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Rosemary Taylor

5 Night Shamanic Healing Retreats with Rosemary Taylor

My first shamanic training was in Glastonbury in 2002 and I have practised shamanic healing here ever since. In 2009/2010 I studied at Shamanka (Women’s School of Shamanism) including advanced training in South American healing practices, during which time I visited Peru and had a profound healing experience.

I have taught various subjects in Glastonbury, including the runes, introductions to shamanism, shamanic journeying, space clearance ritual and voice sound healing workshops. I have mentored groups to receive the Munay-Ki rites, a series of nine energy transmissions from the Inka tradition. I organised a workshop for Native American teacher Oogima Aakin Ikwe, Earth Leader Woman of the Anishinaabe, in 2008 which attracted 50 attendees.

In 2011/12 I completed the Inka Spirit courses offered by Don Juan Ñunez del Prado, strengthening my affinity with that tradition. I share some of these invaluable energy practices with clients at Healing Waters.

In January 2016 I completed a year’s training with Juliet Yelverton, in understanding the effects of trauma within the nervous system, a physiology and body-based approach which complements the Shamanic “spirit down” approach to healing.

I have been working with runes for many years, but recently strengthened my foundations in the Northern Tradition by training in Sweden in May 2017. I continue with rune divination workshops and now run shamanic journeying workshops based on Norse Mythology.

Just as valuable as the lessons that come from trainings are those that come from self-reflection. Shamanic spirituality supported an existing desire for change in my life. It helped me work with my own wounds and experience of illness to find the light, the teaching and the potential for change within them. Its healing has encouraged self-awareness, trust, a sense of wholeness, self-acceptance and inner purpose.

I have somehow transformed from a conventional, anxious, unfulfilled commuter to a shamanic practitioner, quietly working away in the heart chakra of the world. We are all capable of living a charmed life in co-creation with a loving and intelligent Universe. I am privileged to bring my experience and compassion to the service of your empowerment. Blessed be!


Sally, Company Shareholder, Kent, UK, 26th March 2023

“I’ve been suffering from anxiety recently … also … depression and anger issues which were affecting my relationships with close family members and friends. I know that they were related to my childhood trauma and really wanted to investigate ancestral issues to try and help with these issues.   I felt very strongly pulled to this therapy at Healing Waters. My intuition is pretty good so I decided to go with it.”

Session 1: The Illumination Process for Root Chakra Trauma

“… I looked inside my root chakra to see where the dense energy was . Immediately in my mind’s eye I saw where I grew up. Mother jaguar appeared as a power animal and I followed her around as she sniffed out the dense energy. Each memory that came up showed me where the dense energy was located. Rosemary and I would “fire breath” onto the heavy energy to clear it. The jaguar gobbled up the dense energy as well. A kind of blue smoke filled the place where I grew up and I saw that as cleansing the space.”

“All the while my hands and body from my root downwards shook (not unpleasantly) and trembled. In between each fire breath session we rested and reflected and waited for the sensations to clear. After one particular memory I felt a very strong physical release from my root chakra. I felt euphoric and saw a symbolic bird fly out! It was a symbol I believe of freedom from the release of the dark energy”

“This first session cleared dense energy from my root chakra with an amazing release. Which has resulted in me feeling much happier and more confident”.

Session 2: Power Animal Retrieval and Shamanic Journeying

“…Rosemary took me on a guided visualisation journey to a place in nature….where I saw a tree, hugged and connected to it. Then a root opened up and there was a path way descending down into the earth. I followed the path in my mind’s eye and came to a beautiful crystal cave, with a big amethyst crystal in the middle of it which I connected to and touched. Everything was very easy to see. Then Rosemary drummed for 5 minutes and I waited to see my power animal. At first several animals appeared, but none connected to me, so we did it again this time looking for a connection with an animal and my power animal, a fox, appeared. This animal was very significant.”

“The fox took me on a journey to some different landscapes with bright horizons, so I saw that as a good sign. At one point I felt pain in my shoulder suddenly and Rosemary told me the fox had some physical medicine for me and I knew instantly it was for my long suffering shoulder. So she put her hands on me and healed my shoulder, which is still feeling great today. I had visited the chiropractor for this problem but couldn’t seem to shift it so I’m amazed and of course very grateful that it’s much better now. I was shown during this process that it was anger and resentment that that had caused the pain.”

“After the second session I felt physically healed because of my shoulder. I felt optimistic that the fox had shown me brighter horizons were on the way, plus other useful information. I felt in awe and in wonder.”

“I would recommend a shamanic healing approach especially if someone was open to this kind of thing, as it clearly works on a different level to anything else and is extremely powerful.”

“Rosemary was gentle, kind and warm. …I felt held by her and everything was explained properly. She is a highly skilled Shaman and I am honoured to have had the pleasure to work with her. I look forward to seeing her again.”

The results were much better than I expected although I had looked into quite a few shamans before choosing Healing Waters as I was suspicious of there being many people who like the idea of being shamanic healers but confuse a calling with an ego trip. My hopes were that …I could see if there were any areas of blocked energy or things “holding me back” from making progress. I also wanted some quiet rest!

All of my hopes were realised and I also came away with tools to continue practising. I found the experience well out of my usual territory but I felt led to this over a long period. I have little knowledge of the spirit and virtually no idea about shamanism but I gave myself to it wholeheartedly because I felt that unless I could get help with the deeper issues in my own life, I would remain stuck there. I could not have done this on my own because I do not have the skill or knowledge.

I got home …after being away for 4 days and my wife, noticed that I looked different and wanted to know all about it. After describing what had been happening tears started to roll down her cheeks – I think this says it all.

One of the experiences was rediscovering part of my soul or retrieving part of my soul and this was not only visually stunning in my mind’s eye but created a powerful physical feeling. This has encouraged me greatly as I feel “something” has been put back together. I am no longer fragmented. It’s like looking for answers and some sort of confirmation that I am on the right track and then being shown in no uncertain terms that this is inside me. I am not on cloud nine, no, much more like well and truly occupying my god-given gift of life on this earth.

It was personal and we worked together very well. I know that Rosemary is the real thing and not playing around with this..… if someone needs shamanic treatment, look no further and be confident that you will not be disappointed.

J MARGETTS, November 9th 2020, Soul Retrieval Retreat

Shamanic Soul Retrieval  Retreat, 16th-19th May 2019

I am 68 years old, in excellent health, with a good husband and wonderful family and friends.  I am at the prime of my work as a psychotherapist and have no desire to retire.  I felt the need to do some deep personal inner/spiritual work so that this next phase of my life will be even richer than what I’ve already experienced.  

Personal growth and spirituality have always been important focuses in my life.  I’ve had many years of Jungian analysis, various forms of Bodywork, and dabbled in astrology, energy healing and other forms of therapy that support inner work.

This year I’ve been looking for extended opportunities for personal work.  When I found “Healing Waters Retreat Centre” online and saw all that it offered, I knew immediately that was where I was to spend a week. I wanted something that was beyond words/talk therapy….. I know myself well – both gifts and faults.  I needed something more, but I was not sure what that “more” was.  As I read about Soul Retrieval, I intuitively knew that was “It”!

If I hadn’t felt a gut sense that the therapist was a “healer” first with expertise in an approach that was able to provide a sacred space for the “goddess and god”  to do their work in me,  then  I knew I wouldn’t have the experience I was looking for.  

Fortunately, Rosemary is a healer, very wise, passionate, goes the extra mile, and has a good understanding of psychology, trauma and personality. She is able to use various areas of knowledge in a very organic and integrated way (Shamanic Healing, Runes, Astrology, Myths, Moon) AND her training in Shamanic Healing includes the Inca Tradition – one which I experienced in Peru several years ago!  I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect healing therapist. But most important, Rosemary has a loving heart!

I loved the basic format of the Soul Retrieval Healing and the way she interpreted Runes and used Sound therapy too. I also appreciated the many times she really tuned into my needs and “saw” me. I gained a great deal from my time with Rosemary…. so much so that we added an extra session to go deeper into the Runes!

I needed to not talk much. I needed the images from the Shamanic Journeys that Rosemary got for me, beyond my mind, ego and old ways of thinking – to open me up to something new inside of myself.  It was so helpful to be in Glastonbury and be able to go to the sacred sites in between sessions to help me integrate what I experienced and then be ready for the next session.

As she was journeying and following her spirit guides and being with me, I FELT Healing was taking place…. beyond words…..simply an inner knowing. When she spoke, I resonated with what she was saying, she articulated for me what I was feeling with a different perspective.

As I was walking around the sacred sites, often a phrase from our session would “land” inside of me.  I am very grateful to have found someone with the life experience, spirituality and expertise I needed.

I feel that I am embracing myself in a deeper way – more self-love, self-confidence, and readiness to stand in my power!  I feel a deep peace, joy and gratitude as I sit in the Bristol airport, preparing to return home.

I think this type of healing is especially helpful for those who are self-reflective and want to go beyond the mind into the soul.

I want the word to get out about what Rosemary has to offer.

Ann Dobbertin,  Psychotherapist, Washington, DC.   USA

Shamanic Journeying and Healing Session 6.12.18

Andrew had never tried shamanic healing work before. He requested a shamanic journey for guidance on why he has suffered and survived two brain tumours in the past. The guides explained the dynamics of childhood trauma. An animal spirit guide arrived in the shape of a rhinoceros to bring healing and power to the situation. It also became clear that Andrew was ready for a soul retrieval to take place and to receive back the lost joy and trust of his boyhood again.

“I had a fantastic day yesterday and feel that today is the first day of the rest of my life!!!! To celebrate Jill has bought me a model Rhinoceros. We are also giving some thought as to how to celebrate.

And a week later:

“Just to let you know I’m on cloud nine after my session last week and interestingly we met up with Jill’s brother and his partner last evening and they both said that they have never seen me looking better and ten years younger!!”

Andrew W. Journalist, Frome, Somerset.

Shamanic Soul Retrieval Retreat,  August 2018

For many years I felt I had answers to important questions inside of me. But I just never quite found the key to open the doors to those answers…

I felt deeply attracted to the shamanic (Soul Retrieval) retreat when I read the description on the homepage. I booked an online session beforehand with Rosemary and we got along very well from the start. I felt that Rosemary was very understanding and supportive during our call together. After that first call, it only felt right to book the five-night retreat with her. 

Rosemary always left me the choice of where I would like “to journey”/what I wanted to discover, always discussing different possibilities prior to the sessions. With Rosemary’s help, we followed hidden paths into the lower world to discover and open ancient doors to reveal the insights, long-sought answers and secrets waiting behind them. 

In the first session, I discovered my shamanic power animal. Turned out I have two! Those animals have been with me ever since. The sessions that followed were all as magical and helpful as the first one. Long-sought answers came to the surfaceSuddenly totally new perspectives came into focus, ancient entanglements were uncovered, and old and sad stories transformed into beautiful fairy tales. Truly magical journeys into the depth of my questions!

The retreat with Rosemary helped me to shift deeply set and ill-making energy patterns permanently. When wrong belief systems surface I can now change the energy pattern easily. There is so much more space inside of me. 

If you are a person with an open mind and you feel that you too have answers or insights that want to be revealed, I can only recommend shamanic healing with Rosemary. With Rosemary’s shamanic knowledge, wisdom and gentle voice, she will guide you onto a truly magnificent journey into your own hidden truths. It also means you do not have to journey on your own. All my expectations were excelled!!!

K .M.  Teacher, Switzerland.

Rosemary Taylor.