Great Places To Start

The Animas offerings listed on this page, while some of our most profound experiential immersions, are also the most popular “entry points” for those with no prior experience with Soulcraft™ practices or the work of Animas Valley Institute.

Great Places To Start offerings include:

  • Soulcraft Intensive
  • Wild Mind Intensive
  • The Way of Council & the Art of Mirroring
  • Nature and the Human Soul
  • Animas Quest

Wild Mind Intensive – January, 2023

January 12 - 16, 2023
Taft Gardens, Ojai, California

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Laura Gunion

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please sign up for the waitlist. Join our nature-based guides in an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature.

Nature and the Human Soul: An Experiential Exploration of the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel – February, 2023

February 1 - 5, 2023
Taft Gardens, Ojai, California

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Palika Wilding

Anchored in traditional four-directions wisdom, the Soulcentric Developmental Wheel (SDW) is a new ecopsychology of human development and cultural transformation.

Prayers In The Dark – February, 2023

February 4 - 8, 2023
Aravaipa Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona

With Doug Van Houten and Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

The human species has entered a collective dark night. What visions might emerge from our prayers in the dark?

Soulcraft Intensive – March, 2023

March 5 - 9, 2023
Joshua Tree National Park, California

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Pete Fonken

THIS PROGRAM IS FULL. Please sign up for the waitlist. This is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft TM — a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.

Soulcraft Intensive, June 2023

June 2 - 6, 2023
Spirit Hollow, Vermont

With Doug Van Houten and Laura Blakeman

This is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft TM — a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.

Soulcraft Intensive for Earth Activists – June, 2023

June 13 - 17, 2023
Bell Meadow Farm, Sedalia, CO

With Rebecca Wildbear, M.S. and John Lynch, M.A.

This is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft TM — a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.

Soulcraft Intensive – Canada, June 2023

June 22 - 26, 2023
Earthspring Sanctuary, British Columbia

With Doug Van Houten and Bruce Howlatt

This is our popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft TM — a synergistic set of nature-based practices designed to evoke the life-shifting experience of soul encounter.

Wild Mind Intensive – Latvia, July 2023

July 20 - 24, 2023
Stacija, Latvia

With Sage Magdalene and Sara McFarland, Wild Mind Guide

Join our nature-based guides in an experiential exploration of our human psyches as unique expressions of the universal forces and patterns of nature.