Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

People smiling at Activate 2023 Hollyhock Leadership Institute

Julie Kramer

Julie Kramer was introduced to core shamanism in 2000 while attending a workshop at Hollyhock on Cortes Island, which enabled her to begin cultivating direct relationships with compassionate helping spirits using the practice of shamanic journeying. While continuing to receive training as a shamanic practitioner and facilitator, Julie began leading workshops in 2003 in order to teach others how to use natural trance states to journey into the invisible dimensions of reality and partner with benevolent helping spirits.

Beginning in 2011, Julie expanded her offerings to include long-term trainings with the creation of “The Sacred Call of the Healer,” a yearlong immersion for healers across disciplines to increase their efficacy by engaging the power of the unseen world. In 2012, Julie developed “The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation,” a comprehensive training for cultivating the broad skillset, proficiency, and stability needed to provide professional shamanic healing to clients.

To date, Julie is honored to have facilitated over 60 stand-alone workshops; three cohorts of the “Sacred Call of the Healer;” and to have trained nearly 100 shamanic practitioners by way of three cohorts of “The Art and Practice of Shamanic Healing: A Three-Year Professional Training and Initiation.”

Julie is passionate about training committed practitioners as a way to contribute to shamanic healing being restored to its rightful place alongside Western and Eastern Medicine, Energy Medicine, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, and hands-on healing. What distinguishes Julie’s orientation is her emphasis on spiritual healing as a catalyst for personal and collective evolution. Correspondingly, Julie’s transformative circles are appreciated for their safety, depth, potency, instructiveness.

Julie is based in the Pacific Northwest, dividing her time between Vancouver and Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada.


Events with Julie Kramer

Partnering with Compassionate Spirits: Activating Your Medicine Council (Vancouver)
May 24 - 26, 2024

“Partnered with her helping spirits, Julie teaches with a singular, intrinsic clarity … like that of a ringing bell. Those who choose to listen will be changed by it. They might even—by design, ultimately—discover their own music in the singing of everything.” – T. Elliot For millennia, people worldwide have used…