Modern Vision Quest
Wild Tuscany, Italy – 18th to 24th September 2017
An epic week-long programme in the mountains in Tuscany, with four nights spent alone in the wild.
We think that this deep immersion in Nature is one of the greatest gifts a person can give themselves.
The seven day journey, set in one of the most beautiful places in Europe, will use all aspects of the Way of Nature process to help you go on a profound journey into your own inner and outer Nature.
The process is based on traditional Vision Quests – ritual journeys into wilderness, stripping back from the human world to be open and raw with Nature. Here, we will guide and help you prepare with ancient practices to take on your Modern Vision Quest. The quest will be an opportunity to practice presence, relaxation and authentic connection to Nature and your true self.
We don’t take this process lightly, and at the same time host it with lightness and care. A deep ‘solo’ like this is a powerful experience and it is sure to stay with you for a long time. It can genuinely change your perspective on life.
What to expect
The programme consists of two days of preparation as a group. This involves arriving and taking time to know the land, and a process working with different Way of Nature activities to support presence, awareness, relaxation and grounding. We do so while also enjoying the wonder of this area – taking long hikes, enjoying camp fires, good conversation and delicious local food.
The ‘Vision Quest’ will consist of 4 days alone in a small circle alone in the wild. You will choose where this will be, with the intention of staying in the circle for 4 days, opening up to the deep insights that Nature brings us.
This process is very much inspired by ancient Vision Quests and rites of passage. We do so honouring the many Earth traditions around the world, while making it accessible and practical for modern living.
This retreat takes place in the foothills of a dormant volcano in rustic southern Tuscany. The nearest airport is Pisa. The programme begins Monday evening and we close Sunday afternoon. For more information on logistics please contact us for a Welcome Pack.
£795 price includes all guiding, meals and local transfers. Early Bird price of £645 is available for bookings up to 28th February 2017.
Bursaries available at £545*
*We are able to offer two bursary places on this retreat. To apply, please contact us with a description of why you would like to come and be part of the journey.
To book please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you an information pack and registration forms.