APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 ARE NOW OPEN – it will begin in October 2016

If you are interested please complete and send the application form to apply for this.

I offer an Apprenticeship in the Old Ways of Britain – Following the Deer Trods.

You’ll also find the videos on about two of our famous native shamans on the British Native Shamanism page useful too.

The apprenticeship lasts a year and begins on 31st October each year. It leads you onto the path of following the deer trods for yourself, giving you the underlying precepts and settling you into good working habits.

The work is done on-line and comes to you each season as an email attachment in a Word document. You send your homework back to me as a Word document. I read it and send it back to you, annotated with my feedback, again in Word.

There is the opportunity to spend a day working with me at my house. Students can arrange these visits as a group or 1-1. On these days we often go out to work at local sacred sites, of which there are quite a few within 15 miles of me, as well as working at home and in the garden. My home is on a major ley line which connects with the Michael-Mary and the Belenius lines.

The 5-day workshop on Exmoor is in October at the end of the year and is an important part of the apprenticeship. It enables you to work with me and your fellow students out in nature, in the wild lands. We visit and work at sacred sites and walk the deer trods in land as well as journeying, dream-work, drumming, dancing, singing and building a group totem from what the land gifts us. We spend a night sleeping in a Bronze Age barrow under the stars, asking for dreams from Elen of the Ways and her antlered partner, Gwyn ap Nudd. You put into practice what you’ve learned, sharing with your fellow students, and I’m there with you to guide and help.

We are based in a comfortable cottage in the heart of the Moor; I do the cooking and you do the washing up with the aid of a dishwasher! There is plenty of time too for you to absorb and digest the work. You need a car – or arrange car-sharing between you – in order to get to the Moor and to transport yourselves to the sites/walks.

Here’s what some of the students have said about the apprenticeship …

Julie Wood, MNIMH Herbalist. Elen Sentier’s Awenydd Apprenticeship has opened all my senses to co-creation with spiritworld….learning Celtic shamanic practice with Elen has been an amazing experience so far but it comes with a word of warning – she’ll stretch you in new ways, make you question ‘normality’ and you’ll be changed for sure! Very exciting stuff!

Kathryn Byrd, Singer & Song Writer with Devonbird: The Apprentice Course was quite literally a life changing year for me having been on several courses before and always searching this course delivered above and beyond. You are taught by the excellent Elen Sentier 🙂  who provides support and teachings along the way  and guides you to embrace the spiritual and shamanic Celtic practices into your everyday life. It’s your journey so your uniqueness and path becomes clear along an amazing year. It’s difficult to explain but Elen teaches the old learning of spirituality being part of your life not something that is separate it really is a revelation and I highly recommend this course to anyone wanting to learn more about Celtic shamanic practices their purpose and themselves. I cannot thank Elen enough for the support this year has quite literally changed my life !! I am now on the next course Rainbow Warriors fantastic !!



Applications for the apprenticeship need to be with me by the end of August or earlier as the course begins on 31st October and there is pre-course work for you to do before your first lesson arrives in mid-October. Your application begins a conversation between us which helps you discover if what I have is what you want :-).

If this interests you please complete the Application Form and send it to me. You can also contact me at

I also offer talks & workshops

After completing the apprenticeship you may choose to go on to the advanced 3-year training, Rainbow Warriors. We can discuss this at the end of your apprenticeship year.

Awenydd Apprenticeship – copyright Elen Sentier