"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

IMAGINING TRIBE: Summer Immersion for Youth

for 16-24 year olds July 13-21, 2021 For Youth Changemakers and Cultural Evolutionaries Finding Meaning, Purpose & Belonging in a Parched World Spirit Hollow, Shaftsbury, Vermont THE VISION A deep immersion into […]

Seeing with the Heart 2021

  NEW CIRCLE FORMING FOR FALL 2021 An Apprenticeship in Core Shamanism taught by Robert Patton and Tracey Forest “We need as many shamanic practitioners in the world as possible […]

Soul Retrieval Practicum

FOUR-SESSIONS on Zoom, Starts April 1, 2021   One of the most beautiful, helpful and powerful shamanic techniques, soul retrieval can help others in profound and tangible ways. This four-session […]

Conversation with BILL PLOTKIN

Fundraiser for IMAGINING TRIBE: Youth Summer Immersion April 8, 2021 6:00 pm EST on Zoom Join us for a LIVE conversation between Tracey Forest and Bill Plotkin as they discuss […]

Prayers in the Dark: Tending Our Visionary Fires

June 11, 2021 – June 15, 2021 Guide: Doug Van Houten WE LIVE AT A PIVOTAL MOMENT IN EARTH’S HISTORY, a time of extraordinary challenge and uncertainty in which our […]

Oasis

Intergenerational Council for the Young We have been gathering every other Sunday for three months and are gaining members and diving deep and making new connections and friendships!! Oasis is […]

Anima Terra: Yearlong Journey of Wild Descent and Soul Emergence for Women

COMING in 2022 An·i·ma /ˈanəmə/noun  1. the soul;  2.the feminine principle Ter·ra /ˈterə/ noun  1. land or territory;  2.  the planet earth Come to the forest, sister! Reach out; take […]

Shaped By Mystery

Unearthing How You Were Made for These Times Tuesday evenings on Zoom — 7:00 – 9:00 pm January 19 – March 23, 2021 (10 weeks) “To display the lantern of […]

Soulcraft Intensive

June 5 – 9, 2021 Spirit Hollow and the Animas Valley Institute present The Soulcraft Intensive  Animas Valley Institute’s popular five-day experiential plunge into the wild depths of Soulcraft; a […]

Wild Women Vision Quest

July 30-August 7, 2021 Guides: Tracey Forest and Jonah Ruh Roberts Is there a deep longing in you to answer the call to something more meaningful, more real than what […]

Every Step A Prayer: Shamanic Tools for Wholing and Healing

ONLINE, Eight-Week Series, Meets Thursday Evenings on Zoom Starting January 21, 2021 Taught by Tracey Forest and Jonah Ruh Roberts 8 sessions, January 21- March 11 6:30 pm – 9:00 […]

Spirit Hollow Statement on Coronavirus

Information & Support During the Coronavirus Pandemic In these crazy pandemic days on Planet Earth, the challenge we are facing as a species is unprecedented.  Fear, uncertainty and isolation are […]

Shamanic Teacher Training Course–NEW

Look for a NEW circle forming in 2021!! Taught by Tracey Forest and Robert Patton What can we do in these perilous times to really assist the human and the […]

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IT’S SO VITAL AND IMPORTANT

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

PURE, GLORIOUS MAGICK

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

UPLIFTING AND INVITING

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

MY LIFE HAS BEEN TRANSFORMED

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

ALWAYS NEW, RICH PATHS TO FIND

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 OASIS

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