Shamanic Medicine and Ecstatic Movement

Of Powder Kegs and Peace

Balkans, August 2015 I began to come to the Balkans, ostensibly to teach Shamanic practice in 2009. I have now been hosted to teach in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Serbia almost yearly since then. My friends in Canada and the US often ask me why I go there. I am not related by blood to their people, I had no family living there, and ‘by the way, isn’t there a war going on there?”. There... [Read more]


A m a z o n   E x p e d i t i o n Shamanic Immersion Experience 17 OCTOBER – 2 NOVEMBER 2015 APPLY NOW You are invited to join us on a extraordinary journey into the Peruvian Amazon to participate in a powerful Shamanic Immersion Experience. For thousands of years, the traditional Shamans and healers of the Amazon Rainforest have been working with some of the most remarkable plants, which have... [Read more]

The Way of the Seabhean – Ancient Irish Shamanism Retreat for Women Only with Amantha Murphy

THE WAY OF THE SEABHEAN – ANCIENT IRISH SHAMANIC RETREAT FOR WOMEN WITH AMANTHA MURPHY – APRIL 10-12, 2015 IN PENTICTON BC, CANADA AT GOD’S MOUNTAIN ESTATE RETREAT CENTRE – to Register, contact Dawn Dancing Otter –   The Seabhean – the Celtic female Shaman – holds the presence and inner-seeing... [Read more]

Otter Adventures – Bosnia and Serbia, Oct 2013 – Part 1 – “Hvala, Hvala, Hvala”

Part 1 – Hvala, hvala, hvala I stepped out into Belgrade’s Nikola Tesla airport from the long day of flying. Two faces behind a sign with my name on it were smiling back at me as I waved. Veronika and Donny were my escorts for the day’s drive to Ecofutura Nature Retreat Centre in the mountains above Sarajevo, Bosnia. We drove for a few hours to get there, I think we wandered out of our way... [Read more]

(Not)Choosing Sides…

You know that twinge inside, that little voice calling, as you look outside into new blossoms, sunshine, the possibility of songbirds singing and the breeze blowing to be felt and heard? I like to think of that as the wildness within, calling itself. And to think, our general idea of nature is that it is ‘outside’. But we are also natures creatures, Pachamama’s love children with... [Read more]