FoxFire Institute of Shamanic Studies, School of Experiential Shamanism, School of Integrative Medicine – Founded 1988

School of Experiential Shamanism & School of Integrative Medicine

FoxFire Institute is a Shamanic-based School and Spiritual Community
Founded in 1988.

Our school offers programs in:

  • Cross-cultural Experiential Shamanism
  • Enneagram Studies
  • Native American Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Spiritual Crisis and Emergence
  • Professionalism, Ethics and Safety
  • Mythology and Storytelling
  • Continuing Education for Shamanic Practitioners

We also offer a professional qualification as a Certified Shamanic Practitioner® after completing a five-year training based on the subjects above.

As a community, we are people trying to live in a spiritual way in a modern world. We have created an environment where people that feel called to be of service can learn, heal and grow personally as well as professionally. Shamanism informs and guides the work that we do in our respective fields. We work as artists, teachers, in medicine, design and business.


Applications for the next Yearlong classes are now open

The next starting dates are:

  • Class 20, Fall 2015: 01 October 2015
  • Class 21, Fall 2016: 06 October 2016

Why study with us?

  • We offer a grounded, practical and experience-based approach.
  • We have small working groups with typically 4 – 6 people per class.
  • We offer a personalized learning environment with time for questions and integration.
  • Experience: our Program in Experiential Shamanism began in January 1993. Since then, we have graduated 18 one-year classes and 8 four-year classes.
  • We have a fantastic international community of graduates who continue to support each other long after graduation.

Please contact us for an application or interview.

New Classes and Calendar

The 2014 class and community calendars are now posted. We have the dates for the next three Yearlong classes organized and will be beginning a new two-year professional training for working with “Spiritual Crisis and Spiritual Openings” in the Fall 2014. More to come in the next week!

25th Anniversary Year

I would like to take a moment to welcome you to our 25th Anniversary year! This year is dedicated to reflection and celebration of the wonderful and challenging work that we have done together. There are special events planned, a few parties and even a surprise or two in the works. I hope you will join us, either in person or online to check-in, reconnect or discover our community. Here’s wishing you a great year ahead!

S. Alexander Alich – School Director

Upcoming Events

  1. Friday Evening Group – Living a Spiritual Life, On Earth

    18. December @ 18:30 - 22:00
  2. 11th Annual CSP Meeting – Retreat on Rügen

    28. October 2016 - 30. October 2016



S Alexander Alich Alexander Alich, School Director

FoxFire Institute of Shamanic Studies

Flemmingstraße 8
12163 Berlin (Steglitz)

Tel: +49 (30) 79 74 56 53

Near U9 Schlossstr.
& S1 Rathaus Steglitz
Map / Directions