The Vision Fast in nature is the peak experience. The Vision Quest is a transformational process which will start the moment you decide to go. And will continue to infuse your life long after breaking the fast.
It is a very sacred healing journey that can help you to make long lasting changes on many levels. Therefore we put a lot of emphasis on proper preparation and integration.
Here you can read shortly what the program offers and the guidance you will receive. Scroll down for more detailed information.
- 1 Personal guidance session (phone or Zoom) to clarify your intentions and to help you overcome fears and emotions that might come up when you start your process
- Preparatory detoxification program – why and how, motivation, and recipes
- 4 week preparation program based on the Medicine Wheel. To prepare you on a mental, emotional, spiritual and physical level for the vision fast in nature.
- Private Facebook group page where you can ask questions, connect with the group and where I will share inspiration and motivation
8 DAY VISION QUEST RETREAT AT ALAUZET
Although you will be going out of your comfort zone while fasting in the wild nature, you will have a very comfortable and luxury experience at Alauzet. One of the most beautiful Nature Retreats in Europe.
- Private room at Alauzet
- Healthy and delicious detox meals to prepare for and break the fast
- Group energy and support, sharing intentions
- Temazcal Purification Ceremony (Mexican sweat lodge)
- Supervised vision fast on the sacred mountain in a nature reserve
- Integration exercises to ensure long lasting transformation
- Sharing of experiences and wisdom received
- Pleasure time by the lake (swimming, canoeing, sunbathing)
INTEGRATION BACK INTO THE WORLD
- Now the work really starts as you have the responsibility to live the vision and wisdom you received
- Group support
- Personal guidance (optional) to help you through new terrain
“Preparation is halve the victory”
To make a long lasting transformation it is important to prepare well. The time you spend preparing will help your system to gradually adjust so you can have a more profound and joyful experience on your vision fast on the mountain. If you plan on taking time off to go on a vision quest, why not make it a truly life changing experience?
With the program that we’re providing you can detox and upgrade your life on all levels; you will clear your body, mind and soul from toxins and nurture your entire being. The program is very complete and adjustable to your specific needs and wants. The Vision Quest process is very profound and quite intense, it’s not for the faint of heart! Being with a group we can support and motivate each other, helping one and other through difficult moments and laughing about the funny synchronicities and confrontations we will encounter.
Fasting is an important part of the Quest. Water fasting might bring up some fears and doubts for some, but it is actually not as hard as it sounds. Often people find it even easier than juice fasting or detoxing with light meals. What’s important is to be motivated, which you’ll get lots of support with!
You fast to awaken the body’s self-healing systems and to realign with your essence and the natural world around you. It is really a mesmerizing feeling to have such a strong and natural connection with yourself, mother nature and the universe as you will have when fasting outside embraced by nature!
With a proper detox program beforehand you prepare your body for the fast and you can actually start to regenerate your organs, including your brain, to become more healthy and resilient.
We emphasise on a profound preparation process because we have experienced ourself how tremendously beneficial this is, and we wouldn’t want anything less for you. However, this is your personal journey so it is most important that you feel comfortable and get out of the process what YOU need. So you can decide from moment to moment how strict you are within the preparation depending on your needs and the time you have available.
Your energetic process starts the moment you decide to go on the Vision Quest! Deep rooted emotions, resistance, patterns and beliefs that no longer serve you will come to the surface to be resolved. This is very beautiful and healing, but it can also be quite overwhelming. Changing your diet will help you to re-boot the emotion-processing centers in your brain so you can observe and release the habitual games of the mind instead of getting lost and overwhelmed by them. In the program we will explain you in detail the theories behind it, and how to gradually change your diet. Plus you will be given a clear list of what you should and should not eat. And you’ll receive tips, tools and delicious recipes to make it easier for you to change your eating habits.
You could also have a powerful vision quest without an elaborate preparation, and there are organisations who do not require any dietary changes prior to going on a Vision Quest. But to me this is not so healthy for your digestive system, and truly a missed opportunity as you might not receive all the gifts that are available.
THE VISION QUEST AT ALAUZET
The preparation and integration of your solo time in nature will take place at Alauzet. One of the most beautiful Nature Retreats in Europe! Here you will have a very comfortable accommodation in a beautiful natural surrounding overlooking the lake. During your solo time in the wild nature you will go out of your comfort zone, but at Alauzet you will have quite a bohemian luxury experience. We will have group activities such as intention sharing circles and integration exercises, but also plenty of time to relax and swim in the lake or have a hot-tub session on colder days.
We will participate in a Temazcal Ceremony (Mexican Sweatlodge) before and after your solo time in nature. This will help us to align with the divine and our intentions. And provide a beautiful space to express our gratitude to mother nature, the elements and spirits that are guiding and protecting us, helping us to integrate the experience.
For the vision fast we will walk to “les Baumes”. This is very wild piece of land in the nature reserve attached to Alauzet. It is our private property so there will be no other people that could interrupt your solo quest. We will explore the land on the second day of the program so you can let your feelings guide you to your personal power spot. There are many magical places. The land is very diverse. You could stay in the valley next to the waterfall, or more high up overlooking the lake and opposite hills. Since there is hardly anyone coming there except for the wild animals and faeries you will need to find your own paths by instinct which is a very exciting adventure on its own. You will mark your spot and come back the next morning to start your Quest and create your sacred circle.
The medicine circle made out of stones or twigs will be your safe space for the four days and nights of the vision fast. It is a place of prayer, the place of belonging where you are in your true home. With ceremony, intent, gratitude and love the energy will build up inside the circle. It will become a protected space where you can pass between the visible and invisible realms to receive your vision.
Integration is also very important. We will support and motivate you to truly live the vision you received. Once you come back from the mountain and meet the other participants you can start to see and feel the shifts you made. And then when you go out into society, back to your (extra)ordinary life, that’s when the real work starts.
We will stay connected as a group to support eachother. It might happen that you will experience some turbulence after the quest as you will be full of new energy and anspiration, but there will always be hurdles on the way such as old habits and loopholes. Having the group as a backup will make it easier to overcome those obstacles by tuning back into the vision quest frequency and picking yourself up.
Personal guidance will also be available to help you through new terrain, and to stay committed to live the vision and wisdom you received.