One Year Shamanic Training

With Chris Lüttichau

During the course of a year, you will be guided on a journey into the fascinating and empowering world of authentic shamanism.

Traditionally the focus of the shaman is the art of healing, and our one-year training reflects that. The shaman heals, not by his or her own power but by becoming a channel for higher forces that flow through the shaman to the person who needs healing. Native Americans call this ‘the hollow bone’, and in the Far East it’s called becoming ‘the hollow bamboo’. It requires that you surrender, so that you become an empty vessel through which spirit can work.

Embarking on this shamanic training will lead you into a powerfully transformative personal healing journey, enabling you to become a clear vessel for spirit. To become the hollow bone we first need to heal our heart and mind, and on this training you will use earth-based universal, spiritual ways to bring yourself into balance.

The training provides a sound, safe, grounded and comprehensive understanding of the basic healing skills and knowledge you will need to practice shamanic healing, if that is what you, and spirit, decide to do.

We will work as a tribe, the way the old people did, and feel the safety, holding and reflection of this healing dynamic. Individuals will be guided according to their needs and encouraged to achieve their fullest potential within the circle.

The training is for beginners as well as those who already work with the principles of shamanism and want to go deeper.

Led by Chris Lüttichau

22 days of teachings spread over 6 modules

The cost for the year’s training is inclusive of food and accommodation at the 2 of the 6 workshops.  Camping is included in 3 of the remaining 4 sessions.

The One Year Training runs every three years and will return in 2026.

For further details contact Matt Guy


Tel: +44 (0)7890 359 054

Over six workshops you will be introduced to these ancient arts:

–  Soul Retrieval
–  Healing Personal and Global Fear
–  Healing with Plant and Tree Spirits
–  Lucid and Shamanic Dreaming

– The Cycles of Life and Death
– Psychopomp Work
–  Ancestral Contact
–  Divination

–  Soul Retrieval
–  Healing Personal and Global Fear
–  Healing with Plant and Tree Spirits
–  Lucid and Shamanic Dreaming
– The Cycles of Life and Death
– Psychopomp Work
–  Ancestral Contact
–  Divination

Feedback from participants

It’s been a year now since I finished my training with Chris and the healing and teachings I received during this time are still being integrated into my life. The clarity and integrity with which Chris holds the circle and gives the teaching is incredible. My perspective on life and my connection and relationship to myself and the world outside has been transformed.

Many of the teachings from Chris do not feel as though they are new to me, it feels truer to say that I am learning how to listen once more to an authentic part of myself and the ancient memories and teaching are being awakened. I have been given many tools to be able to go to the teachers themselves, the sun, trees, plants, animals, the spirits and quest for teachings and I have deep gratitude for these gifts.”

Anneli Stollar- Community Artist

“Some teachings just can’t be missed – Chris’s are among them. Having learned shamanic healing techniques from Chris during a year-long training, one of the greatest challenges I needed to face turned out to be working with Chris: a man of integrity and respect who you can’t bribe to be your mate and yet 200% present and making you feel unique and real, whatever your story, your questions or your scepticism; a man on whom my projections would slip away like water on a duck’s back; who seemed constantly to have one foot in the world of physical reality and another in the spirit world.

It has therefore been a year of learning to push through challenges, of discoveries about who I am, of acknowledging resistances that came up from unsuspected origins. Of recognising the stillness of the warrior from that of the fearful victim.
The teachings I received have proved to be invaluable tools that I now have at my disposal when I see fit whether meditations, prayers, or journeying. And last but not least, I have met beautiful people doing this work and feel that the Northern Drum community is not a virtual concept. I know there will always be an open and welcome circle to meet, be it in this reality or the spiritual world.

Oh, and I almost forgot, the wonderful bedtime stories that I wouldn’t have missed for anything in the world!

Claire Mouchot, trainee in Jungian analytical psychology

“I liked the ideal of ‘becoming the hollow bone’ for spirit to come through, and I had a strong sense of that with Chris – a sense of teachings flowing through him with very little of his own ego getting in the way. He combines humility with a great ability to stand confidently in his own power.

During the one year course I became more confident, trusting and connected to the universe around me, and I gained wonderful tools to work with life’s painful experiences.”

Zoe Stephenson

My experience of working with Chris has been very deep. It was a pleasure to have the chance to learn from someone is so willing to share such extensive knowledge and skill with care and precision, yet also a sense of fun and ease, but strong leadership when necessary.

Aside from this, the group dynamic evolved into an incredibly supportive circle: one of the kindest and most supportive I have ever experienced, not without its ups and downs and challenges. I learnt a great deal of really useful things: spiritual knowledge but also very practical and honest. The resonance of what I experienced continues to develop within: thank you!

One Year training student, London

Training begins June 28 – July 2, 2023, Gaunts House, Dorset

Further testimonials

Having taken part in Chris’s one-year shamanic healing training I can highly recommend his workshops and training programmes. They helped me open up forgotten places in my soul and led me to live a much more focused and purposeful life.

I find Chris to be a dedicated and gifted leader and healer who walks his talk and inspires confidence in those who come to him.

Karen Hedley, Family Systems Contellation Practitioner

“These teachings are vitally important for holding and creating a world with a better future. That’s because they are about ‘people making’… becoming human beings again. “You don’t have to be a shaman. This course provides a unique opportunity for healing and growth that changes the way you work in the world. Chris is totally trustworthy and fun to work with. Highly recommended.”

Sarah Mook, Oxford

“The connection I now have to my soul, to my power animal and to all of nature and the elements has turned around everything I used to feel about being alive. The possibilities and choices that come with those teachings are absolutely amazing.”

Aina Binde, Norway

“Since beginning the One Year Training with Chris, working with spirit and unseen forces has moved from being a somewhat abstract idea to something very real, and using this to initiate healing both within myself and others, utterly profound.

Authentic teachings, much of them handed down over countless generations, provide a deep connection to the greater human journey and the transience of our modern way of life.

Chris has a very down-to-earth style, with good humour and tremendous integrity. For anyone considering a course in shamanism I would thoroughly recommend his approach.”

David Earp, Gardener, Reiki Practitioner

“Northern Drum preserves the teachings of both our ancestors and current native peoples. In passing these on without dilution, a strong framework is created to bring ourselves into balance. Chris is strong enough to hold the space for profound transformation while weaving gentle supportive wisdom every step of the way.”

Louise, Dance Specialist, Therapist

“Professionally I have found the healing sessions I offer have become far more powerful and effective since implementing the Shamanic ways and techniques as taught by Chris. I am being confronted by the areas of life I have been weak in and life/spirit is demanding that I step up, and embrace whatever I need to embrace in order to reach a new level of empowerment and maturity. There is no fake showmanship with Chris, he holds space with clear boundaries, he shares authentic teachings, he keeps it simple… I highly recommend!”

Amanda Lyons, Stroud

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