Modern Vision Quest
Carpathian Mountains, Romania, 1st to 9th September 2018
The deepest, wildest programme we are hosting in 2018. This programme honours powerful ancient practices of going into nature alone, to reconnect, to draw deep insight and wisdom, and to bring a special kind of peace and purpose back to everyday life. This year, Modern Vision Quest will take place in the Carpathian mountains of Romania, where each participant will spend four days alone as part of their quest. The programme involves three days of work preparing for the process, two days after the quest to integrate the experience, and two calls in the months after the journey – helping to keep the essence alive back at home.
Making base high in the Carpathian Mountains, here we strip back from everyday life. To begin, we camp together for three days, in the most extraordinary setting, to prepare for our quests. These days involve working with nature-based practices – tools and techniques from ancient traditions – to support stillness, connection, openness and flow. Over these first days we also share stories to support each quest. We do so in the way that our ancestors did before us – around fires, making time to listen deeply, always with the help of nature. This whole process is entirely off-grid. We camp together in the wild, away from speed, distractions – even electricity and running water.
We then move into the Vision Quest. This involves setting off alone to a place in the mountains, marking a circle and stepping into it for four days and three nights. It is hard to describe the insights and feelings that might come from the process; a chance to be alone with your own true self and wild nature all around you. Slowly, you might find yourself more at ease; more aware; more connected with a deeper truth of things. It is something very special to keep with you through life.
After the quest, we return to our shared camp, to share stories and insights from the experience, and to explore how to take any lessons back to life and work. We also arrange two calls in the months after the programme, to help keep the experience alive.
We think that this kind of immersion is one of the greatest gifts a person can give themselves. It is a process we host with much care and respect, while doing so with lightness and joy. Here, we also do it in a way more designed for modern times. We don’t believe the world needs more ‘striving’ or ‘pushing’. The emphasis here is on stillness, peace and relaxation – letting nature cast her magic in her own way.
This programme takes place in the Carpathian mountains of Romania. We will arrange transfers from Bucharest. More information provided on registration.
£1250 including all guiding, meals and local transfers from Bucharest. An Early Bird price of £999 is available for bookings before 31st March 2018.
Two bursaries spots are available at £695. To apply, please contact us with a description of why you would like to come and be part of the journey.
To book, please complete this registration form, following payment instructions at the end. For enquiries, please email email us at email@example.com.