Teaching Rites of Passage for 35 Years

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 In this video clip, Meredith, who founded the School with her husband Steven, speaks to how the daily turning into life, with all of its sorrows and joys is the essence of Rites of Passage and the nature of our living and dying. 

The Four Shields of Human Nature: A Training for Guides, Therapists, and Human Beings

Apr 18th, 2016 - Apr 22nd, 2016
Cochiti Lake, NM

 “If there were a measure of “mental health,” it would involve the ability of individuals to grow into the fullness of each season--that is, the ability to fully become, or enact, the contents of each shield.”

Steven Foster/Meredith Little


NM Women's Vision Fast

May 16th, 2016 - May 27th, 2016

 A woman's journey is both vigorous and introspective. As she covers ground outwardly, so she ventures deep within herself. Stirred by nature’s calling to be creative and complete, and beckoned by an irresistible urge to cross personal boundaries, she travels the path of her unique destiny. Her passions and gifts are her map. Psyche is her guide. Dreams are her nourishment.

CA Men's Vision Fast

Jun 2nd, 2016 - Jun 13th, 2016
Larry Hobbs, Will Scott

The Gods are calling! The Sun is rising and illuminating a new and yet very ancient story about the value and worth of what it means to be a man. Joseph Campbell knew about this desire, this seeking. He knew that the life of a man was not only about meaning but also about “…the experience and rapture of being alive”. Each one of us must add to this re-membering by bringing our own story fully alive! We owe it to our ancestors, our selves, our families, and all of life.

Queer Quest

Jun 5th, 2016 - Jun 16th, 2016
Buena Vista, CO

In many cultures around the world, people of different sexual orientations and gender identities are honored as special members of society. In West Africa, LGBTQI+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, Queer, and Intersexed) people can be 'gatekeepers' to the spirit world. To some Native Americans, the gifts of 'two spirit' people are needed by the community. Often, queer** people have had a critical role as a bridge in the community, deeply connected to both spirit and nature.