Devon / United Kingdom
04.09.2024 - 15.09.2024
“May all the spirits bless you, for the way you showed me a way through and all you taught me. Such a great gift I carry in my heart, every day. I owe you a new life.”
Excerpt from a letter we received a year after the vision quest 2020
“Natasha and Werner create and hold a container for transformation, where deep work and synchronicities can unfold in the most potent of ways. They complement each other so well. Natasha brings a fiercely feminine perspective, filled with love, raw authenticity and connected somatic movement skills; Werner brings a strong, protective, calm male presence full of insight, intuition and courage. Together, they guide with such humility and grace, you’re free to seek whatever medicine the land has to offer you. It’s a real gift and real wonder to behold: the power, magic and story of wild nature speaks through them.
Thank you will never do it justice. As I said on the retreat, although everything on the surface seems the same, the ground beneath me has shifted – perhaps it’s my core? Or the presence of my spirit? It feels stronger somehow, more secure, and connected to nature – in a way I’ve always wanted – like the mosses, bracken, wood sorrel and ivy are holding me to the earth.
I re-read my letter of intent, you opened the way for me to experience all I hoped for – and so much more – the full expression of love and life.”
Testimonial after the Quest in June 2023
We discovered this enchanted and secluded valley in Devon last year and feel so fortunate to be able to run our wilderness vigil with this land. Immersed in ancient oak woodland carpeted with bluebells, open moorland, slow steady granite boulders and rivers (with beautiful wild swimming spots) this valley is so alive to itself. It is the perfect hidden gem for coming home to our wild souls and true nature.
We are living in the midst of change and uncertainty. Modern life can be overwhelming with its constant demand to do and have more, while the world around us starts to collapse under the strain. Many people are searching for a deeper sense of belonging, to re-connect with nature and community. The Vision Quest, in it’s modern form, offers an opportunity to remember our ancestral roots and our relationship with the land. At the heart of our time together lies a four day solitary immersion into nature to seek guidance. This is a unique way of opening up to a bigger perspective and reconnecting with what matters most.
Our time together during this phase will include:
Way of Council
Exploring with The Four Shields of Human Nature
Story-telling, mythology, poetry, music
Body-based practices to support centering and relaxed awareness (i.e. focussing…)
Natasha Lythgoe (wilderness guide, focusing coach, buddhist nun)
Werner Pilz (vision fast guide, council facilitator, mentor)
Werner Pilz , Natasha Lythgoe
We keep our groups deliberately small and our UK-based quests take place in a very special privately owned piece of land in Dartmoor, at a cost.
Balanced Budget Cost: £1250 (1450 Euro)
For those who can afford to support Bursary places: £1375 (1600 Euro)
Deposit (non refundable): £395 (450 Euro)
Do not hesitate to contact us for financial help if needed. We offer
A minimum of 1 month before the program we will send you a Welcome Pack which will include logistical information and details about material and assignments for preparation at home.
We offer presence and if needed guidance one year long after the Quest for all our participants.
If you’d like to know more do feel free to get in touch. We’re both happy to have a conversation about the details of this programme and our approach. To book or to make an enquiry please email
Werner at firstname.lastname@example.org
Natasha at email@example.com
Not included in the seminar fee:
Travel expenses: You will need to arrange travel to Devon / UK.
Feel free if you need further information.
Food: There will be a partly self-catering. More informations to come.