I am a trained shamanic practitioner and offer healing by traditional methods. The core of shamanic work is the journey - a journey of the imagination undertaken either by clients themselves under the guidance of the practitioner, or by the practitioner who can travel on their behalf.
Healing occurs when clients reduce the mental focus on the ordinary world and pay attention to the non-ordinary world, which is the world of their imagination. Alternatively the shaman may identify an imbalance in the energies of the person with whom he is working and adjust them to suit each individual's present state of being.
Attended the ancient ways shamanism workshop. As soon as I arrived at Anam Cara, I fell in love - with the buildings, the people, the views, the grounds, the meditation spaces, the food, our room (a whiskey barrel!)... Anam Cara will forever hold a special piece of my heart. It calls to me even now, as I sit at home in Canada. I feel a pull to come back and journey further, learn more, and grow with this wonderful community of beautiful souls. I was only there for 2 days but I created lasting friendships with several people in the workshop. I do not have words for how much I loved this experience and the community itself. The views of Inverness are gorgeous, from atop the mountain - as you ascend toward Anam Cara, your consciousness also ascends. I can't think of a better place to meditate and journey - as soon as I arrived, I felt as though Anam Cara was a piece of non-ordinary reality! More...
Unlike many retreat centres Anamcara is easy to get to - a short drive from Inverness centre. But it is set in countryside and feels quite remote. So you have the best of both worlds. It has a range of interesting courses, and internationally renown course providers. Meals (vegetarian) are tasty and healthy. Accommodation is cosy and for that reason pricing is less expensive than you might find in other places. The community are friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended. More...
Fabulous venue & terrific company. Recommended - 5*!!
Beautiful spot, great courses, wonderful community.
Outstanding as recommended by my life long best friend Lisa Marie Walmsley --- Steve