Register now for November programs with Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen

We are very excited to announce that registrations are now open for five programs being guided by Bill Plotkin and Geneen Marie Haugen in November this year.

Beginning in Katoomba in the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Bill and Geneen are each guiding programs to be run consecutively from 3 – 7 November 2018. Bill will be running Training in Human Development: The Soulcentric Development Wheel, for all those interested in an ecocentric and soulcentric approach to human development and especially professional human development guides. Geneen’s offering, Writing the Wild Soul, is for those who are called to soul encounter and also to written and spoken expression as a way of conveying to others their wild experience  of nature and psyche.

Next to Bamarang Bush Retreat, alongside the Shoalhaven River,  where Bill and Geneen will together guide us into Deep Imagination, Soulcraft and the Reanimation of the World from 11 – 15 November, 2018.

Bill and Geneen will then wing their way to Western Australia to offer Coming Home to An Animate World: A Way of Ceremony and Conversation, 21 – 25 November 2018 – a green doorway, an opening to a wilder consciousness shaped by (and in conversation with) Sacred Others known as forest, stone, cockatoo, and river. Our colleague, Jenni York is hosting this program – all enquiries to

Finally, our illustrious guides will return to the Blue Mountains of NSW for Crossing into the Mysteries of Nature and Psyche: An Advanced Soulcraft Intensive, 28 November – 2 December 2018 – an  “advanced” version of the Soulcraft Intensive for people prepared for a radical immersion in the enigmatic dark waters of soul.

All programs, except Writing the Wild Soul, are by application – please see Program Applications – is not essential that you have previously attended an Animas Valley Institute program. The applications invite you to feel into your relationship with the wild world within and without as a way of opening the door to engaging with what these unique programs have to offer.

All of the East coast programs are full residential – accommodation and all meals included. Register and pay before 3o August for a ten percent Early bird discount.

There are limited partial scholarships available for the East coast programs for those passionate about this work and who would not otherwise be able to attend – go to, for more information.

We are thrilled that Bill and Geneen are able to join with us and the whispers and cries of this ancient continent. Don’t miss out on this feast of enlivening and enriching experiences, all of which are being presented for the first time in Australia.

Places are limited so secure your spot by putting down your deposit. Your registration is complete once all registration forms have been completed – See Registration Help – policies and procedures

In Wildness, Carin and Robert

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  1. Hello,
    I am so interested in doing the Training in Human Development course, however have a baby that I would not be able to be apart from overnight. I’m wondering if it would be possible either to have my partner bring the baby to the retreat centre in the evenings and pick her up again in the mornings, or whether I might be able to sleep in a BnB nearby and attend the course during the days?
    Many thanks,

    • Hi Jamie, We will give you a call as soon as we can. Meanwhile, check out the program descriptions under Upcoming programs – places are filling fast 🙂

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