What can I expect from this retreat?
This retreat is not only a chance to experience something unforgettable, but to so some with a community of like-minded individuals. There will be teaching circles where you will learn about shamanic rituals and traditions, exercises to empower your life, ceremonies with the sacred Dance of the Deer and a special pilgrimage honoring the healing mountain, Mt. Shasta.
For more information, view the program overview page.
What does the price include?
Our all-inclusive packages include the instruction, activities, materials needed, lodging, three daily vegetarian meals, and access to this spectacular land.
For more information, view our pricing page.
Do you accommodate dietary restrictions?
We try our best to provide meals that fit everyone’s needs. Accommodations can be made for certain dietary restrictions including vegan, dairy-free, soy-free and gluten-free. Please let us know while registering of your dietary needs and any serious food allergies you may have.
What are the different lodging options?
We have a variety of different lodging options, including tent camping, indoor shared rooms, private rooms, and a private apartment or pond cabin. The majority of participants choose to camp, though there are a limited number of indoor accommodation options. If you’re interested in an indoor accommodation, reserve quickly as rooms are limited and they book quickly.
You may also choose the Commuter Option if you would prefer to stay at a nearby hotel or bed & breakfast.
Can you help arrange airport transportation?
We DO NOT provide transportation to and from the retreat. If you plan on flying, the nearest airport is in Redding, CA, about a 1.5-hour drive from the retreat. San Francisco and Oakland airports are other options as well. It is approximately a 5-6 drive from the San Francisco area. We recommend renting a car if you are flying into a nearby airport or arranging for a roundtrip shuttle service with a local shuttle service such as Mt. Shasta Taxi.
What does the program begin and end?
The program begins on Sunday, July 19, 2020 with dinner at 6:00 pm. Please arrive between 3:00 pm – 5:30 pm to get your tent set up and check-in
The program will conclude on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 11:30 am.
For more information, view the full itinerary.
Is there an itinerary?
Brant prefers not to teach on a set schedule and thus we do not provide a detailed program itinerary. He likes to go with the flow, so each day’s schedule is fairly flexible; however, Brant will usually provide a general plan for the day each morning.
However, you can find a general outline of the day’s activities on our itinerary page.
Is this a family-friendly program?
Yes, families of all sizes are more than welcome to join! We greatly value the energy that children bring to our circles, and it’s a wonderful way for families to share the experience of connecting with nature. Our events are structured so that the teachings and spiritual practices are accessible to children and so people of all ages are able to take part in the program.
Bring lawn games that the kids can enjoy during our breaks, a bicycle or scooter that they can use to ride out to the meadow, and a swim suit so they can explore the many watering holes nearby.
Children ages 4 – 17 are able to join our program for half-price, while infants 3 and under are free! Have a large family and need a little financial help to join? We offer a standard 10% discount for families of four or more. Please contact us about family discounts.
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What should I bring?
This program is held outdoors, so bring anything you need to be comfortable while being out in the wild. Pack layers of clothing, as the temperature can fluctuate throughout the day. We highly suggest bringing a brimmed-hat and other sun protection, a bathing suit and towel, and a comfortable chair, cushion or blanket to sit on outside while we’re in circle.
For a list of other items to bring, view our plan page.
What will the weather be like?
Each year is different, however it has been known to be quite sunny and hot during the days in the Shasta region. You can cool off in the nearby swimming holes during the lunch breaks or wake spirit up by jumping in early in the morning. At night, the temperature tends to drop once the sun goes down, so be sure to bring layers of clothing.
Is there Wifi or electricity?
- Wifi is NOT available in the camp. There is limited cell service depending on your carrier, so most people are able to check voicemails and emails on their phone.
- There are outlets for campers located in the bathhouse.
- The indoor accommodations do have electricity.
What if I decide to commute?
If you prefer to stay-off site, you can select our “Commuter” accommodation option when registering. This fee will cover three meals a day, plus use of all on-site program facilities.
There are a number of hotels and inns located within a 10-20 minute drive of the program. You’ll be provided with a list of recommended options upon completing your registration.
Are there volunteer opportunities available?
Yes, we have a limited number of Volunteer spaces avaibale at this program.
We greatly appreciate the help of volunteers! Volunteer duties include meal prep, meal clean-up, bathroom maintenance and trash hauling. We aske volunteers for 3 hours of work a day, in exchange for free tuition and a free camping spot.
For more information and to apply as a volunteer, view our pricing page.
Will I be able to receive a healing from Brant?
Will plant medicine be offered?
No, we not utilize plant medicine during our programs.
The Huichol are the original “peyote people” and utilize the cactus once a year in a very sacred ceremonial manner.
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