Course & Workshop Registration
Registration Information for Our Courses & Workshops
New Student Account
To register for one of our courses or workshops you need to download and complete a New Student Account form.
This New Student Account form must be filled out and mailed to us at:
Ways Of The Wild Institute
PO Box #3
Starksboro, Vermont 05487
Upon arrival and prior to the start of all workshops and course, all students are required to complete a Liability Form in person. Both of these forms must be filled out and in our hands to take any workshop or course through our Institute.
You must register for any workshop at least 7 days prior to the class.
You must register for any course before 2 weeks prior to the beginning of the course. Make sure you plan ahead as there is limited space available for courses and workshops and spots are filled first come first serve.
Please note that Private, one on one classes are run at the Private teaching rate and NOT the group rate which is found on all class pages. Potentail students interested in PRIVATE classes need to email White Wolf (email@example.com) for further details and pricing.
Alcohol, tobacco products (yes this means cigarettes too), drugs, fireworks, firearms and radios are not permitted at any Ways Of The Wild Institutes’s workshops or courses. Any persons found with any of these items will be required to leave without a refund. If you do smoke we ask that you only do so in the parking lot.
We at Ways Of The Wild Institute do not promote, advocate or utilize illegal drug usage of any kind. All Ways Of The Wild Institutes’s functions are DRUG FREE and any illegal drug use is strictly prohibited and will not be tolerated.
Contrary to what the below Registration form says, you do not need a medical form signed by a doctor. That policy has been removed.
Letter to Prospective Students
Dear Prospective Student,
I would like to first welcome you to this site and also the pin hole of light that glimmers from the wonders of the wilds. For those of you who do not know me, please read further on this site as who I am is described in detail. You can also find my life story in my autobiography entitled Shadow Scorpion. The Ways of the Wild Institute is an organization that deals with teaching students of all skill levels the many lessons that make living in the wild a truly enlightening experience. But it goes far deeper than just living or coexisting in the wild. We also teach the complexities of the mind, self healing and personal evolution, as well as how to truly create the life you wish. The lessons are all pulled from my own teachings with Meechgalanne, my childhood Wilderness and Spirit Medicine Guide, as well as my life experiences in using these ways as a way of life. Even though my studies were guided by an elder Native American, this institute does not focus solely on the teachings of one culture or tribe. The focus is on the pure ways that are found woven within all cultures that live with the natural world.
Here we teach and learn the arts of “living” in the wild at one with nature. The focus is not on “survival” but actually becoming the wild and reaching a harmony with wild ways so that students can easily live in nature in perfect comfort from within the self and from outside the self. Of course “the wild” isn’t just the pristine outdoor environments of our world, but also the vast inner landscapes of our minds. We teach in great detail in and about both terrains.
Striving for perfection of skill is only one part of the Sacred Mountain that we all tread. To truly experience the pure power and wonder of the Sacred Mountain, we must strive to connect with nature and ourselves on all levels. Here we combine skills, healing, philosophy and the spiritual as one. That is what the Ways of the Wild Institute is based upon, The Sacred Mountain. On the Sacred Mountain there are 4 sacred directions of East/Mental, South/Physical Skill, West/Spiritual and North/Healing. Each direction combined in the circle of life contains all aspects of teaching and learning in the Ways of the Wild.
The Institute’s Wilderness Living Skills courses all take place in the beautiful wild lands of Vermont. The spiritual, mental and philosophy courses will take place outdoors and indoors depending upon weather. Students must be prepared to see themselves in the wild and as the wild as one. You must be prepared to take the steps to heal and evolve to your highest potentials. If anyone is not ready to see themselves and life from new perspective points, then you may not yet be ready for this Institute. However, if you are then that is wonderful! Join us in the great wilds of the Green Mountains and let us journey together in great company!
Awareness, healing and physical skills are the three main areas of this Institute and each course is laid out in great detail to show how all skills taught connect, reflect, control and create all levels of our many dimensional “reality”. The physical wilderness skills and the energy of the wilderness are utilized to assist the student is attaining a greater perspective of what our true reality actually is and how to reclaim all levels of body, mind, spirit and beyond.
We offer workshops and full courses. The courses vary in length from 2 to 7 days. The workshops vary from 3 to 7 hours. All workshops are only introductory level classes for the full courses. They in themselves are taught in a way that they seem complete but it is impossible for me to teach everything that a topic contains in the span of a few hours. The workshops do not count as a prerequisite for further courses. Only courses can count as prerequisites because of their completeness.
Ages that we teach: Workshops and Courses are open to different ages depending upon the course of study. On average 16 through adult are what ages we teach. Individuals ages 16 through 17 must be accompanied by an adult unless it is a specific mentoring program or children’s camp. We are sorry but there can be no leniency with this policy.
Handicap individuals: At this time we are teaching in the wilderness areas without trails or handicap accessories. All individuals must be physically fit to navigate the wild land. Unless otherwise noted every course is geared to individuals who are in average physical shape and strenuous activity is only expected in a few of the courses. These courses state plainly that strenuous activity or above average physical condition is required. If a workshop or course is indoors with handicap access it will be plainly noted in the details of the course or workshop.
I believe John Muir captured it beautifully when he said “Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.“
Come out to the woods with a smile! Walk with us on the wondrous slopes of the Sacred Mountain.
Wulamallessin (be well and happy)
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