Simon Chamberlain is a shamanic practitioner, drum maker, teacher and founder of the Nordic School of Shamanism. His qualifications, training, experience and teaching cover a wide range of subjects including shamanism, psychology, neuroscience, hypnotherapy, counselling, mentoring, martial arts and naturopathy. He taught psychology, criminal psychology and neuroscience for many years as well as mentoring victims of crime. He is a faculty member of The Sacred Trust and teaches some of their courses in Norway.
Originally from the UK, Simon now lives in Norway on a small farm overlooking the magnificent Sognefjord. His focus now is to increase his dedication to Nature and integrate shamanic principles to align with his lifestyle. He believes shamanic education should be available to as many people as possible and that a shamanic way of being can bring great benefits to individuals, modern society and the world in general.
The school is a small organisation which is steadily growing. Our aim is to provide quality training and enjoyable experiences for all students. Accommodation is provided in our home where students report feeling welcome and ‘at home’.
Our aims centre on education and experience. Nobody in the organisation takes a salary and fees paid go towards expenses and developing the school. We try very hard to help students achieve worthwhile, interesting and fruitful experiences and we encourage anyone to give feedback about their experiences.
We live on a small farm in Ytre Sogn on the banks of the magnificent Sognefjord in Norway, a well known fjord that stretches inland for over 200 km and is in parts 6 km wide. Mountains line the banks of the fjord and snow can often be seen on their tops. Most of the training takes place here at this farm.
We have a small but developing vegetable garden and enjoy seasonal fruit and berries as well as foraged mushrooms directly from the forest.
You will be surrounded by beautiful Nature and stunning landscapes, with Nature Spirits all around. From the old farm house to the powerful haunts of the forest, the place is here to enjoy while you immerse yourself in the work.