Shamanic Practitioner (Healers') Program

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What Graduates Say ...

"I started Mary Tyrtle's [healer] program out of curiosity. It became a life-changing experience that turned into a profession. Her program is unique because of how she incorporates the teachings of highly respected sources...with her own considerable experience. Students get different perspectives and lots of guidance—but without dogma.

She is a warm, generous, quietly passionate, and highly dedicated teacher, and if you want a model of how to live a healthy, holistic, community-involved, and socially progressive life, you'll find her to be that, too. My fellow students quickly became a new community: I feel like I can call on anyone for assistance, and I made a couple of strong friendships that continue to grow."

Eric Weinstein, 2007 graduate

2020-2021 Practitioner Path

2020-2021 (Dates TBA); Meets for 5 five-day sessions, Wednesday through Sunday

$750-$250 per 5-day session (Sliding Scale), $3,750-$1,250 for all 5 sessions
Instructor Mary "Tyrtle" Rooker  |  Email Mary  |  Syllabus   |  Instructions, Requirements  |  Application Form

  • Totals 200 hours of training + Between-class practices
  • Includes initiations and supervised practice clinics with live clients
  • Prerequisites: (1) journey skills; and (2) completion of basic, Everyday Shamanism training with any of the listed authorized instructors
If you have already completed practitioner-level training with another teacher or school, please let me know. You may qualify for selective trainings and not have to take the entire program. Contact Mary if you aren't sure whether this program is right for you or if you have any questions.

What is "Sliding Scale?" "Sliding scale" allows you to pick the price that's most appropriate for your budget and situation within the given range. For example, if the workshop fee is $60-$95, you could pay $60 or $75 or $90 or $95.

About Your Teacher ...
Mary “Tyrtle” Rooker
     --is a member of Sandra Ingerman’s Shamanic Teachers’ Association,
     --is authorized to teach by Betsy Bergstrom,
     --has studied with world-renowned shamans and healers, and
     --is a licensed minister with the Circle of the Sacred Earth.
For details about her training and credentials, see About.

To schedule an experiential workshop for your group in the Washington, D.C. area, contact Mary.

To learn more about shamanism, see Links and Resources.

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