Please Note... Before attending this class it's required to first attend the Shamanic Nature Connection Class. Click Here to view.
A Scout is one who has a heightened awareness and ability to move through any landscape. They have a deep connection and see the relationships and flows within a landscape.
These monthly classes are for women and men who want to have a deeper connection with nature, the land, and your own wildness where you go out into wilderness and commune directly with the animals, the plants, and spirits.
It's for those who consider being in nature a spiritual experience. For those who want to heighten your senses and learn how to read the signs, flows, and happenings occurring around you so you may be part of the conversation.
We weave together wilderness skills such as perceiving animal sign, reading the tracks, how bird language shares what's happening around you, navigating off trail, plant identification & uses and animal wisdom, with Shamanic practices, permaculture, and nature based wisdom.
Where most wilderness courses focus on survival skills and neglect the deeper connections, we weave them together so you deepen your relationship with the natural world and learn the hidden wisdom revealed through direct immersion and application.
This is an Introductory Level Class
Awaken your childlike wonder and playfulness... Crawl amongst the ferns... follow the tracks of Totem Animas and gain deeper connection with their journey... breathe in the trees as they breath in you... be part of the stillness... the silence...
To learn Shamanism and way of the scout, you must go into the forest where the animals remain wild, where the trees are considered grandfathers, and the land has a primal wakefulness. This isn't knowledge you learn, it's wisdom you become and you become it through the direct experience of being immersed within the spirits and energies of it.
These are experience-base, hands on journeys. You learn core skills and we hone these skills each outing. Each Forest Journey weaves together a variety of skills, practices and experiences so you gain an intimate understanding of what we're learning.
Every Forest Journey includes meditation, ritual, games, and sensory based practices. We offer these classes in a traditional manner weaving together storytelling, humor, adventure, and deep inquiry into a powerful tapestry that inspires and awakens the wisdom within.
We don't teach beliefs... We provide the opportunity and experiences for you to discover your own truths and understandings. We do share the Ancestral Perspectives of the Shaman and Babas as they shared with Chivito during his immersive time with them. These perspectives form universal understandings found in traditions and cultures worldwide. We share their perspectives and leave it up to you to discover your own truth. We share only what we've been given permission to share.
We may follow the tracks or animal path of a specific animal. We may learn to shape shift and discover how to see through their eyes, hear through their ears, and experience how they move through the forest. We may explore the medicine and teachings an animals provides us and be in dialogue how to bring this into our lives.
For example, we may practice primitive fire making with a bow drill. In this you gain a deeper relationship with the specific plants being used, learn the fire song that brings it to life, and how to harness your mind and channel your energy to create a glowing, breathing coal. You experience being part of bringing something to life.
About Your Host
Your host, Chivito (Chee-Vee-Toe) is a Wilderness First Aide Responder, has been guiding others in Ayurveda and Shamanic journeys for over 13 years. He’s a professional wilderness guide and teaches primitive survival skills for at-risks youth and guides both youth and adults through wilderness rites of passages… guiding 8 to 24 day immersion in the backcountry of Colorado Rocky Mountains, Utah Deserts and the Olympic & Cascade Mountains of WA.
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WHERE & WHEN
Mt Rainier Carbon Glacier Area
Mt Hood or Gifford Pinchot
Day: New dates to be posted soon.
Time: 11am to 5pm (6 hours)
You're invited to campout with us on Saturday evening!
Limited to 8 students per class
How To Join Us
To join us, fill out the contact box below with WHY you'd like to join us and any previous nature or shamanic experiences you have. We'll then schedule a phone call to connect with you and ensure your physical able and a good fit.
This is an invitation only journey. Much Gratitude
What to wear & bring:
We'll be maneuvering off trail, through ancient ferns, across moss covered logs, alongside rivers and occasionally through them.
Bring layered clothing and rain gear just in case
Bottle of Water
Shoes your comfortable hiking through forest and possibly getting wet
We'll Email you a checklist before coming