The Pacific Northwest Core Shamanic Community

Shamanic Journey and Healing Circles

Articles on Circling:

Shamanic Journey Circles worldwide:
(P.S. I didn't say "drumming circles" because it creates confusion among those who get together to journey and those that gather to drum.)


Regular Shamanic Circles in the Pac NW Area

(not all are "core shamanic")


Drumming and Healing Circle
Contact and info:

Shamanic Journey/Healing Circle
First Sunday night of the month, usually 7-9pm
Eugene Shamanic Drumming/Healing Circle is an open circle to all. We meet the first Sunday night of the month from 7-9 pm and sometimes more often depending on the needs of the group. We also meet for special occasions, full moon ceremony, solstice, etc.
Contact: Leia Hart, 541.844.2805,

The first Tuesday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30
Body, Mind & Spirit
6491 SW Capitol Hwy
Portland, Oregon 97209
For more information go to

Journey Circles: 1st and 3rd Wednesday evenings at 6:30.
April 2nd and 16th, May 7th and 21st....
Contact: Pearl Pierce, or (503) 626-4348
Prerequisite: journey skills.

Every 2nd Thursday
Facilitated by: Karen Hefner and Denise Barger,

East of Sandy
Sweat Lodge- 3rd Saturday of the month
Contact: or 503-622-5178


Shamanic Drumming Circle
Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6pm to 8pm although dates may vary.
We invite you to join us for a time set apart to provide sacred space in which to journey for yourself, for the group, and
for the community. This is a time for those with prior shamanic journey training.
Donations are recommended.
Check for more information and directions.
The center is located at 136 Stewart Rd., Building 1, Suite I Pacific, WA 98047

Federal Way
Grey Falcon Of The Mist Drum/Healing Circle
Meets every first Friday of the month, from 7 to 10 PM.
Bring drums, rattles, food to share, & donation (suggested donation is $10.00, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds). We are a Multi-Cultural Shamanic Circle open to all who show respect for the path. We facilitate personal and planetary healing.
Contact for location: Steven Pepping, MA (Grey Falcon Of The Mist) 253-273-4171

Journey Circle
We are an eclectic group with diverse backgrounds, and we feel that our diversity enriches our circle. We meet one Saturday a month in Puyallup (South Hill). Circle requirements are that people already know how to journey and work with a guide, and respect the circle and it's members, including themselves. A donation of $5-$15 is requested.
Contact: Lorelle.


Volkswagon Circle:
2nd Wednesday of each month
7-7:30pm - social time
7:30 - 9:30pm open circle
Journey 1: for a partner
Journey 2: for ourselves (possibly an extension to the previous journey done for us)
Journey 3 group Journey of Service for healing for others or about something going on in the world,
Contact Atherton for location.


Monthly Journey circle
Monday evenings from 7-9PM in Fremont.
We use a variety of techniques including the shamanic journey to actively participate in healing ourselves, our community and raising our vibrations to live a full and heartfelt life.
Suggested donation $20-$25. This is an open circle by donation only, and no one is turned away for lack of funds.
2009 Dates: 1/26, 2/16, 3/16, 4/20, 5/18, 6/15, 7/13, 8/10, 9/14, 10/12, 11/9, 12/7
Contact:Christine Marie Wallace, Shamanic Practitioner, 206.736.2446

Sacred Salmon Circle
2nd and 4th Thursdays of the month
Open to trained experienced shamanic journey persons in core shamanism. This circle focuses on healing.
Contact John Lawrence phone: (206) 722-8961

Red Cedar Open Circles (also Northern California, St. Louis, Southern Illinois)
The Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition called SisiWiss, meaning 'Sacred Breath'
- Wednesday evenings 7:00pm
Red Cedar OPEN CIRCLES include song, dance, story, teaching, and ceremony of the Pacific Northwest Coast spiritual tradition called SisiWiss, meaning 'Sacred Breath'. The SisiWiss teachings have been passed down for hundreds of years by the Native Elders of this land. These traditional ways have been shared with all people through our teacher,, Johnny Moses, of the Puget Sound first Peoples, who often attends when his schedule allows ( which is most Wed.) Bring drums, rattles, etc. for prayer participation and dress comfortably. Donations gladly accepted for use of the sacred space and for the SisiWiss Teachings.
NOTE: All Red Cedar Circle SisiWiss gatherings are potluck as eating during the circle is part of the tradition.Facilitator: Laurel Boucher Voice Mail: 206.312.6181.

2nd Wednesday Shamanic Journey Circle -7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Bring snacks to share. $20 donation (don't let money stop you from coming to share), experienced journeyers.
Contact Sheila at: 206/903-9404


South Sound Drum Circle
2nd FRIDAYS, 7 pm, Cedar Center, 906 Webb St. SE, Lacey, WA 98503
$5 suggested donation for facility rental
Join an intimate circle of women to drum, sing, and share ceremony, prayer
and wisdom teachings in an informal, friendly monthly gathering. No experience needed.
Open to all women.
Contact: Barbara at


Sooke, BC
ThunderWolf Drum/Healing Circle
Meets every first Saturday of the month, open to newcomers
Bring drums, rattles, pen and paper
7:00pm -7:30 - social time
7:30 - 10:00pm open circle
1st Journey for a partner
2nd Journey for ourselves (possibly an extension to the previous journey done for us)
3rd Group Journey of Service/Healing for one who needs it. (optional)
The prerequisite is to have either taken the Basic training by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies OR been taught to journey to the Upper/Lower worlds to contact your Animal Helping Spirit/Guides. (suggested donation of $12, no one turned away for lack of funds/work exchange available) Sonara will teach on an individual basis. contact her at 250/664-6403

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver Community Healing Circle
The Vancouver Community Healing Circle meets twice a month and is open to new members and visiting members from out of town. Our intention is to strengthen our Core Shamanic skills and providing healing for ourselves, the community, each other and Earth. Requirements: journeying skills to Lower and Upper World (FSS or other) and a clear intention to be of service. Please bring a blanket, bandanna, journal and hand drum (if you have one). Cost: $15

Contact Angela Prider, phone: 604-374-0259 or email:



Shamanic Journeying Drum Circle (Free), Mount Shasta, California
First Friday of the month, and third Saturday of the month
We drum and chant to deepen our connections to our guides and Teachers for the purpose of healing, guidance, and community. This is an open circle to those who have experience journeying. Some preparation work can be arraigned prior to the circle for those who do not have experience journeying or are requesting healing. Travelers are welcome. Please call or e-mail for directions and winter weather conditions.
Contact: Della Clark
Phone : (530)859-1007
Website and Registration:

To get the monthly class summary via email, write to Susana at: