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Updated February 2, 2019

This is the official schedule of Classes and Events for the Church of Earth Healing.

Currently Bekki is based in Ithaca NY and is teaching primarily 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. Barter arrangements and payment plans are available for students with financial limitations. It has always been our policy to make the teachings available to anyone with a sincere interest in the work.

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 Bekki about sponsorship. There will soon be a trained group of practitioners available to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism. Details will be posted here, as they complete the final stage of their certifications.

FOR THOSE WHO ARE NOT AWARE
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 dear friend, 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

Workshops and Events 2019
Shamanic Healing Circles in Athens OH:
Church of Earth Healing Shamanic Drumming Circle meets on Wednesdays from 7-9 pm. This shamanic healing circle has been meeting weekly since 1989 (see details below). If you are interested in attending, please 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 is assisting them by training a group of graduates of the Advanced Shamanic Healing Trainings and Apprenticeships to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism course. This training was given to six trainees in Athens OH in August 2018, and to three trainees in Ithaca NY in September 2018. The trainees will be teaching their inaugural workshops in Ohio and other locations in 2019. Some of these have been scheduled and are noted below.

Shamanic Healing Circles in Ithaca NY:
Bekki
facilitates the Ithaca branch of the Church of Earth Healing 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 has been teaching shamanic Apprenticeships since 2016. These Apprenticeship trainings, which are taught to small groups of 4 or fewer participants to give quality attention to the students, 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 plant spirit work and 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, To The Waters and The Wild , etc).

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.

Additional workshops are posted through the year, so check for updates. You can find more information on the workshops that Bekki teaches here.


NOTE: Workshop listings followed by TBA indicate weekends Bekki is available to teach. She plans to limit her teaching to once or twice a month, so not all dates will be filled. She is open to inquiries from potential sponsors, on these dates.


2018

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: Healing with the help of 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
Fundamentals of Shamanism in Dayton OH, taught by Michelle Sampson and Babsi Silver Moon, teachers-in-training; Bekki with be observing this first flight by the newly trained teachers. This weekend workshop completes Michelle's and Babsi's training as Church of Earth Healing teachers. After this weekend they are fully certified to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism workshop as developed by Crow Swimsaway and Bekki Shining Bearheart.  To register for this class contact Babsi at babsi2u@gmail.com
6-29  Mercury is retrograde,  no workshops scheduled. Bekki will be working on her Shamanic Healing Tarot deck.
30-31
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Shamanic Extraction; Ithaca NY

April
6-7  
Fundamentals of Shamanism at ARTS West in Athens OH, taught by Sidonia Nightsky, teacher-in-training; Bekki with be observing this first flight by this newly trained teacher. This weekend workshop completes Sidonia's training as a Church of Earth Healing teacher. After this weekend she is fully certified to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism workshop as developed by Crow Swimsaway and Bekki Shining Bearheart. To register contact Sidonia at Hawkslanding Retreat Center, 740-596-4288 or email gmaspider@yahoo.com 
13-14
Shamanic Healing Apprenticeship 2018 with Bekki Shining Bearheart: Exorcism and De-Possession; Ithaca NY
20-21
27-28
Circle of the Ancestors
in Athens OH with Bekki Shining Bearheart location TBA

May
4-5 Circle of the Ancestors in Ithaca NY with Bekki Shining Bearheart
11-12
17-19 Shamanic Rattle- and Tool-Making with Bekki Shining Bearheart; Ithaca NY This workshop begins at 6 pm on Friday night and goes till 9; and from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday. Participants journey to their allies for guidance on making rattles and/or other tools for their shamanic practice, then Bekki assists them in the construction of their visions.  This class gets rave reviews from participants.
25-26 Shamanic Workshop with Bekki, Ithaca NY; topic TBA

June
1-2 
Fundamentals of Shamanism with Colleen McKenzie in Ithaca NY
8-9
15-16 Shamanic Workshop with Bekki; topic and location TBA
22-23
29-30 Shamanic Workshop with Bekki; topic and location TBA

July
6-7
July 8-August 2 Mercury is retrograde,  no workshops scheduled. Bekki will be working on her Shamanic Healing Tarot deck.

August
3-4
10-11
Fundamentals of Shamanism Athens OH, taught by Suzanne Sloo and additional teachers-in-training; Bekki with be observing this first flight by these newly trained teachers. This weekend workshop completes their training as Church of Earth Healing teachers. After this weekend they are fully certified to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism workshop as developed by Crow Swimsaway and Bekki Shining Bearheart. For information or to register please contact Suzanne Sloo: spiritdeerrider@gmail.com
17-18 Rooted in the Heart, Seeded in the Soul in Athens OH with Bekki Shining Bearheart. This workshop will take place at Dragon Waters, and we will be working in the Herb Garden
24-25
Rooted in the Heart, Seeded in the Soul in Ithaca NY with Bekki Shining Bearheart. This workshop will take place in the Herb Garden at Medicine Spring Farm.
31-Sept 1

September
7-8
14-15  Shamanic Workshop with Bekki; topic and location TBA
21-22
27-29
Shamanic Rattle- and Tool-Making in Athens OH with Bekki Shining Bearheart. Location TBA
 
October
5-6
12-13
18-20 Shamanic Rattle- and Tool-Making OR Dreaming the Journey (Shamanic Dreamwork) with Bekki Shining Bearheart; Ithaca NY (TBD) This workshop begins at 6:30 pm on Friday night and goes till 9:30; and from 10-5 on Saturday and Sunday.
26-27

November
1-21  Mercury is retrograde,  no workshops scheduled. Bekki will be working on her Shamanic Healing Tarot deck.
23-24

30- Dec 1

December

7-8
14-15
21 Winter Solstice/Yule
21-22
28-29 Shamanic Workshop with Bekki; topic and location TBA