Discover Yourself As More Than Mind & Body
The Vision Quest is a journey inward– a sweet calling to the Beloved.
It is the cultivation of a quiet, internal sacred space where consciousness blossoms – an enduring gift to bring home to your daily life.
This journey will be organized around a traditional Medicine Wheel – honoring East, South, West and North, and working with the elements of air, fire, water and earth. We will have two days of preparation for the Vision Quest, three days of solo questing and fasting with water, and one full day of sharing, integration and honoring all we experienced during the solo. Prep days will include a combination of didactic teaching, inquiry, dialog with the land and elements of nature, journeying to the Three Worlds, drumming, journal writing, poetry and joining to create ceremony and ritual.
The solo, a three day sojourn in nature, will be creatively oriented and supported by the deep preparation, practices and facilitation we engage in as a tribe. Each quester will select his/her own site on which to surrender to the Mystery, inviting the inspiration and grief that comes at the end of every life cycle and the beginning of another.
Your three day solo quest in the wilderness will be supported by beautiful terrain, all the supplies you will need, and the encouragement of your friends and allies to dive deeply in your medicine in a sacred way.
Pre-trip prep and ongoing support are built into this retreat experience. A central fire will be tended round the clock during your vision quest as we hold you sweetly for your growth and inspiration! Post-trip integration allows the insights and unfoldment of the quest into your life.
The Vision Quest Retreat
Myrtle Point, Oregon
2016 Vision Quest will be hosted at beautiful Camp Myrtlewood with 158 acres of temperate rainforest, streams, meadows and rustic buildings nestled in the coast range of southern Oregon. The Southern Coastal Range is a mountainous eco-region with mature forests of Douglas fir and bigleaf maple, hosting a diverse array of plant & wildlife, including black bear, elk, deer and many species of birds. Running through camp is Myrtle Creek, home to salmon, trout, otters and beavers.
We begin our journey on Saturday afternoon, October 8th, with a walking tour of Camp Myrtlewood, in southwest Oregon between Coos Bay and Roseburg, just a 4 ½ drive from Portland. Participants arriving early Saturday may explore the spectacular terrain of camp. Closing Ceremony on Saturday, October 15th will leave participants with plenty of time to take a drive to the ocean or a hike in the woods.
Carpooling from Portland and airport pickups will be arranged! We’ll help with logistics.
Tuition & Accommodations: $800 all inclusive
Register & pay in full by July 9th and receive a 10% discount!
$200 non-refundable deposit will hold your place.
All balances are due by September 15, 2016.
REGISTER on Meetup!