training-drumWomen who have undergone a shamanic initiatory trial and calling are eligible for apprenticing with me. (Under certain circumstances, I will also accept male apprentices.) If you believe that you have had a shamanic initiatory trial and calling, I suggest that you purchase and study my Small Teachings Booklet One: How Does One Become a Shaman? which will soon be available through the site’s store. Studying this booklet will help you better understand what has happened to you and what steps you may wish to take to deal with it. Currently you can read excerpts from the booklet, and you can sign up to be notified when it’s released.

Although apprentices may become Certified Feminist Shamanic Counselors®, the training for apprentices is more intense and usually much longer than it is for those who have not had a genuine shamanic initiatory trial and calling. This is because people who have gone through that particular ordeal are in need of specialized guidance and training in order to learn to manage the energies they must suddenly deal with.

“In 2004, I felt inexplicably drawn to Scarlet as a shamanic teacher and began studying with her. It turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life, albeit one that was entirely intuitive. Scarlet’s approach to shamanic work is deeper and more intense than much of what is available to students and practitioners in North America today. The apprenticeship is challenging in all of the best ways; the apprentice learns how to heal herself before working with others. For me, Scarlet’s feminist depth shamanism was emotionally and psychologically healing in ways that no other methods had been, and the results that I have seen with my own clients have been equally impressive. In addition, I have learned ways to communicate with and learn from the land on which I walk, and the plants and animals that inhabit it, and that process continues to enrich my life immeasurably. I cannot say enough positive things about Scarlet as a teacher and shaman.”
— Nancy, Pennsylvania


Seasonal Training Schedule

Training for both apprentices and feminist shamanic counselors follows the seasonal cycles of the natural world, with specific teachings given during specific seasons. Whichever training is appropriate for you, you can begin at the start of any season, i.e. for 2014: March 20th, June 21st, September 23rd or December 21st.

Feminist Shamanic Counselor® Certification Program

The Feminist Shamanic Counselor® Certification Program fully prepares you to establish a feminist shamanic counseling practice in your location, after completing three levels of rigorous training.

The Feminist Shamanic Counselor® Certification Program is ideal for those who may not have the experienced a shamanic initiation trial and calling, but may nevertheless be gifted shamanically. In this case, you’ll need a slightly different kind of training. The Certified Feminist Shamanic® Counselor Training Program is designed to gradually open you to increasingly deeper levels of shamanic consciousness while simultaneously increasing your level of shamanic healing ability.


Feminist Shamanic Counselor® Certification Training Includes the Following Studies:

  1. Your studies begin with a Power Animal Retrieval Ceremony®. You are instructed in proper methods of integrating its medicine into your sense of self, and how to use that medicine correctly in your daily life and your feminist shamanic work;
  2. You are trained in feminist shamanic psychic protection, meditation, visualization, drumming, chanting and singing;
  3. You learn how to use various sacred herbs for smudging and ceremonial work and how to activate and work with crystals and stones;
  4. You learn special shamanic journeying methods that enable you to complete meticulous mapping of the shamanic realities described by the Feminist Shamanic Medicine Wheel Mandala®, which is your foundation and guide for feminist shamanic counseling;
  5. You learn how to establish working relationships with various shamanic archetypes, such as animal spirit helpers and ancestral elders;
  6. You are trained in feminist shamanic ceremonial procedures; power animal retrievals; removal of psychic intrusions; feminist shamanic scanning of energy fields and evaluation of client issues; and in feminist shamanic ethics and counseling methods.

“As a teacher, Scarlet is one of the few full-fledged shamans of European descent to be teaching in the eastern US today. She teaches beautifully, lyrically and spiritually, in full accordance with and respect to her location. Students learn a multitude of skills crucial to modern day shamanism from her, as she instructs them with warmth, kindness, impressive knowledge, mastery and grace.”
-Jean, Maine


Your Personal Shamanic Healing Process

An important part of your training is personal work on your own issues using the same methods for healing them that you will eventually offer your clients.

Certification & Mentoring

In order to receive certification as a Feminist Shamanic Counselor®, you need to complete three levels of training, and develop a level of competence that both you and Scarlet feel confident will serve you well in your own practice.

Following certification, you enter a mentoring program, which goes on indefinitely, and allows you to confer with Scarlet at any point for guidance or clarification on client or personal shamanic issues.


Both Local & Distant Formats Are Available To You

In the local format, you meet monthly with Scarlet in person at the Center. You receive written materials for each quarter’s studies, but your essential skills are learned by hands-on experience.

In the distance format, you initially meet with Scarlet for a long weekend at the Center to learn the basic skills you’ll need to do distance work. You then receive written materials at the beginning of each seasonal quarter, and communicate with Scarlet frequently by email and phone to discuss your progress with the teachings and your journeying experiences.

The Annual Feminist Shamanic Foundations Intensive

All students must attend an annual feminist shamanic foundations intensive, which is held during the summer, either at The Standing Bear or another location. Those in the first level of training attend for three and a half days, while those in advanced levels of training attend for a full week.

During the Intensive, the focus is on ceremonial work and personal healing, as well as on Sea Turtle medicine, which holds the center of the Feminist Shamanic Medicine Wheel Mandala. It is also a time to be a contributing member of a shamanic women’s circle, forming bonds with other women who share your interests and skills.

Tuition & Other Expenses

Tuition for both Apprentice Training and Feminist Shamanic Counselor Training is $575 per seasonal quarter, plus the Intensive fee of $495 for first-year incoming students and apprentices, who attend for three and a half days, and $795 for advanced students and apprentices, who attend for seven days.

Tuition can be paid in advance yearly, or in advance at the beginning of each seasonal quarter. The Intensive fee is due each year by June 15.

Other expenses include travel, lodging, a catering fee for the intensive, and the purchase of a drum, one or two quartz crystals and any other shamanic tools you may need or wish to purchase.

Apply for Admission to Training Program

If you believe that you have had a shamanic initiatory trial and calling, you may be eligible for an apprenticeship as a feminist shaman. Contact me and let’s discuss your experience.

Apply for admission to the Certified Feminist Shamanic Counselor Training Program

The Certified Feminist Shamanic Counselor Training Program is designed to foster gradual development of shamanic consciousness and skills.

Schedule an appointment with Scarlet

You can use our contact form to schedule an appointment with Scarlet for private shamanic counseling, a power animal retrieval, or to discuss your interest in either of the training programs.