PROGRAM FULL. Email us for other options or to get on a waiting list.
Nature and the Human Soul:An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel – October 2017
October 23, 2017 – October 26, 2017
Colorado
$725.00 – $990.00

Just 2 spaces left on this program! Anchored in traditional four-directions wisdom, contemporary depth and archetypal psychologies, and twenty-five years of nature-based soul guiding, the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is a new ecopsychology of human development and cultural transformation. It’s a blueprint showing how richly we can grow and mature when soul and nature are…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Nate Bacon, M.A., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Soulcentric Dreamwork – October 2017
October 28, 2017 – November 1, 2017
California
$750.00 – $1045.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life. On this 5-day immersion, you’ll learn what it’s like…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Mary Marsden, Nate Bacon, M.A.

PROGRAM FULL. Email us for other options or to get on a waiting list.
Sonoran Desert Quest – November 2017
November 2, 2017 – November 13, 2017
Arizona
$2070.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Writing the Wild Soul – November 2017
November 8, 2017 – November 12, 2017
Colorado
$1190.00 – $1500.00

Wild musk and whispers of soul press into our waking and dreaming, leave tracks outside the door of our everyday concerns, tap at our closed windows, beckon us into the moonlight, or twilight, or star splattered night, where nothing precisely resembles the crisply-defined world of day. A faint trail shimmers in the dimness, and maybe…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Pete Fonken

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change
November 13, 2017 – August 24, 2018
Arizona
$3910.00 – $5350.00

The Yearlong Soulcraft Immersion: Cultivating Soul-Infused Artistry and Leadership in a Time of Global Change is an advanced program for people already immersed in their soul-discovery process and who are either in a leadership position or are longing to support radical change in our world through cultivating their most vital, visionary essence. This program is…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Laura Gunion

Soulcraft Intensive – November 2017
November 29, 2017 – December 3, 2017
Arizona
$640.00 – $945.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Prayers in the Dark: Tending Our Visionary Fires- January 2018
January 17, 2018 – January 21, 2018
Arizona
$825.00 – $1160.00

WE LIVE AT A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN EARTH’S HISTORY, a time of extraordinary challenge and uncertainty in which our precious world — with its endangered creatures and imperiled ecosystems — hangs by a precariously thin thread. The human species has entered a collective dark night — perhaps a necessary one. At an hour like this,…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Black Arrow Lodge)
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Winter Desert Quest – January 2018
January 30, 2018 – February 10, 2018
California
$1640.00 – $2250.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This is an all camping Quest This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Sage Magdalene, Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Wild Mind Intensive Sydney Australia – February 2018 (Price AUD)
February 21, 2018 – February 25, 2018

$1305.00 – $1450.00

   Early bird registration before Nov 1 $1305.00 AUD, after Nov 1 $1450.00 AUD Scholarship available! Presented by http://www.soulcraftaustralia.com.au/ Visit their website to register Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Swami Yoga Retreat Centre)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Blue Mountains Animas Quest New South Wales Australia – February 2018 (Price AUD)
February 26, 2018 – March 8, 2018

$1890.00 – $2100.00

Presented by Soulcraft Australia. Registration through their website http://soulcraftaustralia.com.au Early Bird price before Nov. 1st $1890 (AUD), after Nov 1st $2100 (AUD) Scholarships available!   THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Courting the Muse Sydney Australia – March 2018 (Price AUD)
March 9, 2018 – March 14, 2018

$1530.00 – $1700.00

Presented by Soulcraft Australia. Register through their website http://soulcraftaustralia.com.au/ Early bird pricing before Nov. 1st $1530 (AUD), after Nov 1st $1700 (AUD) Scholarships available!   Each person has something to give to the world — there is some unique song, poem, genius, or other soul-infused form of expression wanting to be birthed through you. The…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Swami Yoga Retreat Centre)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Romancing the World – March 2018
March 11, 2018 – March 16, 2018
California
$675.00 – $4310.00

For registration and details, please contact the Esalen Institute at www.esalen.org or call 888-837-2536. Esalen pricing $675-$4310 based on lodging selection The great visions and enactments of human potential, enacted throughout time, have their roots in the human soul and in the dreams and longings of the land itself. As the twenty-first-century human psyche re-situates…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Esalen Institute)
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Deep Imagination- Into the Heart of the World – March 2018
March 14, 2018 – March 18, 2018
California
$750.00 – $1045.00

It is our imagination, our deep imagination, that allows us to comprehend the voice of running water; to overhear the song of a place; to move between the knowable world and the unknowable world; to stand in the presence of the infinite; to discover our unique ways of participating with the Mystery that courses through…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Nate Bacon, M.A., Mary Marsden

Wild Mind Intensive – March 2018
March 21, 2018 – March 25, 2018
Arizona
$1150.00 – $1400.00

  Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature. We will work with what we call the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche, which is, among other things, a…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Doug Van Houten

Sweet Darkness – April 2018
April 13, 2018 – April 17, 2018
New Mexico
$1190.00 – $1500.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Sweet Darkness: The Initiatory Gifts of the Shadow, Projections, Subpersonalities, and the Sacred Wound,  is one of our most challenging programs, a truly intense intensive, a 5-day  experiential immersion into nature-based Shadow work. The Shadow, of course, is the hidden, side of our psyches, with both its  “positive” and “negative”…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Synergia Ranch)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Laura Gunion

Utah Canyoncountry Quest – April 2018
April 24, 2018 – May 5, 2018
Utah
$1725.00 – $2340.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Soulcraft Intensive – May 2018 British Columbia
May 16, 2018 – May 20, 2018
British Columbia
$1000.00 – $1265.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Earth Spring Sanctuary)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Council Training – May 2018
May 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018
Colorado
$975.00 – $1325.00

The Council Facilitator Training is designed to immerse trainees in the way of council. Becoming a holder of Council entails a number of skills, including deep listening to self, others, and the group field; managing potentially problematic group dynamics and interweaving group themes; setting the stage with ceremony; creating the tone of the council; and…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

SAIP Residential – June 2018
June 2, 2018 – June 6, 2018
Colorado
$640.00 – $860.00

SAIP Residential (for SAIP trainees only)  Sage Canyon outside of Cortez, Colorado. Once a year, during a five-day gathering, SAIP participants have the opportunity for advanced training and personal soulwork with the SAIP mentors. This gathering is for participants in the Soulcraft Apprenticeship & Initiation Program only. Call or email the Animas to register. The program starts…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Sage Magdalene

Wild Mind Intensive – June, 2018
June 20, 2018 – June 24, 2018
Colorado
$640.00 – $900.00

Based on Bill Plotkin’s book, Wild Mind: A Field Guide to the Human Psyche, this 5-day intensive is an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature. We will work with what we call the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche, which is, among other things, a comprehensive…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., John Lynch, M.A.

Beauty Mesa Quest – July 2018
July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018
Colorado
$2030.00 – $2650.00

  THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Doug Van Houten

Wild Mind Mirror Training – July 2018
July 20, 2018 – July 24, 2018
British Columbia
$1190.00 – $1530.00

Wild Mind Mirror Training This program is designed and primarily intended for trainees in Animas’ Wild Mind Training Program, but other guides and human development facilitators are warmly invited to apply. The Council and Mirroring Intensive is a prerequisite for this program. In our Council and Mirroring Intensive we primarily explore council as a soulcraft…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Earth Spring Sanctuary)
Guides: Jeffrey Allen, M.A., Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Wild Mind Training Residential – July, 2018
July 25, 2018 – July 29, 2018
British Columbia
$1190.00 – $1530.00

The Wild Mind Training Residential is the core of the Wild Mind Training Program in the Nature Based Map of the Human Psyche. In this 5-day training, participants hone their skills in listening, tracking, deepening, mirroring, and creating invitations to help others cultivate their wholeness and heal their wounded and fragmented subpersonalities. We also practice…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Earth Spring Sanctuary)
Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Soulcraft Intensive – August 2018
August 1, 2018 – August 5, 2018
Colorado
$1150.00 – $1400.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Highlands Camp)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., John Lynch, M.A.

Dreamwork – August 2018
August 5, 2018 – August 9, 2018

$790.00 – $1077.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life. On this 5-day immersion, you’ll learn what it’s like…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Nate Bacon, M.A., Mary Marsden

Rocky Mountain Highcountry Quest – August 2018
August 9, 2018 – August 20, 2018
Colorado
$1925.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Earthstar Center)
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation – August, 2018
August 27, 2018 – August 31, 2018
Wyoming
$750.00 – $1060.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Coming Home to an Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation is one of our most exhilarating and imagination-expanding intensives, and it’s foundational to all the work we do at Animas. Think of this intensive as a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by forest…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Utah Canyoncountry Quest – September 2018
September 12, 2018 – September 12, 2018
Utah
$1725.00 – $2350.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This is an all camping Quest This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Confluence: The Human Soul, Wild Earth, and the Unfolding Cosmos – October 2018
October 3, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Colorado
$1210.00 – $1450.00

Even as we explore the mysteries of our own unique souls, Earth and the great Universe are beckoning us to greater consciousness of their dazzling stories. We may already have a hint — suggested in a perplexing image, a recurring dream, or a subtle exhilaration — that we are being invited to participate in an…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Soulcraft Intensive – October 2018
October 18, 2018 – October 22, 2018
Kentucky
$640.00 – $950.00

The Soulcraft Intensive is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter. Your soul is your true self, those qualities that most deeply define and express who you are and the unique gift that you were born…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Soulcentric Dreamwork: The Secret Alchemy of the Nightworld – October 2018
October 24, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Kentucky
$750.00 – $1060.00

An Underworld-Focused Immersion – Application Required Soulcentric Dreamwork: The Secret Alchemy of the Nightworld The soul yearns to dream itself into the world. Every dream emerges from the mystery of the soul and is an opportunity for our conscious self, our ego, to be further initiated into the secret stream of our deeper life. On…

Accommodations: Camping
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Doug Van Houten

Sonoran Desert Quest – November 2018
November 3, 2018 – November 14, 2018
Arizona
$2070.00 – $2685.00

THE ANIMAS QUEST This contemporary Western embodiment of the ancient, pan-cultural vision fast is a dynamic wilderness rite for men and women seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning. As a rite of initiation, the quest is a ceremonial descent to the underworld, in which you die to your familiar way of…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Art & Soul – November 2018
November 14, 2018 – November 18, 2018
Arizona
$825.00 – $1160.00

…Hold to your own truth at the center of the image you were born with.… ~David Whyte Image is the mother tongue of the soul. As humans, we carry images, symbols, mysteries within us that arise unbidden through the dreamtime, dance at the edges of consciousness, and arrive via encounters within human culture and nature.…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Black Arrow Lodge)
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Sage Magdalene