28-Day Retreat

Crestone, Colorado

August 19 - Sept 15, 2023

Guided by Way of Nature founder John P. Milton,  embrace an incredible opportunity to cultivate an authentic experience of one's essential union with Mother Earth and the opportunity to enter into direct experience of Primordial Source Awareness.

Live into your True Source Nature, supported by one of North America's most powerful and ancient sacred places, Crestone and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado.   Prior approval required to register.  Register here or scroll down for more details.

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Enter the womb of a 28-day lunar cycle, passing through a vision quest, releasing layer after layer of self-definition, as awareness of one's True Nature arises and integrates into a fresh beingness, with natural clarity and new sight.

Source Awareness & Liberation

Meet with John once weekly to refine the process, with specific guidance on practices to transform blockages and cultivate an opening of your natural liberated essence as becoming more of your primary awareness.

Deepen Connection to the Three Natures

Deepen the experiential connection with Nature, from communion with Outer Nature, to union of Inner/Outer Nature, to mandalic awareness of the whole field of Nature,  to Source Awareness.

Join us for this 28-Day  retreat which includes our unique and comprehensive WoN Process 

Source Awareness Training 

Awareness Training during your meetings with John will prepare you for your 28-day AllOne time nature solo, help you deepen the process with weekly teaching sessions, and also help you reintegrate upon your return.

This program will guide you into a deep state of relaxation while simultaneously cultivating a profound experience of Presence. You will learn powerful and practical ways to transmute old patterns and habits. The core of these teachings are based on WoN's universal Twelve Guiding Principles of Natural Liberation: a direct path to Source Awareness that honors the essence of all the world’s great liberating traditions. 

Qigong, Gaia Flow, Tibetan, and Shamanic practices will support the release of blockages stored within your mind and body and bring you into a unified state with all that surrounds you. 

AllOne Time Solo 

AllOne time gives you the opportunity to integrate the Awareness Training practices with the support of solitude in wild Nature.

Towering above our solo camps are five 14,000-foot summits that watch over you with majestic grace. Lovely groves of large ponderosas, aspen and cottonwood line the mountain streams, with neighboring forests of juniper and pinyon pine. You will share the land with mule deer, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, pronghorn antelope and beautiful black fox squirrels. Bird life abounds and Eagles circle above. A large, beautiful stream flows for more than a mile across our private, protected land where we do our retreats. The stream flows crystal clear and provides superb, revitalizing drinking water for all of us.

Native peoples trace back their vision quests and sacred ceremonies here for over 15,000 years.  In the late 1970's, WoN founder John P. Milton moved to Crestone and was the initial discoverer of an estimated 2,000 ancient stone meditation seats scattered among the Sacred Land Sanctuary.  These special sites continue to be used for vision questing, ceremony and prayer.  Those who journey here feel the powerful joy and opening of Spirit that these cherished surroundings offer. 

When you do Way of Nature retreat, you join those who have entered the Sacred Way on this land over many thousands of years... you become part of that great lineage of the Land!


Exact dates of training and AllOne Time subject to change based on weather and preparedness of participants.

August 17-18: Arrive at basecamp in Crestone.

August 19: Meet with John to prepare for the AllOne solo retreat time.

August 19 - Sept 15: AllOne Time solo retreat at chosen site, with once weekly meetings with John.

Sept 15:  Integration training with John.

Sept 16-20: Recommended Integration days in Crestone, either camped at our Land Sanctuary or 1-2 final nights at a local AirBnB. 


Our 210-acre base camp, the Sacred Land Sanctuary, is located just outside of the town of Crestone, and is centered in one of North America's most sacred areas. This land has been used for vision quests, meditation, prayer and spiritual ceremony for millennia.

The base camp offers shaded camping, clear water from the nearby stream, and a simple cooking facility.

Participants are encouraged to camp at the Sacred Land Sanctuary base camp during the Awareness and Reintegration training.

There are also several AirBnB options available in Crestone.

Program Registration 

Cost: $2250 USD 28-Day Retreat and Awareness Training tuition fee

Guide & Teacher: John P. Milton

(Prior approval from John Milton required to register. Please email us with any questions)

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