Two PART Intensive Training for WOMEN:
Women, Shamanism and Bear Medicine

Carol Proudfoot-Edgar
assisted by Pirkko Miller

Sponsored by:
Kate Durda & Stephanie Tighe of SpiritWeavers
April 24-27, 2003
Kellogg Conference Center on Gull Lake
Hickory Corners, MI (near Kalamazoo)

This workshop is the first of a two-part intensive BEARMEDICINE training.
Part II: WOMEN& BEAR SHAMANISM will be held on October 23-26, 2003

“The gift of BearMedicine to the Humans, with its special emphasis on Women Walking with Bear, is for those willing to learn Her Ways, and for those whose spiritual lineage imbues their Soul with a Call that must be answered.”

“April…when Bear begins roaming the Earth, emerging forth with cubs and all that’s been seeded and borne fruit in the deep Wintering time.”

Program: We are very pleased to welcome Carol Proudfoot-Edgar to Michigan for “Women. Shamanism & Bear Medicine”. She introduced this training into contemporary shamanism and will be teaching this two-part intensive series on Bear Medicine for the first time here in the Midwest.
Part I: WOMEN, SHAMANISM and BEAR MEDICINE, is a 4 day residential workshop in which you will be introduced to the major shamanic themes and activities of Bear Medicine. In many cultures, women who practiced the way of Bear carried knowledge and spiritual connections essential to both the health of the people and the prospering of the land and other inhabitants. All of us have some deep ancestral lineage to Women who walked with Bear. We come to awaken this wisdom carried in our bones. Supplemental information is available at Carol Proudfoot-Edgar’s website: in the workshop area
Black Bears still roam in Michigan, and although not currently present at Gull Lake, their Spirits will be with us. Working in harmony with the spirits of this place, and nature, we can connect with Bear’s spirit, and learn from the stones, plants, and water which were her sources of food and healing. Activities planned include journeying, ancestral work, stories, dreams, and making masks.

This training will be held at Kellogg Biological Station (KBS) Conference Center situated on beautiful Gull Lake in southwest Michigan. The Conference Center
(see, is located on the former W. K. Kellogg 34 acre estate, which includes more than a quarter mile of Gull Lake shoreline, a beautiful wooded and gardened area. Ancient beeches and cedars, a marsh pond abounding with wildlife, herons and bald eagles will be some of our companions in our journeywork.

Eligibility: Preference will be given to
1) those with shamanic journey skills * and
2) 2) Those who are willing to commit for both Part I and Part II.
Part I training (or other Introductory Bear Medicine) is a prerequisite for the Advanced Bear Medicine Workshops led y Carol Proudfoot-Edgar

* Instruction in shamanic journeying is available with Kate Durda or Stephanie Tighe, Shamanic Practitioners, or others in your geographic area. Please contact us (see below) for more information.


Part I begins at lunch with on Thursday, April 24th. First session will begin at 2:00pm
We will end on Sunday at 3:00pm. Be aware that we will meet for evening sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday as well as meet during the day.

There are two lodging arrangements available.
*Apartment–accommodating two people, have kitchenette, bathroom bedroom with two single beds, and living area with two singles.
*Bunk–bunk houses contains approx. 8 bunks, has recently remodeled living /lounge area, and shared bathrooms.

SEE REGISTRATION FORM (print and send to us!)

Early registration is advised, as we anticipate great interest in this training.
To reserve your space in the workshop, a minimum deposit of $200 is needed.
Final full payment is due on MARCH 22, 2003.

Early Registration ($30 discount)
Due February 20th, 2003.

$ 445 for Bunk House lodging * (see above description)
$ 495 for Apartment lodging *(see above description)

Regular Registration(after Feb. 20, 2003)
$ 475 for Bunk House lodging
$ 525 for Apartment lodging

To secure your place in this workshop, please mail your check made payable to :
Kate Durda , 3415 W. Needmore Hwy, Charlotte, MI 48813 (517) 5434 6754.

Map, directions and additional information will be sent upon receipt of tuition.

Early Arrivals
The workshop will begin at 2:00pm on Thursday. Lunch will be available that day
For those arriving on Wednesday, April 23rd–
On-site accommodations and optional meals will be available-Additional costs are:
Meals – Wednesday Dinner @ $ 10.00 , Thursday Breakfast @ $ 6.00
Lodging- Bunk house @ $18.00, Apartment @ $35

Please indicate your requests for this additional accommodation on the “On Line”
registration application, and please add these costs to total tuition/board.

Cancellation Policy
Please note this cancellation policy: Cancellations received PRIOR to April 7th, 20003, receive refund minus $50. After this date, no refunds will be made. This policy is necessary to help us meet our commitment to the facility. There are no exceptions to this cancellation policy. Thank you for respecting this.

To register, please copy Registration Form click here and send in payment.

Make check payable to : Kate Durda
3415 W. Needmore Hwy,
Charlotte, MI 48813-8636

For more information call, write or email
Spirit Weavers:
Kate Durda & Stephanie Tighe
(517) 543-6754