Where is the retreat located?
The retreat will be held near the town of Tuttlingen, Germany, about 1.5 hours south of Stuttgart. Detailed location information and directions will be provided upon registration.
Are you taking any COVID-19 precautions?
Absolutely! The health and safety of everyone is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring local and international healthcare recommendations and updating our protocols accordingly. We’ll be sending updated information to all registrants ahead of the program.
What are the accommodations?
There are a variety of lodging options for this retreat, including shared and private rooms.
All meals are included (Wednesday dinner – Monday lunch).
Our chefs prepare vegetarian meals with mainly organic and regional ingredients.
Do I need to bring anything?
Here is a list of items to bring:
- Layers of comfortable clothing
- Comfortable walking shoes for hiking
- Chair, cushion, or blanket to sit on
- Personal toiletries
- Bathing suit + towel (optional)
- Pocket knife (necessary for one of our exercises)
- Water bottle and coffee/tea mug
- House shoes
- Anything special you would like to have blessed on the ceremonial altar
Can children attend?
Yes, we welcome families and children at all our programs and love having all ages included in our circle. We offer a 50% discount for children ages 4-15 and infants under the age of 4 join free of charge.
Children (anyone under 18 years of age) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Are there any prerequisites to attend?
No. This retreat is open to anyone, whether you are looking to take the first step on the shamanic path or if you’ve been studying with Brant for decades.
When does the program start and end?
The retreat will begin on Wednesday (December 28, 2022) with check-in from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30 pm and an opening session at 8:00 pm.
The program will conclude on Monday (January 2, 2023) after lunch.
Will the program be live-streamed?
No. This retreat will only be available for those attending in person. If you’re interested in joining a virtual program online, please take a look at our schedule of upcoming programs.
Do I need to attend the entire retreat?
We greatly encourage everyone to join the retreat for the full time in order to gain the complete experience of the teachings and practices, while also helping maintain the energy of the collective group.
Will plant medicine be offered?
No, this program does not include any type of plant medicine. Although this is indeed an integral part of shamanic traditions, this program will focus on the use of drumming, rattling, chanting, and dance to achieve similar altered states of consciousness.
Will I become a shaman by attending this program?
No, our programs do not provide any type of certification and are not designed to teach people to become shamans, as this requires years of complete dedication through a traditional shamanic apprenticeship. Instead, this retreat provides an opportunity to practice shamanism, learn the ancient exercises for spiritual developemnt, and celebrate life in sacred ceremony and ritual.
The practices of shamanism are ones that can be integrated into your everyday routine in order to empower yourself, your community, and all that lives on Mother Earth.
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