"When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. " ~Joseph Campbell

"What you are, the world is. And without your transformation, there can be no transformation of the world." ~ J. Krishnamurti

"If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children." ~Mahatma Gandhi

"Come forth into the light of things; let nature be your teacher." ~William Wordsworth

"I hold the most archaic values on earth: the fertility of the soul; the magic of the animals; the power-vision in solitude; the love and ecstasy of the dance; the common work of the tribe." ~Gary Snyder

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Spirit Hollow’s mission is to educate, awaken, and empower individuals to embody their wholeness, and ripen into the fullness of their authentic selves and spiritual maturity.

Founded on the innate understanding that love is the most powerful force in the universe, we help people to cultivate active, intimate partnerships with the living earth and with one another and thus to be agents of change in the world.

Our offerings are rooted in core shamanism, spiritual ecology, the power of community and the deep belief in our mutual interdependence with all things.

Through hands-on, nature-based programs, individuals gain tools with which to navigate new terrain in these unprecedented times. These tools help us ground in the Earth, uplift in Spirit, while being centered and balanced in our daily lives.

Current Offerings

Conscious Couples’ Retreat Weekend

Deepening Connections to Self, Partner and Earth September 6-8, 2019 At Spirit Hollow in SW Vermont Friday evening 7 PM through Sunday 1 PM Facilitated by two conscious couples:  Rachel […]

Shamanic Teacher Training Course–NEW

Taught by Tracey Forest and Robert Patton What can we do in these perilous times to really assist the human and the more-than-human world?  Staying engaged in purposeful work of […]

The Alchemy of Desire: A Women’s Intensive

THE ALCHEMY OF DESIRE 2.0: Tools for Turning Your Lead to Gold September 20-22, 2019 Vulnerability, Self Love, and Soul Passion as Radical Transformation  A weekend intensive for powerful women […]

Soulcraft Intensive

June 5-9, 2019 Spirit Hollow is delighted to host the Animas Valley Institute Guides: John Lynch, M.A., and Doug Van Houten The Soulcraft Intensive is a five-day experiential plunge into the […]

The Shaman’s Journey: An Intro, June 1

Saturday, June 1, 2019; 9am – 5pm Join us for a day and see the world in a different light. This one-day introductory workshop will open doors to a new […]

Wild Soul – Whole Self

August 10, 2019 10 am – 8 pm A magic day of exploring inner and outer landscapes! Enjoy revelation, conversation and imagination. Shake off the constrictions of the modern world—the […]

Camps for Kids and Teens 2019!

Spirit Quest for Kids (age 7-12): June 25-29 Goddess Camp (girls 8-11): July 1-5 Goddess Camp (girls 12-16): July 8-12 Warrior Camp (boys 8-12): July 15-19 Spirit Quest for Teens (age […]

Wild Women Weaving the World: A Vision Quest

July 29-August 3, 2019 Guides: Tracey Forest and Jonah Ruh Roberts Assisted by Rosanna Kalashyan Do you feel the groundswell of women rising? Do you desire clear vision to activate […]

Men’s Circles

You have made me known to friends whom I knew not.  You have given me seats in homes not my own.  You have brought the distant near and made a […]

Seeing with the Heart, starting Autumn 2019

An Apprenticeship in Core Shamanism An Apprenticeship in Core Shamanism Applications are now OPEN for Fall 2019 taught by Robert Patton and Tracey Forest assisted by Maggie Murphy “We need as […]

Transformational Soul Sessions with Tracey Forest

with Tracey Forest If you feel challenged by the shifting energies on the planet, or feel “stuck,” or pulled out of your center, or you keep coming against old issues […]

Sweat Lodges

DATES FOR 2019 10/20/19 11/17/19 12/22/19 3/22/19 4/19/20 6/17/20 Please email RSVP to Maggie Murphy (murphy.maggie@hotmail.com); if a lodge is canceled, an email will be sent to you. Come join […]

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Kind Words


Spirit Hollow to me means community and sisterhood and brotherhood, love for the Earth and for one another. It’s vital. It’s so vital and important. Particularly the camps for younger people. We come year after year and we connect with nature and with one another and then go back out into the world and share what we receive, make it a better place, because it’s TIME!

Deena Chappell, Spirit Quest Staff Member


Mind expanding, soul enriching, community building, pure, glorious magick. I have been utterly transformed through this apprenticeship and I’ve found a place where I can share my whole self, connect with others and through it all be truly embraced, encouraged, challenged and awakened. Tracey and Robert are extraordinary teachers and Spirit Hollow is welcoming perfection.

Rachel Sachs Steele, Seeing With the Heart student


Amazing, uplifting, inviting, and most of all spiritually connected. Beautiful landscape and so warm…a simple “thank you” to all that you offer each and every person who is blessed enough to meet Tracey and just “be.”

Stacy Gentile, participant in Spirit Hollow events


As a third year Seeing With the Heart student, my life has been transformed. The hands-on training and practical experience in core shamanism, divination and healing can lean one (who is ready) to new worlds and limitless possibilities. I have seen (and performed!) miracles. This stuff is real and bless Spirit Hollow for spreading the magic all around and keeling the teachings alive.

Joanne Grisanti, Spirit Hollow Board Member


At the Hollow, we have shared our love of the power and beauty of the land and water; there, we have learned countless lessons about how to better care for each other and ourselves. There are always rich new paths to find at Spirit Hollow and loving arms and outstretched hands of caring guides, teachers and friends to help you on your journey. The Earth would be a better place if more people had the experiences that both my daughter and I have had there.

ELISABETH SHAPIRO, Mother of Isabella, Spirit Quest camper


An incredible oasis of healing energy and collection of beautiful and loving souls. I can’t think of anyone who wouldn’t benefit from time at SH. I love it and all the pilgrim travelers I have met there and am so grateful for Tracey’s dedication to bringing in the “light!”

Lisa Verschoor, Astrologer and Spirit Hollow friend