We would like to welcome you to our 2024 retreat program 


Shamanic Healing Retreat

A 5-day residential, introductory shamanic training course at Samye Ling.

You are invited to join Julie and Greg for this transformational course, which integrates ancient shamanic practices with modern living. It will assist your own spiritual awakening and give you tools to help others on their life journey. It is also the first stage to qualifying to be a shamanic practitioner.

The content of the course includes the following:

Consciously connecting and building a relationship with your power animal and other shamanic guides.

Ancestral healing to assist the release of karmic and family patterns.

Soul retrieval.            

Working with the healing power of nature, including plant spirit allies, the stone people, and the spirit in all forms of life.

Power retrieval.

Extraction and intrusion work.

Interpretation skills and awareness our of own intuitive understanding.

Body energy awareness through the Luminous Energy Field and how to help the body to naturally realign.                            

Connecting with the elements and directions to help bring balance to our lives.

Integrating shamanic practice into daily life and other aspects of your spiritual awakening.

The deep satisfaction of working shamanically for the benefit of others.

Price: £750.00
which includes single room accommodation and full board (excludes transportation).

Friday 13th September (start at 3.30pm) – Wednesday 18th (finish at 1.30pm).

Purelands, Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, Eskdalemuir, Langholme, Dumfriesshire. DG13 0QL. (Just over the border into Scotland).


There will also be time to enjoy the company of like-minded souls, together with the beautiful, peaceful, and relaxing surroundings of Samye Ling (the first Tibetan Buddhist center in the West) – its temple site, gardens, fairy hill, the café, and shop, as well as the local countryside.
Suitable for beginners and those who would like to refresh their abilities.

To reserve your place, please send your name, email address, and a deposit (non-refundable) of £150 to 20 Coach Road, Warton, Carnforth, LA5 9PR. Cheques made payable to Dragonfly Healing Limited, or email for bank details to transfer funds to info@juliewise.co.uk. Final balance due by 1st August.



Retreats Feedback

“What a brilliant retreat in Glastonbury – thank you so much. Everything seemed perfect – the teaching, the cottages, the company, the food and even the wind on the Tor. Plus a beautiful full moon.” Wendy

“As I left and drove home I was feeling so much calmer and more at peace inside after your healing retreat… and still do. Feeling much more connected to myself. Thank you to you and Greg for holding a healing space for us, filled with wise and loving energy.” Ann

 “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the retreat at Glastonbury and felt a real deepening. It’s been lovely to connect with old friends and new as well. I so love how you and Greg work together- you really live and epitomise the words ‘all you need is love’.” Angela

 “Thank you for everything and all that you gave us this week, it was absolutely wonderful.” Liz

 “Thank you for such a wonderful retreat! It’s been so nice to take time out and go deeper, and although very hard -the death ceremony on the first night was the best reboot! It is always so beautiful to meditate in a group. The insights have been powerful, and I think they’ll have lasting benefits. Having that combination of outdoors and indoor sessions was wonderful!” Resh 

 “Thank you for giving your time, energy and hearts to share your knowledge and wisdom. It was a privilege to meet you both and I feel very thankful and humbled. I am home now and will continue to assimilate and process all I have learned. For perhaps the first time in my life I have no questions, no fights to pick, no explanations needed. No desire to rebel. I feel like I have come home and that all that is left is love and self-awareness.” Charlotte

“Thank you for an amazing 4 days at Samye ling. I’ve felt I’ve had so many profound experiences- life changing.I felt as if I’d come home 🙂
You both hold the light for so many people to grow- I feel blessed to know you both”. Madi

stone circle 2“A big thank you for the beautiful time we all had together on the Retreat. I thoroughly enjoyed my 1st time at Samye Ling and will certainly love to have the opportunity to join you on future retreats.
Thank you so much for facilitating all the amazing energy experiences….
You both use your gifts with such beauty, integrity and wisdom.
Thank you”.  Renata


“I just wanted to say thank you to you and Greg so much for the retreat. I learned so much and found the whole experience wonderful. I’ve never taken time out for myself before and it was so nice to find a new confidence in myself as a result. I found that a lot of things I’d been practising on my own all came together that weekend. I’ll definitely be joining in with another of your workshops in the new year particularly the chi kung. that was new to me and its beautiful.” Resma


“A grateful heart and soul is mine for the retreat weekend and a big thank you to both of you for confirming what my spirit is now remembering.  I feel truly blessed to have met you and all the people that came on the retreat.  I am truly connected to who I  really am and this source energy is now shifting and moving my life in the right direction.”    Joanne


“Thank you so muchsamye ling seat for all this Julie and Greg and of course for the Retreat which was so beautiful. Really making stillness a priority…………………………..Thank you again both of you for those very special days.  You are both amazing. Lots of love”  Jan


“Words can not express how grateful I am to you both, and how much in awe I am of your incredible teaching. You are two of the most inspiring people it has ever been my privilege to meet.”  Theresa


“I just wanted to say thank you to you both for the love and wisdom you shared at Samye Ling last weekend.  I have felt “lighter” since I got home and “so be it” is definitely my mantra-to-go!…….you are both so warm, friendly and easy going it was a joy. Lots of love”  Maureen


I feel so shiny,and brand new,and I know your beautiful laughter,will stay with me for ever. Cheers!x”  Mary 


When I think back to the retreat, it is as if it was a dream that I wish I could repeat, moment by moment!!!  I wish I could bring everyone home and spend loads of time with them…. It was so opening and full of amazement….!!!  Did it all really happen!!!!” Claire 


main-41-150x150“It is difficult to know where to start about commenting on the retreat, and then I thought why am I trying to say something, so I decided to feel it and look into my heart just like you teach with your heart, you are the flame full of wisdom, knowledge, truth, love and so so much more! Your flame ignites a little spark into your students and as those sparks ignite in us those same sparks will be passed onto others and as the sparks keep being ignited an eternal flame will gather, which mankind and the universe can only feel eternally blessed. From my heart to yours:- May you always be the flame that ignites the sparks”
Love Diane x  

“I have to say that you are easily the best facilitator I have had the pleasure to be with – totally grounded, open to comment, lacking in ego or bias in your teaching and always seeking to flexibly contour the work to those present. And that’s quite an accolade coming from one who a) has attended many and varied workshops over the past year and b) is not a great bestower of praise (it takes quite a lot to really impress me – but I am improving on that front!). Most of all you bring knowledge, wisdom and humour to your subject in equal measure. Many, many thanks! Xx”  Catherine 

“Thank you so, so much for last weekend, you really are an amazing being and I learnt so many things about myself, and the universe!  Things just made a lot of sense.  I had strong visualisations during the meditations especially the Shamanic healing we did.  It was really powerful for me and I really feel like a shift has occurred in my being, I feel very much more relaxed and loving towards everybody. I feel that I am speaking more from the heart and not as much from the head, and I see suffering where before I may have judged or gossiped. The retreat gave me tools that I can apply in daily life and I feel very connected to the universe, empowered to live my own truth and walk my own path. I feel so very fortunate to have crossed paths with you in my lifetime.” Sarah 

“It was a beautiful week. The teachings you give to us, create a space and stillness within, that allows in the beauty of the moment, and that which we may have kept hidden. ”  Tricia 

‘ Julie is a wise and patient teacher with huge amounts of wisdom to impart which she does with grace, humour and humanness (if there is such a word!), often using her own life as an example.  This makes her very approachable and understanding.  Her courses really do change your life, with much tears and laughter on the way.  Give yourself the gift and opportunity.’ Jo.

main-4“Just a big thank you for a lovely weekend, I feel great after a lovely time with you. Leonard Cohen has come into my house and meat has gone out x hope you are both well and hope to see you both again.” Janet


“I wanted to say a BIG Thank you for giving us such a special weekend at Samye Ling two weekends ago.  It really was memorable and I hold the time there in my heart.
These journeys in our life are not easy and it is assuring that I can find peace on occasions such as weekends like that.  It sure helps!
Many many thanks again and hope to see you again soon”  Eila 

“  Thank you for a wonderful retreat at Samye Ling, it is the first time I have been there and it was such a wonderful experience, I learnt a lot which I intend to implement for me and will definitely be more mindful and connect to my heart as to what I actually want to offer the world rather than asking the world what they want and then trying to fill that gap.  So thank you for the teaching and answering the questions I personally had.” Helen 

1457791510580Just want to say a massive thank you for the weekend; I feel so much better, exhausted, but fine! I am managing to apply what I learnt, and will continue to, as soon as I have taken it all in! I feel a mega amount of healing took place for everyone and it was privileged to be among such lovely people. ”  Jan 

Thank you for such a truly transformative and beautiful retreat (I´m thanking God too !) I felt so grateful to be there with such amazing people and left feeling bathed in love.” Jackie 

I just wanted to say how very special last weekend was and I feel honoured to be able to attend your retreats.  The whole weekend was an amazing experience and extremely helpful and have come away with the hope that I will be able to find the peace within me as I did over the weekend.  It was a wonderful group so we were lucky to be together.” Eila

“Jayne and I would also like to say thank you for a wonderful weekend.  We are really looking forward to meeting again with you and hopefully others from the group on your next retreat. We both found the experience very beneficial and enjoyed soaking up all the knowledge which we are trying to put into daily practice. Thank you again.” Jayne and Helen 

” Just wanted to thank you Julie for the weekend and for everything your course brings to us. I’m sure you feel and know the value of what you are teaching us all, but I also know, how nice it is to have that confirmed now and again!” Paula 

“I want to say a big thank you for the wonderful weekend we have all spent together. Everything was very transforming for me and my daughter , she is saying at last she thinks she has found herself, she felt so at home and comfortable with every one and everything. Thanks for that, if shes ok then I’m ok, I know you will relate to that. As for me you know how much I love being with you, and listening to your words of wisdom”    Jean 

All your teachings have now brought me to a place of knowledge, understanding and peace at what could have been a most difficult time, thank you” Linda

“Thanks for a wonderful retreat, all the wonderful lessons, the learning, the experience, for assisting my growth.  Your courage and trust is an inspiration to me.”  Syl