Welcome to Wild Rites,
providing Wilderness soulmaking intensives including Vision Quest & Rites of Passage in the UK

‘The wilderness is an untamed, unpredictable place of solitude and searching. It is a place as dangerous as it is breathtaking, a place as sought after as it is feared. But it turns out to be the place of true belonging, and it’s the bravest and most sacred place you will ever stand.’
— Brene Brown

Wild Rites is an organisation dedicated to providing meaningful rites of passage ceremonies and personal transformation in nature with soulmaking at their heart. 

Based in the UK, Wild Rites offer wilderness intensives including vision quest, rites of passage, and soulful journeys that bring you into a deep encounter with nature and the truth of who you were born to be.

People come to us for many reasons, people who are often at a life change, turning point or crossroads. Some are no longer satisfied with acting from old adaptations and long for a different way of being in the world.

Ultimately our participants are those who are ready to be more truly themselves. Ready to grow a greater sense of belonging and self-worth. Ready to find life purpose and direction.

Human beings are not born once and for all on the day their mother gives birth to them, but that life obliges them over and over again to give birth to themselves.
— Gabriel García Márquez

about soulmaking in nature

"Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive." - H. Thurman

For thousands of years rites of passage like the vision quest have been a primary catalyst for men and women's spiritual awakenings. Wild Rites Quest  is a wilderness intensive which includes a solo fast that creates an opening and surrender to something greater than the socially conditioned ego; realisation of your True Self, discovery of your gifts and innate potential.

Wild Rites Quest programmes catalyse discovery of greater purpose, value and meaning in your life. We offer a deep encounter with nature — both inner and outer — which often transforms the relationship between the two. They are incredibly powerful experiences and support your psychological and spiritual journey to wholeness. 

Programmes for 2018 are full. Click here for 2019 dates.

upcoming programmes and events

Wild Rites May 2019 Quest
1pm, 16th until 1pm, 26th May 2019.
Lake District, UK.  Our 2018  Only one place remaining please email jon@wildrites.uk or arrange a call back if you are called to vision quest next spring.

2019 Dates:

3rd - 6th MayWild Nature Soulmaking Intensive
16th-26th May - Spring Wild Rites Quest.

6th-16th June- NEW June Quest
31st May-3rd -  June Incorporation Weekend.
12th-15th July - Wild Nature Soulmaking Intensive.
12th-22nd Sept - Autumn Wild Rites Quest.
27th-30th Sept - Wild Nature Soulmaking Intensive.