Testimonials

To say that the vision quest far exceeded my idea of what I wanted to achieve in undertaking a quest, would not be doing justice to how profound and different to what I expected the results would be. The quest which was so expertly guided by Rebecca and Brian plumbed the depths of my soul and brought me to the core of my existence to date…I am very circumspect as to recommending people to do a Vision quest…If that longing, that ache is there then I could not recommend highly enough Animas Valley Institute. Carl G. (Animas Quest 18 participant)

The quest was nothing short of magical, profound, and deeply life-altering…Into the cauldron went a mixture of pristine land, a group of longing hearts, mystical guides to soul, enchanting poetry, sacred ceremony…and the wild. This concoction was the perfect recipe for something truly spectacular to take place. For me, it was a deep remembrance of ways long forgotten, a deep remembrance of my own place in the world of things, and a blossoming of a profound beauty…Our wildness and connection to the Earth are so precious, it is the remedy for the suffocating disconnection so many of us feel in our lives. It is the healing balm for the destruction taking place on our beautiful planet. Emily R. (Animas Quest 18 participant)

Although not explicitly a soulcentric program of AVI, the Wild Mind training nevertheless offered a powerful opportunity for my soul to converse with the wilds of nature and my imagination, offering me a clear symbol of my path ahead, and greater internal resources to support this movement.Claire D. facilitator, vision quest guide, writer, founder Nature’s Apprentice  

The learning and practices offered on the Wild Mind programme helped to usher me into a more profound sense of my innate wholeness. From this place, I could dare to explore the terrain of other more habitual and less helpful patterns of behaviour with new insight and skills. I became more confident in understanding how to use these self-healing practices to support me in embodying a more radically open, wholehearted, and courageous way of being in the world.  Brian and Rebecca were both excellent guides and examples of the beauty of soul-centred living. Jennifer C., Counsellor & Mentor

As promised, Soulcraft invited me into a deep conversation with my soul, mine and that of the larger Animus Mundi of which we are a part. Finding my edge, I danced along it with one hand supported by the guides – soul trackers skilled in interpreting the language of this underworld journey. A wild ride to the wilds of my inner landscapes. Claire D. facilitator, vision quest guide, writer, founder Nature’s Apprentice 

 

I cultivated…a greater awareness and appreciation of my gifts. A increased recognition of what I have done and a sense of what else I need to do in deepening my self understanding. The words that came to me in my process, the freedom in movement and in the acknowledgment of the feminine were all great contributions. David M. President, Melbourne Men’s Group, management consultant

Rebecca lives the call of the wild of her own soul and understands what that takes…I appreciated [Brian’s] daring transparency and strength to hold the space safely and effectively…I felt as though I was able to embody more of my soul-self, a tangible moment to moment experience of being simply whom I truly am. I came to discover more of my power lying in the shadows, and overall, I was able to ‘see’ more of the themes and threads of my life quests and this felt like a soul retrieval happening within me, an arrival into my Self from the edges into the centre. Rain C. Transpersonal Psychologist, Mentor/Coach, Vision Quest Protector

…every day we summoned our dreams, and did their bidding. Courting the imaginal realm takes guts, and a firm foot on the earth, if you can find it. Through art, dance, embodiment, group work, clan work and in dyads. we entered the images that entered us. We searched for and often found words we hadn’t spoken before…We were also guided to take solo but not solitary walks on the land every day. I learned that how we walk says a lot about how we live. One day, all I found were paths upon paths upon paths, nothing inviting me to pause, and my restlessness rising like a fever. On a different day, I was buoyant and trusting…Rebecca is a gem and a gift and an example of a soul-centred presence. Brian is an absolutely dedicated soul crafter. Ilana L. Psychotherapist, Dream Lab founder (Soulcentric Dreamwork 17 participant)