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Shamanic Practitioner Training Course UK

This is a powerful and in-depth shamanic practitioner training that involves learning and practicing ancient ways. The shamanic practitioner course is designed to take participants through the initiations of the shamanic path and teach the healing work of a shamanic practitioner. Participants will work with spirit guides and teachers of the light, to become the bridge between the worlds and bring the spiritual light into the physical reality.

The shamanic course will cover: cord cutting and dismemberment, ceremony, power retrieval, soul retrieval, shamanic journeying and divination, shamanic healing, shamanic transfiguration and medicine for the Earth, ancestral healing, death and dying, de-possession, extraction, moon and sun rites and shamanic re-birthing. It is a comprehensive course offering a strong foundation for shamanic practice.


The whole course training is taught as a two year ceremony. It is much more than sharing information and techniques. We will be riding a shamanic wave on a journey home to ourselves. We hope that the ceremony will carry everyone to a new depth and inner understanding, within and outside the times we meet. 

Meeting Dates: November 2023 – October 2025


11-12 November,   09-10 December


17-18 February,   06-07 April,    01-02 June,   10-11 August,   26-27 October,   07-08 December


15-16 February,   04-06 April – Residential Retreat,   07-08 June,   30-31 August,   25 October – Graduation



Shamanic Training Practical Information

Times:      10.00 – 17.00 each day

Venue:      The Library (top floor), Glasgow Theosophical Society, 17 Queen's Crescent, Glasgow, G4 9BL


Cost:        £3,500.00 for the entire course: 12 weekends of teachings (including a 2-night Residential Retreat)

                 and a graduation ceremony.     

Payment Plan 1: Pay £500.00 deposit to secure your place. Then pay the balance (£2,850.00) before the course begins on 10 Nov 2023. (The total course fee is reduced to £3,350.00 if paid in full before course starts.)


Payment Plan 2: £510.00 deposit to secure your place. Then pay 13 payments of £230.00 on the Monday prior to each teaching weekend. Please note: this payment plan can be adapted to an individual monthly plan.


(Please note: All deposits are non refundable and non transferable. Also, participants are required to pay the total fee, even if they drop out before the course finishes. See also our terms and conditions).


Bookings: Places are limited, advance booking is required. To book, email Fotoula:


How to pay: Payment is through Bank Transfer. Please email The School ( for our bank details.


Shamanic Practitioners who have trained with the ISIS School and wish to repeat: Payment Plan 3: The cost is reduced to £1,750, deposit £255.00. Then pay 13 payments of £115.00 on the Monday prior to each teaching weekend. If you are interested in repeating the course please email Fotoula:

The exquisite Shamanic Practitioner’s course with Fotoula and Fi, of the ISIS School of Holistic Health has been entirely life altering. A beautiful trajectory of self discovery, profound revelations and the deepest healing. I had absolutely no idea what I was letting myself in for. I had no experience, expectations and had never even met a Shaman, however I had a deep calling to this work and the first time I spoke with Fotoula, I knew I had found my teacher.


The course itself is absolutely incredible, comprehensive and meticulously put together. Fotoula and Fi are passionate, gifted teachers, they have such incredible wisdom and compassion. Both so generous with their time, nothing is too much trouble. Everything was explained in such detail, we would then carry out each ceremony, step by step. Starting with the basic principals as our foundation, and each month adding to our Shamanic toolkit so that the course flowed seamlessly.


On completion I felt completely confident and fully supported to take a huge leap of faith, and entirely change the landscape of my life, fully stepping onto my sacred path. Since then everything has changed irrevocably, I now hold regular Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies, drum circles, work at women’s retreats, I have one to one clients and new projects in the pipeline.


This course is a joy from start to finish, the only downside for me was when it finished. I loved every minute and would recommend it in a heartbeat. Fotoula and Fi are the most beautiful souls, their teaching style is fabulous, a gorgeous blend of heartfelt humour and hard work. For me, The Shamanic Practitioner’s course was and continues to be completely life affirming, I have never been happier in my own skin, remembering the core nature of my essential being, it brought me home to myself.


If you hear the whisper of Shamanic practice this course is for you and you won’t find more heart led teachers.

Rhonda Spence, Holistic Health Coach

Training as a Shamanic Practitioner

A shamanic practitioner is someone who is willing to step into the unknown and surrender to the River of Life and Divine Will


Shamanism has been practiced for thousands of years. As the veils between the worlds become thinner, in these times, many people are drawn to the ancient spirituality of Mother Earth and Father Sky.


Shamanism is a lifetime practice. It is a vocation, an inner calling, a way of life. When the calling comes, either in our heart or through a spiritual experience, Fotoula, as a teacher, can help you navigate the spiritual planes and teach you how can harness your inherent shamanic gifts. Through the training as a shamanic practitioner, you have the opportunity to grow personally and spiritually and if you choose to, become a vessel of spiritual power and light that can help other people, as well as your community. 

At the same time, a practitioner needs to be grounded. Unless the practice is based in the present and everyday reality, it has little value.


Rather than teaching individual modules, we offer an in-depth training that will cover the aspects that you need

for your work. Our teaching includes theory, but it is experiential. You will learn through group work, individual practice, initiations, ritual and ceremony. 

Some Topics Covered – based on Classic Core Shamanism

Power Retrieval and Introduction: We will cover the three shamanic worlds, the three times, as well as experiential practice of shamanic healing and working with the animal spirits in alternative realities. Participants also learn to retrieve power and life-force for clients through journeying.

In Medicine for the Earth and Shamanic Healing with Spiritual Light we ally with the four elements, perform space clearing and experience our own radiance through the light of our essence, the shamanic transfiguration. 

Shamanic Practitioner Training

Soul Retrieval in the cornerstone of shamanic healing and practiced widely across the globe by indigenous shamans. We learn to retrieve other peoples' soul essence, remember our intention for incarnating and release

the soul essence we have carried that belongs to other people. 


Shamanic Extraction is a way to extract energetic intrusions from the body of your client and neutralise them, 


A big part of our work is being the psychopomp, helping those who are in the process of dying or have died but could not cross through the veil. You will  learn about the soul's journey after death, the rebirth in the spiritual realms and how to support people who are grieving. We also work with de-possession. This is the work of Death and Dying.


Ancestral Healing is a very important part of the course. Many of the issues we face in our lives, may originate in the ancestors. We learn how to heal our lineage and integrate its gifts. We work with and honour the wise ancestors who are part of our healing team.


Ceremonial work focuses on working with Mother Earth, the Wheel, the sun and moon and astral energies.

We see ourselves as part of the Earth and Nature and at the same time we are the cosmic traveller.  


Shamanic Birthing and Rebirthing initiates a new beginning on our path of life. A wonderful way of working

to heal our own birthing into the world and to connect once more to our intention for incarnating. 

Supporting your Work – having a Spiritual Shamanic Practice

In committing to walk the shamanic path, you open yourself to spiritual beings of light and it is important to work with integrity and for the highest good. It is also important to practice. 


Below are some suggestions for people who wish to focus on, and take ownership of their shamanic path:


  • Practice shamanic journeying once a week.

  • Have a regular daily spiritual practice that helps calm the conditioned mind. This could be meditation, mantra chanting, time in nature, ritual, ceremony etc. It may be different for each person.

  • Continue personal development through inner work. Shamanism is a path where we embrace our vulnerability, open our heart and work with integrity and love. As we walk this path, issues and patterns will come up. If we choose to acknowledge and work with the patterns they can be cleared, and we can move towards becoming 'the clear vessel' through which the light of spirit shines.

  • As we walk further along the path we will be called to: develop our integrity, and personal responsibility;

  • look at addictive behaviours and what takes us out of balance; develop self love, as well as understanding;

  • and compassion for all beings; whilst at the same time embracing our own personal power and soul purpose.

Shamanic Practitioner Course UK

Two-year training started Nov 2023 in Glasgow, UK – finishes Oct 2025

Shamanic Practitioner Course UK

A shamanic practitioner is a bridge between the world of spirit and the alternative realities, and our own physical world. The practitioner crosses the bridge entering parallel universes to bring healing, life-force, guidance and deep awareness to themselves, their clients and their community. 

Shamanic Practitioner Course

"You are straddling the two realities, the physical and the spiritual, integrating them and bringing them to the whole."

Spirit words given to Fotoula 

in a dream describing 

a shamanic practitioner –

Shamanic Teacher: Fotoula Adrimi

Shamanic Teacher Fotoula Adrimi

Fotoula was born into the Adrimi family in Greece (Adrimi means of the Oak tree). As a child, Fotoula was intrigued by the local ceremonies of bone divination and full moon rituals that originate from ancient Greece.


When the shamanic path called her, Fotoula had a spiritual awakening. Since then she has studied and travelled intensively, training in shamanism with Sandra Ingerman and indigenous shamans from various traditions (Native American, Himalayan, Peruvian, Toltec). She has also retrieved many of the old ceremonies and stories from her living elders and ancestral spirits.


Fotoula is highly experienced in teaching the shamanic ways and radiates the light of compassion to her students. She has been holding weekly shamanic circles and workshops since 2009 and teaching shamanic practitioners since 2012. As a practitioner herself, Fotoula has been working with clients since 2007 and has helped hundreds of people. Fotoula is the author of the best selling book: The Golden Book of Wisdom: Ancient Spirituality and Shamanism in Modern Times. 

Find out about Fotoula's Book

About the Shamanic Practitioner Course, Glasgow, UK

To graduate as a shamanic practitioner participants need to complete all modules and casework, and attend the graduation ceremony. This is a commitment each participant makes with the wise spirits / guardians of these ancient teachings. The course teaches the methods but it is up to participants and their wise spirit teachers to develop the art. No-one can make us a practitioner. It is an inner calling and a gift from spirit to the person.

Once you sign up, changes may take place to align you with your path and soul's calling. Places on the course are limited. Should there be any restrictions to meeting in-person (eg lockdowns) the course will continue online for the affected weekends.


If you are interested in the Practitioner's course email Fotoula:

In addition, there may be spaces available for anyone who has already completed the Shamanic Practitioner Course with The ISIS School of Holistic Health, and wishes to repeat the course.

New to Shamanism

If you are new to Shamanism or you wish to brush up on your journeying skills we recommend the Introduction to Shamanism Course. You can do this Online. Or in person.

The In person 2-day Introduction to Shamanism Course  New Dates TBC

The Online 7 Module Introduction to Shamanism Course  

You can also attend one of Fotoula's Shamanic Circles

Shamanic Journey merging with our shamanic spirit

Shamanic Journey Video

In this video Fotoula guides us on a shamanic ceremony-journey to merge with your ancestral helping spirit and power animal for the purpose of shamanic healing

Training as a Shamanic Practitoner
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