The call to a worthy adventure indicates that a deeper sense of destiny is summoning a particular woman, and now wishes to transfer her inner compass heading away from the what is most familiar, to a zone that is as-yet-unknown to her.  It is a call to an inner territory worth exploring, a region of both risk and reward.  As she lives into her journey, this will very likely be represented by a distant land, a vast spruce forest, a kingdom underground, a lofty mountaintop, and a majestic cliff.

Via Bridge Crossing 1366 x 597

Expect Nothing, Be Ready For Anything

It a challenging task to provide a participant with an adequate sense of what to expect during our Hero’s Journey ® Intensive for Women.   In many ways, the proper way to prepare for a weeklong journey in a wilderness setting is to suspend one’s set of exceptions, and open up to what comes that is beyond what is to be expected.  This is the whole point of a meaningful (and potentially transformative) adventure.


When we believe that we know what will transpire before it actually takes place, it robs us of the opportunity to be awestruck and wonder-filled, as well as respectful of what can come to pass beyond what we are looking for.   Therefore, we encourage all of our women participants to let go of what is most familiar for a few days – to truly leave home behind – in order to see what new ground can be revealed, explored and lived.

(Some images from the 2016 Journey)










That said, here are some basic expectations to have for our weeklong journey intensive in the mountains of West Virginia:

Photos From Base Camp – Spruce Knob Mountain Center, West Virginia



Our Participants Share…

“The women’s hero’s journey gave me the space and support for owning my life journey and treated me with all the love, respect and challenge we all deserve and, deep inside, long for. HJF is the most experiential and powerful process I’ve experienced.”

age 31 – Mechi, Schiedam, Netherlands

“On the Women’s Hero’s Journey, I feel that I’ve received emotional cleansing, mental clarity, and opening to spiritual energies and physical strength and balance in this nature-based setting. We all dipped into a well of untapped or forgotten depths that enriched my being in countless ways.”

age 51 – Michele, Florida, USA


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