"becoming a Woman" ~ facilitator training April 2024

"becoming a Woman" ~ facilitator training April 2024

"becoming a Woman" ~ facilitator training April 2024

four & eight seasons journey

The Four/Eight Seasons Journey is a one-year or two-year immersion into the Women’s Mysteries and the philosophy and practice of Shamanic Womancraft.

In 2024 this program is offered in Byron Bay NSW, Blue Mountains NSW and Balnarring VIC

The Journey is an experiential and educational program, open to women of all ages. Students are offered an in-depth opportunity to remember the wisdom of the cycles.

In a safely held circle we explore our inner world, heal our past wounds and transform into sovereign women. We reclaim Sisterhood, connection with the Earth and the Sacred Feminine for all our relations.

Focused on the shamanic perspective of cycles – of the Earth, Life, Moon and the menstrual cycle of Woman – the 4SJ prepares its students to become Shamanic Craftswomen – teachers and practitioners of the women’s mysteries, for their community and beyond, in the worthy mission of healing the wounded feminine, healing birth and healing the Earth.

The Eight Seasons Journey (8SJ) offers the same curriculum as the 4SJ spread over a 2-year period.


Course Outline

The curriculum is delivered via six face-to-face gatherings and five coursework modules (homestudy reading and preparation).

opening Gathering

Meet your fellow Journey-women and make a frame drum, ancient tool of women’s spirituality. Explore your birth imprint and start to re-weave a new story.

Full Moon Gathering

Uncover your wounds and co create healing rituals with your sisters. Make a mask of your Animal Ally and move with its medicine under the Full Moon in a ritual dance.

Dark Moon Gathering

Deepen your understanding of seven goddess archetypes and how they show up in your experience of womanhood.  Participate in a powerful ceremony re-enacting the Descent of Inanna.

Wilderness Solo

Spend three days and three nights soloing on the land during this 10-day Wilderness Solo immersion, connecting with the earth, held in community with deep story-telling and wild celebration!

Wilderness solo debrief

Gather one moon later to share your experiences and integration post-Wilderness Solo.  Be held and heard as you weave your story into a work of art.

Closing Gathering

A graduation and celebration to share what you’ve learned over the Four Seasons Journey and how you will share your magic in the world.  Connect with your sisters in a loving ocean of oxytocin!

A Year of Gathering with Sisters

Your year starts with a one-on-one conversation with your teachers in which to share your story and ask any questions about the course.  The program supports you through the year with mentoring from your teachers and support from other journey women.

Each Module has an in-depth course work component with journal reflections and readings to complete.  All course work is arranged in the Temple, our private online space which gives you access to the global School of Shamanic Womancraft community.

Your course fees cover all tuition, catering, camping and materials including:

A Life Changing Experience

Mapping Your Personal Experience

The 4SJ teaches a cyclical framework and perspective which invites you to map your rites of passage and frame your experiences through this cyclical lens.

You will learn the Maieutic Method, an ancient way of ‘being with.’  This ancient approach will help you attune to both others and yourself.

Each gathering is a ceremony and a learning space, combining ancient and modern ways of being.

Developing the Art of Facilitation

Learn to use the Maieutic method as a practice with others.

Learn various Shamanic Womancraft processes to assist in your life and the communities you serve.

Learn how to create and hold ceremonies for rites of passage, seasonal celebrations and other significant events.

Learn how to facilitate the modality of Shamanic Womancraft and be supported to bring your unique gifts to the world.

A Deep Connection to Community

Included in your Four Seasons Journey is access to attending six workshops (Moonsong, Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy and Autumn Woman, Harvest Queen) which you can attend at any time during your year. You will have access to the SSW Temple, an online community space that will hold all of your coursework and access to community and social groups.

Graduation gives you access to discounts, mermaid prices at future workshops, attendance at the annual MerConference and a life long community to sisters.

Graduation Pathways

Graduating from the Four Seasons Journey gives you a certificate in Shamanic Womancraft, which is an IICT approved training and allows you to purchase professional insurance and use the title “Shamanic Craftswoman”.

Graduation also opens the path to further study with our graduate programs: 


In 2024, the Four Seasons Journeys is being offered in these locations:

Byron Bay NSW

The Byron Bay Four Seasons Journey is held on Bundjalung Country in Brooklet NSW.

12pm Fri 16 Feb to 4pm Sun 18 Feb 2024

12pm Sun 24 Mar to 4pm Tue 26 Mar 2024

12pm Wed 5 Jun to 4pm Fri 7 Jun 2024

12pm Mon 30 Sep to 4pm Wed 9 Oct 2024

12pm Fri 8 Nov to 4pm Sun 10 Nov 2024

12pm Fri 13 Dec to 4pm Sun 15 Dec 2024

Blue Mountains NSW

The Blue Mountains Four Seasons Journey is held on Wiradjuri land in the Kanimbla valley NSW

12pm Fri 1 Mar to 4pm Sun 3 Mar 2024

12pm Fri 21 Jun to 4pm Sun 23 Jun 2024

12pm Fri 2 Aug to 4pm Sun 4 Aug 2024

12pm Tue 29 Oct to 4pm Thur 7  Nov 2024

12pm Fri 29 Nov to 4pm Sun 1 Dec 2024

12pm Sat 15 Feb to 4pm Mon 17 Feb 2025

Balnarring Beach VIC

The Victorian Four Seasons Journey is held on Boonwurrung country at the Balnarring Beach Foreshore Reserve.  Accommodation is camping in the campground (BYO tent and gear), with NDIS and disadvantaged housing options available.

12pm Fri 23 Feb to 4pm Sun 25 Feb 2024

12pm Sun 24 Mar to 4pm Tue 26 Mar 2024

12pm Wed 5 Jun to 4pm Fri 7 Jun 2024

12pm Mon 7 Oct to 4pm Wed 16 Oct 2024

12pm Fri 22 Nov to 4pm Sun 24 Nov 2024

12pm Sat 1 Feb to 4pm Mon 3 Feb 2025

Early Bird Pricing until September 21

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This amount includes gst and provides a discount for paying upfront in full.

$500 of this amount is a non-refundable administration fee.


$1890 deposit
+ $675 monthly
for 12 months

This amount includes gst and totals $9990 over 13 months.

$500 of the deposit is a non-refundable administration fee.

Live the Healed Sisterhood

At the School, the concept of a ‘healed sisterhood’ means:

  • becoming more conscious, authentic and real
  • acknowledging our gifts, vulnerabilities and ‘wounds’
  • practising radical self-acceptance
  • approaching conflict with curiosity, ‘leaning in’ rather than ‘leaning away’
  • recognising our default, often unconscious, patterns of separation
  • taking 100% response-ability, especially for our mindset
  • and treating each other with as much grace as we can muster.


As you can imagine, all of this requires significant cultural, social, emotional and spiritual deprogramming and reattuning, which is a big part of what the Four Seasons Journey is about.  It’s a unique and precious social ‘container’ in which to cultivate these edgy skills.

Throughout this year together, you’re encouraged to lean in to these difficult places because that’s where the ‘gold’ is.  

That painful situation?  That thing you’ve been feeling stuck about?  That perpetual dilemma you face?  

The solutions you seek aren’t with some guru or expert, they are to found here, in the dark, boggy inner terrain of your shame, judgement and unconsciousness.

The Four Seasons Journey can help you muster the courage to ‘go there,’ in the robust company of other brave hearts, as well as offering you life-changing tools and perspectives to help you understand and alchemise what you find there.

True sisterhood can be a confronting mirror, revealing that which you struggle to accept in yourself, and therefore in others.

So our healed sisterhood is never ‘perfect,’ it doesn’t always feel like love and stardust, it’s always a work in progress, changing as we change.

And it’s always a teaching, an invitation to soften, to integrate the next piece, and to step more deeply into our abiding wholeness.

We hope and trust you resonate with this vision, and we are so excited about the possibilities of deep collaboration that are unfolding, as we tend to ourselves and each other in this conscious way!

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