About Us


The School

The Irish School of Shamanic Studies was founded by Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher,Aldo Jordan of  Atlantis Holistic Centre, Linenhall Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo. We offer 12 month Shamanic Practitioner training and also Shamanic Teacher training.

Path of direct revelation...

At the Irish School of Shamanic Studies, we believe that the ancient tradition of Irish Shamanism is one of the richest Shamanic cultures on our planet.  At this time of global uncertainty and Spiritual malaise, we feel that the time has come, once again, for all peoples to explore and adopt our birthright in the ancient practices and philosophies of the Irish Shaman.

Our bodies, our communities and indeed our world, have become, ‘out of balance with the natural order’.  This gives rise to personal illness, dysfunction and a lack of connection with our ever-present Spiritual allies.  This is where the Shamanic Practitioner excels, providing healing, insight and balance.  The Shamanic practitioner believes in the ‘path of direct revelation’, in other words, we connect with our Spirit Guides, Ancestors, Angelic Helpers and Power Animals in an attempt to rectify imbalances and seek guidance and healing.

We have developed a centre of excellence in Shamanic practice at the Irish School of Shamanic Studies and wholeheartedly believe in fostering the Spiritual and practical skills of the Shamanic apprentice.  Our Practitioner’s Courses offer a profound and comprehensive training in the ancient techniques of Shamanic Spiritual connection, divination and healing.

We have a fervent belief that our Practitioner’s Courses will guide the apprentice Shamanic Practitioner into a new and magical world of connection to Spirit and offer an exciting new soul path and career in the Shamanic arts.

Aldo Jordan

Shamanic Practitioner and Teacher

Aldo Jordan is the founder of the Irish School of Shamanic Studies and works as the main teacher with the school.

With years of experience through Shamanic studies and practices, he is also the co-owner of the Atlantis holistic store and therapy centre and the Alltar holistic centre on Linenhall street in Castlebar in which the bulk of the Shamanic practitioner training takes place.

I am very proud to be bringing this powerful Shamanic practitioner training to the people of Ireland.

This is a powerful training program that is very unique to Ireland in many ways. The comprehensive training is based on core Shamanism, but spearheaded by our Celtic and pre-Celtic traditions here in Ireland.

We work closely with our ancient sacred sites on the Sundays of training. I am a Brazilian Guarani healing teacher through the Ama Deus Reiki healing and a 4th generation core Shamanic teacher. My ancestry here in the west coast of Ireland can be traced back at least 900 years within a ten mile radius of where I live, with a range of healers and storytellers within my ancestral line. My passion is my work and every day is exciting when it comes to Shamanism.

There is an awakening at the moment, the seed is beginning to grow, it has lain dormant, the shift in energy has awoken that seed and now is the golden time for it to flourish and prosper. That seed is you.

Programme Highlights

Our Courses


All Levels

We have structured our Practitioner’s Course to facilitate, not only those who have certain knowledge of the Shamanic path, but also the complete novice.  Our Practitioners training is structured into three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Shamanic Practice.  Each level of the Practitioner’s course has four modules and will concentrate on the wisdom of the ancient Shamans, the powerful nature of their Spiritual connection, practical Shamanic skills and the place of the Shamanic Practitioner in the 21st Century world.


Connection to the Spirit

The quality of any Shamanic Practitioner is dependent on their connection to Spirit and this is achieved through the age-old technology of the ‘Shamanic Journey’, this is the central feature throughout all our Shamanic training.  Also, we believe in providing training in the practical skills of the Shamanic Practitioner, including Soul Retrieval, Ancestral Healing and Shamanic Psychopomp work, amongst others, and fostering the Spiritual development and Soul path of the apprentice Shamanic Practitioner.


Personal Approach

These Courses not only provides training to the apprentice Shamanic Practitioner, but also offers a platform for those who are exploring their Spirituality and are seeking options on their Spiritual path.  Shamanism is the oldest form of Spiritual practice known to us, the model that all other Spiritual disciplines are based on and developed from.  What better way to explore your Soul path?  Shamanism is, first and foremost, a personal, individual philosophy.  The Irish School of Shamanic Studies is built on this understanding

How it works

Our Certifications

You will receive a certificate as a Shamanic practitioner. You will also receive a certificate as a Shamanic Reiki practitioner. Shamanic Reiki is a part of this overall Shamanic training program. Certificates can only be awarded when the full 24 days training are completed.