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Warrior in the Heart Foundation

Shamanic Practitioner Training

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It is necessary to have completed a full Shamanic Journey weekend before taking the Shamanic Practitioner Training.

The Shamanic Practitioner Training course starts with a 6 day intensive, 2 days non-residential and 4 days residential - followed by 2 more non-residential weekend meetings, then another 5 days 3 of which are residential in February 2014

The non-residential weekends are in Glastonbury and the residential parts are at EarthSpirit Centre near Glastonbury

When you have completed this course you will be given a Student Practitioner Certificate, and after you have completed the necessary case-studies and worked under supervision for 6 months you will be awarded a Shamanic Practitioners certificate.

Cost including all tuition, supervision and residential costs: £1375.

For dates and full details of this training at the Isle of Avalon Foundation and to book, follow the link below:

After you have completed all the Shamanic Practitioner Training weekends you are eligible to join the Blue Canoe Sacred Circle initiated in the year of 2000. It is open for all who have completed the Practitioner Training. We meet for a day every three months in Glastonbury for sharing and updating our knowledge, looking after ourselves and doing a ceremony for world healing.

When you have completed all your training including case studies and have become a qualified Shamanic Practitioner you will be offered a place on our Register of Shamanic Practitioners

Warrior in the Heart Foundation now have our own Block Insurance Scheme at Balens, this can be used for your Shamanic work and any other complementary therapies providing that you have a certificate of competence.

For more information about this Block Insurance Scheme, Block Insurance Scheme download this PDF file ↓

For further information about this course, please e.mail: The Isle of Avalon Foundation office on 01458 833933 or email


Comments from previous students

After a year of listening to your sage words the moment is ripe for you to fall silent for just a few minutes. This is the time for us students to redress that balance and from all our hearts express our deep felt thanks for all the work, effort, support and kindness you have given us over the last year.

The very best teachers effect eternity for they never know where their influence stops. Both as a group and individually we have all grown into our shamanic reality and nurtured our souls so they can bloom into their potential. What sculpture is to a block of marble education is to the soul. All of ours have been forever reshaped by your guidance and for that we will be ever grateful. There is that old legend of the Indian woman who over her life weaves her wonderful blanket but will leave a flaw in it to let the soul free.

Howard and Elsa taking our meagre shamanic abilities with powerful intent you have produced a beautiful tapestry where our flaws have been shown as important parts of our whole without which our spirits cannot fly free. Horace the Greek philosopher best summed up the conundrum which exists in this world where people will hasten to remove anything which hurts their eye but postpone the cure for many years if it is something which affects their soul. What you have shown us is that maybe our group can join with the community, the shamanic movement you have created, a start to reset the balance.

Now comes the hard part. I’ve never understood where the good is in goodbye. But, I have learnt not to be too dismayed. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those that are friends. That there is a close bond between our group is unquestionable and like the latitudes and longitudes that describe our earth friends can be far away but with a little thought you can always find them. I hope we can all remain in touch and continue to assist and support each other in our journeys ahead. As a good sailor I can tell you the world is round and the place that appears to be an end is also the beginning. We are all impatient for this new start. Thank you again for giving us a wonderful new course to steer.

With fondest blessings from all your shamanic practitioner students: 2009 – 2010

I have grown so much spiritually and have re-discovered my self worth and confidence.

Thank you for being a part of my voyage of discovery. I will always remember this and bless you for your love and hard work in making this course unforgettable.

You’re a truly inspiring couple in the truest sense of the word.

After years of searching I have found my magic.

  • Isle of Avalon Foundation
  • The Glastonbury Experience
  • 2-4 High Street
  • Glastonbury
  • Somerset
  • BA6 9DU

Tel: 01458 833933


Howard and Elsa Malpas are experienced Shamanic practitioners with over thirty years of experience in Shamanism and teaching the sacred art.

To contact Howard and Elsa, please use the contact page.


Get the Heart right and everything else follows