Elen Sentier

Shaman Vision Quests practitioner

Based in
Hereford, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Welsh Marches & Exmoor
Elen  Sentier | Shaman Vision Quests practitioner

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I've been a practising shaman all my life. My grandmother was a witch from the Isle of Mann, my father and uncles worked in their local communities, were shamans and storytellers. I grew up surrounded by the Old Ways in a small village on the edge of Exmoor. One of my uncles used to take me out into the woods at night to watch and call the wild beasts, learn from them. I've seen him call a wild merlin-falcon down to his wrist. Wild owls will occasionally come to me.

My work is always experiential at the beginning, going into the why's and wherefores after the experience of knowing ... after all the word shaman means "one who knows".

Subjects covered include ... vision quests, journeying, storytelling, dream-weaving, shapeshifting, thread-twining and far-seeing.

I've written books on shamanism and numerolgy, short stories and a novel - see web site

One-to-one lessons

Group Classes

Vision Quest - Living with Nature

TUTORS – Elen Sentier, Fiona Dove, Jude Greenham

Work will include …
• Ritual & ceremony, asking, journeying, bringing back the wisdom, at sacred sites on Exmoor (Dunkery, Withypool, Tarr Steps, Shilstone, Wam Barrows and Culbone)., including nightwork and a dream incubation.

• Camera hunting, stalking & tracking; at least one long trek; wildfire; cooking outdoors.

• Plant stalking; plant lore; British medicine & magical plants; wild eating & cooking; using incenses & teas.

• Working with the Spirits of Place, animal, bird, plant and stone. And learning to do it all at home … the shaman in the city.
The vision quest includes visits to meet 3 of the ancient animals of the moor …

• MOUSIES – the Exmoor ponies, Rhiannon’s Brood, at the Exmoor Pony Centre; includes a 2hr ride on the moor.

• WOLVES – wolves lived on the moor up to about 300 years ago; visit Sean Ellis (Wolf Man) and his pack at Combe Martin Wildlife Park

• RAPTORS & OWLS – Llew & Blodeuwedd’s Broods; visit the Exmoor Falconry for a ½ day experience actually flying falcons and owls.

You stay in a beautiful old farmhouse on the southern side of the moor, in single or twin rooms. There are showers, baths, washing machine, dryer, central heating and a wood-burning stove. The enormous living room is where we do indoor work. Food is local and organic. We (the tutors) do the cooking (unless it’s part of a lesson), you do the washing up with the aid of the dishwasher. It is quiet, peaceful and the nights are dark and full of stars. On the top of Winsford Hill the Milky Way stretches out like a river of stars above you and there are no other lights to be seen – amazing!

Things to bring …
Warm, waterproof clothing including gloves and hat – despite it being June it can get cold on the moor, especially at night.

Good walking boots.

Journey book.

Coloured pens/pencils/crayons.

A rug/blanket/throw for journeying.

Some makings for a mask.

See also more details in the Scrapbook and on Facebook.

It's a: 
, SW Britain, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
12-19 June 2010
£800 full board, tuition & hands-on wildlife experience

Shaman's Way - Walking Between Worlds

TUTOR – Elen Sentier

These 1-day workshops in basic shamanic skills will be held at a venue to be confirmed in the Welsh Marches, close to Hereford.

The workshops will run from 10.30am to 9pm and cost £45 which inlcudes lunch, supper, tea & coffee, and tuition.

Subjects will include storytelling, journeying, ritual, ceremony and grammarye (lore) as well as plenty of time to share experience, ideas and thoughts. The ceremony will be at night at local sacred sites.

For those interested in going further down the shamanic path I also run RAINBOW WARRIORS, a 3-year intensive training in Celtic Shamanism. See www.peagreenboat.demon.co.uk for more

It's a: 
Welsh Marches
near Hereford, West Midlands, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
In 2010 ... 6th Feb; 8th May; 31 July; 30th Oct W/S 2 8th May; W/S 3 31st July; W/S 4 30th Oct
£45 incl lunch, supper, tea, coffee & tuition OR £175 for all 4 w/s booked together.


Shamanism & Transpersonal Counselling

I've been a practising shaman all my life and teaching Celtic shamanism since the early 1990s. I'm also a transpersonal counsellor.

I've worked with all sorts of people including Caitlin & John Matthews, C Maxwell Cade, Bobcat, Colin Bloy, Hamish MIller, Paul Devereux, Michael Poynder, Lila Bek, Ian Gordon-Brown, Barbara Somers, just to mention a few.

Apr 1974 - Jan 2009


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
Online teaching offered


All fees are payable in advance. Refund policy - fee will be refunded if the course is unable to run owing to lack of numbers. If you need to cancel I will require a minimum of ...

WORKSHOPS - 2 weeks notice for refund of your fee
VISION QUESTS - 6 weeks notice for refund of your fee
1-TO-1 SESSIONS - negotiable depending on circumstance but I like 2 days notice when possible.

For groups booking me as a visiting tutor I require a £50 non-refundable deposit on booking. If the workshop does not run I require a week's notice.

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