Based in the Washington, DC metro area, the Tribe of Beltway Shamans was created in 2008, with the vision of bringing practices of shamanic healing to people in the nation’s capital. At the time, there were a few shamanic training programs available in the area, but few opportunities to gather and share sacred space, ceremony, and ritual. Envisioned as a community that would be accessible to a wide array of people – not only those who were already following a shamanic path – the Tribe was born with the intention of creating a space for people to freely explore earth-based spirituality and shamanism.
From its origins as a dedicated group of practitioners in the city and outlying beltway areas, meeting as small groups in city parks and apartments, the Tribe has now grown to include hundreds of people with a mutual interest in shamanic practices, earth-based spirituality, and Indigenous wisdom traditions, spanning DC, Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. True to its original intentions, the Tribe is a community that welcomes all who are called to explore, deepen, and share their experience with these traditions. From casual community gatherings, to collective rituals and ceremonies, to workshops and initiations, to special guest teachers and facilitators, the Tribe offers a variety of opportunities for people to come together for the purpose of personal growth, spiritual connection, and community enjoyment.
While the organizers have a deep connection with the traditions of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon, as a community, the Tribe is not affiliated with any particular tradition or style of practice. We have a variety of community members and guests that share from traditions across the globe. We do welcome members of the community to share events that are of interest to this community, and also can assist with sharing information about special guest facilitators and teachers from out of town. Please feel free to use the contact form below for inquiries!
If you are curious to learn more about shamanism, or would like to join our community through Meetup.com (our primary page), please click HERE! To connect with us on Facebook, please click HERE for our page, and HERE for our group!
The Tribe of Beltway Shamans was founded by Michael Walker (aka. Dreamwalker) in 2008. He currently resides and practices shamanism in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.