Bhola Banstola, Nepalese Shaman

                                                     Bhola was born in the foothills of Mount Everest in the district of Bhojpur.

                                                     At a young age, he was chosen by the ancestral spirits to carry their message

                                                     and healing traditions. Bhola received his training from his grandfather who was

                                                     a skilful and well-known local shaman. He has also studied shamanism with

                                                     different teachers in Nepal, Northeast India, Bhutan and parts of Sikkim

                                                     and Darjeeling. 

                                                     Bhola was educated in Nepal and India and holds a Master's Degree in Cultural

                                                     Anthropology from Delhi University. He is a graduate in Naturopathy from the

I                                                    Indian Board of Alternative Medicines in Calcutta. He has spent long periods with

                                                     Shamans in India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet and is a bridge between worlds and

                                                     cultures. He has been working and teaching all over the world, including his

                                                     native country, Asia, Europe and America.


Retreat Prerequisites: A working knowledge of shamanic journeying is required. Fotoula offers in-depth workshops in shamanism and shamanic journeying as well as a weekly Shamanic Circle – the Way of the Drum.

To contact Fotoula email –

Theme – TBC

In the retreat Bhola will impart sacred knowledge and conduct traditional shamanic initiations and empowerments to help us align with these sacred energies that work within and outside time and space. He will also offer the transmission of sacred mantras, mudras and sacred geometry that takes the form of mandalas. This is a transmission of an authentic tradition, which is still practiced and respected throughout the Himalayas.

The Theme for the retreat will be confirmed by Bhola and we will update the website accordingly

Residential Retreat


The retreat is residential, with shared accommodation. Meals are vegetarian. If you have special requirements (gluten free, vegan etc), please let us know in advance and we will make provision for you.

The fee for the retreat includes Bhola's teachings, accommodation and food.

The Retreat begins with dinner at 6.00pm on
Thurs 22nd June and finishes with lunch at 1.00pm

on Sun 25th June 2023


Venue: Carronvale House Conference & Rec Centre

             Carronvale Rd, Larbert, FK5 3LH, Scotland

Dates:  18.00, Thurs 22nd – 13.00, Sun 25th June 2023

Cost:     £495.00  / Deposit £350.00 – the deposit

              (non-refundable) secures your place

Book:    To book your place, or if you have any

              questions, please contact Fotoula:



As spaces are limited, please let us know as soon

as possible, if you wish to attend



Sandra Ingerman's testimonial

"Bhola is an extraordinary shaman who is carrying down a beautiful tradition that he was initiated into by his grandfather. Bhola is a true example of a shaman who can walk into a room and uplift everyone and transform by his presence of light and love. His teaching style is filled with love, clarity, truth, wisdom, and humour. Everyone I know who has studied with Bhola has loved his workshop. And it is a true gift to receive a healing from Bhola. Do not miss any opportunity you have to work with Bhola!"


Sandra Ingerman is a shamanic teacher, and author of many including "Soul Retrieval" and "Medicine for the Earth"

Himalayas mountain range

Shamanic Retreat with Nepalese Shaman – Bhola Banstola
22nd – 25th June 2023, Larbert, Scotland

Theme – to be confirmed

Bhola Banstola Nepalese Shaman