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Brian Cunning

Brian and Lisa are Soundhenge Ireland, running sound baths and an introduction to shamanism course

Introduction to Shamanism with Brian Cunning

Over the course duration of fortnightly classes participants will be introduced to the basic techniques involved in practical shamanism. The course content will include the following: 

• Shamanic Journey with the drum
• Finding your power animal
• Guided meditation
• Exploration of Shamanic State Consciousness  (SSC)
• Shamanic world view
• Shamanic healing and cleansing
• Shamanic techniques and tools.  
• Working with Shamanism in the land. 

The course will run fortnightly on Mondays from 7.45-9.45pm, restarting 15th January 2018.

£140 for 7 classes as drop-in, with discount to £120 total if a deposit of £50 paid on first night with full amount paid by third session. Runs until 26th March.

Drop-in rate £20 per session.

Brian also offers a Monthly Shamanic Journey on Wednesdays 8.15pm.

The class is suitable for beginners and existing practitioners alike. This class is used to build upon the shamanic introduction course for people who would like to have regular journey practice. The class will help to develop personal journey style and dedicated practice.
The class will encourage an active participation in the shamanic community and acess to a network of fellow practitioners. The 1 hour class will comprise:

  • a 10 minute guided meditation
  • 10 minutes group shamanic drumming
  • 30 minute shamanic journey with live drumming
  • followed by an informal 10 minute Q&A cool-down period.

The cost is £10 per person.

What is Shamanism?

Shamanism is an ancient tradition of living in harmony with creation that strives to strike a balance between mind, body and spirit for the overall good of the community and the world around them. Shamans practice techniques that involve trance like states into non-ordinary or altered states of being, or what we call Shamanic State Consciousness (SSC). While in these States of SSC the Shaman experiences deep, insightful meaning and instruction from spirits, animal helpers and guides. Upon return to ordinary reality the Shaman then empowers, heals and restores the balance required for well being to them and the members of their community.

Brian Cunning has been working in Shamanic techniques for over 22 years. He has facilitated group meditation classes and is an accomplished Tarot Reader. He specialises in Celtic Shamanism, and Shamanic Spirit Craft tool making. He is a qualified Shamanic Practitioner & Shamanic Counsellor accredited by the Irish Centre for Shamanic Studies. Brian is also a qualified and practising Artist and performer with a BA (Hons) in Fine and Applied Arts.

To book your place on either course or for more information please email Brian at:

Brian offers 1:1 Shamanic consultations in the Lily Room at Maitri Studio at £35 for an hour's session or £50 for two to be paid by paypal. Longer sessions are available. An initial consultation is £15. 

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Contact Us

Maitri Studio Limited
4 The Mount, Belfast, BT5 4NA

Tel: +44 (0)28 9099 2428

Company number: NI635546