Posted by: James Wapotich | February 13, 2014

Nature as Oracle

Vision Quest Ecopsychology Los Padres National Forest Santa Barbara workshop


As we move into spring, now is the time to deepen our intentions around what we want to create in our lives, and shed off the winter coats of what we no longer need or want to carry. The springtime is also a great time of year to channel the energies of this growing season into our own growth and dreams. And as we sort out where to direct our energies and what to let go of the land can be a powerful mentor.

Nature as Oracle

Since the time of the ancient ones, men and women have journeyed into nature to seek guidance and insight. Today, more than ever, we need to step outside the narrow trance of our intellect, technology and social structures to reconnect to the more expansive intelligence of the natural world. By slowing down and becoming receptive to the non-human realms, we open ourselves to a larger collective wisdom. Nature as mirror, metaphor and teacher can reveal to us our own true nature, and give us a direct experience of the sacred web of life we are part of.

Join us on the trails for a one-day journey out on the land and see what wisdom finds you through:

    • Body/mind & mindfulness practices that expand perception and awareness
    • A “vision quest” structure for seeking guidance
    • 3.5 mile roundtrip trail hike
    • Council circle sharing & shamanic teachings
    • An embodied experience of eco-community & interconnectedness


Maya Shaw Gale is a Mind/Body Wellness Coach and poet, and leads workshops on Embodied Mindfulness, Creative Writing and Ecopsychology. (805) 882-1893

James Wapotich is the co-founder of Revelation Dreamwork, a Volunteer Wilderness Ranger with the Los Padres National Forest, and leads trips and retreats into our local backcountry. (805) 729-4250

1-day retreat is $75 per person. Sunday, March 9th, from 9AM-4:30PM.

To sign up or for more information please contact us.

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