Returning from ceremonies in Death Valley in March, a few of our guides walked back into the strange new world of the novel pandemic, all too familiar to us now, six weeks in. Within days the school had to cancel the April Vision Fast, and inform the brave folks, who’s compelling letters of intent had already made home in our hearts, that the vision fast ceremony they had been preparing for would not take place. By now, we’ve also heavy heartedly let go of the California Men’s and the New Mexico Women’s Fasts scheduled for May, and the CO Queer Quest in June.
There is deep grief in us about cancelling programs, and we are clear that we will only guide when and where we can do so safely and in accord with all federal and State regulations. Protecting the health of our local communities and the wellbeing of those who travel to be with us is non negotiable. As the season progresses, we are partnering the unknown alongside you, and will be making decisions with the changing needs of the moment.
Know, that if you are registered for a program, your guides will inform you directly if we have to cancel. Deposits and tuition will be refunded to you in full and the school’s home page message will have regular updates related to Covid-19, thanks to our in-house response team of five staff guides.