What to Expect

While most of your time during a vision quest will be spent alone in nature with the elements, we will assist you in opening to Spirit and obtaining guidance through shamanic journeys and sacred ceremony. The experience can be customized to meet your needs based on what you are seeking at this time in your life.

A typical vision quest retreat would follow a schedule similar to below:

Day 1

  • Arrive at Ewassa (4pm)
  • Ceremony of release to shed the concerns of daily life
  • Earth anchoring ritual to begin to connect deeply with the earth and forest
  • Offering ceremony to give thanks, set intentions for the vision quest, and ask permission of the land to embark on the quest
  • Guided exploration of the land, opening to all five senses
  • Presentation of survival kit and suggestions for vision quest reflections
  • Solo exploration of land
  • Evening gathering with small dinner followed by shamanic journey for vision
  • Sleep under the stars or in tipi

Day 2

  • Early morning small breakfast and check-in
  • Full day of solitude and contemplation in nature
  • Evening gathering with small dinner followed by shamanic journey for clarity
  • Sleep under the stars or in tipi

Day 3

  • Early morning small breakfast and check-in
  • Day of solitude and contemplation in nature
  • Afternoon ceremony to give thanks to the land
  • Sharing of experiences
  • Closing ceremony
  • Depart from Ewassa (5pm)

How to Prepare for the Vision Quest

In the week prior to the vision quest please plan to reduce your caloric intake and try to avoid all processed grains, sugars, fried foods and heavy meats. Reduce your exposure to the news, TV and social media, limiting your screen time as much as possible. Instead, take time to reflect, journal and meditate, beginning to call in a deeper connection to Spirit.

Please leave all perfumes, jewelry, make-up, indulgences and scented personal care products at home. You are more likely to observe animals in their natural habitats if you can blend into the forest. This is an encounter of your soul with Spirit. Arrive in as natural a state as possible, with comfortable clothes of subdued colors.

What to Bring:

  • Journal and pen or pencil
  • Sleeping bag and pillow
  • Sleeping pad (optional)
  • Layers for the cold
  • Flashlight
  • Water bottle
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat (optional)
  • Small bag or daypack (sleeping materials can be left in tipi during the day)

What We Provide

  • Ceremony facilitation
  • Two guided shamanic journeys
  • Earth anchoring exercise
  • Recommendations for ways to connect with nature
  • Small meals of organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes (breakfast and dinner offered in a small group setting)
  • Water for refilling water bottles
  • Whistle (for emergencies), compass and map
  • Water and soap for handwashing
  • Digging trowel and toilet paper (to do your business in the forest)
  • Trash disposal
  • Access to tipi and covered area in case of rain
  • Phone number for loved ones to call in case of emergency


  • For groups of 3-6 participants, the cost per participant is $395
  • For a vision quest retreat of 2 participants the cost is $500 per person
  • For a solo vision quest the cost is $1,000 

Because the minimum cost for a vision quest weekend is $1,000 we recommend that you find some friends or family who would like to join you during this special retreat weekend! The maximum number of participants is 6. We would recommend groups of 3-4 participants.

Other Details

Many vision quests are done in full fasting, but this can be exceedingly challenging for many in modern society or with metabolic issues. We will instead be offering reduced caloric intake with 100% organic fruits, vegetables, nuts and legumes, to be enjoyed with gratitude and mindfulness.

You will be asked to turn off your phone and leave it in your car for the duration of the vision quest (no electronics allowed). Family or friends can call Liz to reach you in case of emergency.


There are wild animals in this area including bears, mountain lions, bobcats and packs of coyotes. There are also cliffs, rough terrain, fallen trees and uneven paths. This is wild terrain with small paths (unlike JeffCo or State Parks). Participants must be aware of their surroundings at all times and take care while out in nature. Each participant will be required to sign a waiver assuming complete responsibility for their decision to participate in the vision quest, and releasing Ewassa from any liability in case of accident or injury.