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Wild Belonging • Ojai

day-long deep nature connection intensive

JANUARY 12, 2019

The wild is always waiting with gifts of beauty and wisdom for those who take the time to slow down and tune in. By walking with curiosity and intention in nature, we can learn a great deal about ourselves and the world around us. Come wander the wilderness paths of the Sespe Wilderness with Wildtender co-founders Noël Vietor and Fletcher Tucker. Expand your awareness and enliven your senses with deep nature connection practices and explorations of the landscape…


Coming Home to Oaks & Acorns

TWO DAY ACORN PROCESSING & WILDCRAFTING WORKSHOP • OJAI

JANUARY 19-20, 2019

Countless cultures across the Northern Hemisphere have regarded acorns as a staff of life and powerful medicine. The Celts defended their sacred oak forests against the exploitation of Roman invaders. Indigenous Californians have meticulously tended multi-generational oak orchards for millenia. In present day Korea, people consume bitter acorn soba, with an anti-parasitic effect. Human history is deeply interwoven with the great lives of oak trees, and the nutrient dense little acorn…


Wild Belonging • Big Sur

day-long deep nature connection intensive

February 2, 2019

The wild is always waiting with gifts of beauty and wisdom for those who take the time to slow down and tune in. By walking with curiosity and intention in nature, we can learn a great deal about ourselves and the world around us. Come wander the trails of Big Sur with Wildtender co-founders Noël Vietor and Fletcher Tucker. Expand your awareness and enliven your senses with deep nature connection practices and explorations of the landscape…


Wild Color

Native Plant Dyes & Inks weekend workshop • Ojai

MARCH, 2019 (DATES TBA)

Explore the trails surrounding the sacred valley of Ojai in search of wild color. Learning from the land and expert wildcrafters we will spend two days collecting and processing plants – coaxing hidden beauty from native flora as we create incredible dyes and inks…


Esalen Pilgrimage

BACKPACKING JOURNEY TO ESALEN • BIG SUR

APRIL 1-7, 2019

Embark on a rare and transformational journey through the majestic and seldom-traveled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the sacred coastal grounds and healing waters of Esalen. Among the fleeting gifts of Spring – free-flowing creeks, boundless wildflower fields, and vibrant wildlife – immerse in nature with an intimate wandering village, practice awareness and community, and learn fundamental skills to feel at home on the earth…


Wild Council

Sespe Wilderness Backpacking Pilgrimage with The Ojai Foundation • OJAI

APRIL 11-19, 2019

Journey with us into the heart of the Sespe Wilderness to uncover depths of connection to land, community and self. Following the meandering course of one of California's last wild and free rivers (the Sespe), we will enter into the ancient and culturally universal practice of pilgrimage. Like all great pilgrimages, ours will be one of body, heart, mind and spirit. We will carry only what we need, walk with presence and wonder, and gather meaning from our inner and outer landscapes…


Wild Dharma

Zen Centered BACKPACKING PILGRIMAGE FROM BIG SUR TO TASSAJARA • BIG SUR

April 30 - May 5, 2019

Precious few visitors to Big Sur receive the blessings and beauty that wait patiently just beyond the coast. We are pleased to offer you a rare opportunity to expand your awareness of self and nature on a guided, multi-day backpacking trip through the sacred and majestic backcountry of Big Sur, California. Together with a small group and dedicated guides, you will journey from the rugged coast, through the expansive and biodiverse Ventana Wilderness, to the remote and sublime Tassajara Zen Mountain Center…


Practice in the Wild

BIG SUR BACKCOUNTRY GESTALT CAMPOUT WITH TRIBAL GROUND CIRCLE

MAY 9-14, 2019

“Wilderness, by itself, has its own way of teaching. The direct experience of wilderness can spontaneously bring wholeness back into the human community.” – Manual of Gestalt Practice in the Tradition of Dick Price


Tao of the Wild

Hiking & Qi Gong • BIG SUR

summer 2019 (dates TBA)

Since the time of Lao Tse the ancient Taoist sages have regarded wild nature as both mirror and lense, simultaneously reflecting and clarifying the grand mysteries of the Universe. Great philosophies and practices were patterned after the graceful balance and eternal cycles that animate wild places and wild beings. This timeless wisdom uncovered in nature was called simply The Way (Tao)…


Wildtender Gift Certificates

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