April 10—14, 2024 | Yucca Valley, CA; NEXT DATES COMING SOON

Welcome and thank you for your interest in this exclusive

Women’s* Quest for Vision.

This quest is for those seeking greater purpose, rejuvenation, inspiration, and joy.

For those who are curious about spiritual pilgrimage rooted in ancient traditions and Indigenous rites of passages.

For those looking to foster deeper connections to oneself, others, and Mother Nature.

For those wanting something more, but not sure what.

For those who know they have not yet stepped into their full power and potential but want to.

For those wondering what “Slow down and catch your breath,” or “Find your balance,” actually means.

For those looking for a road map to positive impact and purposeful living—and a hunch that deep connection to the Earth and Nature may hold the answers.

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In the desert outside of Joshua Tree, on private land used only for sacred purposes, surrounded by Mother Nature and the sound of the Earth, this Quest is built upon Indigenous and Nature-based wisdom teachings.

YOU ARE INVITED to LISTEN. OPEN UP. DOES THE QUEST CALL FOR YOU?

*NOTE: This quest is specifically geared toward women exploring their sacred feminine power in relationship to Mother Nature. Those who identify as they or other on the gender spectrum, are invited to inquire to see if this experience and group is right for you.

PAUSE | LISTEN | CONNECT  | REGENERATE | HEAL | THRIVE | STEP INTO POWER | 

PAUSE | LISTEN | CONNECT  | REGENERATE | HEAL | THRIVE | STEP INTO POWER | 

PAUSE | LISTEN | CONNECT  | REGENERATE | HEAL | THRIVE | STEP INTO POWER | 

DAY ONE: Wednesday, April 10, 2024

  • Arrival to meeting spot in Yucca Valley by 2:00 pm PT
  • Caravan to base camp
  • Setting up camp
  • Welcome and Land Blessing ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Sacred Fire and Five Bowls ceremony

DAY TWO: Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • Sunrise ceremony
  • Breakfast
  • Prayer Arrow exercise
  • Hiking time to find solo spot for Quest for Vision
  • Return to base camp
  • Dinner
  • Sacred Fire and Give Away ceremony

DAY THREE: Friday, April 12, 2024

  • Fast begins
  • Sunrise ceremony
  • Base camp breakdown and clean up
  • Blessing ceremony
  • Hike out to Quest for Vision solo spot
  • Solo time and fasting

Reconnect with Mother Nature and the Wisdom of Your Nature

A NOTE on SAFETY & EGO

This quest is about pushing yourself and reconnecting with the power of Nature and your own power, both of which are vast and unlimited. It is not about ego so leave yours at the door and don’t worry about how far off you go on solo, if you will be able to manage fasting etc. etc. Your safety is of utmost importance and you are your own best manager. This is an experience about reconnecting to your, and our Earth’s wisdom, and a chance to listen to both.

DAY TWO: Thursday, April 11, 2024

  • Sunrise ceremony
  • Breakfast
  • Prayer Arrow exercise
  • Hiking time to find solo spot for Quest for Vision
  • Return to base camp
  • Dinner
  • Sacred Fire and Give Away ceremony

DAY THREE: Friday, April 12, 2024

  • Fast begins
  • Sunrise ceremony
  • Base camp breakdown and clean up
  • Blessing ceremony
  • Hike out to Quest for Vision solo spot
  • Solo time and fasting

DAY FOUR: Saturday, April 13, 2024

  • Solo morning and fasting
  • Quest for Vision spot breakdown and clean up
  • 2:00 pm return to Base camp
  • Breaking fast ceremony
  • Dinner
  • Sweet Medicine Ceremony

DAY FIVE: Sunday, April 14, 2024

  • Sunrise ceremony
  • Breakfast
  • Gratitude and Integration ceremony
  • Base camp breakdown and clean up
  • Closing Circle ceremony
  • Departure

Pause & Connect

Taking time to pause and connect with Mother Nature, and your own inner nature, is a tradition used for millennia by peoples seeking guidance and wisdom for a better life. The pause is a critical step in all life cycles, and necessary for success in all life forms. The NATUREWISE WOMEN’S QUEST for VISION is inspired by Natural intelligence and Indigenous wisdom traditions. It is an opportunity to pause, connect, give thanks, regenerate, heal, and meet the challenges of the times with renewed energy and clear vision to thrive—personally, professionally, and globally.

Rest & Regenerate

Naturewise thinking recognizes cycles and that that which has been degraded or damaged requires rest in order to heal, regenerate, and innovate. You know what has hurt and depleted you. This is your time to rest and regenerate. You must do this for yourself, your family, your friends, your team, and life on earth, as we together move from a mechanistic to living-systems worldview—and lead the way into a regenerative future.

Love, Lead, Thrive

By going out on the land, pausing to reconnect with Mother Nature and your inner wisdom; By quieting the mind and opening your heart with gratitude; By re-remembering your being as part of a living system, you can love and care better for yourself—mentally and physically—which will make you a happier, healthier human, and a better parent/ friend/ partner/ leader. This NATUREWISE WOMEN’S QUEST for VISION will support you in elevating and propelling these regenerative principles to thrive in your own life and our shared world.

“The wisdom and brilliance of Nature can give us all of the answers we need. If we listen.” — Kimberly Pinkson

FAQs

This Quest for Vision is for those looking for something more but not sure what. For those who know they have not yet stepped into their full power and potential but want to. For those wondering what slow down and catch your breath, or find your balance, actually means. For those who are curious about going on a spiritual pilgrimage. For those looking for a road map to positive impact and purposeful living. For those who hear, or want to hear, and listen to, the voice and wisdom of Mother Nature calling out.

No, you do not have to fast. Participant safety, health, and well being are of the highest priority on this Quest for Vision and key to that is every individual listening to their own wisdom guidance. Fasting has long been used in ceremony to open oneself up to the sacred power and oneness of the world; sacrificing such that you may open to receive; cleaning out toxins so health may come in; to strengthen your courage in discomfort and fear. This Quest does not include a water fast. In fact, participants are encouraged to drink water to stay hydrated and help with the cleansing. Additional preparatory details and instructions will be shared upon registration.

There are many ways to gather camping gear so you are prepared for this Quest for Vision. Upon registration, you will receive a detailed packing list. There are some items you may wish to purchase for yourself, such as warm socks and a wool or technical-material hat to keep yourself warm in low temperatures (and cool in high temperatures), but most of your big gear items can be rented from an outdoor equipment rental company such as REI Co-op. Once you decide to go on quest, you can also start asking friends and family if they have anything you can borrow, and you'll be surprised how many will want to help you prepare for, and feel good about, your supplies for the experience.

Facing your fears and stepping out of your comfort zone is an integral part of most rites of passages, including this Quest for Vision. The experience of facing fears and going into an unknown situation can change your set point (your preferred and "normal" level of functioning) and your definition of what is real and doable. That said, no one will force you to do anything on this Quest. Rather, it is about listening to your inner wisdom and guidance and challenging yourself in ways that feel right to you, to open yourself up to new ways of being, and a new vision of living.

Your Guide

Kimberly Pinkson went on her first Vision Quest when she was just 13-years old, with her Dad, Dr. Tom “Tomás” Pinkson. Spring of 2024 will be her 20th quest. The ceremonies and traditions you will experience on this WOMEN’S QUEST for VISION carry on the lineage and teachings Dr. Pinkson was given by his Indigenous mentors beginning over 55 years ago. Imbued with this ancient wisdom, the style and strength modeled to her by her mom and grandmothers, and the experience gained as an impact entrepreneur, Kimberly welcomes you to join her on a path of open-hearted and regenerative leadership and living.

Kimberly has led classes and retreats around the world and been a keynote speaker on sustainability, children in nature, and the power of moms at conferences such as Bioneers, The World Women’s Conference in Seoul, Korea, the North Carolina Women’s Conference, and Natural Products Expos East and West; she has also been a media analyst on channels such as TODAY, 20/20, and Bloomberg, and she has worked with brands such as Stonyfield Farms, WalMart, Method, Nissan, and NBC Universal.

If you can create the opportunity to gift yourself a Vision Quest experience with Kimberly, please please do it. From the intention setting, to the ceremonies and blessings, to the songs and sharing around the fire, and the gentle communion with my fellow beings on Quest, it was exactly what my soul needed!"

— Ayesha M.W.

"A beautiful and life-changing gift. Priceless."

— Alane W.

Details

Location

We will meet in Yucca Valley and then caravan to the location. The nearest airport to Yucca Valley is Indio/Palm Springs (PSP) Airport; Yucca Valley is 20.7 miles away. Other nearby airports include Ontario/San Bernardino (ONT) (67.2 miles), Santa Ana (SNA) (87.7 miles), San Diego (SAN) (105.8 miles) and Burbank (BUR) (110.5 miles).

For your car, make sure the tires are ok to drive on dirt, rock, and sand as the road out to our base camp is not paved.

Price

In order to make this experience accessible and inclusive of a diverse group, price is on a sliding scale of $500—$3,500 and includes a donation to access the land and questing with your guide, Kimberly Pinkson.

*NOTE: Each traveler is responsible for individual travel expenses and all camping gear and meals.

Upon registering, you will receive preparatory instructions as well as a packing list.

Save Your Space

To reserve your spot, send your email address and payment via Venmo  to Kimberly Pinkson (@Kimberly-Pinkson-1) by March 13, 2024. Due to the limited space and exclusivity, we anticipate that this event will fill quickly.

Upon reserving your spot, you will receive details about the location as well as more information to prepare for your Quest.

Questions? Contact kimberlypinkson1@gmail.com for more information.

WITH DEEP GRATITUDE & HONORING

In all ways and always, we humbly acknowledge the Indigenous plants, animals, and peoples who came before us. We pay our respect and live with appreciation for the elders who hold the traditions and memories that guide us toward a sustainable and regenerative future. We serve our children who inspire us daily, all of the children of the world, and the sacred web of life of which we are all a part.