Jennifer Menke is a systems change strategist, designer, facilitator and coach, passionately bringing forth an enhanced relationship and dialogue between humans and their environment – both internal and external. She is a fellow of the Next Generation Leaders Academy for Systemic Change, owner of Jennifer Menke LLC, and partner of the Regenerative Rainforest Economy Lab.
Through 16 years of dedicated training to actualize her vision of bringing humans into balance with nature, she’s studied and worked with indigenous elders from North and Central America, spent over 700 days in solitary retreats in nature, and apprenticed for 11 years with one of the grandfathers of the environmental movement, John P. Milton. Currently, she is being mentored by Native American spiritual elder La’ne Saan Moonwalke
Born as a Starseed, Benjamin Torre is a Spiritual Consultant, Public Speaker and Success Mentor.Philanthropic, visionary and Role Model; Ben is simply bringing you to Love Unity Consciousness by sharing self-confidence, self-love, self-acceptation, self-forgiveness and self-awareness.
I’ve been doing Vision Quest every year since 2013. Twice 5days solo in nature and one time 7days solo last year in 2017 in the sacred land of Crestone, Colorado.
I’ve no words to describe those experiences, as it was each time such a mind-blowing and transformational experience. Unless to tell you how it was difficult and how many times I cried!
Between these VQ, I spend a lot of time in nature and actually did myself some solo in nature, like 2-3days and I found it really recharging and distressful.
I’ve been practising and bringing awareness as much as I can in all these fundamental and wisdom that John P. Milton and Jennifer shared with me the last 3years. Today, I’m delighted to support Jennifer for holding a space and sharing with you this beautiful rite of passage.
The teachings in this particular program will be custom designed to meet participants needs and to provide the necessary tools to have a deeply transformative Nature Quest. Jennifer will draw from her 14 years of training with John P Milton and 6 years of training with Native American spiritual elder, La’ne Saan Moonwalker. These teachings will include but are not limited to:
During the All-One/Solo time in nature, you will be in one area of about 108 paces in diameter. This is your time to be in union with the natural world. It’s a time to let go of all stresses and pressures from the outside world and a time to be deeply nourished and healed by nature. You will have very little distractions in order to allow you to become more relaxed and present, so that you may open your heart to the beauty of the great mystery unfolding. Many people who go through this process experience deep states of transformation and a shift in consensus reality. It is also an opportune time to learn about the false beliefs that are holding us back from our full potential.
Day 1: Arrival day / Spring water welcoming / Awareness Training
Day 2: Awareness Training – Relax Time
Day 3: Shamanic Teaching – 1⁄2 day Awareness Training
Go out on All-One solo in the afternoon
Day 4 to 8 include: 5days solo Vision Quest
Day 8: come out of your solo – Talking stick – Sharing
Day 9: Integration Time with wisdom
Day 10: Relaxing day and integration – End of your Vision Quest
The retreat will be held on the Sacred Land Sanctuary, a sacred piece of land in northern Crestone that has been protected and stewarded by John P Milton for over 30 years. It has been used for nature solo’s for decades and the land offers its own unique support for those who are wishing to be deeply held by the embrace of nature.
Crestone, CO is a very special place and has been regarded as a sacred site by First Nations peoples for thousands of years. The land that you will be doing the vision quest on has an ancient kiva and many sacred stone seats, which contributes to the movement of universal energy transmitted through the earth. A necessary ingredient to remove blockages and support deep transformation.
Please watch this video to learn more about this special place:
Please either fly into Denver on the first day and try to arrive before 2pm so Jennifer or Ben will pick you up from the airport (you can also take a bus from Denver to Crestone or rent a car) or fly into the Alamosa, CO airport and Jennifer or Ben will pick you up from the airport. It’s a 4 hour drive from Denver to Crestone, CO.
$ 1.550 / £ 1.220 / 1.440 €– Participants are responsible for their own travel to and from Denver and any personal needs for the duration of the stay. Space is limited to 10 people.
NOTE: Prices DO NOT INCLUDE Food, Accommodation and transport!
When you register, we will send you a list of the gears you will need and an introduction program with some questions to start working on your mind, vision, intention, and current situation. Please provide a photograph of yourself so we can place face to a name and let us know your intentions for the making the trip.
DEPOSIT: After receiving your registration confirmation email, a non-refundable deposit of £440 / $550 / 550€ is required to secure your place with the remaining balance due before the Vision Quest start. Full payment is also accepted at time of registration. Special arrangements by request.
Payments can be made by personal cash in US dollars or GBP Pounds, bank transfer, transferwise.com, or PayPal’s “send money to friends and family” option (credit card payments incur a 3% processing fee).
A detailed trip information sheet with payment info, gear needs and flight and hotel suggestions will be sent to you with your registration confirmation email. Deposits are non-refundable. Cancellations within 40 days of trip start date incur an additional 25% cancellation fee to cover ground costs. Cancellations within 30 days forfeit all payments with 50% of the trip cost available to apply to a future trip within one year of the original retreat date.
Please email Jennifer by clicking on the button below if you would like to attend or for more information.
If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to email!
May the force be with you
Shamanism is the most ancient and powerful spirituality. It’s the blood of primordial man. Shamans are technicians of the deeply sacred. They are the universes powerful links between other dimensions, worlds and realms