Born Free

The Way of The Buzzard


Bring Shamanism into Your Life

Learn how to establish a connection with your Spirit Guides, connect with nature on a deep level, and develop a practice which resonates with you.

Shamanism is the fastest growing branch of earth spirituality because it works for so many people. It helps us grow, develop, learn and love life more deeply.

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Shamanism is the path to personal freedom, and ultimately to discovering our purpose here in this life.

  • Learn the ancient practice of connecting with your Spirit Guides through shamanic journeying
  • Establish a practice which works for you and which aligns with your core beliefs, so that you don’t have to be moulded to suit
  • Establish a clear direction to go so you can really deepen into your spirituality

Born Free will show you how to empower your life with shamanism. It has been written in a unique way and incorporates the principles of core shamanism and nature connection, as we see both as equally important methods to establishing a good spiritual connection.


What our Born Free programme offers you

Born Free is a 4-module, step-by-step video training course that walks you through the  steps which bring the shamanic techniques, teachings and knowledge into your life.

  1. 24/7 lifetime access (including all updates)
  2. Literally step-by-step training
  3. Ongoing membership to our Private Facebook group and regular coaching calls


Here is a taste of what you’re about to learn:

How to establish a connection with your spirit guides

  • Learn the ancient practice of connecting with your Spirit Guides through shamanic journeying.
  • Experience through audio tracks over 20 guided shamanic journeys to support you as you develop your practice.
  • Explore the three different shamanic realms: the Upperworld, the Middleworld & the Lowerworld.
  • Learn how to journey without being guided and discover the benefits this will bring you.
  • Find your Axis Mundi, the place where you begin your journeys.
  • How to set your journeying intention
  • How to journey safely.
  • Discover how to understand the guidance which you receive from your Spirit Guides so you are confident that ‘you are not making it all up’.
  • Build a relationship with you guides, so you can trust your intuition and see clearly the correct path to follow. This will move you towards finding your purpose and into your authentic self.
  • Create a shamanic roadmap, working with your Spirit Teacher who will support you in finding each next step on your path.
  • Establish a practice which works for you and which aligns with your core beliefs, so that you don’t have to be moulded to suit.
  • Avoid information overload and find your way through the whole raft of ‘stuff’ out there on the spiritual path. To help we have included a great reading list of reputable and easy access books on spiritual awakening and shamanism.
  • Be supported in stepping out on your own once you have completed the course so that you can continue to grow on your path.
  • Establish a clear direction to go in so that you can really deepen into your spirituality.
  • Be guided in how to live a shamanic life, and know the difference between shamanic practice, a shamanic practitioner and a shaman.
  • Understand the different forms of shamanism: Indigenous Shamanism, Core Shamanism and Contemporary Shamanism.

How to develop, maintain and deepen into a practice which resonates with you

How to deepen your connection with nature

  • Develop a close and mutually beneficial relationship with the land close to where you live.
  • Practice hearing the subtle voices of nature to help steer you on your spiritual path, and learn how to spot and interpret nature signs.
  • Experience working with the Elements both in ceremony, and through shamanic journeying. This will include how to create a ceremonial space and perform a ceremony to mark your transition on completing this course.
  • Work with Tree Spirit medicine, and experience the healing properties of their energies.
  • Meet and draw on guidance from your Animal Spirit Guides who will support you on your spiritual path.
  • Discover your Power Animal and begin to rebuild this relationship.
  • Examine the bigger picture and see why we have lost our connection and the implications this is having on us, our communities and our Earth.
  • Explore how to find our way back to this lost connection, through shamanic journeying and why it works.
  • Work with your Spirit Guides, and with Tree Spirit Medicine to grow confidence in your own worthiness, and overcome your own lack of self- belief and self-love.
  • Discover how to understand the guidance which you receive so you are confident that ‘you are not making it all up’.
  • Learn how you can set out to find your life purpose, and be confident that you are going in the ‘right’ direction.
  • Through a Power Retrieval, begin to reclaim your power back – that which we so often freely give away.
  • Work with the Element of Water to support you in flowing around blockages in your life.

How to believe in yourself and your spiritual connection

How to create time and space, and maintain focus

This is a really focused programme that will help you make the most of your spiritual connection time. The easy to watch bite-sized videos are easy to fit around a busy life.

  • Discover why our world is set up so that we struggle to switch off, and how with awareness we can begin to unpick this in our lives.
  • Explore your spiritual connection through the mundane everyday rather than escapism, by receiving guidance in different ways – in dreams, through coincidences, synchronicities and through nature signs.
  • Develop and deepen your spiritual connection without the requirement for a ‘daily’ practice for it to be effective.
  • Examine the reasons behind your not being able to create the space and time needed for your spiritual connection at the moment, and link in with a Spirit Guide who can help you with this.
  • Look into what habitual practices might be standing in your way to finding a little bit of time each week to receive your spiritual guidance.
  • Connect with and strengthen your internal Spiritual Warrior, working with Tree Spirit medicine and the messages from Alder.
  • Learn strategies to stay spiritually strong in these difficult times.
  • Avoid getting get caught up in everyday issues and stay grounded.
  • Be present with the political agenda, but not get so overwhelmed with something which is of great concern but which you have no control over.
  • Switch off in a modern world enough to be able to find and deepen your spiritual connection.
  • Navigate how to live in a sick society that is based on rules that go against everything you know to be right and good.
  • Explore how to work through blocks you are experiencing with your own connection because of the way other people are choosing to be in the world.
  • Maintain your self love when with people whose actions and behaviors make you feel very small and worthless.
  • Learn how to protect yourself from other peoples egos which you find difficult to tolerate.
  • Detach from feelings of jealousy at ‘newbies’ coming and
    pushing others to one side.
  • Keep your focus when people talk the talk but don’t walk the walk or when you feel someone is using shamanism as a way of making money but not living in a shamanic way.
  • Stay whole when you have day to day contact with people who are totally 3D unaware, who perpetuate the mistakes, the material dream and are competitive.

How to find balance between the two opposed Worlds we live in

Born Free Success Story:

“Starting the course made me realise that my life was so full of things (work!) that I didn’t really have the time to do what I need to do to nourish my soul. Throw some other ‘life events’ on top of this and it became impossible to engage. This realisation was pivotal to me and I called upon my go-to horse energy to carry me out of the situation and towards my real life’s purpose as revealed to me early in the work.

Today it manifested in this realm. I was offered my dream job with flexible hours in which I will finally be able to fulfil that purpose: Hospice Nurse. I feel as though I am coming home.

It’s SUCH a full and rich course. I can’t believe the value you have both packed into it. It’s been so transformative for me. Thank you again from the bottom of my heart”.  Nicola

Bring shamanism into your life

Learn how to establish a connection with your Spirit Guides, connect with nature on a deep level and develop a practice which resonates with you.

Enrol Now with a 30 day money back guarantee

What do the four modules cover?

Module 1: Welcome – Our Journey Begins

In this module you will learn:

  • The benefits this work will bring through hearing real life stories of how regular shamanic practice has changed lives
  • The importance of setting intention, and setting your intention for this course
  • What preparations you need to make in order to embark fully on this journey with a community who are like-minded and share similar beliefs, and can support each other as they grow

Module 2: The Foundation

In this Module you will learn the foundation components of Shamanic Practice which include:

  • Why we have lost our connection and the implications this is having on us, our communities and our Earth
  • How to find our way back to this lost connection, through shamanic journeying, how to journey and why it works, and has worked for us for tens if not hundreds of thousands of years.
  • The three different realms: Upperworld, Middleworld and Lowerworld
  • Exploring the Upperworld and discovering who you can meet there, including Spirit Guides and Spirit Teachers, Angels and Archangels, Ascended Masters and the Gods and Goddesses of the Upperworld.
  • Exploring the Lowerworld and discovering who you can work with there, including Animal Spirit Guides, Power Animals, Ancestors, the Fairy Kingdom and the Gods and the Goddesses of the Lowerworld.
  • Working in the Middleworld with journeying, nature connection, dreams, synchronicities and aligning with the cycles of the year.
  • Working with intention, how to set intention and the importance and practice of interpretation.
  • How to journey without being guided, and the benefits this will bring you. How to find your Axis Mundi, which is the place where you will journey from each time, how to go about setting your journey intention, journeying safely and working on your journey interpretation skills.

Module 3: Using the Tools to Empower Your Life

In this module you’ll begin to apply the practices learned in the previous lessons through the use of the Life Empowering Toolkit:

  • The importance of self care in order to welcome in abundance into your life, and how to work with Tree Spirit Medicine to achieve this.Developing a fresh approach to finding answers by working with Animal Spirit Guides and building a deep and long-lasting relationship with them.
  • Flowing around blockages that get in your way, or working through a problem you are struggling with. We will do this by practising the shamanic skill of shapeshifting, working with the element of water.
  • Reclaiming your power by undertaking the Core Shamanic procedure of a Power Retrieval, and follow this through by making an offering to the Earth.
  • Creating a Shamanic Roadmap by working with a Spirit Teacher who can support you in finding the next step on your path and helping you along the way. You will learn a technique for receiving two-way information from them through a Calling Card, as well as building a strong relationship together.
  • Developing our own inner Spiritual Warrior so we can harness these qualities in order to be strong and do battle inside ourselves to move through change when the need arises

Module 4: Stepping Out and Going It Alone

In this Module you will learn how to incorporate what you have learnt into a continuous practice so you can step out and continue the journey beyond this course:

  • Looking back at your time on the Born Free programme, what your original intention was and how far you have come in your journey.
  • Growing on your path and integrating shamanism into your life, including the importance of community.
  • Living a shamanic life, and the difference between shamanic practice, a shamanic practitioner, and a shaman. We will also explain the different forms of shamanism: Indigenous Shamanism, Core Shamanism and Contemporary Shamanism.
  • The importance of ceremony in our lives and how it can help you in your journey ahead. This will include how to create a ceremonial space and perform a ceremony to mark your transition on completing this course.
  • How to integrate all that you have learnt into your life, and the importance of community in helping you do this.
  • We’ll also advise on additional resources which includes useful books and magazine subscriptions.

Born Free Success Story:

“Before I found The Way of the Buzzard I had a lot of fear and was a very lost person. I was very confused about my life and all of the world. I really struggled with communication and when I looked to find words to express my needs, only tears came.

I was drawn to the Born Free course because I felt inside me that it would be beneficial for me in my life right now. Being a part of the programme has helped me in so many ways.

I now accept myself and love myself more. I have opened to my feminine side, am more connected to Mother Earth, and I love my connection I have developed with my tree.

One of the greatest benefits is that my family life has improved a lot, and I have a better connection with people.

Born Free is a really useful course for people who would like to learn and deepen their experience with shamanism but have a busy life.” Eva

What some of our Born Free participants have to say:

“I know now that I do have a connection to nature and spirit and it has increased my confidence to be myself”

“Born Free enhances your life, makes you look at everything differently and opens you up to other realities”

“A wonderfully immersive program that opens up a new and exciting world for those new to the path but full of insights and information for those who are already walking it.
It’s a very supportive environment to learn shamanic techniques, teachings and knowledge along with other like-minded folk with wonderfully down to earth teachers who share their experiences with a refreshing honesty and humility while remaining true to their own authenticity”.

How much will it Cost to join the Born Free programme and Empower My Life Through Shamanic Practice?

Learning and bringing shamanism into your life could cost you thousands of pounds.

You could attend different weekend workshops over a period of time, amassing training fees, accommodation and travel costs.

Or it could be you spend much less and self study over many years. You could read books, listen to audio guides, watch YouTube videos and try to master this yourself over time, but what are you really going to be paying to MASTER this yourself?

Will you get there on your own without even just a little coaching?

This is your chance to join our community and spend time learning from us, alongside other like-minded folk, fitting it around all that you already have in your life.

The Born Free – Empower Your Life with Shamanic Practice course is just £258,
or 6 monthly payments of £43



YES! I am ready to join the Born Free community and deepen into my spiritual practice.

I want to take advantage of this bonus package, which includes a list of useful resources including book recommendations, videos and subscriptions to further my line of enquiry, as well as a Guide on Top Tips for Shamanic Journeying and Drum Journey tracks of four different lengths.

Bring Shamanism Into Your Life

Learn how to establish a connection with your Spirit Guides, connect with nature on a deep level, and develop a practice which resonates with you

Enrol Now with a 30 day money back guarantee

Born Free Success Story:

“I joined the Born Free programme as I wanted to increase my experience of working shamanically. I think I already had the basics but it was nice to realise that as I progressed through the course I could deepen my understanding of practice.

I like your integrity and presentation style, and the video delivery format was really useful. I have come to realise that I do have a connection to nature and spirit and it has increased my confidence to be myself.

I am open to ‘signs’ (more aware) and look upon trees with reverence and have passed some knowledge onto my wife and our daughter which they both tried out at a tree energy practice at your retreat Space to Emerge.

I have found the Born Free programme to be effective at developing a way of living authentically by exploring body and spirit that improves and challenges us as people so that we can be more than just a consumer. It has proved to be an oasis of sanity in these insane times.”

30 Day Money Back Guarantee

Your investment is fully backed by our 30-day 100% money-back GUARANTEE.

We don’t want unhappy money or unhappy customers. So, when you sign up today, you are completely protected by our 30-day 100% money-Back Guarantee, starting from the day the course begins.

Which means if you find that the Born Free programme hasn’t worked for you, simply email us and we will give you a full and immediate refund.


Enjoy these Bonuses


BONUS # 1: Ongoing access to our regular Coaching Calls

  • Touch in with us and “Ask Us Anything”
  • Connect in with the Born Free community on each call


BONUS # 2: Ongoing membership of our private Born Free Facebook group

  • Be a part of a supportive community where like-minded people meet and share, learn and grow together


BONUS # 3: Reading & Study Guide

  • A list of recommended reading
  • Other useful resources including videos and subscriptions


BONUS # 4: Top Tips for Shamanic Journeying

  • Advice on overcoming all the common journeying challenges
  • Read case examples from us and others


BONUS # 5: Shamanic Journey Drumming Tracks

  • Self guided journey mp3 files with call-back beat
  • Four different lengths: 10 minutes, 15 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes


BONUS # 6: Meet Your Power Animal guided journey

  • Guided journey to meet your Power Animal
  • Easily downloadable mp3 file


BONUS # 7: Creating Space & Time video

  • Five top tips on how to create space and time for a regular shamanic practice in your busy life


BONUS # 8: Getting Outside

  • PDF with 10 Top Tips for getting outside
  • Support in bringing nature time into your spiritual practice


BONUS # 9: Staying Spiritually Strong

  • Video with advice on how to remaining spiritually strong in these emerging

Born Free Success Story:

“I came to Born Free with some experience, however, the teachings of Nicola and Jason still held so much more for me to learn. Those new to the path, whether you wish to step onto it fully or just dip a toe in to see how it feels, will find so many wonderful lessons to help get started.

Born Free covers a lot of things that other courses neglect, such as how this path interweaves with our physical well-being and our place in the world. This all facilitates our spiritual growth as much as learning about the different spirit realms and animal guides which are also covered in detail. You will come back to the lessons time and time again, each fresh viewing revealing new insights and teachings.

You are held in the most wonderful supportive environment by both Nicola and Jason and the other students on the course. Nicola and Jason share their stories as well, both highs and lows, this promotes a wonderfully loving two-way relationship that shows you how you can also step into this journey no matter what your circumstances.” Kym

Your Questions Answered.

How much material is there?

The course consists of 26 lessons delivered through 4 separate modules. Each lesson has a video which hosts the content and is supported by printable pdf worksheets and an audio version of each video.

Altogether there’s over 7 hours of video, all of which is concise without any fluff or filler content. Including the journeys there’s over 8 hours of audio.

In addition to this are the 9 bonuses which comprise a mix of printable documents, audio or video files.

How is the course delivered?

Every lesson in the course is delivered via video which makes the course easily accessible. Most of the lessons have worksheets to help you progress through them in a logical manner and all have an audio only version available too.

What equipment do I need to access the material?

A computer, tablet or smart phone such as an iPhone or an Android is all you need to access the lessons.

The material is delivered online so you will need an internet connection however all files can be downloaded to your device for future offline use.

Do I need a drum to complete the course?

There’s no need to own a drum to do the work, in fact most people find it very difficult to journey and drum at the same time.

The course comes complete with a variety of guided and unguided drumming tracks which are designed to facilitate your journeys. These can be downloaded onto you device and played anywhere.

The drumming journey tracks are of different lengths so you can easily choose one which fits your situation and available time.

How long do I have access to the material for?

You have lifetime access.

We have no plans to take the course offline however if ever this needs to happen due to unforseen future circumstances you can download every bit of the material at any time and store it on your computer or device.

Do I need to have experience in shamanism to do the course?

The course is designed to be a good fit for both beginners and those already familiar with shamanic practice.

Born Free is structured in a way that allows you to grow at your own speed and become comfortable with the process of journeying and applying the shamanic toolkit in your life.

How much time do I need to devote to the course?

As you have lifetime access to the course there’s no need to ‘keep up’ with anyone. This is deep work that can be life transforming and the depth of your work is more important that the speed.

Having said that, the principles and practices of the course are best worked through in a regular, methodical way.

We recommend perhaps a couple of hours or so each week to really begin to deepen into the processes. This can be spread through the week in small chunks of time of course.

When does the course begin?

The course material is delivered to you a few days after your purchase and you can then work through it in the best way that suits you.

During the days before the course we’ll be emailing you preparatory material and suggesting steps you can take to ready yourself for the exciting journey ahead.

What are the coaching calls?

The coaching calls are held regularly and are designed as a way for you to ask any questions that have come up for you during your course process.

They are delivered live online, usually on a midweek evening and can be accessed by a computer or telephone. Questions can be typed into the question box for us to reply to during the session.

How do I access the private facebook group?

You will be invited to join the facebook group soon after you sign up for the course. This will give you the opportunity to be a part of a clan of like-minded folk who are on the same journey.

The group is a good place to share experiences and insights and to find clarity and have questions answered by your fellow travelers.

What do I do if I have technical problems?

Once you are on the course you will have access to a help file which gives good guidance on overcoming any problems with video playback and the like.

We are also on hand to assist when necessary.

Can I share my login details or the course material with friends?

No. We ask that you keep your login details to yourself as to share these would compromise your own security and the integrity of the group.

The community is a closed space for paid members only in order for it to remain a secure circle for sharing and growth. Also, the material is meant to be worked through with access to support if this is needed and this can only be accessed as a fully signed up member of Born Free.

All of the material is covered by copyright, therefore unauthorised copying and distribution is prohibited.

Of course you are free to talk about your own process as you go through the Born Free course and to encourage anyone who you think may benefit to join us for any future runs of the course.

What are the details of the guarantee?

The Born Free – Empower Your Life by Shamanic Practice course is covered by our 100% money back 365 day guarantee which begins on the course start date.

If you find, after completing all of the lessons and the bonuses, that the course has not had an effect on your life we will refund your money in full. This guarantee is good for a year so that you have plenty of time to deepen into the process.

One of the conditions of the guarantee is that you show us your completed worksheets, so that we know you have actually done the work. We ask this because we only want people to join Born Free who are serious about doing the work. This is a potentially life changing process and we consider it too valuable to be merely bought and then ignored. We want people to join us who are ready to work with us, to grow into their full potential and find their true way ahead.

Born Free Success Story:

“I have been drawn to shamanic practice in one way or another since my 20s but never taken the time to fully embrace it. At a point in my life where I was transitioning (into crone!) I was very much in need of self work and support of some kind. What appeared for me from the Universe like a gentle rain shower while the sun is shining, was Nicola and Jason’s Born Free on line shamanic course. Everything about how it was structured and presented resonated with me.

Nicola and Jason’s love and passion for all things Shamanic shine through in every aspect of this truly transformational programme and help you to achieve what you individually want to gain. The journey into really absorbing the value of this course lies in surrender, acceptance and trusting the process. I very much enjoyed watching each lesson and then trying out the exercises. I also gained huge comfort and support from the webinars which informed beautifully and encouraged sharing of ideas and sticking points.

Overall, I feel my journey has just begun. This is course material that you can return to time and again throughout a lifetime. It is so rich and nurturing, like a handful of earth that has been loved and cared for by generations; you can feel just by touching it, that there is far more to it than you might have initially thought. I can sense that I have changed quite dramatically since beginning this course and feel far more in touch with my authentic self and look forward to an ever increasing path of self-discovery.” Laura

Bring Shamanism Into Your Life

Learn how to establish a connection with your Spirit Guides, connect with nature on a deep level, and develop a practice which resonates with you

Enrol Now with a 30 day money back guarantee

Jason and Nicola Smalley are trained shamanic practitioners and under regular supervision, Indie Shaman ethically certified and hold appropriate insurances for their work.
Their work has been published in Indie Shaman Magazine, GreenSpirit Magazine and the Earth Pathways Diary amongst others.
They can be contacted by email at