaman® is the prerequisite for all advanced workshops and trainings. You must complete the Basic Workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member before registering for any advanced workshop.

All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.

All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).

United States
Dec 13-17, 2021
Southeast EST
Dec 13 9am-12:30pm
Dec 15 9am-12:30pm
Dec 17 9am-12:30pm
Sharon Licata
10.5 FSS CE credits
Sharon Licata
Register Online
Dec 18-19, 2021
West MST
Dec 18 10am-4pm
Dec 19 10am-4pm
Robbie Staufer
10.5 FSS CE credits
Robbie Staufer
Register Online
Jan 15-16, 2022
West PST
Jan 15 9am-5:30pm
Jan 16 9am-12:30pm
Mujiba Cabugos
10.5 FSS CE credits
Mujiba Cabugos
Feb 26-27, 2022
Southeast EST
Feb 26 9:30am-5:30pm
Feb 27 9:30am-1:30pm
Jack & Marcia Hebrank
10.5 FSS CE credits
Marcia and Jack Hebrank
Mar 05-12, 2022
Midwest MST
Mar 5 9am-12:30pm
Mar 6 9am-12:30pm
Mar 12 9am-12:30pm
Ellen Winner
10.5 FSS CE credits
Ellen Winner
Register Online
Apr 02-03, 2022
Northeast EDT
Apr 2 10am-5:30pm
Apr 3 10am-1:30pm
Nan Moss
10.5 FSS CE credits
Nan Moss
Nov 27-Dec 04, 2021
Eastern Canada EST
Nov 27 10am-1:30pm
Nov 28 10am-1:30pm
Dec 4 10am-1:30pm
Glenn Campbell
10.5 FSS CE credits
Glenn Campbell
Register Online
Latin America
Dec 17-18, 2021
Argentina, Chile, Brazil AT
Dec 17 6pm-9:30pm
Dec 18 10am-6pm
Gerardo Roemer Gerardo Roemer

Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.