The Year Course Quest
A deep and powerful journey of transformation and personal discovery based on Tom Brown Jnr and Jon Young's continuing work, using an 8 shields model of developmental learning.  Participants will develop their skills and deepen their awareness and then undertake a wilderness quest.

The year course is a life changing, deep immersion experience. This is not just bush-craft training; nature connection practices are intrinsically therapeutic. 

The program will bring together three main teaching threads; bush craft or natural living skills, nature or expanded awareness and wilderness philosophy. The latter includes what are traditionally known as shamanic technologies - covering such skills as plant and spirit communication, remote viewing, and invisible movement.

Combining personal and community ceremony, emotional and relational intelligence, the program equips you to undertake a week long survival quest, where your training and skill will be tested and honed.
 The course creates the opportunity to deepen the awareness of self, of community and the natural world. By gaining confidence and competence in living close to the earth, and listening to a deeper wisdom within, profound healing and changes can manifest.

Pricing and application:

Full cost: £2,900 (Deposit of £500) payments systems are available to spread the cost.
The pre-requisite for application is attendance to the Into The Wild weekend course. Or a good foundation in bushcraft and nature connection.

To apply please contact us for a registration pack. 

We endeavor to make our work available to everyone, and so will be offering limited concessionary places, please ask for more details. 



Thursday 1st - Sunday 4th December

Year course start, sweat lodge and preparation for the journey


Thursday 26th – Sunday 29th January  Advanced survival skills 

Thursday 2nd – Sunday 5th March  Tracking - game prep and hide work 

Thursday 18th - Sunday 21st May  Plants, medicine, foraging 

Wednesday 14th - Sunday 18th June Nature awareness and Apache scout technology

Thursday 13th - Sunday 16th July  Care Taking - deep ecology and earth stewardship 

Saturday 2nd - Tuesday 5th September  Quest preparation 

Sunday 15th - Sunday 22nd October  Wilderness survival Quest

£2,900 The program weekends take place in ancient Sussex forest with the final Quest in Scotland.