Custom Wilderness Ceremony/Rite-of-Passage

“Doing a fast or wilderness rite-of-passage will not make your life easier, but it will make it more authentic.”—Scott Eberle, School Of Lost Borders guide

While many Wilderness Ceremony/Rite-of-Passage programs, including Wild Nature Heart’s, are large group programs, some people are called to do a Custom Solo or Small Group Wilderness Ceremonies. This can be something which 1-on-1 ecotherapy/earth-rooted mentoring sessions lead up to, or can be done as a stand alone ceremony, with preparation beforehand. Some people do a smaller custom ceremony in preparation for a larger group program. I facilitate Solo and Small Group Journeys year-round in Northern California for 1-3 people.

We say from the moment you say yes, you are in the magic of the ceremony. It is ceremony in part because we are intentionally entering it as a sacred experience. The ritual is bare bones but transformative. It is an opportunity to claim what is alive, to mark a transition, to clarify your vision and meaningful action, to step into your power. In ceremony, you cross over into liminal space where your senses re-awaken, you reclaim your belonging, and you re-member your place as a part of and a-kin to nature.

It is important to remember that the purpose of going out (on the mountain, as we say) is to come back in our wholeness as gift for people and the earth.

The Custom Ceremony of 1-4 nights is co-designed by you and I and is unique to each person’s needs. It is an opportunity to have a dedicated experience on the land in a ritual held by an experienced guide and receive specialized attention for hearing you and for refining your intentions.

The price of this is negotiated unique to each person and their needs but averages is about $100-150/day/night.  Click here for more information on wilderness ceremonies.

To give you an example of how it looks:

We meet (in-person on the land if local or on Zoom/Facetime) prior to the ceremony (from 1 to as many times as necessary) to see what is alive, what you are claiming, what needs to be let go, and hone your intentions.

With fundamentals in place, we design a ceremony that has the landscape, the sacred time and space, and the ritual elements required for your journey.

We discuss the various Elements of the Journey, including:

  • The three-fold structure of Severance/Threshold/Incorporation
  • The importance of cultivating an Sacred Inner Circle
  • Safety considerations
  • The facets of our wholeness
  • Self-generated ceremony ideas
  • Story council and Mirroring
  • Incorporation support

The voice of your true self does not give up easily. It’s been whispering to you, maybe for a long time. Are you hearing the call?

Contact me at with your interest and/or questions.

*NOTE: A percentage of program costs are donated to frontline indigenous water protectors and earth defenders.

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