Vision Quest in the UK (english)

Vision Quest in the UK
"The Great Gift"

Devon, United Kingdom

Wednesday, September 4, 2024 5:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2024 10:00 AM

"May all the spirits bless you, for the way you showed me a way through and all you taught me. Such a great gift I carry in my heart, every day. I owe you a new life." - excerpt from a letter we received a year after a vision quest

We discovered this enchanted and secluded valley in Devon last year and feel so fortunate to be able to run our wilderness vigil with this land. Immersed in ancient oak woodland carpeted with bluebells, open moorland, slow steady granite boulders and rivers (with beautiful wild swimming spots) this valley is so alive to itself. It is the perfect hidden gem for coming home to our wild souls and true nature.

Throughout time and across cultures people have gone into the natural world to mark and celebrate significant life transitions. Vision quests are modern day rites of passage that help navigate the complexity of these times; time away from the everyday, making space and to connect with deeper purpose and wisdom to carry through life.

At the heart of our time together lies a four day solitary immersion into nature, with minimal or no food - this is often a profound, deeply nourishing and transformative experience for people.

One of the best ways to understand what a vision quest is - is to listen to people who have made them.

Here is a video from Christoph:

or read a testimonial from a last year participant (click here).


Werner Pilz (vision fast guide, council facilitator, IOPT facilitator)

Natasha Faye Lythgoe (vision fast guide, focussing facilitator, buddhist nun)


We keep our groups deliberately small and our UK-based quests take place in a very special privately owned piece of land in Dartmoor, at a cost.

Balanced Budget Cost: £1250

For those who can afford to support Bursary places: £1375

Do not hesitate to contact us for financial help if needed. We offer bursary places.

Further information:

If you'd like to know more do feel free to get in touch. We're both happy to have a conversation about the details of this programme and our approach. To book or to make an enquiry please email

Werner at

or Natasha at