Nature Quest - Brazil 2017
Itacare, Bahia, Brazil
October 28 to November 5, 2017
Renew your senses and reawaken your heart!
Immerse yourself in a sacred journey to Pedra Do Sabia, nestled in the heart of the wild, beautiful Atlantic Forest in Bahia, Brazil!
This Fall Nature Quest Retreat includes Awareness Training and a supported AllOne Time nature solo to deepen the teachings you will receive from Way of Nature founder John P. Milton. Surrounded by the transporting beauty of your environment, John provides Awareness Training to prepare you for a 4-day AllOne time nature solo, and to help you reintegrate upon your return. The core of these teachings are based on WoN's universal Twelve Principles for Natural Liberation, which are essentialized spiritual teachings inspired by many Earth-connected lineages.
The Awareness Training before and after your AllOne Time solo provides you with a unique blend of universal teachings that cultivate energy, relaxation, and presence. These include various meditation techniques, Qi Gong, GaiaFlow, wilderness skills, overtoning, practices for transmuting emotional and energetic blockages, and the Eleven Directions Ceremony.
The teachings you will learn during the Awareness Training portion of your Nature Quest retreat will guide and enhance your wilderness solo, known as AllOne Time. Meditative time spent alone (AllOne) in Nature is the foundation of Way of Nature retreats. Supported by the healing power of Mother Earth, practicing in Nature allows the full potency of each teaching to shine through. The depth of integration between inner and outer Nature that can be achieved is solely up to your commitment and openness to the experience.
Your AllOne Time wilderness solo includes four days of camping in the beautiful Itacare Forest to seek inner silence, clarity of purpose, increased creativity, renewed energy, refined intuition, and self-leadership.
After four days of contemplative time spent alone in Nature, the group will gather for reintegration training and group sharing. The final days of the retreat are designed to help you ground your experience and integrate the teachings into your daily life. Many people find that they are better equipped to deal with life's challenges after experiencing a Way of Nature retreat, having emerged from the experience with a clear mind and body.
Your safety and well-being is of our utmost concern; in fact, participating in AllOne Time is as safe as going on a camping trip. A uniquely designed "buddy system" with daily checkpoints allows you, your fellow Passagers, and your Guide to verify the safety of everyone involved, while still honoring your solitude. A whistle call brings an adjoining Passager into your site within a few minutes.
While you're in your AllOne Time, electronics and campfires are not permitted. Also, reading and writing are limited to your notes from Awareness Training and the book Sky Above, Earth Below by John P. Milton. Although some people choose to fast, you may eat simple, preferably organic, foods of your preference and enjoy the comforts of your own tent. Simplification during your AllOne Time is essential. Eliminating the trappings of everyday life unleashes your true essence, allowing the Qi energy you gather from Gaia to permeate your body without being drained.
Located on the cocoa plantation of Pedra Do Sabia, this Nature Quest is only 15km from Itacare, where the beauty of the Atlantic Forest and the expanse of the Atlantic Ocean collide. Pedra Do Sabia offers a variety of scenic delights, ranging from the river and cocoa plantation, to the lively rain forest, waterfalls and beaches beyond. Allow your spirit to expand and transform with the rich diversity of life surrounding you as your guide!
Rich in biodiversity, Atlantic Forest harbors around 20,000 species of plants, and an impressive variety of mammals, birds, reptiles, insects and amphibians... many of which are threatened species. The vitality of this lush environment will permeate your being with a sensory display only the rain forest can provide!
Location: PEDRA DO SABIÁ.
Dates: Oct 28th to Nov 5th.
October 28th – arrival and opening with dinner.
November 5th – departure after lunch.
Cost: $2,075 US$ / person (12 or less participants)
$1,450 US$ / person (18 or more participants)
Cost Includes: John's teachings, lodging, meals, preparation of Solo sites, personal accident insurance, domestic and international logistics costed in fair share. Transportation is not included.
Registration: Register here through Way of Nature - Brasil
For More Information: Contact Way of Nature- Brasil
John P. Milton, 79, is a pioneering ecologist, spiritual teacher, meditation master, vision quest leader and shaman. Since the 1950's, John has guided many people into the wilderness, sharing with them a profound connection with Nature and a deep commitment to the realization of Source Awareness. John's teachings draw upon many decades of practice in various styles of meditation, T’ai Chi, Qi Gong, and extensive personal vision questing. His training is also inspired by direct teachings from many of the world’s outstanding spiritual teachers and lineages. Based on this comprehensive background, John has created an essentialized path of key principles and disciplines that originate from a Universal Source. He calls this path “The Way of Nature.”
"John Milton is one of the truly important teachers coming out of the American cultural context today; he has a unique capacity to help people into an encounter with nature that catalyzes their deepest sense of purpose and innate capacities as leaders.”
Peter Senge, author of The Fifth Discipline and co-author of Presence.
"John Milton is a wonderful spiritual teacher. His twelve principles are legendary and they really work. Now at last we have them in a wise and warmhearted book. Superb!"
W. Brian Arthur, former Dean and Virginia Morrison Professor of Economics, Stanford University