Co-Ed Wilderness Immersion //Jan 14-22nd, 2022 // Loja, Ecuador

An opportunity to personally and collectively engage with the timeless reciprocity between humans and nature. It naturally brings forth relationships that have never been seen before within the terrain of the soul and of the natural world. Marked by three distinct phases, the innate intelligence of the vision quest brings you through a cycle of life, death, and rebirth.

 

Experience The 3 Stages

Severance

Severance is a critical stage of the Wild Rites ceremony in which we leave behind the world that is familiar. This takes place literally and metaphorically. Going from one life stage to another, requires us to leave behind that which we thought we knew so we can make room for what is to come. This is also a time to root ourselves into the rhythms of nature and from there, attune ourselves to our greater intention of the experience.

Threshold

Threshold marks the time in ritual when we establish our threads of connection to the wild, and enter into the terrain of possibility, transformation, and reflection.  Threshold is the space where unseen relationships are made visible, whether it be within our own psyche, or in the world of nature.  This requires conscious experimentation with the unknown and one’s intention, while simultaneously giving up normal routines and fasting from food.

Incorporation

Another way to frame incorporation is the return. Incorporation is when we bring the experiences during threshold into expression - into everyday life.  Incorporation often takes a year to fully integrate one’s experiences. This is normal, and it is at this stage that it is important to remember the ‘visions’ received are always changing, and following the vision as a journey is critical. 

8 Days of Nature Connection. Purpose. Reflection. Healing.

CLAIM YOUR SPOT

A ritual of remembering our belonging to ourselves and to our planet.

8 Day Immersion

Preparation

Awaken the indigenous soul through land-based connection, meditation, and activities.  

Experience elemental rituals. 

Clarify your intention through council and reflection. 

Learn physical, emotional, and spiritual skills and resources. 

Explore the surrounding landscape to find your vision quest site.

Wilderness Solo

Spend four days as a part of the rhythm of nature.

Experience a water fast.

Consciously experiment with your intention .

Create unique rituals to empower, clarify, release, and bring insight. 

Discover your strengths and values.

Integration

Rest and rejuvenation.

Group council and sharing.

Leadership opportunities to facilitate bringing your insights to everyday life through art, storytelling, ritual theater, music, dance, and much more.

Embodiment practices.

Celebration.

Returning Home

One group call providing support integrating your experience and living the vision(s) received on your vision quest.

Personal consultations available.

About the Land

Wild Rites Winter 2022 will take place nestled in a beautiful mountain valley in Southern Ecuador. The valley has many ancient sacred sites of the Incas, and the particular land Wild Rites will take place has been designated a sacred site by the Kogi people of Northern Colombia. About 5 years ago the Kogi arrived at the land with sacred instructions to build a temple, connecting this land to their temples in Colombia. As well, the local indigenous peoples, the Palta will welcome us in the sacred valley with ceremonies and place-based wisdom teachings. Unique to this particular Wild Rites is the cultural component, weaving our experiences with that of the local ecology, peoples, and ways of living. We will be about an hour from Loja, Ecuador.

$625

4 monthly payments

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$2,499

Spaces limited

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The Guides

Darren Silver

Lead Guide & Sacred Sons Mythical Pillar

Darren Silver, MA, is a rite of passage guide, Nature-Connected Coach, ceremonialist, and innovative educator. He has nearly two decades of experience working with ritual, wilderness living skills, and guiding transformational experiences residentially and internationally.  Darren has guided rites of passage programs for youth and adults in Central America, Africa, Australia, Asia, and all across North America.  His passion is to guide others into the power of their own vision while remaining connected to nature and culture.  A gifted storyteller and apprentice to the old ways, Darren weaves the power of the natural world, vision, and community in devotion to the remembrance of regenerative culture.  

Dayna Seraye

Dayna Seraye is a teacher and facilitator of personal transformation, guiding individuals and groups to experience the healing power of connection — to Self, Community and Nature. From an early age Dayna began studying medicinal plants and indigenous wisdom, and she has held a life-long inquiry of how to live in right relationship to the earth and the whole of lifeHer path has led her to deeply apprentice to the practices of feminine embodiment, shadow work, and conscious relationship, and she leads trainings in yoga, authentic relating, leadership and facilitation around the globe.  She feels in deepest alignment with her soul when she is guiding others to embody their medicine and be the force of nature they are meant to be in this world, and when she is with her 17 year old son, who has been her greatest teacher of all.

Frequently Asked Questions

Currently, Ecuador does not require a  vaccine to enter.  However, a negative PCR test (within 3 days of travel for vaccinated, 1 day for unvaccinated), is required for all travelers. 
Most individuals that are brought to the vision quest already have a relationship with nature as a place of connection, purity, and self-understanding. With that said, during the first 3 days while we are together, we prepare individuals not only with camping skills, but also teachings for deep nature connection.  On many occasions, participates come with little camping experience, and leave with the skills and experience to feel confident camping in the wilderness. 
Upon registration, a detailed orientation packet will be sent to you.  This packet includes a gear list, as well as other information to help you prepare physically, emotionally, and spiritually.
Preexisting health issues are taken on a case-by-case basis.  In general, to participate in a quest one should be in good health condition, able to walk a few miles on a trail, and able to fast from food. 
 
The short answer is, yes.  On rare occasion, if there are preexisting health concerns there may be supplemental food given.  If you have never fasted before, we suggest spending a day and a night fasting from food to begin to become familiar with the feeling of fasting. 
 
There is no plant medicine used in Wild Rites.  With that said, spending 9 days in the wilderness, 4 of them on solo, is a profound opportunity to develop relationships with the vast and dynamic medicine the earth offers in many forms. 
The location we have chosen is remote, yet fairly easy to access.  By plane a flight can be taken from Quito, Ecuador to Loja, Ecuador.  The location is about an hour drive from Loja.  
 

Are you ready to...

Overcome obstacles that have been in your way?

Cultivate a profound insight into your true nature?

Discover or invigorate your sense of purpose in the world?

Up-level your ability to make conscious and empowered choices?

Change your story of separation into a story of wholeness?

Develop a connection to the natural world?

Strengthen your indigenous soul?

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WE ARE RISING

This is call to remembrance, for every brother who is hungry for life and unwilling to settle for less than becoming the fullness of who they are.

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