Animist Nature Guardian- 1 Year Training for Women

It takes all genders to create change needed in this reality and world. Quynn has created this program because she feels it is important that Earth honoring People who identify as “Woman*” “Femme*” or “Female*” are empowered and supported to feel confident and embodied in the physical and spiritual worlds.   *Self Identified

The focus of this training is to remember how to be connected with the Sacred Web of Life, so we can hold more Sacred Power to make beneficial Change in our personal and community life, as well as our protection of Mother Earth.  This series offers beautiful, challenging, quiet, dusty and gritty opportunities to become more connected with the Nature Spirits of these lands in the American southwest (Arizona), and the Land where you live. These teachers can assist you be the Change Maker and Nature Guardian you are meant to be. You can listen and learn how to best assist them, your Self, and all of us.


“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



This Adventure Program Includes:

5 Group Camping Weekends with Quynn :

Experience a series of 5 rustic camping experiences in three different regions of Arizona (Sonoran Desert 3200ft, White Mountains 9000ft and Chiricahua Mountains 6000ft) in a small group environment. Each participant brings their own sleeping supplies. Facilitation and two vegetarian dinners are

provided by Quynn Red Mountain. Info to apply at bottom.

Camping Dates:   November 9-11 2018, February 22-24 2019, April 12-14 , June 14-16 and October 11-13

Participation in all weekends is expected. Feel called but can’t come to one weekend? Contact Quynn.


Camping Locations: Sanctuary of Mindful Walking- 30 miles west of downtown Tucson, AZ (Oct, Feb and April), Public land in the White Mountains, eastern AZ -4.5 hours from Tucson (June) (A second option for this trip is for you to go on a solo camping trip in a nature place near where you live), Public Land 2 hours east of Tucson (September)


5 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
  • Drumming, Meditation, Hiking, Wandering and Listening
  • Small group  gathers for meals, daily circles and ceremony time with Quynn



Beside the Road, Between the Worlds-12 Month Urban Nature Awareness Project:

For the year of the program, once a month Quynn will send a 20-30 minute audio file to all participants with her thoughts, a guided meditation and/or a drum or rattle journey about the natural element highlighted (listed below).

The included audio journeys are offered to assist your natural connections where you live, work, travel. You are encouraged to share your reflections online through a private forum.



Air (Nov)
Clouds (Rain Bringers)(Dec)
Fire (Jan)
Fur, Feather, Fin and Wing (Feb)
Moon (March)
Roots (April)
Flowers (May)
Sand/Clay/Soil and Stone (June)
Sun (July)
Trees (Aug)
Twilight (Sept)
Water (Oct)

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 audio segment offers exercises for you to connect with their unique energy, in your own life and in your daily travels.  

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.


The Intent of this 1 Year Program is for you to:
  • Expand your camping and outdoor skills in 3 beautiful Arizona locations
  • Connect with the Spirits of the Land where you live
  • Gain skills shared by Quynn, your Guides and the Earth Spirits 
  • Hone your ability to create Nature Altars, Offerings and Prayers (Sacred Dialog) for and with Places, Situations and People 
  • Feel the authenticity of your Nature honoring Spiritual Path, through your own DNA memory and the land around you
  • Experience the rhythms, songs and harmonies around you, and listen for your own
  • Increase your capacity for holding space for the trauma experienced by the land under your feet and the Peoples who call this place their ancestral HOME.
  • Strengthen your relationship with Nature Beings, so you can deal with humans more effectively
  • Enhance your ability to see signs, patterns and divination in the “natural” world
  • Share your experiences with other like-hearted Humans in a small group, while having abundant personal time
  • Explore your inner and outer Nature with Quynn during this yearlong adventure!

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.


 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.


Who can Apply?
-You who feel your heart sing after reading this description. If this is you, please reach out to me (regardless of “gender”).
-Self-Identified open minded Women/Femmes/Gender “Soft”/Females who have participated in a previous Practitioner, Soul Medic and/or Minister training program with Quynn
-Self-Identified open minded Women/Femmes/Females 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.

Ready to Apply?
Send Quynn an email (quynn@shamanicanimism(dot)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.


Donation for 1 year program:
or $225 due on each of 5 weekends with signed agreement.
or $95 a month for 12 months with signed agreement.

To apply, contact Quynn Red Mountain with your request to participate, and your experience with “camping”. 

There are two work trade positions available for each weekend. To apply, contact Quynn as stated above, including your request for work trade. 


This training includes:
–5 camping weekends
-12 monthly audio journey and physical world exercises for “Beside the Road Between the World”
-Two dinners (vegetarian soup) each camping weekend
Not included:
-Travel to and from camping sites throughout year
-Camping fees for the October camping trip on public land


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. .”


All parts of this program are the intellectual property of Earth Web Media.