Shadow and Light-Healing Practitioner Training-Introduction

4 Saturdays/4 months in Tucson AZ:  January 13, 2018, February 10, March 10, April 14   10am-4pm


Calling Light Beings and Shadow Workers who are ready to deepen your intuitive practices and enhance your healing abilities in your role as a Soul Tender in your Community.  


Enhance your Intuitive Self with the help of your Ancestors and Guides


This training is for those who feel called to be an intuitive healing practitioner and are ready to: 

1) Connect with your Spirit World, Guides and Ancestors through the shamanic journey and dreamwork to learn about your intuitive gifts (empathic, shamanic, psychic,and energetic ) within an Animist understanding of the worlds. 

2) Look at, listen to, and tend, aspects of your “Shadow” Self (personal and ancestral) with support of Spirit and Human allies, in order to more fully hold space for others and their “Shadows” as well as their Light.

3)Explore opportunities to practice your intuitive gifts with like minded people in an energetically safe environment that all participants create together. 

4) Accept the call to share one’s gifts in service to the Sacred Web of Life.

5) Create personal ceremonies and practitioner practices that are meaningful to you.

During this series, Quynn holds space for you to learn from your shamanic/animistic ancestors and inner teachers so you can strengthen your unique ways of spiritual healing and intuitive work.

This series is open to those with previous training in, or experience with, holding space for others.

Outline of Course

Each morning we will:

Bless our sacred space

Explore Shamanic Journey and Divination work for inner guidance regarding:

  • Calling forth Shadow sides of Self that are ready to be tended more deeply.  
  • Bringing forth One’s light more strongly in personal, public and professional life. 

Each afternoon we will:

Experience Intuitive exercises in pairs and teams for Spirit guided “sessions” within the group 

Close our Circle and clear ourselves

The following areas will be practiced:

1) Listening to inner guidance and building trust with internal Guides

2) Understanding your unique ways of intuitive perception

3) Shamanic Journey, Rhythmic Trance (drum and rattle) and Divination skills in your own unique ways

4) Bringing light to shadow places within self and while feeling safe/protected

5) Learning appropriate ways to share messages and energy with another person as a practitioner.

6)Tools and techniques for clearing, grounding, blessing and releasing


This 4 part series follows the 4 elements, each one guides us for one session as we explore areas of mind, body, soul and emotions in Self and Others.

Becoming a Shamanic Practitioner takes years and ultimately only the Spirits choose who is called to be a practitioner in a shamanic way.  Even if you are not be called to be a Shamanic Practitioner you are still able to incorporate Animist and Shamanic beliefs and tools into your practice.  This series can help you understand your calling and how to implement your gifts into the world.

Tuition for this 4 month Shamanic Training Series is $240-$480 sliding scale, depending on income, for entire series.  Participation in all sessions is expected.
A payment plan is possible. Reach out to Quynn for details.

This series does not make you a “shaman”, nor a shamanic practitioner. This series does encourage you to listen to what your Guides and Ancestors want from you. This series is Year 1 Level 1 (of 3) Practitioner Training with Quynn. Year 2 is Animist Soul Medic or Nature Guardian. Year 3 is Animist Minister or OOlah Shamanic Training. You do not need to proceed through all trainings .

Application:  To ensure that each participant is ready and able to fully participate, there is an application process for this training series.  If you are interested in attending, please email Quynn your answers to the following questions:

1) Do you have training or certification in any healing modality? Other related modality?
2) Why do you feel called to shamanic practice?
3) What do you want out of this training?
4)What is challenging you right now in your life?
5) Are you able to commit to all 4 sessions?

If you have not yet journeyed with Quynn, please join her in Tucson or online for a journey circle of your choice to be eligible to participate in this training.


Your guide is Quynn Red Mountain, shamanic practitioner, founder of the Institute of the Shamanic Arts, author and media producer. Quynn was called to the shamanic path while she was in her 20’s, and has worked with many people in individual and group settings since then. Find out more about Quynn, and ISA.  


Reflections from past participants:

“I was at a point in my life where I needed to be reawakened into my purpose as a healer. You provided a safe and beautiful space for that purpose.”

“I felt welcomed and appreciated as a colleague and have needed this community to help me be at peace and to find strength with like minded and hearted folks.”

“I am reclaiming something that was lost to my family through time and persecution.  I had always felt something was missing in my life, there was a void, this class filled that void. Reconnecting with my guides and my true nature in this life is a priceless gift.”

“You think this series is about being a Shamanic Practitioner. It is and it isn’t.  This series is about embracing and accepting the healer energy already dwelling inside you. It was, by far and wide, the best thing I have ever invested in, both of my energy, commitment and monetary resources.”

You, this class, and ISA have blessed and transformed me, given me the gift of myself that I had almost given up on searching for, and the words “thank you” do not even begin to cover the intensity and depth of my gratitude. It is like some sort of living embodiment of the Tao, or some magical entity you have called forth to heal, inspire and transform, not just us, but this world.”

“You provide a portal for infinite possibilities, without too much attachment to controlling the outcome.”

“Quynn, as always, conjures an outstanding circle. The energy channeled through her drumming touches people, myself included, and provides safety that is heard and felt in all the connected worlds.”

“Thank you for creating the space for me/us to PRACTICE….. I know that I wouldn’t be practicing on people without your encouragement and you having this class.”

“The Shamanic Training series helped me to string together the pieces in my life that I now better perceive as Gifts, and provided the space to explore them.  Due to this series I feel more confident in my ability to connect with my Spirit Guides and am ambitious to continue exploring the lessons that the Spirits hold for me.”

“Quynn’s Shamanic Practitioner workshop series has expanded my repertoire for my healing practice and helped me feel more comfortable using the shamanic techniques I have learned.  It also helped me to realize how at home I feel incorporating shamana into my life’s work.”

“I am grateful for this course as it has helped me to build confidence.  Being in this space is a relief because it is a place where I feel I can express the “unknown” without prejudice and judgment, and that is refreshing.”

“I learned much by simply observing and experiencing Quynn’s very skilled shamanic circle facilitation during the training. She demonstrates a certain fearlessness that cuts through, as well as her own deep honesty and presence—all of which makes her highly effective as a facilitator and trainer.”

“I loved all of the stages of this program and the transformation that we all experienced.  Every time we gathered for another day of journeying and sharing, it seemed like it was an orchestra of Spirits shaping and shifting our energies, putting us through powerful initiations.

“I would recommend an ISA training to anyone seeking to develop their shamanic arts.  We all have gifts or talents in this area and Quynn is so adept at helping us to realize this.  The sessions gave us many opportunities to practice and develop our skills.  Quynn facilitates sessions that are respectful, safe and supportive of all participants.  They are quite affordable and so worthwhile.”