Come join us…

For a day on the land in recognition of the Vernal Equinox, Sunday, March 20, 2022, Santa Cruz mountains (western Santa Clara County).

On this day you will:

  • Learn ways to deepen your relationship with nature, and see how nature’s rhythms and reflections can bring wisdom and perspective to your own living experience
  • Go onto the land alone to engage with the season of spring and the wisdom you are carrying with you from the season of winter
  • Hike, join in group movement and mindfulness activities, and have the opportunity to share and connect with others in council practice

The time of spring moves with vitality and creativity. It is a time of rebirth and renewal, and an opportunity to explore the visions and intentions of the new year by taking the hawk’s eye view of our lives. As you move into the spring, what gifts and insights are you carrying with you from the dark of winter? In recognition of the equinox being equal parts dark and light, how do you hold balance in your life?

The DayQuest Details

Vernal Equinox: Sunday, March 20, 2022
9:30am – 5pm

Fee: $175 / Early Bird Discount $135 by Saturday, February 5, 2022 
Participation is limited to 8

A portion of the proceeds from this program will be donated to the Amah Mutsun Land Trust (

We welcome participants of any gender identity, culture, race, religion, sexual orientation, and economic circumstance.



Erin Carper is a contemporary rites of passage guide deeply informed by the wisdom of the body. In 2019, she completed the Somatic EcoPsychology and Wilderness Quest Apprentice Program with Wilderness Reflections. Erin is a student of the School of Consciousness Medicine, where she is studying Hakomi, Earth-based wisdom, and holistic coaching skills to deepen her work as a guide. Erin is trained as a Wilderness First Responder (WFR) through the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). Erin is following the call to bring others out into the wild to deepen their connection to themselves and the Earth. 

Aaron Bartley is a nature-oriented rites of passage guide, UC California Naturalist, and certified Wilderness First Responder. He brings 12+ years experience assisting others through their inner journey, facilitating men’s groups, and supporting both men and women through rites of passage. A graduate of the Wilderness Reflections Somatic Ecopsychology & Wilderness Quest Apprenticeship, Aaron is passionate about helping others embody their authentic voice, strengthen their belonging to nature, and find renewed vision for their lives.