Shamanic Course

The 10th – 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing 2018-2019

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada

The Path of Power

Orca Medicine Group

WHALE MEDICINE - 1 Year Program - 10th Year Salt Spring Island


Program will start October 2018

Shamanic Courses

The 9th – 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing 2017-2018

The Path of Power

Wolf Medicine Group


Empowerment – Healing – Growth – Transformation

Next program starts October 20-21-22, 2017*

*all other weekend dates will be selected as a group to ensure everyone can attend

 “Daniel Leonard is a born healer and teacher. His life experience has brought him to a place of wisdom keeper. Daniel is sensitive, compassionate, an extremely clear communicator, and has a good sense of humor. Any client or student working with Daniel will learn a wealth of self-empowerment tools and healing skills. Daniel’s teaching is brilliant! His work is truly good medicine!”

Sandra Ingerman, international shamanic teacher and author of 10 books on shamanism.


When you sign up for the program here is what you get…..
  • VALUE – 12 Days of intensive shamanic healing training
  • 1 FREE 2-hour Soul Retrieval Ceremony / check-in with Dancing Bear – a value of $250.
  • A complete, high quality education in shamanic healing – not just participation in sacred ceremonies – you also learn ALL the basic healing skills shamans use. Some shamanic schools bring you in ceremonies but do not teach you any skills.
  • Learn from an experienced, dedicated teacher with 18 years of practice in shamanic healing and soul retrieval. Dancing Bear is a teacher who is fully engaged and committed to support your personal growth and learning process.
  • Experience powerful group ceremonies with like-minded people where you will enjoy gentle growth in a safe, supportive environment…..immerse yourself in learning that will last a lifetime.
  • Make a connection with the sacred AND learn practical skills.
  • Experience a return of personal power.
  • A life changing, unforgettable, rich and transformative experience.

Tuition is $1900 ( includes 13% HST). Lodging + meals for the 2 retreats which are approximately $425.00 x 2 = $850.00 (includes taxes, meals & double occupation rooms – singles available, please inquire). Total cost of the training including lodging for the  retreats is $2750.00** **if you choose, you can enjoy a flexible monthly payment plan of $130 per month + deposit + Lodging. Please ask about the details. Testimonials – video about the 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing Dancing Bear Shaman

Click here to see the 26 minutes video giving more details and testimonials about the 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing or click the photo below.

Next Program starts October 2017

The pre-requisite for the training is a soul retrieval ceremony with Daniel It is also recommended to take the One Day Workshop introduction to see if you are able to journey. courses-group-photo

Course Topics

The 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing is about connecting to the unseen reality where people can meet and interact with healing, compassionate spirit helpers to help restore balance in themselves, others and the environment. This is what the essence of shamanism is – it’s not only personal growth but also a holistic approach to all aspects of everyday life. Walking the path of the shaman is a process of re-empowerment, self-healing and a path of knowledge where a person learns to work with spirit helpers to effect desired results for healing and restoring balance and living in harmony with all of creation.

Training sessions spread out over a one year period as follows:

Weekend ONE – RETREAT at Westwind Inn, Buckhorn, Ontario OCTOBER 2017

Shamanic Journeying, drumming, rattling Power Animal Retrieval Meeting your Spirit Helpers, working with your helpers Merging with your Spirit Helpers, Power Animal Dance, Divination, reading signs, interpreting messages, grounding received teachings, taking action on advice received.


2 nights at a peaceful, tranquil lakefront lodge surrounded by forests and nature.  Your comfortable room will have a sofa, coffee table,  fireplace, balcony and large private full bathroom. Choice of shared accommodation with  2 separate beds or private single occupancy  room.  Relax in the common living room.  Enjoy healthy food. Walk on nature trails, free use of canoes, kayaks, pedal boat, water bikes, row boat and  fishing. Warm up by a crackling bon fire.


Shamanic Extraction Psycho Pomp, working with, guiding and healing the Spirits of the dead, Working with the Spirits of place, nature and doing healing for places and physical spaces.  


Soul Retrieval – PART ONE Soul Retrieval – The definition and method


Soul Retrieval – PART TWO The stolen souls and ceremony for returning the stolen souls, Soul Remembering, Soul Retrieval for past lives, After Soul Retrieval – self care, process, integration and the healing crisis Intro to PTSD [Post Traumatic Stress Disorder] from a shamanic perspective, Contraindications for Soul Retrieval

Weekend FIVE – RETREAT AT Westwind Inn, Buckhorn, Ontario

The Medicine Circle Empowering your healing tools Shadow work & awareness about power games Fire Ceremony Distance Healing How to work with your Power Animal, transformational journeys


Healing Circle for the community – participants who have completed the 1 Year Program have an opportunity to offer Soul Retrieval Ceremonies, Extraction, Power Animal Retrievals to clients in the community under Daniel’s guidance.  People in the community are invited and make a donation which is sent to an environmental or animal protection agency. This is a favourite event and you don’t want to miss that!


  • Participants must commit to attend all sessions – all trainings occur on the weekend Friday evening, Saturday all day and Sunday all day.
  • Participant must fill out an application form, sign a waiver and provide a one-page handwritten letter describing yourself with a brief explanation as to why you want to take the course.
  • Participants must do homework practice sessions between weekend trainings and hand-in short case study reports on their experiences.
  • To book your space into the course, $340.00 non refundable deposit is required. Your deposit will be refunded if you cancel 90 days (August 2017) before the training starts. No refunds will be issued after the 90-day deadline.

Cost of course:  $1900 – includes 13% HST Course fees are payable as follows:        $340 to confirm your attendance in the program – Next program starts OCTOBER 2017 $315  at the first RETREAT (first weekend)  + Lodging fees approximately $425  Total due at retreat $740.00 $315 – at the training Friday evening

(second weekend) $315 – at the training Friday evening

(third weekend) $315 – at the training Friday evening

(fourth weekend) $315 – due Friday evening

(fifth weekend) Fees $315  + Lodging fees approximately $425.00 = $740.00 PLEASE

NOTE: The cost for lodging is payable 2 weeks prior to the retreat and is $425 per weekend.   We go on retreat the first weekend of the program and the last weekend of the program. Other weekend trainings (weekend 2, 3, 4) are held in Toronto and are:  Friday evening 7 – 10 pm, Saturday 9:30 to 5:00 pm and Sunday 9:30 to 5 pm. So for your own financial planning you must allow a total of $2750.00 for the total cost of the course.

You will also need to purchase a drum and a rattle. The cost of a good drum is around $200 and a rattle between $50 – $150. Not everyone is admitted to this training. Please email us and we will send you an application form.  

Supplies for the course – FOR EVERY SESSION PLEASE BRING:

-You will need to bring your own drum and rattle to each session (except for the first retreat – if you do not have your drum or rattle at the first retreat, that’s fine. But you will need them for all other 4 sessions), a notebook and pens, cushion, blanket to lie on for journeying, eye bandana to cover your eyes during journeying.  PLEASE MAKE SURE TO ALSO BRING A FLASHLIGHT so you can move around the retreat center safely at night.

  • Please let me know if you have any existing conditions whether physical, mental or emotional

2014-2015 group


Once you graduate from the 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing you have an opportunity to continue your shamanic studies by enrolling in a 2 Year Advance Apprenticeship. This 2 Year Apprenticeship is only available to graduates of the 1 Year Program.

Please note:

The 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing is listed on Shamanic

Daniel does not hold plant medicine ceremonies. Daniel teaches Shamanic Healing using the Shamanic Journey, Drumming, Rattling Etc.

Daniel Leonard & The Medicine Circle reserve the right to cancel the participation of anyone, at any time for any reason and to cancel any workshops at any time and for any reason. If the case may be, fees paid in advance will be refunded.

Drum Making Workshop

with Sheilagh Mercer

On Sunday October 15, 2017     9:30 – 5:00

Burlington, ON - Location TBA

Make your own drum and experience a healing and prayer ceremony with your new drum.

Cost:  $275 drum kit and teachings [12" diameter  x 3" deep]

To register a $100 deposit is required – please send an email at to the Shamanic Journey – 1 Day Workshop

This workshop is a beginner’s intro to the shamanic journey.  You will experience journeying to a drum and visit the hidden Universe and meet your power animal.  You will also have a chance to work with one of your classmates to use the shamanic journey for divination. You will be introduced to the cosmology of the hidden Universe and enjoy a safe, supportive environment to experience and practice the shamanic journey. Discover how to use the journey technique to help you in your daily life or with creative projects.  The basic method of the shamanic journey is a form of meditation using drumming where you learn to soul travel, commune with non-ordinary reality and compassionate healing spirits for the purpose of receiving guidance, information, power and healing. Scientific studies show that repetitive drumming alters brain waves to a theta patterns in a way that is comparable to deep sleep and deep meditative states. In this state, the journeyer obtains information and healing visions which have direct application to ordinary reality. This workshop is designed to be a brief exploration of the shamanic journey and is a great way to find out if you resonate with shamanic journeying. If you are considering taking the 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing, this workshop gives you an opportunity to experience the work of shamanism and to work with Daniel as your teacher.  12 People maximum.

Next Training Dates: 

SUNDAY MAY 28, 2017





Investment: $125 – full payment is due before the workshop in order to book your space. Hours:  9:30 am to 5:00 pm Bring your lunch Location:  Toronto – Location to be confirmed once you book your space. Please confirm which date you would like to attend.

HOW TO BOOK: Please send an interac email transfer to info@medicinecircle to book your space.  Or email a confirmation of your attendance and mail a cheque.  Payment must be received in full to hold your space in the workshop.  Please send me your full name, email address and payment to confirm your place – 12 people maximum.

Shamanic Course

The 10th – 1 Year Program in Shamanic Healing 2018-2019

Salt Spring Island, British Columbia Canada

The Path of Power

Orca Medicine Group




reikiFirst degree Reiki class

Reiki is an amazing energy healing system that everyone can learn to do. During a training, a Reiki Master performs a Reiki Attunement so a person can receive and pass on the energy of Reiki. This is a 4 day training.

The next First Degree workshop is JULY 6, 7, 8 ,9  2017
[Thursday evening, Friday evening, all day Saturday, all day Sunday] 

Location: Don Mills and York Mills – Torontoreiki training photo

THU  7:00 pm to 11 pm

FRI  7:00 pm to 11 pm

SAT 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

SUN 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


Cost of training: $425

During this training you will learn the self-treatment hand positions and the hand positions to treat others. You will be attuned to the Reiki energy 4 times (every training day) and you will experience working on other group members and receive Reiki treatments in a safe, healing environment.

To enquire about this training – please email


Weekend Workshop on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] for energy healers

Next workshop will be in 2018

Cost: $325 including HST

This is a 2 day workshop designed for practitioners of energy healing such as Reiki, Shamanic Healing (soul retrieval), therapeutic touch, cranio-sacral etc. who are involved in assisting people in healing from trauma and releasing and healing emotions and wounds associated with trauma from abuse, violence or other forms of traumatic experiences. It is a basic overview of the theory and application of the principles of PTSD. This workshop is designed to bring awareness to the post traumatic syndrome occurrences and how to counsel people to help and support them in navigating the path of recovery by identifying and naming. This is not a workshop to treat or diagnose PTSD. It is a basic training to support energy healers in handling their clients who display PTSD symptoms. There will be guest speakers who will share tips from their personal counselling practice

  • Definition of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – origins, terminology and theory
  • What is trauma and what are its effects on the energetic body from a spiritual perspective
  • What are the effects of repeated trauma and repeated abuse
  • The 3 types of identifiable PTSD symptoms and identification of symptomatic behaviours
  • The 3 phases in recovery from trauma
  • How to address trauma stored in the body
  • Soul Retrieval and Reiki to address trauma and PTSD
  • Transference and counter-transference in the healing relationship
  • Empowering victims of abuse and trauma and the pitfalls of the healing relationship
  • Avoiding re-enacting the trauma in the healing relationship
  • When to help and when to refer
  • Practical exercises
  • Self-care & boundaries for the practitioner
  • Guidance and resources for your clients

What participants say about the PTSD training:

“It was an honour and a pleasure to help Daniel Léonard by presenting a short session on trauma and story during his recent workshop on PTSD and shamanic & related healing work.  I met Daniel about 20 years ago at the beginning of his study of Shamanism, Reiki, and other healing practices, and have seen him use this work for his personal growth, for helping clients, and for teaching.  He has become not only a colleague but also a friend. He is a man of deep integrity and understands the healing journey with all its challenges. Daniel is a trustworthy guide in helping people overcome these challenges on the path and find deeper meaning and greater physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being in their lives.” Ellen S. Jaffe, writer/poet, psychotherapist, Shamanic practitioner. Hamilton, Ontario

“I was super excited to take this class and was asking for a class where I could mix PTSD and Shaman work and excited to have found this class soon after. Just goes to show that you get what you ask for…love that.  The class was informative and provided a wonderful place for everyone to share their stories which was great.  I learned some wonderful new techniques to incorporate into my TWIST Sessions and I am very enthusiastic to begin using them.  The space was calm and inviting and had a fantastic energy.  I look forward to future workshops with Daniel Léonard and The Medicine Circle.  Thanks so much!!” Ayse, Hypnotherapist

“It’s been some time since I had an opportunity to gather with colleagues. Being with all of the participants, hearing the stories and sharing ideas felt like the proverbial breath of fresh air.  ( No coincidence that we were so expertly guided in breath-work! ) I love how Daniel modelled for us so much of what matters in this kind of work. His knowledge is impressive. His educational background is solid. What makes his teaching truly special is this:  He is the real deal, a wise and gifted teacher who is not afraid to show his humanness.” Sue, EFT Therapist