To register for a program, please complete the registration process online using the link on the program description page on this website. Your registration is complete ONLY when we have received all of the following:

*Registration Form (found on the program description page – includes acknowledgement and agreement with our policies). PLEASE NOTE: We do not receive your registration form OR notice of your registration until you have successfully submitted your deposit payment.

*A non-refundable deposit of 30% of your selected program fee is paid at the time of registration for field programs. Full payment (non-refundable) is required at the time of registration for online immersions. NOTE: Your space in the program is not reserved until we have received your full deposit.

*Health Questionnaire and Liability Release Form (health form not required for online immersions).

For application-based programs, a link for the application is found on the program description page. Please submit your completed program application as directed for guide review. Upon guide approval, you will receive a link to register and pay your deposit for the program. An acceptance to a program does not guarantee a secured spot in the program, so please register soon after acceptance. The guides will provide alternative suggestions for those not accepted into the program.

Programs are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. We encourage early registration to reserve your place and to provide sufficient psychospiritual preparation time.

For our more fierce and intense offerings (e.g., Animas Quests, Yearlong Soulcraft Immersions, Sweet Darkness, and most other Advanced Intensives) we do not allow couples, partners, family members, or friends to attend together. Please see our FAQ page for more information.

Animas reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. Animas also reserves the right to screen participants for compatibility with Animas programs. For the safety of all participants, we require that participants be in good physical, mental and emotional health. Animas programs can be physically and psychologically challenging – we reserve the right to refuse service based on our assessment of these or other criteria.


Deposit: Your registration is not complete and your space is not reserved in the program until we have received your deposit (which is non-refundable and non-transferrable). Deposit amounts are 30% of the program cost. The Yearlong Soulcraft Intensive and other immersions may have differing deposit amounts as indicated on the registration form. Online immersions require full payment, which is non-refundable and non-transferrable, at the time of registration.

Final Payment: Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to the start of the program (60 days for Animas Quests). It is helpful to put a reminder on your calendar to complete your payment on time. Payments can be made via your guest statement, or on this website under Participants – Make a Payment.

When registering less than 30 days prior to the start of a program or less than 60 days prior to the start of an Animas Quest, payment of the full program cost is required.

PROGRAM CANCELLATIONS BY ANIMAS VALLEY INSTITUTE: If we have not received minimum registrations 30 days prior to the start, the program may be cancelled. If Animas cancels a program due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, registered participants will receive a full refund in the form of a mailed check. Payments will not be held as account credit. NOTE: Animas is not responsible for costs associated with travel arrangements made before the program has been confirmed with sufficient enrollment.

Please read this before you register: Consider carefully your decision to enroll in an Animas program. Your decision to enroll represents a commitment to yourself and to us. Our cancellation policy is designed to support you with this commitment. With over 40 years experience, we can tell you that it is common, even appropriate, for people to feel some fear and resistance before traveling deeply into the inner or outer wilderness, especially as the program start date looms closer. During your preparation time, life may present significant obstacles (real as well as imagined, inner as well as outer) and it may seem impossible for you to proceed with the Animas program. These apparent obstacles arise quite commonly and we believe they are an important part of your experience. We ask that you register only when you are truly committed to attending an Animas immersion, as cancellations are costly. Any cancellation made by you results in forfeiture of your deposit. See our policies for more information.


To register offline, please email, call or write the Animas office:

Animas Valley Institute
P.O. Box 1020, Durango, CO 81302

[email protected]