Wild Women Vision Quest

 August 9 – 18, 2023

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 you are currently living?
  • Do you feel you have not yet uncovered your most authentic self?
  • Have you been circling around the Truth of your soul work but not been able to plunge all the way to the depths?
  • Do you need space outside of life’s demands to really listen to your soul and hone potent ways to express your unique voice and gifts?
  • Are you aching for a return to the core of your being to reset, replenish, and revision your life in these urgent days on the earth?
  • Do you desire clear vision to activate your soul path so you can truly create the change you want to see in the world?
  • Are you longing to clear the clutter, blocks, and obstacles from your life?
  • Do you want to mine your shadows for gold?
  • Do you pine for more connection to the Earth and the nonhuman ones?
  • Are you praying for an extended ceremony, deep council, and sisterhood?
  • Are you ready for a Vision Quest created for and led by women?

If you answered yes, then this immersion was designed for you.

Enter the timeless realms of the mythical, the archetypal, and the ancient. Free your wild feminine, with this radical return to the Sacred Well.

In a powerfully-held container, you will be guided to realign with your deepest truth and most authentic self. The invitation is to clear away the clutter of conditioning, self-doubt and the distraction of daily life to hone in on what moves you the most. You’ll be guided to lovingly confront the places where you have been hiding from yourself, where you have been bullshitting yourself, where you have hijacked yourself from the core of your most embodied, most powerful gifts.

In the wildlands of Spirit Hollow, under the Lammas full moon and calls of the barred owl, you will immerse yourself in the place where your dream and the Earth’s dream meet. This immersion is about getting you to back to the wellspring, so you can “re-member” your original and unique soul niche—the place only you can inhabit. By committing to your Soul, and by vowing to live that deeper purpose into the world, you can begin to walk your soul path with clarity, renewed direction, engagement and inspiration.

The first few days of the program will be spent in preparation for the quest. In sacred space, you will be guided to hone your intentions, identify obstacles and fears holding you back from walking your truth and learning Wild Mind wholing and self-healing techniques to resource you for your solo.

The 72-hour vision fast will be your time out on the land to free your wild mind and open your whole being so you can call in guidance, inspiration, and clarity. You will cross the threshold into the mystery and magic of your depths, and be held and mirrored by the living Earth, to encounter your soul in all its beauty.

The last two days will be for deep council, integration, ceremony and stepping forth into your brightness –- resourced, clear, inspired and empowered in your work.

The solo vision quest is the centerpiece of this ten-day immersion.

I highly recommend this immersion experience into deepening your understanding of soul and spirit within and without. It will inform your life in ways both subtle and obvious and add to the ever-widening pool of consciousness that has the power to bring healing on both a personal and a universal level. – Cynthia H.,  2018 participant

This gathering is about how we can move beyond conversation, valuable as it is, and begin the process of meaningful structural shift in our culture and in our own lives by bringing forth our unique contributions and practicing communication from our authentic selves rather than the masks of societal imprinting.

This immersion is held in a deeply resonant, revered, loved, and protected hollow in a huge forested wilderness area in the Southwestern Vermont Taconic Mountains, where vision quests, shamanic trainings, warrior and goddess camps have been held for decades. The trees, the stones, owls, waters, and earth know our pain, witness our breakdowns and breakthroughs and reflect for us what we need to hear.

“The Wild Women Vision Quest was a transformational experience. I am deeply grateful for the powerful and sacred container Tracey and Jonah created for us. The solo fast changed my life and I received the vision I had been seeking. The preparation and return were equally important, and I felt deeply witnessed and held in each phase of the journey. Tracey and Jonah are gifted healers and have much wisdom and guidance to offer any soul seeker.”  ~ 2020 participant

 For women ready to take it to the next level:

  • 72-hour Vision Quest 
  • Ceremony
  • Shadow Work
  • Wild Mind Wholing Work
  • Deep Council
  • Immersion into the Soulscape
  • Shamanic Journey
  • Earth Yoga and Ecstatic Movement
  • Tools for integration and actualization of the Vision

 The time is now, Sacred One, the Earth, her animals, forests and indigenous ones need us to step into our power and create the change we want to see in the world.

We need shamans, way keepers, activists and singers in every village re-enchanting the world with songs, art, and medicine. We need the bridge builders to connect the lovers of the Earth with those in power. We need to know our words and lift our voices. We need authenticity and sovereignty as the times of subservience have cost us too much. Join the groundswell of women. Empower the groundswell of women. Amplify the groundswell of wild women as together we weave a new order of care, sustainability, and consciousness into the world. We need you!

Tracey & Jonah have a very special gift to provide safe, nurturing, and vulnerable spaces for women to connect more deeply to their authentic beings. They are devoted to their own growth which radiates from their aura’s. If I wasn’t traveling to Thailand I would do another journey with these amazing women. – Nina L, 2018 participant

Open to all women (ages 18 and up) who FEEL CALLED.

Cross the Threshold 

This intensive requires an application/letter of intent and a $400 non-refundable deposit to hold your space. Participants are responsible for their own breakfast and lunch foods.  Some partial scholarship funds are available; please inquire.  

Fill out an application.

If accepted, you will receive preparation materials and a gear list and be asked to make a deposit.

Email Tracey  with questions.

Make a Deposit
(August 2023) $400 non-refundable deposit required.

Total tuition on a sliding scale: $1200 -1500. This price includes catered suppers while at base camp.  


Tracey Forest “Key Turner”

Tracey is passionate about helping others step through the doorway into the mystical and the mythical, the sacred and the sublime, the earthy and the erotic, the dark depths and high heights. She is a fearless and compassionate facilitator who has “been to the mountain” and descended into the abyss to lament for the earth, to celebrate the beauty and pain and who knows the rich gifts that lie in the dark to be mined. She stands in the portal, holding a lantern, singing ancient songs, dangling a key, inviting you to step through into the vast landscape of your Soul.

Co-founding Director of Spirit Hollow, Tracey is a shamanic healer and teacher, yoga teacher and singer of soul-stirring songs.  With 25 years of experience guiding others, she is currently in the second half of the Soulcraft Apprenticeship and Initiation Program (SAIP) with Bill Plotkin and the Animas Valley Institute learning the nuances of Soul Initiation Guide and cultivating more tools to assist in the Wholing and Healing of this broken, beautiful world.

Jonah Ruh Roberts
Jonah Ruh Roberts Jonah is passionate about helping women rewhole their soul, awaken to spirit and get strong and resourced on their soul path. She is devoted to Earth and Spirit and to helping humans come back into right relationship with earth and all the myriad beings and spirits that we share this world with. She sees that we are being asked to mature, to step up, to lead and to become the medicine people that will bring healing and wholing to our species.

Jonah is a teacher, herbalist, craniosacral practitioner and soul midwife empowering self-healing, resiliency and soul path alignment through the wisdoms and culture of sacred earth medicine. She leads women circles and events, a yearlong program for women, and collaborates with a number of other movers and shakers on events that awaken responsibility, healing and culture creation. Learn more about her!


Be infinitesimal under that sky, a creature
even the sailing hawk misses, a wraith
among the rocks where the mist parts slowly.

Recall the way mere mortals are overwhelmed
by circumstance, how great reputations
dissolve with infirmity and how you,
in particular, stand a hairsbreadth from losing
everyone you hold dear.

Then, look back down the path to the north,
the way you came, as if seeing
your entire past and then south
over the hazy blue coast as if present
to a broad future.

Recall the way you are all possibilities
you can see and how you live best
as an appreciator of horizons
whether you reach them or not.

Admit that once you have got up
from your chair and opened the door,
once you have walked out into the clean air
toward that edge and taken the path up high
beyond the ordinary you have become
the privileged and the pilgrim,
the one who will tell the story
and the one, coming back
from the mountain, who helped to make it.

From ‘Mameen‘ in
River Flow: New and Selected Poems
Many Rivers Press © David Whyte