your guides

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” ~Albert Camus

 

Using the knowledge that has become embodied wisdom we bring our gifts to you, our people.  We’ll hold safe and sacred space for you.  We’ll help you hone your intention.  We’ll listen to your story, and mirror back the amazing life  myth you have created for yourself.  And you will be alone, and you will be with fellow fasters/questers, with Nature.  You will become Nature.

We are honored to be part of your process in getting free.

IMG_3549_2_2_2Carolyn Ringo is a Deep Self Care coach and an experienced guide in your process of transition and transformation. Her sensitivity, aliveness, love of Nature and beauty in all forms, and faith in the practice of council drew her naturally into becoming a guide.  Being raised on a small family farm with forest and rivers developed a deep relational sense of wonder with the Earth and all it nurtures. Carolyn went on her first Vision Quest in 1994, and trained as a Wilderness Rites of Passage Guide with The School of Lost Borders. In addition to coaching women in transition, Carolyn is a ceremonialist, public speaker and teacher of compassionate communications. She lives in The North Fork Valley on the Western Slope of Colorado and is a certified Wilderness First Responder.

 

IMG_6406_2Karen Good was trained as a guide by the founders of The School of Lost Borders in 1996. Karen loves to have her feet and hands in the Earth, as an avid potter, an avid gardener and lover of Nature. As a teacher (24 years) she often used Nature as classroom and mirror. Living as a young adult with no electricity or running water for 15 years in the woods, as well as building many homes with her own hands using recycled materials, created a close relationship to the Earth. Karen lived in Zambia from age 13-17, attending a local’s high school, exposing her to the harsh inequities in the lives of humans and the incredibly rich and full cultural life of people who have virtually no possessions. All of this has developed a deep love of wilderness, leading Karen to continually find time on the Earth for physical, emotional and spiritual healing and deepening. Currently she is the Executive Director of Elsewhere Studios, an artist in residency program in Paonia, Colorado.

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Guest Guide

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Munro Sickafoose is a husband, father, whitewater river guide, and
ceremonial leader who has been leading groups and individuals in the wildsince 1996. Munro has been deeply involved with earth-based ceremonies for many years, and trained as a vision quest guide with Steven Foster andMeredith Little at the School of Lost Borders in 2000.

He is also a facilitator in the Way of Council, trained at the Ojai
Foundation. Munro was the Netkeeper for the Wilderness Guides Council from
2008-2012. He currently resides in Santa Fe, NM, where he leads vision
quests and focuses on healing the human relationship with the wild using
ritual and the work of Joanna Macy.