Terms & Conditions

We are delighted that you are interested in studying with the School of Shamanic Womancraft (SSW).  If you decide to study with us you will experience one of the most personally uplifting, challenging and inspirational periods of time in your life.


These terms and conditions form the agreement between The School of Shamanic Womancraft (“us” “our” “we”) and our Students (“you” “your”).  The School of Shamanic Womancraft is an internationally accredited school with various courses on offer.  The School of Shamanic Womancraft is an International Institute for Complementary Therapists (IICT) Approved Training Provider.


This agreement commences when you enrol in the School of Shamanic Womancraft courses: (Four or Eight Seasons Journey; Shamanic Womancraft retreats; Moonsong, Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy, Autumn Woman Harvest Queen workshops; Maidens School of Magic) and continues until termination is made in accordance with these terms. We may update these terms and conditions from time to time, so we recommend that you re-visit this page to stay informed of any changes that are made.  Any changes to our terms will only apply to new Students who enrol under the new terms.



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Four & Eight Seasons Journey

Shamanic Womancraft Retreats


Maidens School of Magic

Four & Eight Seasons Journey

1. Our Commitment to You
2. Enrolment and Commencement
3. Your Commitment to the SSW
4. Your Commitment to Fellow Students
5. Participation Requirements
6. Your Financial Commitment
7. Transferring and Withdrawing
8. Certification



1. Our Commitment to You
1.1 The Four Seasons Journey (4SJ) is a yearlong course. The Eight Seasons Journey (8SJ) is a two-year course.  Both are conducted by way of:


  • Five or Six Gathering (depending on location) over the year or two years – Opening Gathering, Full Moon Gathering, Dark Moon Gathering, Wilderness Solo, Wilderness Solo Debrief (may be held online), Closing Gathering.
  • Home-study Modules including self-paced reading and assignments.
  • Access to an online portal which holds all of your course work, readings, handouts and from the year.
  • Online group support via google groups email, private Facebook group and external community circles (where available).


1.2 All students receive the following School of Shamanic Womancraft materials which have been created specifically for this course.  These are provided to you four weeks prior to the first gathering:



1.3 We also provide you with:

  • Private mentoring with your teachers throughout the year.
  • Opportunity to connect with the other students and graduates of the school both in online groups (through Facebook and Googlegroup emails) and in person at the MerConference (the annual gathering of SSW students, teachers and graduates) and other gatherings throughout the year.


2. Enrolment and Commencement

2.1 We accept enrolments at any time prior to the commencement of the Course until the course is full or we have reached the enrolment deadline.


2.2 To enrol, you must complete the registration form and pay the enrolment fee.  Once we receive your registration, we will send you an official welcome email into the course, confirming that your application is complete.


2.3 You will be contacted by your teachers to arrange your enrolment ‘Innerview’, where your teachers will speak with you about your personal ‘herstory,’ and to find out how to best support you throughout the course.


2.4 You will not hear further from us until we send you the course materials approximately four weeks before the Opening Gathering.  This timeline may change depending on when you enrol.   However, you are welcome to email Admin with any questions you may have.


3. Your Commitment to the SSW

3.1 The School of Shamanic Womancraft requires a commitment of time, co-operation and participation.  The Four and Eight Seasons Journey runs for one or two years.  It is our experience that to successfully complete the 4/8SJ, students need to dedicate approximately ten hours of study between gatherings.


3.2 You acknowledge that undertaking the 4/8SJ may at times be personally challenging and you will not knowingly undertake the course if you believe that you will not respond well to personal conversations, personal growth and constructive feedback in keeping with the modality of Shamanic Womancraft.


3.3 We record part of the gatherings with audio/video/photography.  By enroling in the 4/8SJ you consent to these recordings, unless you state on your Duty of Care form that you do NOT consent to this.  The photos and recordings are made available to students in the course and may be used for promotion.  No sensitive process is recorded for any use but your own.


3.4 It is highly recommended that you attend every gathering for your growth and learning.


4. Your Commitment to Fellow Students

4.1 You acknowledge that you are undertaking an adult learning process and that everyone has individual approaches to learning and participation.  You acknowledge that there may be times when you or other students will have a difference of opinion or values and that you will deal with those differences with dignity and respect for yourself and others.


4.2 All students have access to the Googlegroup email and you acknowledge that participating in this space is an aspect of strengthening the circle of the 4/8SJ you are participating in.


4.3 All students are supporting each other through our shared experience and collective wisdom (a concept referred to as “circle as shaman”).  You agree to the principals of safety and confidentiality.


5. Participation Requirements

5.1 You agree to participate in all aspects of the 4/8SJ (including use the student web portal, the Googlegroup and Facebook page) in good faith and in a way so as to not bring disrepute or cause reputational or other damage to the School of Shamanic Womancraft.


5.2 You agree that you will not upload or provide content on the Googlegroup or on the Facebook page which is:


  • defamatory, fraudulent, unlawful, threatening, intimidating, harassing, disrespectful, inappropriate, harmful, hateful, abusive, tortious, obscene, invasive of another’s privacy, sexist, racist, homophobic, violent or degrading;
  • infringes the intellectual or other proprietary interests of third parties;
  • contains spam, chain letters, pyramid and other such selling and marketing schemes, computer viruses, computer code, files or programs or other harmful components that are designed to interrupt, destroy, change or limit the functionality of the Site or any other computer software, hardware or other electronic equipment, information which in any way impinges on another user’s use or enjoyment of the Site or otherwise breaches or encourages other users to breach these Terms and Conditions;
  • violates any law; or
  • encourages or incites any other person to engage in any of the above behaviour.


5.3 You also agree that you will not:


  • Use technology or other means that is not authorised by the SSW to access the SSW website;
  • Use or launch any automated system, including without limitation, “robots,” “spiders,” or “offline readers,” to access the SSW website;
  • Attempt to or introduce viruses or any other computer code, files or programs that may interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of the SSW website or the Facebook page;
  • Gain or attempt to gain unauthorised access to the SSW website or Facebook page including the networks or user accounts; or
  • Attempt to or engage in conduct that damages, disables, overburdens, or impairs the SSW website, Facebook page, servers or networks.


6. Your Financial Commitment
6.1 In order to secure your place in the Four or Eight Seasons Journey we require payment of the course fees either in an upfront lump sum or via twelve monthly instalments.


6.2 Upfront payments receive a discounted rate.  If paying by instalment, your first payment is due with your registration.  Each following payment will be withdrawn from your account on the same date each month.


6.3 Course fees cover all accommodation, catering, materials, administration and mentoring costs at gatherings, as well as support and mentoring throughout the year.


6.4 You are responsible for any costs associated with participating in Zoom group calls, (cost of a local call/higher from mobiles or free via the internet) and transportation to and from the gatherings.


6.5 If you are unable to attend a gathering for any reason, you are still responsible for the full fees of the course.  A make-up gathering will be created if possible.


6.6 All monthly fees must be paid on time.  If payments are not made, or you do not reply to communication about late payments, then the case may be referred to a collection agency.  All effort is used to communicate and support students who may be having difficulty paying their fees.


7. Transferring and Withdrawing

7.1 We conduct our services in accordance with, and you have the rights as provided by, the Australian Consumer Law (“the law”). Under the law, we are not required to provide a refund for a change of mind.


7.2 Withdrawal and Refund Period

The Four and Eight Seasons Journey commences when you register for the course and receive your Welcome letter.


Despite our rights by law, we will provide a partial refund for withdrawals under the following conditions:



  • If you paid the full fee amount at the time of registration, and choose to withdraw from the course prior to commencement, you will be refunded the fees less a $500 administrative fee.
  • If you paid the full fee amount at the time of registration, and choose to withdraw from the course prior to, or within two weeks of the third gathering, you will be refunded 50% of your full course fees.
  • Withdrawal from the course after the third gathering does not allow for any refunds.



  • If you are paying by monthly instalments, and choose to withdraw from the course prior to commencement, you will be refunded the fees you have paid to date less a $500 administrative fee.
  • If you are paying by monthly instalments, and choose to withdraw from the course prior to, or within two weeks of the third gathering, you will be refunded any amount you have paid that is more than 50% of the total amount of the twelve monthly payments.
  • Withdrawal from the course after the third gathering does not allow for any refunds.


7.3 If a student withdraws from the course with fees owing, they are responsible for paying any outstanding amount.


7.4 You acknowledge that if necessary the School of Shamanic Womancraft will engage the services of a Debt Collection Agency to attain any owed fees from your course tuition that are outstanding and that if this is required you will be liable for the agency fees charged to do this.


7.5 We reserve the right to remove you from the School of Shamanic Womancraft Four or Eight Seasons Journey if you are in arrears and/or failing to be in communication with us about owed funds.  No removal from the course without communication and opportunities to liaise with us regarding your owed fees will take place.


7.6 Withdrawing from the 4/8SJ at any time means you will not be eligible to call yourself a School of Shamanic Womancraft graduate or a Shamanic Craftswoman.


7.7 Transferring
If something arises prior to the first gathering and you would like to transfer to another course at a later time, you may transfer your enrolment to a new date as long as availability permits.


Transfers are only possible if the student moves from one course to another starting at the beginning of the course being transferred to. Mid-course transfers to new courses are not permitted.


All fees owing must be paid on one course before transferring to another.


8. Certification

8.1 When you graduate from the School of Shamanic Womancraft Four or Eight Seasons Journey  you can call yourself a Shamanic Craftswoman or Shamanic Womancrafter. If you do not wish to do anything further than that with your training you do not have to.

8.2 You have the opportunity to continue training with the School of Shamanic Womancraft through the Four and Eight Seasons Journey Apprentice Program and the Workshop Apprentice Program.

8.3 Graduates of the School of Shamanic Womancraft are able to become members of IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists) as practitioners of Shamanic Womancraft.  Membership of IICT allows you to purchase professional indemnity and public liability insurance through their preferred insurer.

To become a Graduate of the School of Shamanic Womancraft you need to:

  • Attend all of the Gatherings of the course (or a make up when possible)
  • complete all required course work in the student portal
  • undertake 6 Workshops (MS, SDP, AWHQ)

9. Our Commitment to you – Workshops

The School of Shamanic Womancraft offers workshops under the SSW branding umbrella.

Moonsong (MS), Shamanic Dimensions of Pregnancy (SDP), Autumn Woman, Harvest Queen (AWHQ), are three workshops offered by teachers of the school and are conducted by way of:

  • One Day workshops
  • Pre-readings and exercises
  • Post-workshop reading and resources

9.1 To enrol in a workshop you must book through the booking links provided for each individual workshop.  This may be through Eventbrite or a different booking system.  Ticket bookings are decided by each individual teacher.

9.2 Details for workshops can be found on our websites www.schoolofshamanicwomancraft.com and www.moonsong.com

9.3 Individual teachers arrange payments for individual workshops.  These may be through eventbrite or through other ticket booking agencies.

9.4 Workshop costs may differ between teachers and it is at the teachers discretion if any refunds or concessions are offered.

9.5 You will receive readings and exercises to do before the workshops and post workshop readings and resources will be shared.


General Terms & Conditions

10. Warranties and Indemnities

10.1 We do not warrant that the Website or Facebook page will be uninterrupted or error free or that the Site, its content or the server are free of viruses or other harmful components. The School of Shamanic Womancraft maintains current anti-virus software, however to the extent provided by law, we do not guarantee against third party interference or that the Website or its content will be compatible with third party software or hardware. The School of Shamanic Womancraft is not liable for any default due to an act of God, war, terrorism, strike, lock-out, industrial action, fire, flood, storm or other event beyond the Owner’s reasonable control.

10.2 You agree to indemnify, the School, its partners, licensors, affiliates, contractors, officers, employees and agents for any claim arising directly or indirectly from your acts and omissions in using the Site and Facebook page pursuant to the terms of the Agreement.

10.3 You acknowledge that while you will be receiving training in a Shamanic Womancraft practitioner way, and you will not hold the School of Shamanic Womancraft  responsible for anything related to your personal business success or otherwise including your income and client attraction, including if you are profiled on the School of Shamanic Womancraft website

11. Intellectual Property

The School of Shamanic Womancraft retains the right to all intellectual property (whether registered or not) that is created by us and you agree not to disclose, sell or deal with our materials in any way other than in accordance with these terms and conditions, or with the permission of the director of SSW, Jane Hardwicke Collings.

12. Termination

This agreement will terminate automatically upon completion of the Four or Eight Seasons Journey. This agreement will be terminated without notice if you fail to pay any amounts owing by the due date. We reserve the right to terminate this agreement if a breach of the terms occurs. We also reserve the right to terminate this agreement in the unfortunate event that we become unable to provide the services requested, in which case all monies paid for work not undertaken will be refunded.

If your student enrolment is terminated you will no longer have access to the Site or the Facebook page. The restrictions imposed on you with respect to the material provided to you, payment obligations, and the disclaimers and limitations of liabilities contained in these terms and conditions will survive termination.

13. Governing Law

This agreement is governed by the laws of Victoria and Australia.

14. Queries and Concerns

If you have any concerns relating to the School of Shamanic Womancraft and the Four or Eight Seasons Journey you are welcome to contact admin@schoolofshamanicwomancraft.com detailing your concerns and how you believe it can be swiftly resolved, where you will receive prompt support and attention. We are a supportive and caring business who will liaise with you in a professional manner and we ask you do the same for us too.