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:

  • Nature and the Human Soul
  • Wild Mind Intensive
  • Soulcraft Intensive
  • Animas Quest

Soulcraft Intensive, October 2022

October 8 - 12, 2022
Harrod's Creek Sanctuary, Kentucky

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

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 – Online, October 2022

October 21 - November 15, 2022
Online

With Brian Stafford, MD, MPH and Kate Joyner

This is our popular six-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.

Introduction to Soulcraft, Online – October 2022

October 28 - 30, 2022
Pacifica Graduate Institute

With Doug Van Houten and Brian Stafford, MD, MPH

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

Soulcraft Intensive – November 2022, Australia

November 10 - 14, 2022
Baanya Biami, Brisbane Ranges National Park

With Laura Gunion

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.

Winter Desert Quest – January, 2023

January 31 - February 11, 2023
Anza Borrego Desert State Park, California

With Pete Fonken and Laura Blakeman

This contemporary enactment of the pancultural vision quest is a dynamic wilderness rite for those seeking greater depth and clarity about life purpose and meaning.