Retreats Calendar 2020

Private Divinations and

Ritual Prescriptions

Receiving a Divination is an empowering way to examine what is going on in your life as it relates to your personal medicine and your relationship to ancestors, spirit and community forming a deeper sense of personal identify and belonging within your life. This particular method of divination came from Initiated African Elder, Malidoma Some`

Online or in-person in Asheville, NC, USA

December 2019

Thresholds & RiverCrossings: A Magical Evening of Storrytelling

Friday December 6th, 2019

Come sit by the fire with us and drop into another world where time flows differently, animals and spirits guide us and transformation happens without our logical minds needing to figure it out.

Rites of Passage Council Founder Kedar S. Brown will lead us through a medicine story designed to shake loose old conceptions of the Self and prepare the soil for new version of us to emerge.

Asheville, NC, USA

The Road Ahead & Awakening The Wild Heart

August 28-30, 2020

Our ancient ancestors understood well how to access the wisdom that is etched into the landscape through the fire of living by those who have come before. It is the power of community, ritual and rites of passage that we gain access to the wisdom of the past and the spiritual technology embedded in the stones, rivers, trees and mountains of the land. To awaken what is indigenous is to awaken to a deeper listening and relatedness of understanding to all humans and non-humans.

Join us for this powerful and inspiring weekend of finding our individual and collective voices through poetry, stories, solo time in nature, and individual & group ceremony. Together we will draw upon our own stories as we gather the medicine of clarity, wisdom, healing, and gratitude to live a more authentic and inspired life.

Near Asheville, NC, USA

Vision Quest Ceremony – Spain

October 13-24, 2020

Deep within your soul lies a fire that directs your passion and purpose. Often this flame lies quiet like the ancient whispers of smoldering embers; sometimes directed by those internal voices, not belonging to you, that came from another time and place. You reach out to your brothers and sisters and echo these words: WHO AM I?

We will be nestled between the mountains of the Los Alcornacles National Park

This program is limited to 8 participants and 4 qualified apprentices.

Near Cadiz, Spain, EU

May

Ceremonial Village Encampment 

Grief Ritual – Portugal

To be rescheduled

A powerful four day, three night program centering around a group Grief Ritual designed to help move stagnated grief allow space for joy and inspiration to flood in.

We will go through some deep process work together, spend time re-connecting to the natural world and co-create a beautiful group ceremony. The Grief Ritual is based on traditional grief rituals in Burkina Faso as taught by Elder Malidona Somé.

Vision Quest Ceremony – Asheville, NC

May 19-29, 2020

Deep within your soul lies a fire that directs your passion and purpose. Often this flame lies quiet like the ancient whispers of smoldering embers; sometimes directed by those internal voices, not belonging to you, that came from another time and place. You reach out to your brothers and sisters and echo these words: WHO AM I?

This program is limited to 8 participants and 4 qualified apprentices.

Near Asheville, NC, USA

June

Death Lodge Intensive – Wales, UK

June 10-15 2020 

Dive deep into your soul work is a safe supportive community. Kedar S. Brown’s group ritual process work “Death Lodge” weaves together Western psychotherapy and somatic therapy with indigenous wisdom, the medicine wheel and elemental ritual.
 
Wales, UK,

July

Grief Ritual and Village Encampment – Asheville, NC

July 9 -12 2020 

A powerful four day, three night program centering around a group Grief Ritual designed to help move stagnated grief allow space for joy and inspiration to flood in.

We will go through some deep process work together, spend time re-connecting to the natural world and co-create a beautiful group ceremony. The Grief Ritual is based on traditional grief rituals in Burkina Faso as taught by Elder Malidona Somé.

Near Asheville, NC, US

August

Training & Initiation in the Ceremonial

Art of Guiding Initiatory Rites of Passage

16 Month Long Training August 2020 – November 2021

Awakening evolutionary leadership, indigenous wisdom and heart-full attention in an ever changing world.

This 6 session training program will deepen you into yourself equipping you to guide others along their own soul path. This program is for those who have already done much of their own soul work, are comfortable in the wilderness and are looking to delve deeper into these realms.

The training covered teachings in Western psychotherapy, indigenous wisdom and ceremony, the medicine wheel, pan-cultural elemental rituals, shamanism, psychic capacities, energy work and the Vision Quest Ceremony.

Near Asheville, NC, USA