Our Advanced programs are designed for those who are prepared for the encounter with soul and want to work in greater depth with one or two specific soulcraft practices (like dreamwork, talking across the species boundaries, shadow work, deep imagery, or the way of council) or want to take their next step toward soul after an Animas Quest (or a vision fast with another organization). These programs are also popular with educators, health professionals, psychotherapists, and wilderness guides. An application is often required for our advanced programs.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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