Rites of Incorporation: Embodying the Vision and Living the Dream


Oct 20th, 2024 - Oct 26th, 2024 | Catalina State Park - Tucson, Arizona | Silvia Talavera, Kelly McClelland

                      “Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.”

                                                                          – Langston Hughes

This program is an invitation to all who have experienced a vision fast, or a life transition, had a dream or may have had a special event to mark or celebrate that long to be embodied and lived out. This offering may be a helpful tool in negotiating this challenging yet rich and fruitful landscape of living into your dreams or vision along with the many other possibilities that are begging to emerge in your life. It begs the question “How do I embody my vision and live my dream?”

Corpus is the Latin word for body, and to incorporate is to bring into your body.

Your physical body is the structure and form in which you live and it is imperative that you give your new ideas and dreams a solid and foundational platform so that you are better able to embody and move them forward into your life.

This program is designed to take incorporation to a deeper level. Usually, the work of incorporating experiences into your life can be most challenging. Often when you return to your busy life it is not always easy to continue with the hard work it takes to manifest your vision and give it practical feet. If ignored it is the place where the previous work of all your dreaming and great ideas can easily be forgotten and placed on the back burner or dismissed altogether.  

We will be taking the rites of incorporation through the lens of the Four Shields of Human Nature (a nature-based teaching) and nature itself to help teach, guide and inspire you.

We will meet every morning for a daily check-in, teachings and discussions.  In the afternoon you will be given a suggested mission and have 2-3 hours solo time in nature. There will be times in the afternoon and evenings given for reflections and discussions.

It is our hope that you will come away from this program with new skills and a refreshed awareness in ways to work with your visions, dreams, and ideas and carry them forward into your lives.

Program Questions Contact:  Silvia Talavera at [email protected]


TUITION: $900 - $2,700

Sliding Scale: To honor the vast difference of financial resources among us, all of our program tuition is based on a sliding scale. We set forth no criteria and ask that you pay what is appropriate for your circumstances and access to financial resources. You can see recommendations on using the sliding scale here. If the low end of the sliding scale is still too much, scholarship assistance is available , please reach out to the office for more info.

Cancellations: Cancellations are hard on the participant, the School, and the guides. We respect the unpredictability of life, and we are diligent about running an organization sustainably.

-If you cancel 60 or more days prior to the start date of your program, you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If you cancel 59 days or less prior to the start date of your program, and we can fill your spot, then you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If we cannot fill your spot, and you cancel within 59 days of the start of your program, then we hold you accountable for paying the tuition at the lowest end of the sliding scale.

Submit enrollment form

 Please fill out and submit the enrollment form and then pay the program deposit below. Before you pay the deposit, please read deposit section below, all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. After your enrollment form is complete, please submit all health and liability forms.

Pay program deposit

Deposits: This deposit signifies your commitment to the program and is deducted from the tuition balance. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. They cover the work of the specific course you signed up for, including all communication involved as well as the fee that guides pay to the school administration for the course accounting. 

Additional Deposit: Some programs require a second deposit to help us affirm commitments. Last minute cancellations make it hard to fill openings and incur a loss of income to the School and the guides.

Tuition Balance: Balance of tuition can be paid before or upon arrival. Simply deduct any deposits made from the amount you’ve chosen on the sliding scale.

Submit Waitlist form

This program is full; however, you may add your name to the Waitlist by clicking the Waitlist button below.

Additional course details & Materials


Our program will begin on Sunday October 20th and will end on Saturday October 26th at noon. Our first meeting begins on Sunday October 20th at 3:00PM. We will be camping out the entire time. equipment list and logistics letter will be provided upon enrollment. The group site is available at noon. We will be camping out the entire time and no camping experience is required. There will be assistants to help with unloading and setup if needed. The group camp site is spacious and accommodates tents, picnic tables as well as a large covered ramada. Our site also offers a spacious area for smaller RV’s,(No hook ups available) campers, vans etc. for those who wish other camping options. Showers and bathrooms are available across the way.

Additional Fees: $120 other fees TBD. All fees to be paid at time of arrival

You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather. 

To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program. Please note: As of May 2023 there are no longer any vaccination requirements for international travellers seeking entry to the USA.

All participants must submit the required health questionnaire and liability form.

If you have questions about the enrollment process contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.

There is no required reading for this program.

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