Nature Connected and Soul Directed

An Earth-Based Institute (EBI) Wilderness Quest is an 10 day, small-group wilderness experience culminating in a rite-of-passage ceremony.

The Wilderness Quest is an ancient ritual found in nearly every culture. The rhythms, beauty, and harsh realities of the wilderness act as mirrors—reflecting deep truths about who we are. A critical aspect to the Quest is an awakening—The Call to Adventure—often an external or internal event that spurs an individual to action.

As response to that call, the Wilderness Quest can be a catalyst for great change—the perfect answer to meeting the challenges of major life transitions, such as:

• graduation
• loss
• changes in career or retirement
• relationship changes
• financial or health crises
• relocation
• depression or trauma

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”

Edward Abbey

What to expect from an EBI Wilderness Quest

EBI is committed to co-creating a safe Wilderness Quest that works for you. This experience includes:

  • pre-trip coaching
  • nature awareness
  • contemplative exercises
  • group council
  • ceremony and ritual
  • reflective inquiry
  • a three- to four-day culminating right-of-passage ceremony
  • post-trip integration coaching

The Earth-Based Institute Wilderness Quest is an essential element of the Transformational Wilderness Guide program.

For a more personalized wilderness experience, consider our Wilderness Directions trips.

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