The Animas offerings listed on this page, while some of our most profound experiential immersions, are also the most popular “entry points” for those with no prior experience with Soulcraft™ practices or the work of Animas Valley Institute.

Prayers in the Dark: Tending Our Visionary Fires- January 2018
January 17, 2018 – January 21, 2018
Arizona
$850.00 – $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.

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Winter Desert Quest – January 2018
January 30, 2018 – February 10, 2018
California
$1665.00 – $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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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