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

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 18, 2018 – March 22, 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
$1175.00 – $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 (Retreat Center)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Doug Van Houten

The Way of Council and the Art of Mirroring – March, 2018
March 26, 2018 – March 30, 2018
Arizona
$1175.00 – $1400.00

THE ART OF MIRRORING: There is an art to hearing a story as well as telling one. Mirroring is a collection of skills employed in receiving, embracing, and honoring each others’ stories. In mirroring, we neither project nor interpret but rather celebrate the magic of the story and the gifts of the One Who Bears…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Aravaipa Retreat Center)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Sweet Darkness – April 2018
April 13, 2018 – April 17, 2018
New Mexico
$1215.00 – $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
$1750.00 – $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
$1025.00 – $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

Depth Council Training – May 2018
May 28, 2018 – June 1, 2018
Colorado
$1000.00 – $1325.00

The Depth Council Training is open to you if you have a strong background in soulwork, have considerable experience as a participant in councils, and are interested in developing skills for facilitating depth councils. You may also already have experience as a council holder.  Ideally you will already have participated in the Animas program, The…

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

SAIP Residential – June 2018
June 2, 2018 – June 6, 2018
Colorado
$665.00 – $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
$665.00 – $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.

Wild Mind Intensive – Germany, June 2018
June 20, 2018 – June 24, 2018

$795.00 – $895.00

Contact Sara McFarland, naturetouchingsoul@gmail.com , for registration and additional information. Price shown is in Euro and is approximate. Final costs will be updated asap. 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…

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

Soulcentric Dreamwork Intensive – Germany, June 2018
June 26, 2018 – June 30, 2018

$795.00 – $895.00

Contact Sara McFarland, naturetouchingsoul@gmail.com , for registration and additional information. Price shown is in Euro and is approximate. Final costs will be updated asap. Click here for REQUIRED APPLICATION 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…

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

Wild Mind Dream Training – Germany July 2018
July 2, 2018 – July 6, 2018

$795.00 – $895.00

Contact Sara McFarland, naturetouchingsoul@gmail.com , for registration and additional information. Price shown is in Euro and is approximate. Final costs will be updated asap Click for REQUIRED APPLICATION 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…

Guides: Doug Van Houten, Sage Magdalene

Beauty Mesa Quest – July 2018
July 16, 2018 – July 27, 2018
Colorado
$2055.00 – $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
$1215.00 – $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: Rebecca Wildbear, M.S., Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

Wild Mind Training Residential – July, 2018
July 24, 2018 – July 29, 2018
British Columbia
$1305.00 – $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
$1175.00 – $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

$815.00 – $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
$1950.00 – $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
$775.00 – $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 22, 2018
Utah
$1750.00 – $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

After Sacred Medicine: Integrating Visionary Experience – October, 2018
October 3, 2018 – October 7, 2018
Colorado
$950.00 – $1300.00

  After Sacred Medicine: Integrating Visionary Experience What happens when a seeker like you encounters visionary terrain – perhaps replete with serpents, cosmic splendor, archetypal beings, immense ideas, heart expansion, personal healing, revelations of sacred calling, or memories of previous or future lives – and then returns to the everyday world? How does one shape…

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

Writing the Wild Soul – October 2018
October 16, 2018 – October 20, 2018
California
$750.00 – $1045.00

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: Camping
Guides: Geneen Marie Haugen, PhD., Pete Fonken

Soulcraft Intensive – October 2018
October 18, 2018 – October 22, 2018
Kentucky
$665.00 – $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.

Soularize – Soul Purpose: Inhabiting Our Unique Psycho-Ecological Niche – Oct 2018
October 18, 2018 – October 21, 2018

$450.00

Bill Plotkin will be the main speaker at the 2018 Illuman Soularize retreat (male only), in Bernalillo, New Mexico. Final pricing TBD, it is not expected to be more than what is shown. For registration and further information contact Illuman Everyone yearns for — and needs — a purpose that can be embodied, a meaning that…

Guides: Bill Plotkin, Ph.D.

Soulcentric Dreamwork: The Secret Alchemy of the Nightworld – October 2018
October 24, 2018 – October 28, 2018
Kentucky
$775.00 – $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

Sweet Darkness – October 2018
October 31, 2018 – November 4, 2018
Colorado
$1215.00 – $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 (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Sonoran Desert Quest – November 2018
November 3, 2018 – November 14, 2018
Arizona
$2095.00 – $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

Wild Mind Shadow Training – November 2018
November 5, 2018 – November 9, 2018
Colorado
$1340.00 – $1665.00

The Shadow is the hidden side of our psyches, with both its “positive” and “negative” aspects. The Shadow helps ensure our survival by keeping the lid on elements of our psyche – both negative and positive – that feel dangerous or unacceptable to our ego. But it can also impede our blossoming by keeping that…

Accommodations: Retreat Center (Kelly Place)
Guides: Gene Dilworth, M.A., Sage Magdalene

Wild Mind Intensive – November 2018
November 8, 2018 – November 12, 2018
Arizona
$775.00 – $1085.00

  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 (Black Arrow Lodge)
Guides: Doug Van Houten, Laura Gunion

Art & Soul – November 2018
November 14, 2018 – November 18, 2018
Arizona
$850.00 – $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