This trip will take you through an experiential arc that mirrors the Hero’s Journey framework.
As you step away from the comforts and routine of daily life, the currents of an extraordinary reality begin to present themselves. Out here, you’ll be guided by the rhythms of the land - the stars, the weather, the feel of the dirt beneath your feet. In this world, the symbolic meanings of your experience on land begin to offer insights into those questions you carry with you.
An edge is the place where the known meets the unknown. This is where growth happens. During this experience, you’ll have the opportunity to push your edges and uncover unknown strengths. Each day, you’ll receive coaching, offering a chance to unpack and integrate whatever comes out of your personal journey. Upon returning home, our goal is that you leave with some new found treasures within, a belt full of practical tools to help you powerfully engage with your life, and a deeper relationship with all parts of yourself - with a couple mosquito bites and dirt under your nails to boot!
What can you expect?
A Fully guided backcountry canoe trip experience
Practices to help you connect to nature, each other and your inner knowing
To have your edges pushed
You will get out of this experience what you put in. As guides, we are there to support and champion you throughout your journey - and our expectation is that you meet us half-way.
Pre/post trip mentoring calls to help you get the most out of your experience
An opportunity to engage with hands-on camping/outdoor skills
Carly loves to explore those places where our inner wilderness meets the outer wild. Always asking questions like: How does tending a fire remind us of our inner vision? How can moving across a rugged landscape help us to meet the edges within ourselves? With a background in somatic, existential psychotherapy and nature connection she invites people to remember their powerful inner nature. When Carly is not spending time with the clients in her private practice, she can be found swimming in wild rivers and writing music from her home in the woods of Claremont.
Alex has been guiding transformative wilderness experiences for over a decade, finding his own way in this world through the curiousity and wonder that comes from time spent in the wild. First and foremost a storyteller, he's served as a forest school teacher, canoe trip guide, leadership coach and skipper of rocks. All of these experiences come to life in his co-creation of The Trip Shed, where he uses wilderness experiences as the backdrop for our most alive selves to be met.