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"Re-awakening ancient wisdom in our modern society."


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 Updated 14th Sep 2018


Creating community and contributing to Planetary Healing one project at a time.

Who we are

The Edinburgh Shamanic Centre was founded in 2003 by Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday.

Passionate by the Shamanic ways of being and living, we work closely and supporting community in many ways and levels. We have a deep commitment to the ancestral ways, teaching the ways of living from the heart, the ways of harmony, humility, self-empowerment and treading lightly on our Earth Mother.

07th OCt 2018: Holistic Wellbeing Festival

What inspires us

Our inspiration comes from the examples of indigenous communities all around the world where since the very beginning of human times, they always worked together for the benefit of the whole, working in communion with Great Spirit to receive and pass on deep spiritual teachings, blessings and healing.

What we do

We offer Year 1, 2 and 3 of Shamanic training, Level 1, 2 and 3 of Energy Healing training, weekly Classes and groups, One to one  Shamanic sessions, Divination, Ceremonies, Sweat Lodges, Earth Lodges, Vision Quest for young people, Rites of Passage and Goddess Empowerment for Women, community events and so much more. We work with people from all backgrounds and from many parts of the world.

How we work

Our work is always moved by great joy, gratitude, a deep sense of responsibility, deep commitment and service to our Earth Mother and to all Her children.

With our Shamanic work, we help people manifest their dreams and visions. We help people to empower themselves and find the inner voice of Great Spirit within. Guided by that inner voice and coming from the heart, one begins to remember who they truly are, becomes happy, stronger, secure, confident and fully empowered.

With whom we work

We work with people  of all races, creeds and beliefs. People of all ages, abilities and background come to the Shamanic Centre to find thier own inner power and spiritual authority. We help them to find the answers that lies within.

Needing empowerment, self-belief, healing, clarity or direction? All you need to do is contact us. We are here always happy to serve. We serve with humility and great joy in our hearts, supported by our loving Guides.

Like you, Mark and Claudia are also seekers of truth and self-empowerment.


Indigenous People's Project

What is Shamanism

About Power Animals

Support and supervision for our students

What people say about our work

Frequently Asqued Questions - FAQ

Accommodation B & Bs



Ayahuasca culture, spirituality and science

Learning hub for all-things Ayahuasca

Support the Ayahuasca Defense Fund

ICEERS - Education and Research

Essay by Claudia Goncalves: Sound Healing in Ayahuasca ceremonies

Documentary film "The Edge of Dreaming"


Note on Ayahuasca

We DO NOT offer Ayahuasca ceremonies at the Edinburgh Shamanic Centre, however, we do recommend places in the Brazilian Amazon with indigenous communities. If you are interested, please contact Claudia and she can give you information as Ayahuasca is part of her cultural spiritual heritage in Brazil.



Spirit Guides - Claudia Goncalves

Wounded Healer - Mark Halliday






Summer Programme: Deep Shamanic and Nature  Immersion

Summer Programme

APPEAL: Please help the indigenous people click here


Classes and groups


Shamanic Wisdom Group

Shamanic Guided Meditation

Dru Yoga and Sound


Upcoming events for all

22nd Sep: Drum Making workshop


29th 30th Sep: Feather Stone - Energy Healing training - Level 1


07th Oct: Holistic Wellbeing Festival


20th Oct: Sweat Lodge Ceremony


27th 28th Oct: Feather Stone - Energy Healing training - Level 1


03rd Nov: Feather Stone - Energy Healing training - Level 2


24th 25th Nov: Year 1 - Foundation training in Shamanism - New group


Already studying with us?

Find the dates of your training here.



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