"You have helped change my life"

I want to express my gratitude for how much you have helped change my life. I am so aware of myself and the world around me. I have made changes for good. I feel I'm still in a state of transition - but feel great about what is happening. I can't thank you enough.
-Jason F.

"A trustworthy guide..."

It was an honour and a pleasure to help Daniel Leonard by presenting a short session on trauma and story during his 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

"What a profound experience"

Daniel, I can't shake what a profound experience I had today receiving the Soul Retrieval Ceremony.  I feel protected, safe which is something I lost before - no matter where I was or who I was with.   I now wake up with pretty much zero anxiety which has been foreign to me. Your discoveries were right on the money. I can't thank you enough.  I feel reconnected with something I have not felt in 15 years.  And now it is in my hands to maintain it. Thank you, thank you, thank you.  I have so much gratitude for the work you did today.
-Brandon W.

“Worth the trip to Don Mills!”

Family Day seems a fitting occasion to express my gratitude for your wisdom and grace in my journey to wholeness.  You are a gift.  It is worth the trip to Don Mills!
-Elizabeth B.

“I am one with my heart”

I could write a novel based on the wonder that Daniel has brought in my life…All I can say is that I am one with my heart, one with the universe.  We have been working together for just over a year and every day I am in awe of the magic that our work has allowed into my life.  I am eternally grateful.
-A Plewes

“...huge fundamental changes in my core self”

Thank you for the outstanding help and work you and your Spirit Helpers provided me. I have noticed some huge fundamental changes within my core self and the transformation is such an incredible blessing.  I cannot thank you enough for the change I feel in myself.
-Laura C.

“I felt totally supported”

I just wanted to say thank you for a powerful soul retrieval last Friday.  It was a great way to spend my birthday. I am still integrating everything, but so far it has been a gentle process.  I am very grateful to you for facilitating the healing.  Your empathetic and caring nature really comes across.  I felt totally supported.  Thank you so much.
– A. J

"The darkness has left"

I feel completely refreshed now, much more peaceful than I did before. The darkness has left and something has been lifted away from my forehead and my 3rd eye has completely opened up and I am very much in control of myself and my mind and handling the intensity of my intuition very differently now.  I also feel content and powerful...an amazing feeling....I honestly feel like myself and I really enjoy who I am and it's just so nice to have been re-acquainted with parts of myself that had left. I have never felt more sure and aware of myself.  I am my own best friend and that is so cool !  Thank you again. You're incredible - thank you for following your path so that you can help people - your gift has done wonders for me in such a short amount of time and I am forever grateful. -H.S.

“It's crazy how self-assured I feel”

I just wanted to let you know so much has changed since the soul retrieval.   I really feel a huge sense of empowerment and secure in my own skin.   It's crazy how self-assured I feel.   I can't even pin point what it is, but it's there.   And I just feel like great things are going to come my way.   I know it. The little dose of badger medicine has gone a long way - in both my personal life and work life things are soooo incredibly different!  I wanted to thank you again and I'm sure there is more I need to discover about myself with time.
- L.T.

“I don't sink into depression anymore”

I just wanted to say that I have been feeling so much better since my soul retrieval with you. There used to be a deep hole in my heart that I used to very quickly sink down to in life‘s stressful situations....it has gone away completely now. Old grief and wounds coming to the surface are so much easier to deal with and release now, thanks to this inner buoyancy. I am noticing that I don't sink into depression anymore where I previously would have. Thank you so much for this incredibly valuable and much needed heart-healing...it really intrigues me!
- Serena O.

“You always give 110%”

Thank you Daniel for yet another powerful and amazing Soul Retrieval! You always gives 110%... incredible drumming, chanting, authenticity, accurate perceptions and adorable sense of humour! Merci beaucoup! - Serena O.

“It is my wish for everyone to experience a soul retrieval with you!”

The client I referred to  you just told me today that she  went to see you and it was life changing for her - of course,  I am not  at all surprised as that is exactly my description of the work I have done with you!   I am so grateful that you do what you do and it is my wish for  everyone to experience a soul retrieval with you!  How much better the world would be... - Kristin T.

“I look radiant, “soft”, happy and at peace”

Thank you for the Reiki healing session yesterday....That feeling of heaviness off  my body is  feeling lighter and it feels permanent. The completeness I feel is indescribable. Now, I understand what being in touch with the real  'me' means.  It’s an amazing, liberating feeling that brings out the authentic me. My friends and my son told me that I look radiant, “soft”, happy and at peace.  Amazing, honest, authentic, and very real is how I describe you.  You create a safe, nurturing, healing space for me. A powerful healer who is so humble, joyful, compassionate and with tremendous integrity. Thank you for being you!!! - M.S.

“I feel at peace, more aware and much stronger”

Thank you so much for the Soul Retrieval on Tuesday. It was very profound for me as is the ritual you gave me to do everyday. I am really starting to settle in with the essences of those that you brought to me. I feel at peace, more aware and much stronger. Thank you :) - Denise E.

“Opened my eyes to  a totally new world”

I  survived cancer and being in chronic pain for 18 months has pushed me to a beautiful path of spirituality  I never  knew about before!  I was always admired by others for vitality and energy and now having battled health issues for 5 years  has opened my eyes to  a totally new world.  I am now  the change I wanted to see.  I never want to go back to who I was before this journey as every day  I am discovering new paths and asking questions - and here it was my urge to do a Soul Retrieval Ceremony, a  1000 miles away from where I live. I found  out about Daniel in a web search and came across so many others - but immediately, I trusted him more than the other options.  That was one of the best decisions I have ever made! I am so deeply touched by the non-judgmental and calm attitude Daniel has!  I felt so safe to open my heart quickly and I am very grateful!  The ceremony was so beautiful and so was Daniel's energy, especially when  he blew the lost pieces of my soul into my crown chakra....his golden energy was absolutely overwhelming in a very profound way!  In less than 24 hours  after  the ceremony  I already felt very powerful and strong. Shower of blessings and light to you Daniel for sharing your beautiful energy with me and others. - Sherry P, Dubai

“I really do feel lucky to have found you”

I just wanted to thank you again for yesterday's Reiki session. I felt much better after and more clear.  I really do feel lucky to have found you to help me on my path. - Alison C.

“Absolute magic”

Daniel Leonard is an incredible person, teacher and instrumental in my life...for those interested in the absolute magic of the Shamanic Healing Practices. - Amy Miranda

“My son was glowing as we left your place”

Thank you so much for this afternoon's session. My son  was glowing as we left your place and he told me that when he grows up he wants to do what you do. You were wonderful with him and thank you for opening up your home, your heart and your gift for us. - Helen T.

“Incredible experience”

Thank you, Daniel, for reaching out to me. Thank you for pushing. Thank you for caring. Thank you for helping.  Yesterday's treatment  was an incredible experience. - Steve D.

“Truly a blessing in my life!”

If you haven't experienced the incredible work and guidance of Daniel Leonard at The Medicine Circle, please take a moment to read through this website and also 'Like' their page on Facebook! Truly a blessing in my life! - Nadia I.

“You really are a true healer”

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Last night was the first night that I slept without coughing my insides out in two weeks. You really are a true healer and I am blessed to know you and to have you in my life. I also didn't throw up and felt almost normal for the first time in 10 weeks. - Kam Toor, Owner, Balance Integrated Healthcare

“I walk away feeling stronger, enlightened, and more able to face my challenges”

I just wanted to thank you again for today. Every time I come to see you I walk away feeling stronger, enlightened, and more able to face my challenges.    You always say that it's not you doing the work it's the energy but that's not entirely true. You are very supportive and you make it possible for me to talk about things I couldn't before. You have a way of making people feel comfortable and safe. That is not the energy, that is you.  I am so grateful for all of your help. - Sabrina B.

“You brought back a lot of power to me”

Thank you again for coming over and facilitating the reclaiming of soul pieces for me. As you mentioned you brought back a lot of power to me and I am grateful for this and for the connection to my Spirit Helper.  Along with feeling spiritually inspired by the session - the pain I have been experiencing at my back is down even more since Saturday which is great.  You truly are very gifted as a healer. - Onyx Uriarte

“A huge thank you for your gift to me and my soul”

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for your gift to me and my soul.  It was much needed and I know this is such a valuable tool and I wish everyone had this happen to them. - Kathy Nikles

“So powerful!!”

Thank you again for the session this weekend - it was so powerful!! I feel like there will be far-reaching influences for a long time… - Kia

“I had no idea how to change how I felt”

I suffered from depression for  over 20 yrs. After the first 4years or so, I got to the point where drugs just didn’t work for me anymore. This led me to do more and more inner psychological work. But while I was learning and understanding so much about myself,  I had no idea how to change how I felt. Changing the way one thinks, I found out, wasn’t so hard, but how does one change what one feels. This is what almost drove me out of my mind; this was my greatest challenge. I mean, what’s the use of knowing so much but still be too scared to walk out my front door. I had the mind of an adult yet felt emotionally like a child.  Powerless in my own personal prison. This is what led me to seek Daniel’s help. I was so tired of living like two people, one a child the other an adult. I felt fragmented. I had no idea if shamanic healing would actually work for me or what it was, but it did…………It took about 7 weeks to see the changes in myself but each day I still see changes. I still have my low moments but now I have the strength to fight them. - Savita

Testimonials from people who have completed the 1 year Shamanic training course and other trainings


ABOUT THE PTSD TRAINING.....“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


“Life changing journey”

Taking this course has changed my life and helped me align with the true me. The changes are significant and positive. I am becoming what I aspired to be all my life...and the journey has been transformative.  What I learned in the course has empowered me and will help me empower those who need my help.  I found my inner ninja!  I felt supported throughout the year in this life changing journey.  I am also amazed at how the environment outside of me is also gradually changing. Our Shaman teacher worked sincerely and with compassion throughout to make us whole. - M. Kaur.

“My first true heart-centered teacher”

I studied with Dancing Bear, (Daniel) my first true heart-centered teacher. He ignited within me a memory of myself, of my power, of my heart. For him, I am eternally grateful. Like a beacon, he gathers himself groups of star people, earth people, magis, healers, yoginis, yogis, wisdom-keepers, witches, goddesses and gurus who have not yet remembered who they are. As I see it, he is a wayshower, a peeler away of things not needed, a wise and compassionate teacher who creates a safe container for people to remember.

"The year of training was pivotal for me...."

Daniel Leonard is a very talented healer and teacher. I highly recommend this journey with The Medicine Circle.  I continue using what was taught on a daily basis adding my own rituals and healing methods. The year of training for me was pivotal and life changing and also the work Daniel did privately with me enhanced my core direction leading to my life purpose.  And everything he predicted would happen has come to pass....So grateful.  - Sherry T.

"The weekend was very powerful..."

I loved the extraction weekend!! I am so grateful to have you as my teacher. The weekend was very powerful and also I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time! It was so much fun.  -Colleen C.

“A turning point for me”

Thank you so much for this weekend. You create a  safe, nurturing, respectful and positive environment for us to learn  and experience the magic of the shamanic tools. I know how much you  put into this and I have great appreciation for your efforts and care. This third weekend of the course has  been a turning point for me. I didn’t realize just how powerful shamanic work is until then. It’s turned my life around. I’m just so grateful to you for everything. It was wonderful. - Sally S.

“So inspiring”

Being with you, and everyone in the group has been a transformative experience. Your spontaneity, courage, knowledge, big heart and great compassion are so inspiring. Thank you for the profound healing. - W. B.

“Wonderful balance of reverence, humility and playfulness”

As a teacher who is so open, giving, funny, gracious, humble, goofy and grounded it feels like you brought out the best in all of us.   I know you did me!    ......How you manage all of us with such humour and grace is beyond me.  Many, many thanks for all  that you  do and give and  for the wonderful  balance of reverence, humility and playfulness with which you share your knowledge.  Thank you for leading us on this spiritual journey with humour and humanity - Karen H.

“Highly recommend it!”

A sincere thank you to you Daniel for being in your purpose with such love, openness and acceptance.  I continue to feel so empowered since our weekend. Thank you so much for such a profound weekend.....This year long Shamanic Healing program was very powerful for me! it has made a huge impact in my life! If you are looking at reclaiming your power, healing or want to get better connected to your intuition this program will blow you away. I highly recommend it! - Cate C.

“I like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

Daniel's treatments have given me some of the deepest insights and following his course allowed me to touch an inner power which still rocks me every day. :) ....And he is funny. I like !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Gita Nicola Schneider

“Compassionate support”

I was interested in discovering  more about shamanism, but there was some big difference  between answering a curiosity and investing in a one year program on shamanic healing.  So, I had to take my time to think about it.  Now that I am in the program, I found that my investment  pales in comparison to the time and  compassionate support Daniel provides to our personal and spiritual growth.  Each session with  him helped me to give birth to unknown or ignored parts of myself (or my soul) in a such a secure manner!  Thank you Daniel! - A. Adronic

“One Thousand Thanks Daniel!”

I have a lot of respect for you and what you taught us in the course....especially for the way it was done. Even though it is a sort of magical topic, you offered the material with simplicity, humility and flexibility....and humour! One Thousand Thanks Daniel! - Michel St Gelais

“I gained confidence over night”

I would like to again thank you for your work on the weekend! The change has been incredible. I have been searching for years trying to find a cure for how I felt, and you managed to get the results within one weekend. I gained confidence over night, my social anxiety has largely disappeared and I feel in my body again. Thanks so much! I really look forward to learning more! - Ryan M.

“An amazing experience...”

I really enjoyed the retreat & am so looking forward to the next one. Thank you for making it an amazing experience... - Kia K.

“Truly great”

I am still shaking my head wondering what went on! (Half joking!) What a way to come home! It was truly great. I am now working to integrate such greatness in my daily life! - Mary W.

“What an incredibly transformational time”

Thank you soooo much for this amazing weekend retreat! Wasn't it AWESOME? All the cool stuff that happened, the food, the beautiful place, people and the adorable little bear that showed up? What an incredibly transformational time. I am so honoured to have you on this journey. - Anja S.

“One of the best things I have ever done for myself”

“I always enjoyed your openness and humanness and never felt for a moment that I was not able to trust. I knew I was in good hands. Your vulnerability and safe space creation is very healing indeed. This is why I always recommend you to others and think you are a great shaman. You are definitely a healer who empowers and instills confidence.  I still think choosing to do your training was one of the best things I have ever done for myself” - Serena O.

“Truly a gift to have worked with you”

A truly monumental life changing experience! I HIGHLY recommend it for those truly wanting to know themselves and the truest profundity of the Universe that surrounds them...Hard to sum up the experience, short of earthshakingly, resonantly transformational. The course really has put me on the Straight and Narrow Path, I had no idea what would take place during this course but it has cemented my relationship with myself and the Universe and galvanized my resolve to follow the path I was destined to. A dream that wells up from the depths of dreams in childhood, combining Art, Shamanism and Healing.  Ad astra to all the amazing people who walked this leg of my journey with me, with deepest affections - especially to dear Daniel, an amazing example to us, a healer, mystic, way-shower, comedic, and heartwarmingly human man, truly a gift to have worked with you. Looking in eager anticipation toward your advanced course, definitely count me in! - Anja S.

"I can't recommend this program enough!"

If you're interested in shamanism or healing work, I can't recommend this program enough. Daniel is a such a gifted and amazing teacher and the program is a life-changer - I'm still feeling the effects after many years of completing the program, like a path has been energetically clearing for me both personally and professionally. I came away with not only new healing skills, but a transformed relationship with my spiritual path.

 "A sacred space that opens and challenges me to be myself"

Words cannot express the impact this work has in my life.  It is humbling and creates a sacred space that opens and challenges me to be myself.  Slowly, I observe myself owning my power as layers of unexpressed emotions and thoughts release.   I am grateful for this experience and the circle of beautiful souls who opened their hearts!  Daniel,  your energy creates a space full of love and manifested some of the most amazing women I know of. This says a lot about you as a teacher!  Thank you for your humour, authenticity and open heart!  -Harpreet K.

What people are saying on Social Media

Shamanka shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
A great way to step into your power, to connect with your power animals and nature. A truly unique workshop. Daniel has an amazing heart and is a great shamanic teacher.

Barbara Mackenzie shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
I took Daniel's Shamanic Healing course in 2013. It added such a beautiful new dimension to my work. Souls everywhere are crying out for healing on two levels: for their own needs or to help others. If you hear the ringing, answer this call!! (and let me know cause I'm curious that way).
I love Daniel. He's one of my favorite people. Rooted in humanity as a healer of spirit. I can only imagine his teachings now. I'm tempted to take this just to hang out with him again. Lol!

Gita Nicola Schneider
Toronto!!! Amazing. Don't miss it.

Denise Exler shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
This amazing course is worth it on so many levels. The making of new friendships, increasing the connection with our spirit helpers, the understanding of our shamanic skills and the opportunity to step into our power through practice. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in discovering more about oneself and the world of core shamanism.

Serena Oakley
I'm so grateful for having done the training with you.. best thing I've ever done for myself. I hope others who feel called take the leap into this wonderful awakening of power and soul healing.

Karen Hawes
So many things I could say about the wonderful Daniel Leonard as a person and healer and this amazing programme but I can save a long post and summarize in two words. Life. Changing.

Helena Frank shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
My first experience with Daniel and the shamanic path was a soul retrieval and it transformed my life. It helped me to reclaim a power that I had not felt since I was very young and I was called to take the one year training course. Through this, I have made a deep, resonant and needed connection with myself and my spirit helpers. Everyday, because of this connection, I experience the brilliance that nature has to share in a multitude of ways; guiding me, offering answers and leading me home to myself. I feel more complete, challenged and grounded through this work and I am beginning to open up to the beautiful ways I can be of service to others!

Chantale De Serres shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
Cette formation m'a permis de découvrir mon "Feu Sacré"...trouver MA place, créer une puissante connexion avec plus grand que MOI, ressentir l'énergie et me laisser guider par elle et surtout...me dépasser, me soigner et m'accueillir telle que je suis!!! Aujourd'hui...j'offre ma médecine à ceux et celles qui croisent ma route et qui ont besoin de guérison. Je serai éternellement reconnaissante envers Daniel pour tous ces enseignements transmis avec passion, douceur, sensibilité, unicité, respect, amour et lumière! Un cadeau à s'offrir...à soi et à l'humanité

Adina Andronic shared The Medicine Circle's photo.
This is a great training on how to be and stay connected to your inner truth. I met most beautiful people, learned a lot about myself and also had a lot of fun.