Coronavirus Policies


During the unprecedented public health situation that currently dominates our lives and our attention, it is the belief of the Spirit Canoe School of Shamanism, that our work is much needed in the world, and that the quality of our programs and our mission must not be compromised. In service to these priorities, it is crucial that we also prioritize the health and safety of everyone in the School of Shamanism. To a great extent, the level of safety we are able to achieve depends on the commitment of each practitioner and student to observing the current public health guidelines, both at the School of Shamanism and outside of it, for the duration of their time in the program.

All coursework, groups and mentoring sessions are designed to be conducted either in person or online, so that the programs can be flexible and responsive to public health protocols at any time. Participants will be notified about changes in venue as they arise, and will be expected to adhere to the public safety guidelines, even when the programs are taking place online. This will ensure that when groups are allowed to meet in person, it will be safe for everyone to do so.

As part of the application process, prospective students must commit to the following safety protocols:

  • Frequent hand washing and use of hand sanitizer
  • Wearing face masks indoors at all times, and outdoors as needed
  • Maintaining a distance of at least 6 feet from others
  • Avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people, where social distancing is not observed
  • Avoiding travel to any place where your risk of exposure to COVID-19 would be increased
  • Avoiding travel by any means that would increase your risk of exposure
  • Avoiding contact with anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19
  • Agreeing to self-quaranteen if you have been exposed, or have symptoms of COVID-19
  • Informing the School of Shamanism if you have been exposed or have symptoms of COVID-19

This page will be updated any time there is a change to these guidelines in the US, or in Colorado or Boulder County specifically.