Animas Valley Institute

What’s New

Both now available in audio through Tantor or Amazon Take a listen to the Soulcraft Introduction 

Soul Initiation, Nature Mysticism, and the Unfolding Cosmos: Through the Portal with Poetry and Story  Video, Bill Plotkin and Geneen Haugen, Schumacher College, Sept 2017

Turning to Nature to Find Our True Selves – Bill Plotkin interview Tricycle Magazine

The Story of Animas: How We Learned to Guide the Descent to Soul, by Bill Plotkin

A Brief Introduction to the Eco-Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (as presented inNature and the Human Soul) by Bill Plotkin

Distinctly Animas

Why choose an Animas immersion or quest?

As a participant, what might you experience with our wild-hearted, soul-rooted, psychonautically-adept guides that you’d likely not experience anywhere else?

What is the distinctive nature of the extensive training that our guides undergo, and why does it matter to you?

Answers to these important questions

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The Two Streams of Animas Valley: Wild Mind and the Underworld of Soul

Scholarships Available

In addition to our regular scholarship program, special funding now available for first-time Animas participants under the age of 35

Upcoming Programs

2 Australian Programs Feb & March

Deep Imagination   March 18-22nd, California

Wild Mind Intensive – March 21-25, Arizona

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – March 26-30, Arizona

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Who We Are

Animas is a nonprofit organization of 10 to 15 guides and a small staff with offices in Durango, Colorado, USA. Since 2008, we have structured ourselves as a team-led, service organization with no executive director…

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What We Do

Founded in 1980, the institute offers a rich assortment of journeys into the mysteries of nature and psyche, including soulcraft intensives, contemporary vision fasts, and training programs for nature-based soul guides.

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Bill’s Books

Animas - BIll Plotkin books

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Bill Plotkin

Bill Plotkin

Learn more about Bill Plotkin, the founder of Animas Valley Institute.

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*This interview is from Earth Day Summit, part of the Spring of Sustainability, a free online event featuring some of the most potent innovators, visionaries, green pioneers and change agents who offer skills training, inspiration and powerful solutions for our global sustainability issues. For more information, please visit the Earth Day Summit website This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.