Where is the retreat located?
The retreat is held near Penzberg, Germany at ZIST, one of Germany’s oldest and most prestigious centers for psychology and spirituality.
How do I arrange my travel?
The nearest international airports are the Munich Airport (code: MUC). The airport is approximately a 1-hour drive from ZIST. For assistance with shuttle arrangements, please contact ZIST staff. *cost of transportation not included
For assistance with air travel, please contact Peter Silberschatz at Travel Works – toll-free (800) 874-7207 or international +1 (415) 897-4405
What are the accommodations?
There are a variety of lodging options offered by ZIST.
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All meals are provided by ZIST
(Friday dinner –Wednesday lunch).
Do I need to bring anything?
Here is a list of items to bring:
- Clothing: Pack warm layers: a warm sweater/jacket for outdoor exercises, comfortable shoes for walking.
- Notepad/Journal (not required).
- Additional items to bring will be listed in the registration confirmation email from ZIST.
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.
Can children attend?
Yes, ZIST welcomes families and children. We love having all ages included in our circle.
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 Friday (November 17, 2023) with check-in from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, followed by dinner at 5:00 pm and an opening session at 7:00 pm.
The program will conclude on Wednesday (November 22, 2023) at 12:30 pm with a closing session before lunch.
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.
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 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.
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