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Updated July 18, 2018

It is with great sadness that I inform friends and associates, and other interested individuals, that Crow Swimsaway passed from this earth plane on April 7, 2018. Crow enjoyed phenomenal health for most of his 81 years, maintaining the vigor of a much younger person. but contracted an inflammatory lung condition in late 2017, which worsened over the winter. In early March he was hospitalized with the Ohio Veterans Administration, and did not recover.

I will be continuing the work of the Church. Dragon Waters, our beloved home for over 3 decades, which has hosted many of our church functions, is in the process of becoming home to one of our long-time students, and will continue to function as the sanctuary it became under our stewardship. It will also continue to host some of the events we have facilitated over the years, and to be a welcome respite and retreat for friends and students.

Thanks to all who have supported our work for the last 3 decades. I hope you will continue to find spiritual aid and guidance through these offerings.

                                                               ---- Bekki Shining Bearheart

Currently Bekki is based in Ithaca NY and is teaching in central NY. She keeps a schedule of classes in NY state and other locations, which will also be listed here; contact her directly at bekki@church-of-earth-healing.org, unless another contact is listed on this page. Workshops she offers are $150 per weekend, unless otherwise noted.

Two-day weekend workshops at Dragon Waters, and sometimes at other locations, will occasionally be offered, by her and by other teachers under the auspices of the Church, in the Athens Ohio area. Workshops normally begin at 10 AM both Saturday and Sunday and run till 5 PM, unless otherwise noted.

EXPERIENCE WITH SHAMANIC JOURNEYING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHAMANISM, OR UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. Please contact us if you need more information about this.

Advance registration is strongly recommended for all workshops.

 Always check directly with the listed organizers/teachers before any scheduled event, to make sure events are happening as announced.

If you are in an area where these workshops are not currently being offered, and you wish to bring them to your area, please contact us about sponsorship.


Workshops and Events 2018
Shamanic Drumming Circles in Athens OH: Church of Earth Healing Circle on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. This shamanic healing circle has been meeting weekly since 1989. Contact Bekki and she will put you in touch with a circle member. Thankfully the Athens circle is dedicated to continuing the work of Crow and Bekki in the Athens, Ohio area. Bekki will be assisting them by training a group of graduates of the Advanced Shamanic Healing Trainings and Apprenticeships to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism course. This will occurin Athens OH in August, and in Ithaca NY in September. See details below.

Bekki
facilitates the Ithaca Shamanic Drumming Circle on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm, in Ithaca NY. For more information or to attend, please contact her directly. This shamanic healing circle has been meeting weekly since January 2014.

Both circles follow the protocol established by Bekki and Crow many years ago. A member of the circle creates sacred space while another smudges the participants, then a volunteer drums so that all can take a personal shamanic journey. A second, and sometimes third, journey is undertaken for anyone needing healing or shamanic help. Prior to that, updates on the results of previous weeks' journeys are given, and requests for help are shared. We finish with energy sending for healing prayers and prayers of gratitude, and final closing.


Bekki's 2017 Shamanic Apprenticeship in Ithaca NY will extend into 2018. This training is taught in 4-day segments. Her 2018 Apprenticeship is up and running.

Apprenticeships are taught in small groups of 4 or fewer participants to give quality attention to the students.
 As with all of the trainings Bekki and Crow have taught, the students are required to do free supervised shamanic sessions as part of their training. If you wish to schedule supervised healings with the trainees please contact Bekki. These healings are offered free of charge, as a service to the community.

NOTE: These Apprenticeship trainings replace the Two-Week Intensives which Bekki and Crow have taught since 1992. They cover roughly the same material, with a number of additions. The new formats allow inclusion of information on working with both Ancestors and the Fey in a healing context, as well as other material; these segments are not the same as, and do not replace, the two-day workshops that Bekki teaches on the same subjects (Circle of the Ancestors and To The Waters and The Wild).

Additional workshops are posted through the year, so check for updates.


2018

May

5-6  Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Earth Elementals; Ithaca NY
9-12 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2017 (Divine Guides and Fire Elementals)

12-13
19-20

26-27 Opening The Shamanic Voice with Bekki Shining Bearheart, assisted by Colleen McKenzie; Ithaca NY (Fulfills the requirement for the Energy Healing segment of Bekki's Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018


June
2-3
 

9-10
16-17

23-24
30- July 1 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Plant Spirits; Ithaca NY


July

7-8
14-15
21-22
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Water Elementals; Ithaca NY  28-29


August
4-5
 

11-12
17 Teacher Training Intensive for Fundamentals of Shamanism; Athens OH

18-19 Fundamentals of Shamanism with Bekki Shining Bearheart. assisted by Teacher Trainees; Athens OH This course is normally $150. To honor Crow's passing, it is being offered to the Athens community BY DONATION. PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD. Your donation supports the work of the Church and The Bodhi Tree, which is hosting us. Please be generous to our host! There are a few rooms available on site- cost varies according to the room.
25-26
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Air Elementals; Ithaca NY


September

1-2

8-9

15-16

22-23 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Faery Doctoring; Ithaca NY
28
Teacher Training Intensive for Fundamentals of Shamanism; Athens OH
29-30
Fundamentals of Shamanism with Bekki Shining Bearheart, assisted by Teacher Trainees; Ithaca NY.
To honor Crow's passing, it is being offered to the Athens community BY DONATION. PAY WHAT YOU CAN AFFORD. Your donation supports the work of the Church and the Foundation of Light, which is hosting us. Please be generous to our host.

October

6-7

12-14 Tentative! Shamanic Rattle and Tool-Making with Bekki in Ithaca NY; This is a 2 1/2 day workshop! Friday 6:30 pm-9:30 pm;Saturday and Sunday 10-5

20-21

27-28 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Ancestor Allies; Ithaca NY

November

3-4 Circle of the Ancestors with Bekki Shining Bearheart; Ithaca NY

10-11 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Fire Elementals; Ithaca NY

17-18

24-25

December

1-2

8-9 Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Psycho Pomp (Soul-guiding); Ithaca NY

15-16

22-23
29-30

2019
January
5-6
12-13
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Divine Guides; Ithaca NY
19-20
26-27

February

2-3
9-10
16-17
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Soul Retrieval; Ithaca NY
23-24

March
2-3
9-10
16-17
23-24 
30-31
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Shamanic Extraction; Ithaca NY

April
6-7
13-14
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Exorcism and De-Possession; Ithaca NY
20-21
27-28