Michael Harner's

"The Three Year Program has changed my life on a cellular level. It has been the best experience of my life!"

Originated by Michael Harner and based upon his decades of research and experimentation, this course is the most advanced training in shamanism and shamanic healing offered by the Foundation. It is widely considered as unparalleled in the world. It involves intensive extended training in progressively higher levels of very advanced shamanism, including initiations into rare and little-known practices and principles.

About the Three Year Program:

Video with Susan Mokelke

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Students say:

"It is hard to grasp that just one week ago I was passing through one of my life's transformational moments. Well, there were quite a few to be honest. The work of the Three Year Program was remarkable and awesome. It blessed me and continues to feed me, to change me, and to make me laugh (and sometimes cry!). I am so truly grateful. The spirits are singing and dancing like never before! I feel like I have a 'band of brothers and sisters' with my helping spirits and am getting more and more acquainted as the days pass." --Pete Hatherell

"I love my life now. Since I've been doing this work, I have a deep sense of my purpose on this planet. That is not something I thought I would ever have. My life is deep, purposeful, profound and fun!" --Three Year Program Participant

In this residential program, the same group of participants meets for a week twice a year (usually May and October) for three years, with practical assignments between meetings. There is also a summertime program that meets once a year for two weeks (two back-to-back sessions) over the span of three summers. The program is devoted to the objective of advancing the participants' knowledge and practice as far as possible during the three years. Enrollment is limited. Sessions are held at a retreat center; on-site lodging and meals will be arranged during registration.

PREREQUISITES: The FSS Basic Workshop: The Way of the Shaman and either: 1. The FSS Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive; or 2. At least six days of advanced FSS workshops, including Shamanic Extraction Healing Training and two other advanced FSS two-day workshops of your choice. Special consideration will be given by the Review Committee to those who have completed the Two-Week Intensive, but many exceptions will be made, and each application will be evaluated individually by the Foundation Review Committee. Do not be discouraged from applying if you have not had the Two Week course. For special offers such as "fast-track" acceptance to the Three Year Program for those completing the latest Two Week Shamanic Healing Intensive, click on the "MORE INFORMATION" link below.

56 FSS Continuing Education (CE) Credits available annually for three years; 168 CE credits for the program

Note: Those who successfully complete the Three Year program are entitled to receive the Bronze Certificate of Completion, issued upon request by the Foundation for Shamanic Studies. This workshop is one of the prerequisites to receive the FSS Silver and Gold Certificates of Completion.

MORE INFORMATION on the 2019 Pacific Northwest Summertime Three Year Program...

FSS workshops are offered in the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Use the links below to quickly check if this workshop is currently offered near you.

The workshops calendar is updated frequently with additional offerings. If this workshop is not currently being offered in your area, check back again soon or check for other workshops now being offered in your area.

Find a Three Year Program of Advanced Initiations in Shamanism and Shamanic Healing™ Workshop in Your Area

United States
Apr 28-May 03, 2019
San Francisco Bay Area
Amanda Foulger
15th West Coast Three Year Program
28 FSS CE credits
6th meeting
Course closed to new enrollment.

Apr 28-May 03, 2019
Madison, Virginia
Nan Moss
11th East Coast Three Year Program
28 FSS CE credits
3rd meeting
Closed to new enrollment.

Jun 16-27, 2019
Seattle area, Washington
Susan Mokelke
5th Pacific Northwest Three Year Program. NEW PROGRAM, First Meeting. DOWNLOAD Info-Application
56 FSS CE credits
Debbie Oliver
fax: 707-639-1221
Aug 04-15, 2019
Seattle area, Washington
Susan Mokelke
4th Pacific Northwest Three Year Program
56 FSS CE credits
3rd meeting
Course closed to new enrollment.

Latin America
Mar 19-24, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alicia L. Gates and Gerardo Roemer assisted by Alejandra Soto
4th Latin American Three Year Program
3rd meeting
Course closed to new enrollment.

Sep 19-24, 2019
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Alicia L. Gates and Gerardo Roemer assisted by Alejandra Sotoi
4th Latin American Three Year Program
4th meeting
Course closed to new enrollment.

May 15-26, 2020
Bali, Indonesia
Kevin Turner
4th Asia Three Year Program. NEW PROGRAM, First Meeting.
Kevin Turner
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Please note that on rare occasions the dates and locations of listed programs may change, depending upon the availability of facilities and faculty. FSS reserves the right to change or cancel any program if necessary. In such cases, enrolled participants will be notified promptly and deposits refunded or applied to another program.






Important Workshop Information

To register, obtain additional information, get fees and/or locations for any workshop, contact the person or organization listed in the schedule. The Foundation does not typically register participants for its courses and will refer you to the workshop contact for registration, fees and additional information.

The Basic Workshop - The Way of the Shaman® is the prerequisite for all advanced workshops and trainings. You must complete the Basic Workshop with an authorized FSS Faculty Member before registering for any advanced workshop.

All Foundation workshops and training programs are offered for teaching purposes only and not for healing or treating any student or participant for any physical or mental condition or illness.

All FSS workshops and training courses are copyrighted and were originated, researched, and developed by Michael Harner (except as otherwise noted).

Certificates of Completion are available for FSS training. Check requirements or request a certificate:

Certificates of Completion


FSS Europa. For workshops throughout Europe in many languages, including German, French, Italian, and English, visit FSS Europa:

Talleres y Programas de la Fundación de Estudios Chamánicos de Michael Harner en España:

Workshops in Japan

FSS Workshops in Asia
Workshops in Asia