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“Let a man decide upon his favorite animal and make a study of it, learning its innocent ways. Let him learn to understand its sounds and motions. The animals want to communicate with man, but Wakan-Tanka does not intend they shall do so directly—man must do the greater part in securing an understanding.” — Brave Buffalo (Teton Sioux)

Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo


Many years ago I felt the Zoo Animal Ambassadors calling me to gather the people and bring them, so that we might renew our connection and work together to heal each other and our world.

An Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo was one of the events created in answer to their request (see Why I bring people to the zoo).

Join me, Rose De Dan, Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing, for a unique after-hours, behind-the-scenes evening with the animals at the Woodland Park Zoo!

On August 14, prior to the evening, we will meet for a one-hour telecall to dialogue with the animals about our intentions and theirs, and to journey for guidance.

On August 19, when we gather as a group at the Zoo, I will invoke sacred space in the Peruvian shamanic tradition for the duration of the evening. Opening sacred space makes it possible for Spirit to manifest strongly both for and through the animals on the zoo grounds, enabling us to connect more fully with them. And as the animals are ambassadors for their species, we then are able to connect with animals all over the world.

During the evening we’ll learn about the animals as we walk with our guide, and have up-close and personal animal encounters with at least two of the smaller zoo animal ambassadors. As I have been leading groups on these events for several years (and thanks to our wonderful zoo guides) we frequently depart from the usual tour outline as the animals and the energy guides us, so every evening is different!

At the end of the zoo evening we will close space together, and offer our gratitude.

Toucan Curiosity ©Rose De Dan 2012

How is this event different?

What will make this event different from any others is that we will be doing so with the support of shamanic energy, Reiki, and animal communication.

Do I need to have any special skills to attend?

No Prerequisites: No previous experience with Reiki, animal communication, shamanism, or energy healing is required—only a willingness to connect with the animals and to listen.

Why are we going at night rather than during the day?

In the evening hours we will not be competing with crowds of other zoo goers for the attention of the animals and will be better able to sense their presence throughout the zoo, a very unique feeling.

“Seeing how the animals responded to the energy of the evening was a delight.”
“I am so glad I was a part of the zoo event. Seeing how the animals responded to the energy of the evening was a delight. I especially enjoyed the penguins. I felt their joy as they rolled over to expose their bellies when we offered them Reiki, repeating this again and again. I felt gratitude because I know our presence made a difference for the animals. That’s what it’s all about!”—Debbie Noyes, Bellevue, WA


Meerkat Cuddle ©Rose De Dan 2012

What is our intention for being with the animals? Is there a larger purpose?

Our intention for being with the animals is threefold: to connect, to listen, to learn from them, and to bring carry their prayers together in ceremony.

During the telecall prior to the event we will dialogue with the animals about our intentions and theirs, and will journey for guidance.

After the event the connections that we make and the messages that we receive will be incorporated into the ceremonies held at A Walk on the Wild Side: Answering the Call of the Wild at Earthfire Institute. Your participation in the Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo will help create a larger community of intent and energetic support for this very important work of rebuilding the bridge between people and animals.

What does my registration include?

• a one-hour preparatory telecall August 14, 6:00-7:00 p.m. PDT (recorded in case you cannot attend live)
• after-hours admission as a group to the Woodland Park Zoo
• pizza dinner and guided tour
• an entirely different perspective on zoo animals and the messages they have for us


Snow Leopard Yawn ©Rose De Dan 2012

What will happen after we enter the zoo grounds?

There is an introduction and pizza dinner, and then we set off on a customized guided tour where we will explore the diverse adaptations that help the zoo’s amazing creatures survive in the wild. Our guide(s) will give us the inside scoop, and we’ll be able to get up close and personal with a small animal or two.

On past tours we have been privileged to have many animals come out and visit with us, but please note there are no guarantees, many of the zoo animals will be retiring for the night after a hard day’s work being Ambassadors. There will be lots of behind the scenes information, and plenty to see and do, but our evening will not be like going to the zoo during the day.

Walking in sacred space among the animals, speaking with them and interacting with no other distractions is magical, and I hope that you will join me for an Evening Walk on the Wild Side!

Register by July 27 and save $15 (automatically deducted at time of checkout). After July 27 regular rate applies. Space is limited, so don’t delay!



Evening Walk on the Wild Side at the Woodland Park Zoo

Note: Must be 16 or older to participate, no young children, please

Where: Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, WA

When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 from 6:10 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (approx.)

Investment: EVENT IS FULL. $95, payment available through Visa, MC or PayPal (choose PayPal credit card option for payment with Amex or Discover). You will receive confirmation at time of payment. Deadline for registration is August 11. Register now as space is very limited for this one-of-a-kind event!

*Cancellation policy: we understand that sometimes things happen. Should you need to withdraw from the event a refund (less $25 administrative fee) is available with notice until July 27, 2017, after that no refunds can be given. Payment is non-transferable to any other class, event or products offered by WRSH. All fees will be refunded if event is cancelled for any reason.


Who We Are

Wild Reiki and Shamanic Healing LLC

Rose De Dan is a shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master Teacher, animal communicator, author and artist.

In 1995, while living in Worcester, Mass., she had a life-changing experience during a Reiki class and was gifted with a vision of a healing practice for animals. In pursuing that vision, Rose began to remember her childhood dreams and passion to help animals. In the process of becoming an energy healer, animal shaman, and voice for the animals, Rose found her practice evolving into building bridges between people and domestic and wild animals, and has been bringing people and animals together in ceremony since 1998.

“Months after the workshop, my animal communication/healing work continues to improve and my own animals are responding in clear and positive ways…It was very empowering to be in an entire group of people who share my love of, and commitment to, animals…I learned from each and every one. Rose, you’re an inspiration. I wish I had known you 30 years ago when I was trying to figure out why I’m here.” — Kathy Dunn, Norcross, GA