For those called to gain skill in guiding others, Animas Valley Institute offers several training programs. Currently, applications are taken through The Animas Valley Institute. Visit the Animas Valley Institute website, for further information regarding prerequisites and requirements – see links below. Programs undertaken in Australia with Soulcraft Australia can contribute towards your apprenticeship training.

Soulcraft Apprenticeship and Initiation Program

Our training programs are for cultural change agents seeking the most advanced and comprehensive study in Soulcraft™. Our 3-to-6 year Soulcraft Apprenticeship and Initiation Process (SAIP), is a graduate level training program in the skills and practices of nature-based underworld guiding.

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Wild Mind Training Program

Designed for human development guides from a variety of fields, the WMTP is a professional training in the use of the Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche to support others to cultivate their innate wholeness and to acquire the skills of Self-healing. The Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche is, among other things, a comprehensive inventory of what can be right about a person, a “shadow” version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM), mainstream psychology’s list of what can go wrong with people.

Animas Quest Apprenticeship

 One program is our Animas Quest Apprenticeship Program, which is a one-program-at-a-time approach to apprenticing to the Animas Quest. The trainee joins a regularly scheduled Animas Quest, each with two guides/trainers, and learns the structure, components, and dynamics of the quest from direct experience. All candidates for training should have previously enacted at least one vision fast of their own with either Animas or other experienced guides.  Apprentices assist in base camp activities while the questers are out on their solo fast. During this time, there is opportunity for individualized training and consultation between guides and apprentices. There are up to 4 apprentices and 12 fasters on each quest.