Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 9:00 am
Sunday, September 23, 2018 - 5:30 pm
AddressChicago Northwest Suburbs - 26402 N. Edgemond Lane Barrington, IL 60010 View map
One of the classic tasks of the shaman is to journey into nonordinary reality in order to obtain answers to questions, both at the request of others and for oneself. In this Shamanic Divination training workshop, you will have the opportunity to engage in divination journeys for each other as well as for yourself in order to gain experience in using various time-tested shamanic divination training techniques. These techniques will include conversing with plant and animal spirits, the use of quartz crystals, and how to seek and receive revelatory knowledge from visionary sources.
- Class begins promptly at 9:00a and runs until 5p each day. Be sure to arrive 10-15 minutes early for check in. If you need lodging suggestions, click here.
Wear comfortable clothing, warm socks and bring:
- A bandanna (or eye covering) & blanket
- A pen & notebook
- A rattle and/or a drum (if you have one)
- A rough-surfaced, *GRAPEFRUIT-SIZED* rock (not a crystal)
- A small quartz crystal, at least 1 inch long
- 8 small objects, which you can hold together in your cupped hands, which you picked up outdoors
- A sack lunch. A refrigerator and microwave are available. Note: Lunch is only 45 minutes; therefore there isn’t enough time to leave the premises.
- Your professional license number (if you’re earning CEUs). You’ll sign in with your name and license number at the end of class and receive your certificate.
The center is kept fragrance free to protect the health of all who attend. Click Here if you need more information about our fragrance policy.
Address: 26402 N. Edgemond Lane, Barrington, IL 60010
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Note: if you’re using Google Maps, simply put in “Relax4Life, Barrington, IL”
Tim Cope stepped onto the shamanic path in 1983 when, in a local Minneapolis bookstore, the topmost copy of Michael Harner’s The Way of the Shaman leapt off its stack by the cash register and landed in his hands. It was shouting: “READ ME!”
No wizened natives beckoning from behind cacti; no paradigm-shattering mystical visions along the roadside. A prosaic beginning, but a beginning nonetheless. Discovering shamanism gave his spiritual seeking a direction and focus it had lacked before.
A few months after reading the Harner book, he took a beginning shamanism course with Harner. Since that time, Tim has learned from many other shamans and teachers along the way such as Sandra Ingerman, Bill Brunton, and Americo Yabar. His shamanic practice reaches out to all parts of the United States as well as Europe and Asia. For over 15 years, he has taught shamanism, drumming and led journeying gatherings.
Tim is on the faculty (covering the upper midwest region) as well as a certified counselor for Michael Harner’s Foundation For Shamanic Studies. In addition, he has completed Sandra Ingerman’s Two Year Shaman Teacher Training Program in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is also ordained as a healing minister by the Center for Wholeness in Edina, Minnesota and has served as a Ministerial Guide for the Lake Harriet Spiritual Community, an interfaith community in Minneapolis. Tim is also a certified Firewalk instructor.
He currently resides and has a healing practice in Minneapolis. Read More.
What Students’ Say:
“This class fulfilled all my expectations and more! I learned an unbelievably huge amount and yet didn’t feel overwhelmed or anxious about any part which was great! I would definitely come back and time was one of the most excellent teachers I’ve had.”
“Tim is a wonderful instructor. Very knowledgeable on subject and good at making learning fun.”
“Tim was excellent! I really appreciate his calming and clear teaching/instructing style. The class was very engaging and interesting as well.”
“Great class! He answered all my questions and let everybody interact.”
“I absolutely loved both the workshop and Tim. He is an amazing well of knowledge and presented it in such a fun and understandable way. I look forward to taking more of his workshops. I would also like to note, I love the atmosphere at Relax4Life. It was very warm and welcoming as was Neal. I look forward to attending more events here! Thank you!”
“Inspiring teacher, beautiful space and the class is a great adjunct to the creative work I’m already doing.”
“It was an Amazing experience & Tim is Fantastic as a Teacher! I look forward to the next level of Shamanism.”
“Fantastic intro to shamanism. Excellent instructor! Perfect mix of dialog & journeys etc.”
“Tim was a fantastic instructor and embodied fully the qualities of a loving Shaman. Very grateful for being here and all I learned.”
“Tim is obviously super knowledgeable and the fact that he’s really entertaining made the class extra fun.”
“Great teaching, great content. Timothy you are an excellent teacher. Thank you!”
“Timothy was wonderful, facilitated well. Knew how to control adult learners so they don’t take over or disrupt (an art in itself!). Loved the material, great group!”
“Powerful, enjoyable and spiritual…thanks Tim!”
“Excellent experience-a journey of healing and self discovery.”
“Amazing-door opening to Shamanism-teacher very present.”
“It all worked well together. A perfect balance of lecture and exercises.”
“Overall great experience”.
“Thank you for all of it. It was all meaningful.”
“Great course, great location and great teacher!”
“This was an excellent workshop with an excellent instructor. Thank you!” Loralee Chadwick
“The quality and thoroughness of the information and the sense of community healing was great.”
“Everything was wonderful. Beautiful space, excellent class!”
“Great resources for learning; very positive and therapeutic.”
“Awesome, beautiful place.”
“Thank you Tim for giving me tools for life.”
“Lovely space to learn.”