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Green Tara Centre for Holistic & Spiritual Studies

Green Tara College,
Green Tara,
Navan, Co. Meath,
Tel: 046 90 60600.


Welcome to Green Tara's Wisdom Teachings

We have many ways for you experience and/or learn more about native Celtic Practices & Ceremonies, native Irish shamanism and global shamanism.

For example: you are welcome with your family (suitable for all age groups)to our free community celtic ceremonies throughout the year or join our summer solstice sacred sites of Ireland day on June 18 or take our introduction to Shamanism or join our professional shamanic practitioner's medicine wheel and there is also our monthly drumming circle. There is also the Full Moon Fire held every month on Tara Hill. See below for details and if you have further questions contact Majella 0868635241 and we'd be happy to guide you along this wonderful pathway.

Ireland offers a very powerful landscape, and we are privileged to be close to many of Ireland's major sacred sites, including Tara, Lough Crew, Newgrange, Dowth, river boyne where we hold sacred and reverent ceremony.


Next Courses: January 2019 Saturday 26 & Sunday 28

Foundation in Shamanism
January 2019 - 27
Saturday & 28 Sunday
Introduction to Shamanism (€250.00) -(10am-6pm both days)
No experience is necessary!

Have you began to wonder what exactly is shamanism? What do you actually do? How is it practiced? Do you have an interest or burning need to know more?

On this weekend we will be teaching the basis of shamanism, this is a complete beginners course where you will learn about shamanism, you will actually learn and practice the foundation techniques of all shamanism. All over the world the ancient indigenous people practiced medicine and well being through connection and understanding of all the worlds in harmony and balance. All over the world the different people's were using very similar techniques and even today indigenous shamans have regular world gatherings to share and honor each other's wisdom medicine techniques.

This course is intended for those who wish to experience and use Shamanism for personal use to enhance your life, to gain more direction, to help you find guidance and especially to connect deeper with yourself. You will learn to connect with the land and sacred sites in the our sacred boyne valley right in the heart of indigenous Ireland.

You will learn to develop your intuition, learn protection techniques and gain personal healing to enable you to live a happier and more informed life . You will learn to work with shamanic tools such as rattles, medicine bundles and tools. A Foundation in Shamanism  Certificate will be issued at the end of the two days.

You will learn to protect and seal your energies and to ‘walk with beauty upon mother earth’. The shamanic experience will bring joy and freedom to your life as you walk the path of the heart.

Following this workshop you will be welcome to join our drumming circles and Celtic ceremonies throughout the year.

Please contact Majella 0868635241 if you would like to chat further
Course fee:
Course Location:
Green Tara College, Preston Place, 38 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath
Course Times:
Arrive to park & register 9.45am to 6pm
Booking a place:
Please email Majella to hold a place, then fill out the booking form and either return via email or by post. Non refundable deposit is €95.00, thank you .
Booking Form: Enrollment form
Navan beside Tara , see 'our location' on the web site for directions
We are very close to Dublin, Mullingar, Dundalk and travel is 20mins from Blanchardstown. We suggest St. thomas B&B in Navan 0866054128 Elaine Russell.
See also www.navanaccommodation.ie

You are welcome to pay by:

1) Cash or 2) Cheque – made out to Green Tara College

3) Direct Debit of 4) Postal Order

4) Credit Card 5)Bank

How to Pay

1) Post: You may post payments to our office as follows: Majella. Fagan, Green Tara, Preston Place, 38 Trimgate Street, Navan, Co. Meath.

2) By hand: You may hand in payments at the College Rooms at Tara Rooms, Railway Street, Navan (check for opening times and please arrange to call in first, thank you)

3) Direct Debit: contact Majella for details

4) Credit Card

International Shamanic /Native Celtic Shamanic & Andean Shamanic Training

Dates for Celtic, Peruvian & International Creative Shamanic Medicine Wheel 2019

March Saturday 09 & Sunday 10
April Saturday 13 & Sunday 14
Saturday 04 & Sunday 05
Saturday 22 & Sunday 23
July: Sweatlodge Saturday 20 & Sunday 21 (optional extra- recommended)
August Saturday 17 & Sunday 18
August Saturday 31 & September : Sunday 01

This a complete training in shamanism which will enable anybody who chooses to work as a shamanic practitioner and gain professional insurance to practice and/or for those who wish to learn shamanism for personal use also.

If you are unsure if you would like to take the complete training then we suggest this first weekend in January as a great foundation in shamanic techniques and a great taster for further training where you can decide to do more after the course.

If you would like to have a chat regarding the course please contact Majella o 0868635241

Please scroll down to see the information on celtic & andean shamanism.

We are delighted to be offering this deep authentic powerful and incredibly beautiful soul traditions.

The course will run over a sequence of weekends between January & September

Native Celtic & Andean Shamanic Training 

We offer the teachings of the Q'ero Indians of Peru which we have incorporated with our own Celtic traditions.  We also incorporate elements of many other shamanic traditions as taught to us such as core shamanism, aboriginal, etc.

The Q'ero are the direct descendants of the shamanic healers and teachers of the Inca Empire. When the Inca Empire was conquered by the Spanish, they retreated into the High Andes, hiding for 400 years in a network of villages above 14,000 feet.  It is only since the 1970’s that they have established contact with the rest of us.  Since then they have been bringing their original teachings, untainted by the modern world, to us.  The high point of a civilization based upon shamanic principles, Q'ero teachings being a deep and ancient wisdom to our modern problems.

We have been privileged to study directly with some of the Q'ero elders, receiving key initiations which produce powerful energy shifts and awaken new forms of awareness and power.  We have been granted permission by the Q'ero to pass on these teachings and initiations.  It is our privilege to now offer these to you.

Through teachings founded on the teachings of the ancient Inka Q'ero Shamans, through initiations and rites of passage, through individual and group healing, through connection with the ancient  sacred sites of Ireland and Peru, through a marrying of the Celtic and Q'ero traditions and through sacred ceremony  we will walk a medicine wheel of deep healing and transformation.

Shamanism is the same in every culture – it is the basis of human spirituality.  Yet each tradition has something unique to offer.  We will add to the blend of wisdom teachings and practices from North America, Southern Africa and Australia.

You will become more connected to our sacred Celtic ancestry, to the Q'ero tradition, to your own spiritual shamanic ancestry and to the power of the land.  If you let it, this work can transform your life and eventually allow you to know and/ or even change your own destiny.

When you have completed the medicine wheel you will be fully competent and capable of working with clients in practice and walking the path of the earth-‘the beauty way’.

What will you  do on the course?

  • Learn to walk the path of inner knowing and wisdom
  • Learn the craft of energy healing medicine
  • Learn ancient medicine teachings
  • Develop psychic awareness
  • Connect with angels
  • Destiny work - discover your true self and your life’s callings
  • Take trips to places of power and how to work with them
  • Learn how to hear the voices of nature.  The trees, clouds and waters talk to us, learn to hear their voices and respond.
  • Discover how to bring the power and healing of these ancient practices into your daily life
  • Learn to walk the earth sacredly
  • To  become your own soul friend
  • To be able in your life one day soon to say I have found who I truly am, I know and have experienced the wisdom of my soul, I have followed the path of my heart. I have followed the path of walking in beauty and harmony upon the earth and between the worlds
  • Once you have completed the medicine wheel, advanced courses become available which enable you to build upon this foundation.  Further training enables you to develop expertise in specialised shamanic techniques such as soul retrieval and destiny work.  Many therapists of all forms bring this into their counselling and therapy practices, weave it with reflexology, massage, reiki etc.
  • This is some of the most exciting work you will ever encounter
  • Learn how to release that within yourself which does not serve you
  • Learn to walk always protected in this realm and all others
  • Learn to heal past lives
  • Learn to create a greater destiny
  • Work with mythology and symbolism
  • The work that we teach comes from the heart and is rooted in groundedness, it is not dramatic or showy, all the techniques can be used quietly and discretely or in a shamanic setting depending on the needs of those you work with.
  • The space that we create and hold is a safe space of nurturing and one of non-judgment.
  • We teach with a strong emphasis on energy protection and thus the understanding of energy underlies the core teaching
  • The opportunity to connect with and deepen your connection to the earth and all that live with us.  ‘to walk upon the earth with beauty’
  • We do not get wrapped in story but focus on the shedding, release and healing
  • All of the teaching is guided and dedicated to spirit, we spend time in ceremony and meditation when working to integrate and bring this training to you.
  • The opportunity to experience the purification process of traditional native American Sweat Lodge
  • Fire Ceremony
  • Monthly full moon  ceremony
  • Trance Dance (optional)
  • Learn to carry a medicine bundle and learn to work with it

We aim to attract students that are

  • dedicated to their personal growth
  • students that are curious
  • students that already have some training but seek to know more and understand more
  • People who want to learn to connect with the sacred power places and gain wisdom from them (e.g. Tara)
  • People that just feel drawn to come to the workshops and don’t know why!
  • Complete beginners
  • People already trained in this field and looking to learn deeper techniques
  • People already trained in core shamanism and wish to further their skills to more effective working techniques
  • People that are already working in the complementary field
  • People that are trained as psychotherapists and counsellors
  • Shamanic healers who feel that they need more working methods to enhance their practice, something is missing?
  • Shamanic practitioners that wish to connect and work with an ancient shamanic lineage

Psychic Development

The training and the personal working experience of this training will help you to open up to the ‘seer’ within. You will learn to use your extra sensory skills (seeing, feeling, knowing, hearing, visionary) in a wide variety of ways.  Every step of the training helps to open and awaken your intuitive sense.  You will receive powerful traditional Andean initiations  that will enable you to do some of the following:

  • See Auric fields
  • Awaken and develop your innate psychic abilities
  • Awaken and develop gifts and abilities from other lives
  • See imprints and damage on Auric fields
  • See past lives for yourself and others
  • Learn to do stone readings for divination
  • Learn to use the tarot as an intuitive skill
  • Learn to use your seerer's gifts for divination
    Learn to track areas of illness and energy blocks
  • Learn to identify and communicate with angels, spirit guides and helpers
  • Learn to see what needs to be removed or healed from the energy fields
  • Learn to bring ancestral healing with the gifts of seeing.
  • Learn to bring healing to the earth and all the world
  • Learn to bring these gifts to your other skills be it counselliing, reflexology, psychotherapy, reiki, massage , sports massage and all other complementary and alternative medicine
    Learn to bring these skills into your daily life and walk as a seer whether it is from buying a house, to choosing the right career path everything from minor to major decisions on all the levels (practical, physical, energetic, emotional, mental, spiritual)

Destiny retrieval

The shaman believes that ‘we dream our world into being’ - that we can create our own destiny.  As we heal ourselves within the core structure of the training, we begin to bring our own inner light to the earth so we walk a sacred path as luminous light beings.  During the medicine wheel we are clearing and shedding our past so we can walk into the future and create a destiny far greater than that which we have dreamed off.

Already working as a therapist:

If you are already working in any area of  the complementary field you will find that this training will complement your professional work.  It will bring you to a greater awareness of the healing processes as you learn the energetic principles of ‘healing’ and how to work directly with energy.  This work will truly add to your abilities in working with clients -- from seeking what best serves them in a treatment to using the techniques within treatment and to understanding clients.  In the field of  counselling and psychotherapy you will find the techniques are invaluable to working with your clients and helping them to empower themselves. (see Majella’s story at end for personal witness)

Already trained in shamanism:

If you have trained in Core Shamanism or taken other workshops you are more than welcome along.  This course will be a move forward into deeper shamanic work and bring you many extra skills and initiations enhancing the skills you already have. Our aim is for each person to identify and develop their own way of working, to find this energy healer, practitioner within themselves and to grow their abilities to their highest levels.  You will find through the initiations and rites of passage that you will come away with an extremely nurturing, gentle but powerful tools at your disposal.  Through the initiations to the ancient Quero lineage, through the initiations and connections to the sacred power places surrounding us (Tara, Loughcrew etc.) that you will have many allies and wisdom in your work.

Despacho work

The work with Despachos is unique in our training and Owen Roberts is one of the few people in the western world to receive all three of the lightning initiations of the mountain rites and to hold the honour of being named a Paco by Don Sebastian.  Upon the completion of the medicine wheel there is the opportunity to specialise in despacho healing (for miscarriage, bad luck, abundance, bereavement and much more etc.)

What you can do with the training

  • This work is not just about being a practitioner – it’s firstly about personal healing, personal empowerment,  it makes you more self aware, self empowered, gives you confidence, improves your health and overall empowers you in your life in every way.
  • Self healing ‘to bring healing to the world it is important to start from a place close to you (yourself!), do not start from something distant such as philosophy or logic’
  • Daily practice in your life
  • Healing for loved ones
  • Healing for animals
  • Practitioner healing – you will be trained to bring this work to clients so you can work professionally
  • Add this training to your present skills and integrate it
  • Bring this work to the corporate world if you work in that field
  • Work with people who are in respite   and also learn to bring healing and assistance to a loved one or clients who is in the process of passing over.

Further possibilities with the training

Once we have completed the medicine wheel and also during the year we will have further training and specialised work in the following available

  • Advanced shamanic divination techniques using tarot, stones, crystals, I Ching etc.
  • Specialise in Despacho work
  • Specialise in Soul Retrieval
  • Specialize in protection and  clearing work
  • Incorporate the training with your own work to become an all round ‘energy healer’
  • Specialise in plant and herb medicine – learn to bring this work to nutritional and herbal remedies

Main Facilitators

(throughout the training we will have guest facilitators also)

Owen Roberts

Originally of Welsh origin Owen eventually grew up in New Zealand and Australia. While in Australia he studied Tarot, Hermeticism, Kabbalah, Jungian Psychoanalysis, Mythology and Shamanism. He also studied psychic healing at the London College of Psychic Studies.  Having studied Tarot for over 30 years, Owen developed and teaches our highly successful Diploma in Professional Tarot Reading. Owen is a graduate of the Four Winds Shamanic Institute with certificates in Healing the Light Body and Soul Retrieval. He studied Despacho work under the Peruvian "Paco" (or shaman) Don Sebastian for 5 years and received from him the 3 "Lightning Initiations" which qualify him as a Paqo (Qechuan Shaman). Owen's work has been to fuse traditional shamanism with the western traditions of Kabbalah and Hermeticism.

"Shamanism is more than just about personal healing; it can heal communities.  By bringing shamanism into our lives we heal first ourselves, then around us.  In turn, this healing energy spreads into the larger community, and eventually the world is healed."


Majella Fagan Bsc Psychology, BA Drama,

Is the founder of Green Tara College and Holistic Therapy Centre. Majella is a long established and well known teacher within the Holistic field.  She has worked with energy healing for over 17 years and is trained in various branches of Shamanism (Core training for 3 years), Celtic and Inca traditions (6 years), Four Winds Certified, South American and Native American traditions. Majella has been teaching and facilitating shamanism and ceremonies for over 11 years and is dedicated to this work.

Personal witness - Majella Fagan - "I had studied many therapies and been in personal healing for many years.  Having taken the core shamanic training twice and working with it for many years I was thirsting for something more in depth and felt I needed to know more. I didn't’t feel the working techniques were adequate enough for the growing needs of the work.  When I took the six years of shamanic training with initiations from the Quero and  the training in further shamanic techniques with Alberto Villoldo and The Four Winds, I found what I had been looking for.  This is the most phenomenal work I have ever done and it brought to me deep, deep healing where at a crucial time in my life I finally cleared the heaviness of past issues and moved forward into a life of peace and higher destiny, here I learned to ‘dream my world into being.’  I can only say from my heart that I urge you if it feels  right or you feel drawn to it to take this training.  Alongside teaching Holistic Therapies, my main work is with Reiki and shamanism. I started with traditional Reiki and have found that the combination of  the two traditions is a wealth of amazement and have found that the shamanic work brought me into deeper techniques and much more grounding.  There is a wealth of joy, freedom and humility in walking this path which helps give us  grace to aim to be a better person.  In times of crisis it is my spiritual training and practice that has kept me together. Please feel free to give me a call  or if you’d like to meet up and chat about it I’d be delighted."

Further Information

Energy Management: In addition to the specific medicine wheel weekends, you are required to attend the Energy Management course as part of the training. 
First Aid: If you are planning to use this course to work as a practitioner we advise that you take a recognized first aid course (Red Cross, Order of Malta).
Qualification: - Shamanic Practitioners Certification in Andean and Celtic Shamanism
Fees: - €1495.00 for over 100 hours of personal training. We are delighted to be able to offer the fee at this time at  €250.00 per weekend untill the course is paid and must be paid either coming up to the training or on the first morning of registration on each weekend.  You can also pay the full course fees up front.
Location:- The location for the training is in the heart of the Boyne valley (Navan) and we will be surrounded by Tara, Loughcrew, Newgrange, Fore, Uisneach, the River Boyne alongside many, many more sacred sites in the Meath Valley. We will walk the land, do ceremony and receive some initiations in these sacred places.
Venue: Green Tara College – we are right in the centre of Navan with available long term car parking close by for the Saturdays (free on Sundays and evenings)
Time: Saturdays (9.45am – 9pm) and finish by 6pm at the latest on Sunday. Sacred Sites: Depending on the course topic we will be visiting sacred sites at Tara and Lough Crew, River Boyne and others.
Clothing: comfortable loose clothing with indoor shoes and outdoor shoes. As we will be going out to the sites bring outdoor gear, hill walking boots, trainers, wellies, warm clothing, wet gear, wind protectors, bags or cushion to sit on each weekend.
Equipment: You will need a pendulum, 3 stones/rock (not too big), cloth or bag to put the stones in, journal, pens, sleeping bag/blanket, anything else you need for personal comfort.  If you have rattles or drums, sage, bring them along and any other sacred objects (if not we will have some provided).
Can’t make a weekend? It is preferable to take the training in the order given as they are designed to build upon each other, but if you are unable to attend a workshop you can take the training in modules.  You can also catch up on the missed training at the next round of the medicine wheel

Further Training: With  this work there will be the opportunity of doing a second year and third year of advanced training or take further specialised training in workshop modules or just separate workshops as they come up.

Celtic Events

We have various events throughout the year suitable for everybody, including children

Sacred Celtic Ceremonies- 2019 schedule updated soon

January: Imbolc -Brigid Day Celtic Ceremony @ GTC
(7-10pm) Celebrating on Friday 26th January 2018
Green Tara & Tara hill
March: Spring Equinox 2018 date to be confirmed soon
May: Sunday 05th May 2019 Beltane Ceremony at mother ocean Port Beach, Dunleer, Co. Louth (6.30pm)- please bring twigs for the fire & flowers
June: Summer Solstice Sacred Sites ceremony
Sunday 23 June 2019 - all day event
Lughnasa Date to be confirmed
September:Autumn Equinox
Friday 20 September 2019- evening
October: Saimhain 2019- (to be confirmed we will have a number of events)
December: Winter Solstice - Friday 20 December 2019





Oct/ Nov 2018
Juan Nunez del Prado

Three 2-day workshops in Inca Energy Training. Advanced 3 day workshop, healings


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Shamanic Course Review
Diana Muenchmeyer - 09/09/2013

I did the shamanic training with Owen and Majella and looking back it was the most life changing decision I ever made.

During the training we learned to heal ourselves and to overcome obstacles which in most cases we had put onto our own path. I feel still like myself – but a stronger much more optimistic version of myself. My cup used to be half empty all the time and now it is half full.

I have an inner peace now which I was lacking before and I’m able to live more in the moment.

The teachings Brandt and Majella gave us are so powerful and given in so much detail that it is not possible to do this training and get nothing out of it. I decided for myself I want to continue the work as it makes me feel so much more connected with myself, my family, nature, my dog...

To be able to do the work and to do healing is such a rewarding beautiful work which needs people practising it with a good training and skill in order to bring about more acceptance from the society.
I’m very thankful for being able to do this work.

Another aspect of the shamanic work which I absolutely love it the ceremonial work and I feel so blessed to have been chosen to hold 2 Handfasting ceremonies and next weekend to be able to do a baby blessing.

When you hold ceremony, you not only create a special moment for the people involved, but in a lot of cases something inside them is touched and a connection with spirit is strengthened.

I would recommend this course to anybody who is looking to find a deeper connection with himself, to do healing on a stronger level, to understand energy work on a much deeper level and to find answers to these questions and longings inside that some of us have.

2017 Review

I recently completed the Shamanic Wheel at the Green Tara College.  Majella, Owen and Christina are excellent teachers who convey a great depth of wisdom in the way they've structured and presented this Course.

We gained experience in the many varied aspects of ancient Shamanism: visiting ancient sacred sites; learning how to practice Shamanic healing techniques and participating in beautiful Ceremonies that honour Nature, Mother Earth and the changing Seasons - to mention only a few aspects of the training.

I have gained greatly in self knowledge, joy and confidence from this course. The Shamanic healing techniques are now helping me greatly in my own work with clients.  And finally I'd like to say how enjoyable this course was, with lots of laughter and deep bonding friendships that I greatly value.

I highly recommend this course.  ........ I mean every word and more.  I enjoyed it enormously

Eugenie Heraty

Psychotherapist / Hypnotherapist