FoxFire Institute is a Shamanic-based School and Spiritual Community
Founded in 1988.
Now celebrating our 31st year!
Our school offers programs in:
Cross-cultural Experiential Shamanism
Native American Medicine
Spiritual Crisis and Emergence
Professionalism, Ethics and Safety
Mythology, Storytelling & Circle Work
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.
These days are a chance to learn about FoxFire Institute, our programs and our work. We will talk about what we do as well as undertake some experiential work.
This course focuses on the tools and skills at the base of any spiritual practice including the shamanic pathway. This year is for building stability and maintaining healthy borders while learning how to build and maintain lifelong spiritual connections and practices.
October 26, 2019 13:00 – 17:30
January 18, 2020, 13:00 – 17:30
Next program start date: early March 2020
Certified Shamanic Practitioner® Program
This is our professional education for people who want to work as shamanic practitioners or want to integrate shamanistic work into their established professional practice (medical professionals, educators, artists, etc.).
October 27, 2019 13:00 – 17:30
January 19, 2020, 13:00 – 17:30
Next program start date: late February 2020
Limited to 8 people per day. Please register beforehand.
The next starting date for Foundation Year Training is early-March 2020. Applications are now open. Please consider joining us for our Taster Days in October 2019 or January 2020.
Why study with us?
We offer a grounded, practical and experience-based approach.
We have focused working groups with typically 4 – 6 people per class.
We offer a personalized learning environment with time for questions, critical thinking, reflection, feedback and integration.
Safety: we provide an ethically grounded and drug-free working environment
Experience: our Yearlong in Experiential Shamanism began in January 1993 and our five-year Certified Shamanic Practitioner® in 1999. Since then, we have graduated 25 one-year classes, 8 four-year classes as well as certifying over 25 professional practitioners trained in guiding and facilitating people on their path of growth and healing.
We have a fantastic international community of graduates who continue to support each other long after graduation.
Please contact us for an informal first interview.
This foundation-building course focuses on the tools and skills that are the base of any spiritual practice including, but not limited to shamanic study. This year is for your own experience, building stability and maintaining healthy borders. It is also a chance to clarify your way and to learn how to build and maintain lifelong spiritual connections and practices. Our intention is to give you the best possible foundation for your future personal and spiritual growth.
During the year we will learn and practice skills that are required to undertake a spiritual training or path. These skills are becoming less and less common in our fast-paced, information and technology-centered lives. You will learn practices for becoming quiet, for grounding, reflection, discernment and integration. You will also learn about using good judgment, ethical practice and staying safe in the work.