Workshops & Rituals

Spring Equinox Shamanic Journey Night

Spring is in the air. Mother Nature is sending up her shoots and sprouting her tender new leaves. 

It's a time to.....

ūüćÉ find time to pause and soak it in

ūüćÉ look for what is emerging

ūüćÉ gather and celebrate

ūüćɬ†give gratitude for our blessings

The seasonal changes are a time where changing and shifting happens and we can take a sacred pause to honor what is moving inside us. 

Please join me in an in-person circle to honor the sunlight and the blossoms. The evening will include.....

ūüćÉ guided visualization and meditation to slow us down and find our inner stillness

ūüćÉ drumming shamanic journey to meet with the Spring Goddess

ūüćÉ reflection¬†on what is emerging and sprouting in each of us

ūüćÉsharing, circle time, creating an altar

The Spring Goddess will be your own unique guide for the evening. We will call her in as a representation of the energies of Spring and ask for her wisdom and gifts. 

No experience necessary. You do not need to have journeyed before. This will be a deep and nourishing experience for those who have never journeyed with drumming and to those who have many times. A shamanic journey is a practice where through the rhythmic beat of the drum, one enters into the Spiritworld or a meditative state where we are open to the magic of all of life and closer to hearing our own inner voice. 

This is a time to come together to celebrate the Emergence theme of Spring, what wants to come forth in you, and how to best support your growth. It's a time to reflect, play, and dream. Women, Men, and young people are invited. 

For our Winter Solstice gathering in December we had A LOT of people. It sold out and was a lovely evening. I am reducing the size this time and keeping the group at 10 people. Please join me!

Spring Equinox  Gathering 
Monday, March 20th
6:30 - 8:30 pm
At my office in Walnut Creek 


Inner Coach Workshop

5 week Online Course
Wednesdays 4:30-6:00pm
March 22 - April 19


Find your balance in this empowering course where you’ll learn to cultivate your inner coach voice, and gain effective practices to guide you back to center.

In this fast paced, high stress world, it’s easy to feel out of alignment. Add health issues, extra family needs, or a big life change to the mix and overwhelm can easily shift to symptomatic stress like anxiety, fatigue, depression, or illness.

I am leading this course with Erica Skone-Rees (my long-time class collaborator) and we both know what it feels like to be off balance, treading water, or even taken down by physical, mental and emotional stressors. As coaches we each dedicate our lives to teaching and empowering others with the practices and healing modalities that have made the most positive impact on our health.

This 5 week class is designed to empower you with these tools, to connect you with your inner healer and to guide you to be your own coach. These balancing practices can be integrated into your psyche and self care routines so that you have the power to return to center again and again.

What to Expect

  • A weekly appointment to learn, practice and be guided by 2 coaches with over 20 years of experience.

  • A welcoming space free of judgement or expectations to learn, be curious, & ‚Äútry on‚ÄĚ various empowering tools designed to calm the nervous system and feel more centered within yourself.

  • A supportive, encouraging group of people showing up with aligned intention.

Lasting Benefits

  • Nervous system regulation techniques in evidence-based modalities such as vagus nerve toning, mindfulness, Emotional Freedom Tapping, guided meditation, & Somatic practices that calm the mind-body and can be used again and again throughout your life.

  • Limbic system retraining guidance on how to shift your inner dialogue to be supportive and effective like an encouraging, kind, coach would be.



Shamanic Journey Workshop Walnut Creek, CA


Shannon facilitates and guides rituals and workshops in many forms and modalities. She create customized rituals and workshops for rites of passage, initiations, celebrations, endings and beginnings for  private groups, teams, or family. Co-create your  own of have Shannon create one for you. 


Shamanic Journey Workshops

Experience the art of shamanic journey in a potent small group setting. We share our collective wisdom in these circles as shamanic work is for the benefit of the community.You'll learn about shamanism, take your own shamanic journey, and uncover ways to interpret the information you receive. Each shamanic journey workshop is based on a theme of awakening and growing.

Shamanism, the most ancient spiritual system known to humankind, is an earth-based spirituality that centers on all things being connected and having their own spirit and energy.  A shamanic journey is a central feature of Shamanism where through ritual and drumming, one travels into an altered reality or the "spirit-world" for the purpose of gaining information, wisdom, and healing. In this modern age we can be our own shamans as we meet spirit guides in a safe, conscious, and inspiring journey. Shamanic Journey is a wonderfully imaginative way to come into connection with your own deep knowledge.
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A Blessingway is a ritual that marks a rite of passage. We gather together to witness and and support crossing through of portal into a new state of being. This is a transformational path where the group honors the courage and strength it takes to move yourself from one stage to the next. While the community shows up as a supportive weaving of support, each person must walk through their own gateway alone in their own wholeness. I create customized Blessingways for life events such as having a child, getting married, changing careers, graduating from school or a course, entering adulthood, coming of age, leaving home, and any other initiation.

Book a Blessingway Ceremony 


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Women's Moon Circles

Women's Circles are  a place to come as you are and experience the deep communion, joys, sorrows, connection, and laughter that can be present in a group of women. Many women crave the sisterhood, healing, and sense of community that comes from being together and witnessing each other. Throughout time, women have gathered to support, heal, and lift each other up through life's challenges. All women are invited to join my ongoing  Moon Circles held monthly to honor the cycles of the moon and the seasons in a way that enriches our lives. We always celebrate the Autumn Equinox, Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, and Summer Solstice with ways to deepen our connection to the Nature. Some women come each month and others drop in when they can. Each month has a new theme and the gathering includes writing, sharing, meditation or shamanic journey, and an art and ritual that correlates with our practice. 

In-person Circles are paused for now until it feels safe to gather. Please join the ongoing virtual circles on Zoom. 


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Seasonal Holy Day Workshops

Contact me to create your own ritual.  Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice, and Autumn Equinox are powerful gateway days in our year. Each season ushers in a new cycle and we learn from Mother Nature what is called forth from us as the wheel spins. We learn from these timeless ongoing cycles of life that life continues, changes form, and the light always returns. We always honor these days in my monthly moon circles and I love to create special days for your private group. 

Create a Workshop with Me


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About Blessingways

Shamanic Journey Session, Shamanic Journey Workshop

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