Upcoming PeerSpirit Wilderness Quests
Following is a chronological listing of our scheduled Wilderness Quests that are open to the public. If you have questions about registration, travel logistics, etc., please contact the people listed below. If you have specific questions about the nature of questing, or if you'd like to look into booking a private questing experience for your organization, please contact Ann at the PeerSpirit office.
May 30 - June 5, 2014
Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest
Eastern Washington, USA
For the sixth year, PeerSpirit is delighted to offer this wilderness
quest for both men and women. If you are seeking to mark a transition in your life, to reconnect with your inner wisdom, or to clarify a life situation, we invite you to join us in the beautiful forested lands of the eastern Cascade Mountains. Using Skalitude's off-the-grid retreat center as a base camp, the group will prepare for a 48-hour solo by learning the traditional quest practices of wilderness solitude, fasting, council, and ceremony.
Participants will provide their own equipment (list provided) for the solo time. All food will be provided. No prior camping experience is required. Hiking and other movement at this 3,000 ft. elevation will not be strenuous.
About the Facilitators:
Ann Linnea of PeerSpirit is a wilderness guide with four decades of experience. Through a lifetime of wilderness work and fifteen years of bringing the wisdom of council into the mainstream, Ann has developed a deep-seated belief that true, internal, systemic change is facilitated by extended immersion in the natural world in the creative company of peers. Ann is a certified Wilderness First Responder and a member of the Wilderness Guides Council.
Christina Baldwin is a guide to the inner life through journal writing and personal story. She is passionate about nature, wildness, and helping people sit with the earth and receive instruction, inspiration, and direction. She and Ann co-founded PeerSpirit circling, which, along with the quest’s own ancient ceremonies, will provide the social and spiritual container for the journey of these days.
Deborah Greene-Jacobi, M.S., has been a dedicated educator for over 35 years. Her passion now is in guiding earth-based practices and wilderness rites of passage for older teens and adults. Deborah has trained with the School of Lost Borders and is certified in Wilderness First Aid. She is a member of EarthWays, a collective of wilderness guides in Sonoma County, California.
DATES: May 30 - June 5, 2014
LOCATION: Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest on the eastern slope of the Cascade Mountains near Carlton, WA (Driving time from Seattle is 4.5 hours and from Spokane, 3.5 hours)
COST: $1075.00 (includes everything on-site). A non-refundable deposit of $300 holds your place.
SCHOLARSHIPS: We have a limited amount of funds available for scholarship. Please let us know if you'd like more information about our scholarship process.
REGISTRATION: Limited to 12 men and women, age 21 and over. Register through the PeerSpirit office.