Come Learn our unique approach to tapping the wisdom and power of the body in the ceremony of the wilderness quest.

Why does this matter?

While one can lead people to gorgeous and transformative quest experiences without engaging the body, it’s widely agreed among guides and questers that the greatest challenge- what we sometimes call “the real quest”- is incorporation, is bringing the quest experience back into our everyday lives and lifestyles.  If you “want your vision to grow corn” and to lead to lasting change in your life, then attending to and engaging the body matters.

This is borne out not only by our own experience, but also by the observations of current neuroscience research. When more of our attention and awareness is directed to more facets of our in-the-moment experience, then greater, lasting change in the brain’s wiring is possible. Besides that, it feels amazing to work in this way and makes a huge difference for people.

In this workshop you will learn:

  • How to track the non-verbal cues of the body and deepen questers’ experiences, both in the preparation and incorporation phases of the quest
  • Expand and enhance your ability to follow and empathize with others’ stories and journeys
  • Why traditional storytelling mirroring doesn’t always lead to lasting incorporation of the gifts from the threshold phase of the quest
  • A variety of powerful ways to use the body, other people and nature to deepen a quester’s experience and help them integrate it back into their everyday life

The Details

When: March 26, 9 am – March 29, 3 pm

Where: Wild lands in Marin County, CA. Camping available.

What: A 4-day training for wilderness quest guides and other experienced wilderness guides seeking to deepen and expand their guiding skills with mindfulness-based, body-oriented awareness and practices.

What to Bring: We’ll send you a list after you enroll.

Logistics: Camping is available on-site or nearby. Please provide your own meals (some cooking facilities may be available. Contact us for details.)

Fee: $550-900. Deposit $200. Please contact us to arrange a payment plan if needed.



To register for this program, please send us your payment or deposit for the program and a one-page letter of intent describing your reasons for wanting to attend and what you hope to learn or explore through your participation in the program. Please mention both personal and professional intentions for the program.

Register by Mail: Download a Registration Form, complete it, and send it, along with your deposit or full payment to: Wilderness Reflections, P.O.Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978.

Register Online: Click here to complete your registration form, submit your letter of intent and make a payment online.


Contact Dave Talamo for more details