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Meeting Wholeness in the Wilderness: A Four Shields Immersion
Meeting Wholeness in the Wilderness: A Four Shields Immersion

Fri, May 21


Rabbit Valley BLM Campground

Meeting Wholeness in the Wilderness: A Four Shields Immersion

Reclaim your wholeness through meeting the wilderness of the natural world and your own wild heart --- the place of natural beauty, vitality, & purpose

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Time & Location

May 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – May 25, 2021, 4:00 PM

Rabbit Valley BLM Campground, Mack, CO 81525, USA

About The Event

Program description:

Meeting ourselves as Whole and living from that place is our birth-rite. This rite is sometimes veiled by the pressure of a culture that has ignored aspects of wholeness -- such as death and darkness, birth and aliveness, play & innocence, and initiation & purpose -- yet reclaiming  wholeness can be accessed through meeting the natural world..... in such a way we meet the wilderness of our hearts --- the place of natural beauty, vitality, and purpose.

In this immersion, you will make contact with wholeness by exploring the four shields of human psyche with nature ---- specifically the primary, current shield you are working with and any obstacles and gateways within the shield. Our time together will be a blend of medicine walks, yoga, council, sound healing, a blend of solitude and community, guided & silent meditations (seated and hiking), art, and primitive practices for relating deeper to the wilderness.

This  immersion will take place in the expansive desert near Rabbit Valley, CO (nearest airports are Grand Junction, CO and Moab, UT). We will begin at 10:00 AM in Rabbit Valley on Friday, May 21st. The site is accessible by car. We will close our circle by 4PM on Tuesday, May 25th. Below you will find a loose-itinerary of our journey individually and together. 


$125.00-$450.00 (sliding scale) 

*Deposit and min sliding scale required to register- $125.00

Scholarships are available for folks needing financial assistance. Scholarship applications can be accessed by emailing

Space is limited. If the event is full, you will be notified and added to a waiting list.


Colleen Bishop & Thompson Bishop

What’s included:

  •  A deep soul-centered experience with the natural world guided by two professional wilderness rite of passage guides, Colleen Bishop & Thompson Bishop
  • 5 days; 2 nights in the wilderness
  • Teaching of the Four Shields of Human Nature
  • Soul/Medicine Walks or hikes
  • Storytelling circles
  • Two soul-mirrors of your story
  • A blend of community and solitude
  • Guided and self-led Nature-based Practices: Council, self-generated ceremonies, Sit-spot, Place-bonding, Mindfulness, Breathing practices, Hiking/Backpacking
  • Professional gear/packing list + how to guides
  • Permits & logistics arranged for camping accommodations for 4 nights
  • Backcountry education
  • Professional wilderness guides
  • Nature-based/Transpersonal Ecopsychology Coaching
  • Variety of Council formats

What’s not included:

  • Gear
  • Food
  • Travel & Transportation to campsite (possibility to carpool)
  • Guide + car-pool driver gratuity (suggested 20%)
  • Travel/Cancellation insurance
  • Anything else not listed under “what’s included”

Journey Itinerary

Day 1 Friday:

  • 10 AM meet at group camp
  • Set up personal campsite
  • Introductions & community building
  • Teaching of the Four Shields of Human Nature & Land-orientation
  • Orientation to soul-walks/hikes
  • Solo time
  • Evening yoga stretch & community-soul

Day 2 Saturday:

  • Group check-in and meditation
  • Evoking the West Shield
  • Soul/Medicine walk with the south shield
  • Storytelling & Mirroring

Day 3 Sunday:

  • Group check-in and meditation
  • Evoking the West Shield
  • Soul/Medicine walk with the west shield
  • Storytelling & Mirroring

Day 4 Monday:

  • Group check-in and meditation
  • Evoking the North Shield
  • Soul/Medicine walk with the North shield
  • Storytelling & Mirroring
  • Evening Yoga nidra & Dream-star circle

Day 5 Tuesday:

  • Evoke the East shield at dawn
  • Soul/medicine sunrise walk in the East Shield
  • Storytelling & Mirroring
  • Guidance for Incorporating and bringing the gifts/lessons back home
  • Closing circle
  • Optional celebratory dinner in town with our group 

*This is a loose plan of the journey—all parts are subject to change and flow to meet the whole of the group.


  • Deposit

    This deposit confirms your registration for the event. This program is offered at a sliding scale fee of $125.00-$450.00. Please contribute what best supports you. Your tuition balance can be paid via Venmo or Paypal. An email will be sent with a link for future payments.

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