Shamanic Journey Sessions in Walnut Creek

Come see me for a healing session in my office in Walnut Creek, CA. I offer Shamanic Journey, Shamanic Bodywork, and Massage. Sessions are also available by Zoom video conference for those who live outside the Bay Area. 

Private Shamanic Journey Session

What happens in a Shamanic Journey Session? 

This healing tool imbues your life with the sacred. It brings meaning to your every day. Have you lost touch with the greater meaning and fulfillment of your life? In order to feel whole and fulfilled, we need to be in touch with all parts of ourselves and to feel we belong. The shamanic journey expands your awareness so you are awakened into a realm where life actually feels alive and miraculous -- and this feeling follows you out of your session and stays with you as you live each day. 

In a shamanic journey, the shamanic practitioner guides you into a deep meditative place where you are able to view your life from a holistic perspective. The session brings you into a state of wholeness. Shamanic drumming calms, relaxes, and brings you through a portal into an altered state in which your intuition and inner wisdom is activated. We call this state a non-ordinary reality or a trance state. The worlds we travel to can be called the Otherworld or the Spirit world, or we can simple say we are engaging the powerful tool of our imaginary realms. Shamanism has been practiced for 30-40 thousand years by all of our ancestors all over the world. This is an experience that is in our DNA. Our "developed" culture has become disconnected from being interconnected with nature and the forces around us. Shamanic journey brings us back to this birth right. While it is often a powerful healing tool, the shamanic journey is also an incredibly creative and playful experience that opens doors to miracles and wakes you up from numbing slumber. 

During a shamanic journey you "follow the sound of the drum". You are guided to allow the drumbeat to take you to your highest healing. What is ready to be explored and seen comes up to the level of your awareness for you to consciously work with along with my help. The drum becomes its own guide as it mimics our own heartbeat. The sound is healing for our hearts and bodies and echoes the ancient sounds our ancestors made in rituals, ceremonies and dance. 

You may connect with spirit guides. These are helper beings who we can access in this heightened state who are here to offer guidance when we ask them. You may receive insight and information through any of your senses which are open and sensitive during a journey. 

I hold a sacred protective and profound space for you so you may let go. I also offer shamanic journey sessions via skype or zoom video conference. 

A Shamanic Journey session includes:

  • History and Key Elements of Shamanism
  • Intuitive conversation to create your Journey intention 
  • Shamanic drumming for 20 minutes
  • Post-Journey integration - interpretation and post-healing tools
  • Pre and Post Journey meditations 

Any level of experience is welcome. Beginners will find a safe and nurturing introduction to Shamanism while advanced practitioners will find a sacred healing space for deep and continued practice in the shamanic journey and related shamanic practices. 

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Shamanic Journey Practitioner Walnut Creek, CA

Distance Shamanic Journey Sessions on Zoom Video Conference

Shamanic practice and can be done at any distance. Energy can travel and be worked with across miles. My clients report that distance sessions feel like we are in the room together. 

We schedule a Zoom video conference and I facilitate our time together just as I would for an in-person session. See above for a detailed description. It is best to call from a private and quiet place where you will not be interrupted. I will guide you in your complete shamanic journey experience including intuitive counseling, intention setting, drumming, and post-journey integration. I facilitate our time together just as I would if we were together in the same room. 

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Shamanic Bodywork

An integrative bodywork session combining massage therapy and hands-on energy work. We will create your intention for deeper healing throughout the session and end with a shamanic journey. You'll find yourself relaxed and altered and in the prime state of mind to go deeper into the trance state of the journey. This is for the person who wants a healing experience on all levels. These sessions are at the Walnut Creek office. 


Experience the deeply healing, therapeutic, and relaxing qualities of Intuitive Bodywork. I combine deep tissue massage incorporating intuitive energy work and meditation designed to engage the mind/body/spirit connection and heal on all levels. These sessions are at the Walnut Creek office. 

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Shamanic journeys in Walnut Creek, California


"Working with Shannon has helped me so much. She is a wonderful combination of wisdom, skill, and grounded kindness. Just being in her presence is incredibly calming. I have worked with her for years and I have had some of my most pivotal insights while journeying to her drumming. The way she approaches shamanic journeying is easy to understand but also potent - it’s great for beginners and for advanced practitioners."

Erica J. Counselor in Oakland, CA

"Shannon is such a warm ,welcoming, easy person to be with. I have been working with her for many years in a variety of capacities - reiki healing work, shamanic journey classes and also small ceremonies and rituals. What I love most about Shannon is that she makes this esoteric and ancient material very easy to follow and learn. She has such a simple way of teaching and leading that I always walk away feeling connected to my own deeper wisdom. I highly recommend her to anyone who is just getting started on their spiritual journey. She will meet you wherever you are. If you have a chance to work with Shannon, you should do it!"

Sirena M. Craniosacral Therapist in Oakland, CA

"My shamanic journey session with Shannon was transformational! I arrived vulnerable and unsure what exactly "shamanic journeying" was. I was a bit depressed, and wanted a guide to help me sort through everything going on in my head. We talked for a bit at the beginning and she provided a path through the journey - what to call in, what to look for, how to continue through to the end. I had a uniquely visceral experience — one that I had never had before. I highly recommend doing a shamanic journey with Shannon. She was nurturing, fun, easy to be with and she provided a safe space to travel into and out of your brain. Highly recommended!!! If I could give more than 5 stars, I would."

Eric R. Lafayette, CA

"I have attended 3 different Shamanic Journeys led by Shannon. I was attracted to them because I'm usually a pretty intellectual person, and I heard that these rituals were a way to access deeper wisdom from parts of my psyche, or unconscious, and I was curious what information I would get. The Journeys had groups of about 8-12 people and each event had a different theme. Shannon does an amazing job including everyone, and setting the context for the event so that I could fully relax and let the experience unfold. I find that doing this really helps ground the new knowledge in a way that I can take action on. If you're looking for guidance about an area of your life, I highly recommend Shannon's Shamanic Journeys."

Elon B. Chiropractor in Oakland, CA

"Shannon has been a powerful healing resource for me for several years. She's provided me with insightful guidance for my personal life and my business through our sessions. Her shamanic journey sessions are powerful. Thanks Shannon! I'm excited about our next session coming up!"

Jeffrey M. Business Consultant in Portland, Oregon

Shannon's shamanic journey private sessions and workshops have been deep, restorative healing experiences for me. To be in Shannon's presence is like standing in rays of soft, glowing sunshine. She guides her clients with love, grace, humble wisdom and always holds the light. Shannon naturally embodies the archetypes of healer and teacher. I highly recommend her shamanic journey sessions and all of her workshops.

Erica S. Business Owner and Artist in Oakland, CA

Shamanic journeys with Shannon have been so valuable for connecting with my inner guidance. During the journey I get into a relaxed, alert but semi-awake state. This allows me to “let go” and receive messages via images, words, and feelings. It’s like a dream, but I’m able to witness and remember it all. Some of the most profound insights I’ve had about relationships and spirituality have come to me during a journey. Shannon creates a safe, nurturing, warm environment to let loving guidance come through, including in how she holds space for discussing the experience afterwards.

Suzanne S. Business Owner and Tarot Guide in Lafayette, CA

Shannon is one of my all-time favorite healers, priestesses, leader of deep and meaningful Ritual and Shamanic Journeys. Count yourself lucky if you get to work with her!!! Thank you Shannon for all the amazing work you do for the world!

Mary S. Intuitive Counselor in Evanston, IL

I have had several shamanic journey phone sessions with Shannon that have helped me learn energy tools and work through challenges in my life in a unique way. I am also thankful for Shannon's massage therapy work because she is able to give a very deep massage which I need being in the construction field. She is very intuitive and brings a grounded and relaxing flow to her sessions.  

Cash F. Landscaper and Waterscape Builder in Walnut Creek, CA 

Shannon is a potent catalyst with a gentle touch. Highly recommend anything and everything she does! Her shamanic journey sessions deliver powerful transformation and life-changing results. 

Jenafer O. Teacher in Mendocino, CA

I received powerful insights in my shamanic journey session with Shannon. I saw her in her Walnut Creek office where she guided me though a deep process start to finish. My awareness was expanded and I feel connected to the larger world in a bigger way ever since.

Gina S. Teacher and Artist in Moraga, CA

About Blessingways

Shannon Hopkins builds bridges between the seen and unseen world. She offers shamanic journey sessions, intuitive healing, rituals and rites of passage in Walnut Creek, CA and the Bay Area as well as through video shamanic journey sessions and phone sessions to anywhere in the world. She also facilitates Corporate Team Building workshops in San Francisco Bay Area. 

She offers individual sessions and shamanic journey workshops for groups in Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Pleasant Hill, Concord, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, Albany, and San Francisco, CA  as well as many other Bay Area cities.

Blessingways studio: 2363 Boulevard Circle, Suite 105A  Walnut Creek, CA 94595