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Updated March 9, 2020

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.

For the last 20 years the cost for our workshops has been $150 per weekend; This year the price will increase to $200, to keep up with the increase in the cost of living. THE EXCEPTION IS THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHAMANISM SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 23-24, WHICH WILL BE AT THE PREVIOUS FEE OF $150. 

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

Currently, with quarantine in effect throughout most areas of the country due to the pandemic, Bekki is teaching online through Zoom. She will not be teaching in person until it is clear that the threat is over.

Currently the shamanic drumming groups mentioned below are meeting online.

EXPERIENCE WITH SHAMANIC JOURNEYING IS REQUIRED FOR ALL WORKSHOPS EXCEPT THE FUNDAMENTALS OF SHAMANISM, OR UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. Please contact Bekki 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 is now a trained group of practitioners who are advanced students of Bekki and Crow who are available to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism. Bekki can furnish a list of people certified to teach the Fundamentals of Shamanism, and contact information, to anyone interested in beginning shamanic studies.

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 2020-2021
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 more are in the works. During the Covid pandemic this group is meeting on line.

Shamanic Healing Circles in Ithaca NY:
Bekki
facilitates the Ithaca branch of the Church of Earth Healing Shamanic Drumming Circle on Mondays 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 2015. During the Covid pandemic this group is meeting on line.

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.
Currently, due to Covid 19, all teaching is on line, except for Rooted in the Heart, which takes place outsdie and socially distanced.

2020
June
6-7

13-14
Monday and Tuesday 15-16 Bekki is teaching Fundamentals of Shamanism on Zoom.
Contact her for more information and to register.
20-21
Wednesday and Thursday 24-25 Bekki is teaching Circle of Ancestors on Zoom.
Contact her for more information and to register.
27-28
Monday and Tuesday 29-30 Bekki is teaching Rooted in the Heart, Seeded in the Soul:  Shamanic Work with Plant Spirits, in her medicinal herb garden in Ithaca NY. All participants must observe Covid 19 precautions- social distancing, masks etc, and the class is limited to 4 people.
Contact her for more information and to register.
 
July
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26 To the Waters and the Wild Bekki will be teaching this workshop on Zoom for a private group in Western MA

August
1-2
8-9

15-16
22-23
To the Waters and the Wild Bekki will be teaching this workshop on Zoom. Contact Bekki for more information.
29-30

September
5-6
12-13
19-20
26-27

 
October
3-4
10-11

17-18
23-25
Bekki is teaching Fundamentals of Shamanism on Zoom. Friday from 5:30-8:00, Sunday from 10-5, and an additional session on Monday or Tuesday following.  Contact her for more information and to register.
31-Nov 1

November
Friday and Saturday 6-7 Bekki is teaching Singing Wolf, Listening Deer: Balance and Power in the Heart and on the Path on Zoom. Contact her for more information.
14-15
Bekki will teach Circle of the Ancestors on Zoom. Contact her for more information.
21-22

28-29


December

5-6
12-13
19-20
21 Winter Solstice/Yule
26-27

2021

January
2-3
9-10
16-17
23-24
Bekki is teaching Fundamentals of Shamanism on Zoom.  Contact her for more information and to register. This class begins at 9:30.

25 Starting Monday January 25, Bekki is teaching a new online Zoom class, Introduction to Metaphysics, every Monday from 12:30- 2:30 pm EST, Topics range from numerology, tarot and astrology to vibrational healing (colors, auras, etc), magical herbalism and magical gardening, and more. This class extends through June. It is a "taster" course, designed to help participants get familiar enough with the subjects to pursue serious study. Hand-outs and a recommended reading list for each class are included, and most sessions include example readings involving class members or other hands-on experience. Cost is $25 pr two-hour session. Contact Bekki for more information.
 
 February
6-7
13-14
20-21
27-28

March

6-7
13-14
20-21 Mapping the Landscape of Love: Shamanic Guidance for Navigating Relationships 10 am - 5 pm EST Saturday and Sunday, taught by Bekki Shining Bearheart on Zoom. Contact her to register.
27-28


April
3-4  Workshop with Bekki TBA
10-11
16-18
24-25

May
1-2 Drumming in the Temple 9 am - 4 pm EST Saturday and Sunday, taught by Bekki Shining Bearheart on Zoom. Contact her to register.
8-9
15-16
22-23
29-30

June
5-6
12-13
19-20
26-27

July
3-4
10-11
17-18
24-25


August
7-8

14-15
21-22

28-29 Rooted in the Heart, Seeded in the Soul 10 am -5 pm EST Saturday and Sunday, taught by Bekki Shining Bearheart at Medicine Spring Farm in Ithaca NY

September
4-5
11-12
18-19
25-26

 
October
2-3
9-10

16-17
22-23

30-31

November
6-7
13-14

20-21

27-28


December

4-5
11-12
18-19 Workshop with Bekki TBA
21 Winter Solstice/Yule
25-26