August 24 - Sept 5, 2023
Deepen experiential teachings with Way of Nature founder John P. Milton as you journey to one of North America's most powerful and ancient sacred places, Crestone and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in Colorado. Register here or scroll down for more details.Register Now
Reset & Healing
Learn practices that open profound connections to Source Awareness, Inner and Outer Nature, and the Elements to activate self healing and release blockages.
Source Awareness & Liberation
Strengthen and refine your senses through training in the 9 Perceptual Fields of Awareness and in deepening the process of experiential connection.
Deepen Connection to Outer Nature
Way of Nature emphasizes a path profoundly committed to healing our human relationships with Nature and Gaia.
Join us for this Sacred Passage retreat which includes our unique and comprehensive WoN Process
Source Awareness Training
Awareness Training will prepare you for your 7 day AllOne time nature solo and also help you reintegrate upon your return.
This program will teach you how to come 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.
Each morning we will begin our day practicing Qigong and Gaia Flow, which 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 Sacred Passage. 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 Sacred Passage, 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 24: Arrive at basecamp. This is a travel day, there are no teachings.
Aug 25 - 27: Awareness Training
Aug 27 - Sept 2: AllOne Time solo at chosen site within Sacred Land Sanctuary
September 2 - 4: Re-entry and Integration training
September 5: Travel day
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.
Cost: $2250 USD Sacred Passage and Awareness Training tuition fee
Guide & Teacher: WoN Founder John P. Milton
Assistant Guide: Senior WoN Guide Brad Kahland
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