“Nature has been my greatest teacher. Everything I have become and will be is because I have been able to get quiet and listen for the teachings that ride the winds. My extensive time in Nature has been a powerful teacher. I have learned so much by being quiet and listening. I now know that I am a part of a strong “WE” that is always present with me. It is time to share this simple truth with those ready to experience it.” Quynn Red Mountain
We live in significant times. So much is changing in the Web of Life that we can feel depressed, separate and small. As a Human, our individual power is limited, yet when we actively connect with the sentient Nature Spirits of the world around us, we open our hearts and listen for guidance. As we remember how to be with the Web of Life we are able to hold more Sacred Power to make beneficial Change in our personal and community life, as well as in our relationship with Mother Earth. This series offers an opportunity to become more connected with the Spirits of Nature wherever you find yourself in the world, so that you can tune in to the worlds within you and the Beings around you. Join me in this amazing and healing journey as you reconnect with the powerful teachers surrounding you!
Maximum 8 participants for 5 rustic camping experiences in three different elevations in the Sonoran Desert. Each participant brings their own sleeping supplies. Two vegetarian dinners are provided. Info to apply at bottom.
Camping Dates: October 27-29 2017, December 8-10, March 2-4 2018, June 8-10 and September 28-30
Camping Locations: Private land 30 miles west of Tucson, AZ (Oct, Dec and March), Public land in the White Mountains, eastern AZ (4.5 hours from Tucson) (June), Public Land 2 hours east of Tucson (September)
The Intent of this 12 month Program is for you to:
- Learn from the reflections of Nature to listen within, gain inner clarity, and gain skills that will support you in your daily life
- Hone your ability to create Nature Altars, Offerings and Prayers (Sacred Dialog) for and with Places, Situations and People
- Strengthen your personal relationship with the Nature Guardians in the sacred places where you camp, as well as those where you live and visit
- Feel the authenticity of your Nature honoring Spiritual Path, through your own DNA memory and the land around you
- Strengthen your relationship with Nature Beings, so you can deal with humans more effectively
- Recognize the flickering Spirit Powers that nourishes you in the chaos of urban life
- Share your experiences with other like-hearted Humans in a small group, while having abundant personal time
- Enhance your camping and outdoor skills in 3 beautiful SW desert locations, with other Animists
- Explore your inner and outer Nature with Quynn during this yearlong adventure!
Camping weekends include:
- Two nights under the dark sky, two days under the strong sun of the Sonoran desert
- Incredible opportunities to honor and connect with three different elevation camping areas
- Time for personal reflection, ceremony and connecting with the Nature Beings around you
- Shamanic Journeys, Drumming, Meditation, Hiking, Wandering and Listening
- Group meals, daily circles and ceremony time with Quynn
My heartfelt thanks go to Quynn for bringing this wonderful ‘Nature Guardian’ training into being. She facilitated this series of experiences in a way that allowed each participant to find their own ‘voice’ and then helped them to become fluent in their chosen manner. Being able to bring out the best in each person is a talent. Quynn does not ‘teach you’; she helps you learn. Always insightful and thought provoking, Quynn supports with a light touch that encourages you to go as far as you possibly can…and then a bit more. This ‘forum’ provides, a space for you to be that which you may never have thought you could be and the recognition of your ‘calling’. Having considered several other ‘vehicles’ I’m so glad I was guided to working with Quynn.
Included in this training program- 12 Monthly Nature Awareness exercises are sent to you in mp3 to assist your nature connection where you live, work, travel. You can share your reflections online through a private forum at www.shamanicanimism.com.
Beside the Road, Between the Worlds-12 Month Urban Nature Awareness Project:
As modern, urban People, we have been trained to stop noticing Nature Power that still surrounds us. We often pass by sacred places without acknowledging their Strength, Flexibility and Beauty. We drive by amazing trees. We hurry over the roots of all planted Beings. We become oblivious to the animals around us. Join Quynn in this Nature Awareness Project that can follow you wherever you go, and will help you realize that Beside the commonly traveled roads of your life are opportunities to move Between the mundane world into the Sacred World.
Each month Quynn will send a 20-30 minute mp3 to all participants with her thoughts, a guided meditation and/or a drum or rattle journey about the highlighted element. Each audio segment offers ways for you to connect with their unique energy, in your own life and in your daily travels. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences in the private forum.
These aspects of Nature are important parts of the Sacred Web of Life, and building your relationship with them where you live is a vital part of becoming a Human Nature Guardian. Also, each element offers a perspective into personal and collective healing, and their teachings will be present in the awareness exercises and discussions.
Clouds (Rain Bringers)(Dec)
Fur, Feather, Fin and Wing (Feb)
Sand/Clay/Soil and Stone (June)
Due to this series I feel more confident in my ability to connect with my Spirit Guides and am ambitious to continue exploring the lessons that the Spirits hold for me
Now is a perfect time for you to dive into your deeply personal connection with the Nature Spirits around you (We call this “Animism”). Experiencing reflective, facilitated time in Nature opens the portal for you to more deeply trust your intuition and feel this connection in your daily life in the modern world so you can more clearly live your purpose.~
-Those who have participated in a previous Practitioner and/or Minister training program with Quynn
-Those who have participated in an online or in person series with Quynn (Tribe of One, Soul Restoration, Explore your Inner World, Snake and Butterfly) or have sat in circle numerous times together
-Even if you have not yet worked with Quynn in the ways described above, you feel called to participate and feel to be a good fit with the program
-Send Quynn an email (email@example.com) stating your desire to participate, how you feel the program will be useful for you at this time, and what you bring to it. If you have not yet met Quynn, an in person or phone interview will be scheduled.
Please note that Quynn is not a counselor or licensed therapist. Quynn offers this training to assist each participant in their own healing and expansion experience. This work is not intended to replace any medical, or psychiatric care.
$1000 = $200 on each of 5 weekends with signed agreement.*
Low income partial work trade options are possible with the following donation amounts. Contact Quynn for details.
$750 = $150 on each of 5 weekends (1 available)
$500 = $100 on each of 5 weekends (1 available)
If you are used to paying more for such trainings, please do! Any weekend donation over $200 will go to help someone else participate.
Upon successful completion of this program, the graduate can apply to participate in the Web of Life Animist Minister Program beginning October of 2018.
*Those who have already been ordained as a Web of Life Animist Minister are welcome to participate in this new and dynamic Nature Training Adventure and can participate for half of what is requested (space permitting) or by agreed upon arrangement.
Your Sacred Nature Guide is Quynn Red Mountain- Called Oolah by her Spirit World (which means “One Who Balances”), Shamanic Practitioner and Animist Minister. Quynn was called to a Shamanic life when she was in her 20s. For the last 20+ years she has worked with individuals and groups to help them reconnect with the worlds around and within them.
She lived for 4-5 months each summer for 10 years off the grid (in her van) on public lands around the western United States. In the forests, meadows and deserts she has learned to become an Animist Practitioner, and she is now guided to consolidate the elements of this role, and share them with those who feel called to be a Nature Guardian Animist Practitioner in the Web of Life tradition.
Reflections of those in Training with Quynn over the years:
“I am reclaiming something that was lost to my family through time and persecution. I had always felt something was missing in my life, there was a void, this series filled that void. Reconnecting with my guides and my true nature in this life is a priceless gift.”
You, this class, and ISA have blessed and transformed me, given me the gift of myself that I had almost given up on searching for, and the words “thank you” do not even begin to cover the intensity and depth of my gratitude. It is like some sort of living embodiment of the Tao, or some magical entity you have called forth to heal, inspire and transform, not just us, but this world.”
“You provide a portal for infinite possibilities, without too much attachment to controlling the outcome.”
“I am grateful for this course as it has helped me to build confidence. Being in this space is a relief because it is a place where I feel I can express the “unknown” without prejudice and judgment, and that is refreshing.”
“I learned much by simply observing and experiencing Quynn’s very skilled shamanic circle facilitation during the training. She demonstrates a certain fearlessness that cuts through, as well as her own deep honesty and presence—all of which makes her highly effective as a facilitator and trainer.”
“The Shamanic Training series helped me to string together the pieces in my life that I now better perceive as Gifts, and provided the space to explore them. .”
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