Deep Belonging – 6-Week Course (In-Person Humboldt) – April-May – POSTPONED UNTIL FEASIBLE



This is a 6-week experience for people transitioning to a deeper earth-centered life and eager to cultivate wholeness and a deeper belonging to place and purpose. 

When: Sundays April 5 – May 10
Time: 10:30am-12:00pm
Where: Wholistic Heartbeat, Mckinleyville (on some days, we will meet outside among the trees, weather permitting)

The ONLINE version of the course begins April 3)

This course is for you if any of the following describes you:

*You are longing for a deeper earth-centered, sensual, and meaningful life.
*You know in your bones there is a more authentic, earth-honoring, community-centered way of living.
*You are exploring, or want to explore, your inner wilderness and eager to expand your toolbox of exploration.
*You are on the path of rewilding and cultivating a deeper belonging to place, purpose, and people.
*You are interested in and passionate about nature-based personal growth work and human wholeness.
*You are ready to live more aligned and eager to clarify and step more fully into your unique gifts and powers.

Over 6 weeks we will explore through Gatherings, activities, and the challenging but rewarding work in between meeting the following topics:

Deep Belonging
Deep Listening
Living the Seasons
Befriending Your Watershed and Local Flora & Fauna
Nature-based Map of Human Wholeness with the 4 Facets/Directions (Bill Plotkin’s soulwork)
Wilderness Rite-of-Passage and Other Ceremony
Joanna Macy, Ecogrief, and The Work That Reconnects
Returning to Our Wild Purpose

Engage in Sense-based and soul-based exercises that help you re-connect to inner and outer wild nature and drop deeper into your body, senses, and aspects of your wholeness.

Learn various tools and concepts for re-connecting to nature, your soul calling, and each other.

OPTIONAL: A key component of this experiences is having the opportunity to do a supported solo overnight or extended DayQuest on-the-land ceremony.through the framework of wilderness rite-of-passage. (Additional $50)

In addition, ALL participants in ANY Wild Nature Heart course series receives:

  • One-on-one consultations on course material and the solo experience
  • Private Facebook group to connect, share, learn, and ask questions
  • A copy of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth and Soul
  • A Download of additional inspirational earth poems
  • Discount on future Wild Nature Heart Courses and Wilderness Programs
  • Substantial discount on the Annual Wild Nature Heart Gathering (Next one Summer 2020)
  • Recommended Rewilding and nature connection Readings and Resources


(Regular price $195 After March 20)

Register and pay course fee below

Or Email: with your interest & send registration fee to PayPal.Me/WildNatureHeart.

(Note: Class limited to 6 participants)

About the Instructor:

My name is Ryan Van Lenning, Founder of Wild Nature Heart, and I am an earth-lover with a deep desire to be of service in the work of re-connection, re-wilding, & re-membering. I started Wild Nature Heart to support people to re-connect with the wisdom of both inner and outer wild nature, to live their soul callings into the world, and to assist in the work of repairing broken belonging in this Great Turning.

I am an inner/outer wilderness guide and poet (author of Re-Membering: Poems of Earth & Soul) and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest, certified as an Ecotherapist through The Earthbody Institute & Certified Wilderness First Responder through Foster Calm. Prior to moving to California 12 years ago, I taught Comparative Religion, Philosophy, and Environmental Ethics at Sinclair College in Ohio. I live among the diverse forests and rivers of Humboldt County, in ancestral Wiyot and Yurok territory.


“This course is a deep-dive across 6 weeks. Ryan’s skill and generosity of spirit has guided me through a variety of themes and practices that have been both thought-provoking and empowering. I’ve valued this time immensely, and the abundant materials provided will keep me moving through this journey for a long time to come. I’ve developed a richer relationship with my Urban Wild environment in very unexpected ways, and for that I am so very grateful.” —Claire (UK) (Course Participant, Fall 2019)

“Thank you again Ryan for your mentorship prior to this quest of mine. You empowered me to trust in myself, in the wild, and in the ceremony and it seemed so fitting to receive these gifts of yours just prior to a decent. I love and am sincerely grateful for your poem. It certainly helped give me courage to unflinchingly make those leaps over trees and off every known cliff and will continue to do so.

I feel super motivated to continue on this path of mine and stay open to all the wild mysteries that present themselves within myself and within this more-than human world of ours. And to taking the next steps in unfurling my own gifts and presenting them to the world.”
— Brady W., Mendocino, (1-on-1 Client and Course Participant 2019)

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