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Summer Wilderness Solo Circle

June 1 @ 9:00 pm - August 25 @ 5:00 pm

$2250 – $3850

A Backpacking Pilgrimage into the Wild Nature of Your Soul

Let yourself be silently drawn
by the stronger pull of what you really love.
it will not lead you astray.

Full description of this trip can be found in this link.

Join us for a transformative journey into the sweet, flowering wilderness of Sequoia National Park.  This three-month long community-based program meets one weekend in the month leading up to the early summer wilderness solo and then concludes with another weekend for integration in the month after the solo. As such, the program is naturally set up in three phases:

I. June Weekend, 6/1- 6/2 • Preparation • West Marin County: With the preparation weekend in early June, we will help you refine your intentions for the solo, prepare you on the physical and logistical levels and bring our group into connection with one another.

II. The Wilderness Solo, 6/28- 7/7 • Threshold • Sequoia National Park: The wilderness solo is a time and place to reclaim our silence from a world that is constantly vying for our attention. A time to go where only you can take your yourself. Who are we when the layers of distraction and noise have fallen away and we return to what is most essential? Here, we find the space to once again hear our own hearts and be guided by nature back to ourselves. Ultimately, the teachings and personal significance of the solo fast cannot be taught by another, but are something for each of us to discover on our own.

 Others before you have come to…..

• Discover their intrinsic gifts

• Mark a transition into a new phase of life

• Reconnect with vitality and aliveness

• Overcome fears that keep them from living fully

• Move through loss or let something go

• Find deep belonging to nature

• Have the space to build self-knowing


III. August Weekend, 8/24- 8/25 • Incorporation • West Marin County: Many say that the real wilderness— and the real journey of transformation — happens when you come home, soul pockets bulging with seeds of your vision and clear crystals of knowing your true nature. And then you return to people and places and expectations that know only the ‘old you’, the one who was perhaps less clear in her direction, intentions…less connected to her true self, less attentive to his heart’s wise but subtle whispers. It is at this time, when the old habits or outdated patterns are starting to pull on you again, and the clarity gained from ‘the top of the mountain’ is become a more distant dream. This is when we call our circle together again to help you remember your true nature and dedication to live it forward.

The Details:

For Whom: This trip is open to adult participants of any gender. No prior camping or backpacking experience necessary. Limited to 9 participants.

Your Guides: Amy Biesemeyer, Aaron Bartley and David Talamo.

When: Weekend #1- Jun 1-2; Wilderness Solo June 28- July 7; and Weekend #2- Aug 24- 25

Where: Marin Co. CA (weekends) and Sequoia National Park, CA (wilderness trip)

What you need to provide: Personal hiking and camping gear (list to be provided). You will need to transport yourself, though we strongly recommend carpooling and sharing in travel costs with other participants. You will also need to pay the National Park Entrance Fee ($30 per vehicle or $80 for an annual National Parks Pass).

You must be able to carry 30-40 lbs. in a backpacking pack for 2 miles over mountainous terrain.

What is Included: Meals and campground fees. Pre-trip and post-trip Zoom calls to support preparation and integration.

Fee: Tiered Fee Schedule Below. A deposit of $500 confirms your registration.

Out of respect for the differences in financial resources and opportunities for program participants and to make the program accessible to a wider and more diverse group, we offer this work on a sliding scale fee structure. We trust that you will be in alignment and integrity with yourself and thereby arrive at a fee level that strikes the right balance for you when making a decision.  To aid in the process, below are some equity-based considerations.

Tier A: $2250 (Below program costs & depends on subsidy from us or higher tier participants)
Tier B: $2700 (Approximately at our break even costs for the program)
Tier C: $3200 (Gives support to less privileged/resourced participants and guide sustainability)
Tier D: $3850 (Supports less privileged/resourced participants, guides and long-term program needs)
We offer payment plans and a few partial scholarships. Please inquire for more details.

Consider contributing MORE on the tier levels if you:

• Have the ability to comfortably meet all of your basic needs

• Belong to a sponsoring organization or are employed full-time

• Have investments, retirement accounts, or inherited money

• Travel for fun and vacations

• Have access to family money and resources in times of need

• Work part-time by choice

• Own the home you live in

Have a relatively high degree of earning power due to level of education (or gender and racial privilege, class background, etc.)

Consider contributing LESS on the tier level if you:

• Regularly have difficulty covering basic expenses

• Do not have regular, steady work or other income sources

• Are supporting children or have other dependents

• Have significant debt

• Have medical expenses not covered by insurance

• Are an elder with limited financial support

• Are an unpaid community organizer


To Register Please Complete These Three Steps:

1. Go To www.wildernessreflections.com/registration-form and complete the form.

2. Make Payment either pay a $500 non-refundable deposit or full fee now via PayPal (after registering in step 1) or by sending a check to us via USPS to Wilderness Reflections, P.O. Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978.

3. Send us a 1-page letter of intent stating your reasons for enrolling in the  apprenticeship program  (via email or by USPS to Wilderness Reflections, P.O. Box 311, Fairfax, CA 94978).

Register Online


Full description of this trip can be found in this link.

Contact Us for more information


June 1 @ 9:00 pm
August 25 @ 5:00 pm
$2250 – $3850
Event Category:


West Marin County
CA CA 94938 United States


Dave Talamo & Amy Biesemeyer
Aaron Bartley