Wilderness Immersion

Click here to download an application: Wilderness Immersion Application 2017

Wild Awakenings is a conscious community of change-makers dedicated to the thriving of Earth, life, and humanity. The Autumn Wilderness Immersion is a 7-day journey into the desert to support physical, psychological, and spiritual growth in the individual and the collective.  The structure and curriculum of our journey has been adapted from the sacred practices that have nourished earth-centered communities world-wide for thousands of years.  The Wilderness Immersion supports us in becoming more conscious of our core wounds and core gifts. Together we will be initiated into our full-capacity of aliveness.

Our vision is to serve the movement of awakening while empowering us all to take responsibility for our co-creative roles in shaping our lives, our planet, and our future.


Cost: $1200
scholarships available


Day 1: Overview, Introductions, Building Camp, First Council

Day 2: Finding Solo Spot, Releasing Ceremony, Second Council

Days 3 – 5: Solo Time and Fast

Day 6: Return

Day 7: Integration and Final Council


We are offering the Autumn Wilderness Immersion in the beautiful Death Valley National Park, near the Tecopa hot springs. This sacred land has supported transformational practices for thousands of years, and continues to offer itself for creativity, reflection, and healing. A perfect place to commune with nature and nourish your meditation, writing, and healing practices.  On your journey you can expect to experience:

*Yoga, Qigong, and other embodiment practice
*Sound healing and circle singing
*Guided meditation

*Group council
*Fasting from food
*Quiet time, reflection, healing

For more information, email Wild Awakenings Director Skylar Wilson at wildawakenings(at)gmail(dot)com with the subject line Wilderness Immersion,
or call  415-690-8221.

Here is a short video about the Wilderness Immersion experience:

Leaders for the 2017 Autumn Wilderness Immersion

Skylar Wilson, MA is the founder and co-director of Wild AwakeningsOver the past 16 years, Skylar has led retreats all over the world focusing on ecological restoration, wilderness knowledge, meditation, and ceremonial practices. Skylar is director of an inter-cultural ritual called the Cosmic Mass, which brings together the world’s spiritual traditions into an embodied, transformational ritual that builds community through music, dancing and the arts. He works closely with community organizations including the Stepping Stones Project in Berkeley, CA which holds Rites of Passage groups for teenagers using a community-based curriculum. He enjoys surfing, swimming, climbing, writing, giving and receiving bodywork, as well as facilitating one-on-one integration sessions with people of all ages and backgrounds. He received his master’s degree in Philosophy, Cosmology, and Consciousness from the California Institute of Integral Studies in 2012.

Rev. Dr. Carol P. Vaccariello, D. Min., MSE, MBA, M.Div, Oblate OSB is an ordained Interfaith Minister, Priest, and Bishop. Carol is a recipient of the Siksika/Sac Blackfoot Ancestral Blessing, a spiritual coach, ritual/retreat leader, captivating speaker and storyteller, and an honored Elder in Creation Spirituality Tradition. Carol is a member of the Braided Way. She participates in Hindu and Buddhist-Christian dialogues and has studied/taught on six continents.

Carol is the founder of All Peoples Center, Wheel Within the Wheel Ministries, and Ordo Hagia Sophia (Order of Holy Wisdom), an egalitarian spiritual community. She authored, The Lion of God; archangel Ari’El….Personal Encounters, 2017.

Carol has produced, directed, and lead the Cosmic Mass with Matthew Fox. She facilitates and builds Labyrinths, Medicine Wheels, Sacred Drums, and Sweat Lodges. www.heartspacecommunity.org

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