Men's Wilderness Journey
Adventure - Reflection - Discovery
Fall 2013 "Father & Son" Journey: September 1-7
Fall Early registration by 07/01/13
Spring 2014 Journey: May 18-24
Spring Early registration by 12/31/13
To request a Preview Call with Craig Neal call: 612.920.3039
The Men's Wilderness Journey really begins the moment you register and culminates in this week-long trip inside the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Preview calls with Craig will be scheduled throughout the months leading up to the trip so that you can get more details and answers to your questions.
Our time in the wilderness will demand untapped physical and internal resources and potential in each of us. The BWCA is the ideal setting to connect with your inner rhythm, with your life’s vision, and prepare for the journey ahead upon your return. These “inventures” have been a tradition of elder men in many cultures since antiquity. It was their way to connect with wisdom, renewal, and align the inner resources needed to lead their people on the return.
This tradition has been largely lost in our society where “time off” often lacks genuine renewal and intentionality. Our journey together in the wilderness seeks to renew the essence of our life purpose returning us to our world to make a real difference in our lives and work.
What will we do?
Spend six days with an experienced guide to journey inward and outward in America’s largest undeveloped wilderness area. We will canoe lakes, rivers and bogs, portage overland with packs and canoes and prepare our meals together at primitive campsites.
Our inner exploration includes a solo day in addition to daily group gatherings at the campfire. We will spend time in dialogue, silence, and reflection to both deepen and challenge your personal vision and calling. Individual coaching is available upon request. The program, route and length of time has been designed for you to experience the natural rhythm of the wilderness.
When and Where:
Spring Journey 2014: May 18-24
We will meet on a Sunday morning in Minneapolis, MN. We will journey by van to the BWCA, six hours north and return the following Saturday to Minneapolis.
Who is the journey for:
Any man who seeks renewed personal vision to take the next step in his life and who seriously wishes to journey into the wilderness in the company of men will find this a life-enhancing adventure. The group is limited to 7. No experience is necessary, only a willingness to learn and participate in new internal and external skills on the land and water.
What you will need:
All gear and food will be provided by an outfitter. You will only need to bring your personal apparel. A recommended packing list will be provided.
Our desired outcomes for the Journey:
• To deepen your life’s calling, vision, and purpose.
• To gain insight and wisdom from the camaraderie of like-minded men.
• To reconnect to your own natural rhythms through an integration with those of the wilderness.
• To clarify the next stages of your life through solitude, reflection and dialogue
• To learn new practices and tools to deepen your inner & outer journey
• To learn canoe and camp craft skills allowing you to return to the BWCA in confidence.
• To commit to specific actions you will actualize upon your return home
*Preview Call schedule below
Questions we ask to prepare for the journey:
What is calling me next in my life?
What are my internal tools and strengths I need to take and recognize?
What obstacles do I need to move through now?
Who are the allies, inside and outside, I have and need along the way?
What do I need to do to prepare for the next stage of my life?
We are creating time to step out of our normal lives, to connect with our inner rhythms , to listen inwardly and respond to how vision calls us forth for the next step in our lives with commitment and presence.
*Preview Calls with Craig Neal
CLICK HERE to request a call
*In these live, 30-min preview calls, Craig will give more details, tell stories of past Men's Wilderness Journeys and answer your specific questions about the MWJs. It is a great way to learn more about the journey that could transform your life.
4243 Grimes Ave. S, Edina, MN 55416 * Tel: (952) 925-5995 * Fax: (952) 920-7168 * email: email@example.com