Five Element Wilderness Immersion
7-Day Wilderness Retreat
Retreat dates: July 21 – July 28, 2023 in Boulder County (Currently sold out and waitlisted, check back in January 2024 for more opportunities]
Are you longing for an unshakeable sense of belonging?
Will you allow yourself the guidance and support toward greater authentic expression?
Are you ready to learn about and integrate your unique medicine?
Are you ready to welcome yourself home?
We would like to invite you into a circle of likeminded souls who are saying "yes" to living a life with greater meaning, clearer intention, and authentic expression.
Join our small group for an inspiring and illuminating 7 day, 6 night wilderness solo near Boulder, Colorado. Connect with a community of likeminded hearts and souls, local plants and animals, the beautiful landscape, and with parts of yourself you may not have spent time with in quite a while.
Mother Earth provides a mirror for you.
You must learn to engage with her, ask her the big questions and then standby and listen for her response. This relationship is essential because you are her. Just like a baby’s nervous system becomes a replica of the Mother’s nervous system when she is born, you too, become a replica of the Earth and her system; you are, after all, living in her field.
You must re-learn to trust your intuition as you interpret the language of the Earth.
This language is different: it is slow and oftentimes (though not always) metaphorical. You must learn to make your implicit relationship with her explicit. If you want to heal, to find out where you belong, discover your most potent medicine, and hear your most authentic voice, you have to start by reconnecting with the greatest resource who lives just under your feet, Mother Earth.
Humans have been looking to their relationship with the Earth for thousands of years for support in healing, visioning, guiding, and comfort.
Earth has served as the secure base for many humans across many continents and continues to do so in communities that still honor their interdependence. Historically, the wilderness solo was an experience that was warranted for an individual in a community when transitions were taking place and the bigger questions were being asked such as, “where do I belong?", "what am I doing here?", and "what are my gifts?” This individual would physically leave the community to go be alone on the land— meanwhile the community would hold space and pray for them during their time away.
Wilderness Immersion Solo Invitation
About Your Instructor
Mindi K. Counts, MA, LAc., is an integrative medical practitioner and Five-Element acupuncturist. Founder of the Inner Ocean Center for Healing, Mindi is a keynote speaker, retreat leader and teacher. She is the author of Everyday Chinese Medicine and a contributing author to the Trauma Toolkit and Singing Our Heart’s Song.
She is the founder of the international nonprofit Inner Ocean Empowerment Project, providing holistic healthcare and education through volunteer service missions to under-served populations around the world and in the U.S. She was featured in Dr. Oz’s The Good Life magazine for her work in Indian slum communities, Burmese refugee clinics and earthquake-ravaged areas of Nepal.
Mindi has been a rites of passage guide for more than a decade, having led several wilderness solos in the mountains of Colorado and in the deserts of Utah. She also leads international rites of passage service trips into underserved communities around the world.