The Nature School For Healers & Mystics

Healers, Mystics, Magi and Ancestors have always sourced their wisdom and healing  from nature.

It’s a sad fact that in the modern world most people have stronger connections to the internet than they do to nature.

But if you’re a spiritual worker, healer or mystic, then you know that the pull to connect with nature is part and parcel with your calling– whether you live in a high-rise apartment in the middle of New York City or on 300 acres in the wild and rural mountains of Montana.

And it’s not just us– seekers and awakened muggles also are feeling the pull to connect with, work with and heal their relationship with nature. Many of your clients may already be coming to you, looking for ways to connect with the natural world (consciously or not) or with imbalances that could be soothed with more nature connection.

 

So.

How do you move beyond a surface-level connection with nature to a deep intimacy and comfort in nature? Without living in the woods for a season or putting it all on the line in a do-or-die survival school?

 

How do you go from spending time in nature because it recharges you to actually communicating with the land and its nature spirits? (And how do you know if it’s real or if you’re making it up, amiright?)

And how, on this green earth, do you take that connection and use it in your personal or professional healing practice?

Because after all,

You can only take your clients as far as you yourself have gone.

 

Welcome to the Geomystic Academy

 Geomystic™ Academy is the first nature school specifically designed for healers and mystics.

The Academy synthesizes nature connection with ritual, magic, healing techniques, and spiritual development.

 It’s a year-long online training program with an optional six day retreat at my family’s guest lodge in Costa Rica. Year One begins October 1, 2019 and enrollment is now open.

Geomystic™ Academy will train you in the techniques, rituals and magic you need to develop your own intimate relationship with nature as well as equip you with the tools to hold that space for your clients.

Here’s What You’ll Learn In Year One:

This curriculum is spread out over one calendar year. Please click on each tab for an overview of each module.

Our connection to nature is foundational to becoming a Geomystic™. Nature is all around us (even in the middle of the biggest city). In these modules you’ll learn how to attune yourself to the natural world around you, how to read the landscape and how to become a part of it. You’ll also learn more about the role nature plays in healing ourselves and our clients.

We’ll spend months one and two cultivating our nature connection through a variety of exercises and first-hand experiences. Whether you have a backyard forest or a backyard balcony, all you need is access to an outdoor spot that you can visit regularly and safely.

Animism holds that everything in our world is animated . . . that is, everything has consciousness of one degree or another. Communing with nature becomes simple and natural when you understand the principles of animism. This can help you find nature teachers, ask for permission from plants, stones and other objects before harvesting them, and helps keep you safe, oriented and comfortable when in a large nature setting.

We’ll spend months three and four learning and practicing the basics of animism. From there, the threads of animism will be woven throughout your Geomystic™ Academy experience.

 

All land, territories and spaces have their own guardian (or two or three). These guardians do their best to protect the nature, the spirits and even the humans who live in their territory. In this module we’ll learn how to connect with and introduce ourselves to the guardians of the land we are living and working on. These connections can go far in helping us also protect the land, as well as in securing permission and protection from the guardian for our own spiritual work.

We’ll spend month five learning about and connecting with the guardians of the land near you. A belief in the reality of the spiritual world and the ability to push beyond fear of the unknown is required for the entire Geomystic™ Academy and for this module in particular.

 

Connecting to the Earth Element naturally helps us connect more deeply to nature as a whole. Having a balanced Earth Element within ourselves also helps us remain grounded and centered, ensuring we bring our best selves to our work and that we don’t lose ourselves in the care taking and healing of others. In this module you’ll deeply connect to the Earth Element and you’ll also go through an initiatory experience with this element.

We’ll spend months six and seven on the Earth Element. First you’ll take in intellectual information about the element, followed by an initiation ritual. During this module, we’ll work on deepening our experience of the element in our body and how to harness it for healing.

All of our ancestors, at some point in time, had a deep and vital connection to nature and to the elements. In this module we’ll connect and consult with your ancestors to uncover ancestral ways of being in connection with the earth, recovering lost rituals, healing broken relationships with our motherlands and consulting about making cultural acts of reparation when applicable.

We’ll spend month eight on ancestral connection and recovery. You’ll make an ancestral altar, consecrate a power object and learn how to communicate with your well ancestors.

 

All cultures, around the globe and throughout time, have honored and depended on the four directions of East, South, West and North. In this module you’ll learn more about the four directions, their spiritual attributes and how to utilize or invoke them in your rituals and healing sessions. You’ll also learn how to navigate the directions using cues from the landscape and the sky– day and night.

We’ll spend months nine and ten learning about, connecting with and invoking the four directions for our personal edification and use in ritual and healing sessions. This will included carrying out a personal and initiatory ritual to meet and familiarize yourself with the personalities of the four directions.

 

Once you’ve made connection and understand how to communicate with the Earth Element, your ancestors, the land guardian and with the four directions, it’s an easy next step to ask them for protection and guidance in your life and spiritual work. In this module you’ll learn several protection rituals to do just that.

Month eleven will focus on weaving the previous modules together to create a sustainable spiritual practice in nature. You’ll also learn how to use what you’ve learned in healing or coaching sessions that you facilitate for others– no matter which modalities you use.

 

We’ll spend month twelve synthesizing everything we’ve learned in Year One. You’ll also learn how to incorporate what you’ve learned in Year One into your own healing modality, and/or how to offer nature connection sessions for clients, through practice session exchanges with members of your cohort.

More information about Year Two will be revealed to graduates of Year One at this time. A deepening into nature connection and animism is expected for Year Two. Initiation into the other four elements: Air, Water, Fire and Spirit, will also be the focus of Year Two for those who decided to continue their study.

By The End Of Year One You Will:

  • Have a deep and familiar relationship with the natural environment around you and feel confident in nature
  • Know how to approach the natural world for consent, resources and other help in your spiritual practice
  • Be initiated into the Earth Element and know how to use it as part of your personal spiritual care
  • Know how to invoke the Earth Element in healing sessions that you are facilitating for others, for deeper access to healing
  • Have direct contact and access to your ancestors and the nature wisdom, rituals and reparations specific to your lineages
  • Know which forms of nature reverence and connection come easiest to you and your bloodlines
  • Have contacted the Guardian of the Land nearest to you to introduce yourself
  • Know if, and in what capacity, the Guardian of the Land could use your help in tending the land
  • Know how to approach the Guardian of the Land for permission and aid in hosting rituals or ceremonies on the land
  • Have direct experience with the four directions and understand their spiritual attributes
  • Know how to invoke the four directions in personal rituals or for others in healing sessions
  • Learn several different forms of protection rituals for yourself, your family or for your clients
  • Be prepared to continue on to Year Two, if you choose
  • And much more

If You Choose To Attend The Retreat You Will Also:

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  • Deepen into communion and relationship with other members of your cohort
  • Have the opportunity to step away from your everyday life and deepen into nature connection in our private 300+ acre forest reserve
  • Receive 1:1 and tailored guidance for your questions, concerns, blind spots and strengths
  • Practice the foundational skills of the Geomystic™ Academy and receive direct and immediate feedback and guidance
  • Make special memories you’ll never forget
  • Learn extra curricular skills and tools not being taught in the course
  • Have the opportunity to help dream Geomystic™ into being (more on that below!)
  • Have the opportunity to receive dream guidance on your own path and practice (more on that below!)
  • And more

There’s no other mystic or healer program like this.

There’s no other nature school quite like this either.

If you’re feeling the call to combine ecology, conservation, nature connection, animism, the elements and the directions with your personal or professional healing practice, join us, this Fall, for the inaugural year of the Geomystic™ Academy.

 

Special Retreat Guest!

Oracle In Residence, Dyana Valentine

Dyana is a professional dream oracle. She will be holding the dream space for Geomystic™ Academy and all on-site members throughout the entirety of our inaugural 2020 retreat at my family’s farm and guest lodge in Costa Rica. Dyana travels around the world dreaming for retreats, gatherings and immersions, bringing forward the symbols, imagery, divine guidance and spiritual allies laying wait in the wings. This is not Dyana’s first lifetime as a dream oracle and I am honored and thrilled that Dyana will be holding this space for the vision of Geomystic™ Academy and its inaugural cohort.

Early Bird Special!

Save some $$  when your application is submitted by July 31st, 2019.

Retreat space is limited to 15 people.

Payment plans are available. Prices are in USD.

 

To Apply:

Please enter your name, email address and write one or two paragraphs about why you’re interested in joining the Geomystic™ Academy. I’ll do a divination to see what the spirits have to say and then follow-up with more information by email.

The Geomystic™ Academy is not for spiritual beginners. A belief in the spirit world and a willingness to experience it are a must for this course. Enrolling in the Geomystic™ Academy is a serious commitment and will change your life. Please consider carefully and read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

Geomystic

/ˈjēōˈmistik/

noun

a healer, spiritual worker, seeker or holistic coach who centers their relationship with, and the healing of, the earth in their spiritual practice and health.

About Las Vueltas Lodge:

The Lodge was begun by my husband and his sisters, nearly 20 years ago, as a high mountain eco lodge and educational farm. We have nearly 300 acres of private and old growth forest reserve, a 20+ mile trail network and are a sanctuary for quetzals, tapirs, ring-tailed cats and many other creatures.

It is our intention that your stay here will be nature immersive and will change your life. It certainly will change the direction and potency of your Sacred Work.

You can learn more about Las Vueltas Lodge here.

“From comfy, clean beds, fantastic organic meals straight from the land, happy stories around the wood stove, to the peace of woodland trails and the astounding panoramic ever-changing views . . . know that I am longing to return.”

Amy Haines

Professor and recent Las Vueltas guest, Carthage College, Wisconsin

“Thank you so much for your hospitality. Your lodge is a wonderful and unique place– I still can’t believe it’s real. You are all such lovely hosts and I appreciate your knowledge and passion for the Earth.”

S. Rosen

Student and recent Las Vueltas guest, USA

About Darla

The Geomystic™ Academy has been created out of my lifelong connection with the earth as a source of spiritual wisdom. I was raised in the land of my maternal ancestors, surrounded by the beauty, memory and abundance of our connection with the land . . . but completely disconnected from the direct knowledge of these gifts. As Okanagan tribal members, or Sylix people, my grandmother had been placed in an Indian Board School when she was a child. These years at this school forcibly assimilated her to White Western culture, taught her English and, on the surface, erased my lineage’s spiritual connection to the land. But the land remembers. The soul remembers.

When I unexpectedly found myself homesteading on a new land, on a high mountain farm in Costa Rica, I found it necessary to reach for my roots like I’d never had to reach for my roots before. For the first time in my life, I also had to work at feeling grounded to a place. The journey, skills and rituals that I’ve learned are now being offered in the Geomystic™ Academy.

There is an urgent need for cultural and land reparations in our modern world. There is an urgent need for people to reconnect and re-member with the land. There’s also an urgent need for spiritual workers and healers to know how to reconnect their clients with the land to facilitate their healing. Connecting to nature with a consent-based, animistic spiritual practice is part of what you’ll learn in the Geomystic™ Academy.

As for my credentials? I’m a homesteader, a tribal member, expat and naturalist. I’m also a certified ancestral healing practitioner, am actively being mentored as a spiritual worker, and I am a Forest School educator in-training. This is what I know:

We no longer have time to “wait and see” how humans will find their way back to nature. If you’re feeling the call, please join us.

“I’m such a practical and physically oriented person that I originally worked with Darla because I respected her knowledge. As we started to dig into my family lines, I began to see the deep healing that comes with connecting with my ancestors and bringing relief into the generations. This work creates ripples within that is hard to define without experiencing it firsthand.”

Audrey Holst

Fortitude & Flow®

“The information I learned in my work with Darla has given me more protection and guidance than I could have ever imagined. She clarified experiences from my childhood that I had always wondered about and helped me connect with and heal my family lineage. I’m grateful for her work and highly recommend her services.”

Mariah, Charlotte, NC

Harvest and Moon

Special Retreat Guest!

Oracle In Residence, Dyana Valentine

Dyana is a professional dream oracle. She will be holding the dream space for Geomystic™ Academy and all on-site members throughout the entirety of our inaugural 2020 retreat at my family’s farm and guest lodge in Costa Rica. Dyana travels around the world dreaming for retreats, gatherings and immersions, bringing forward the symbols, imagery, divine guidance and spiritual allies laying wait in the wings. This is not Dyana’s first lifetime as a dream oracle. I am honored and thrilled that Dyana will be holding this space for the vision of Geomystic™ Academy and its inaugural cohort.

Early Bird Special!

Save $$  when your application is submitted by July 31st, 2019.

Retreat space is limited to 15 people.

Payment plans are available. Prices are in USD.

 

To Apply:

Please enter your name, email address and write one or two paragraphs about why you’re interested in joining the Geomystic™ Academy. I’ll do a divination to see what the spirits have to say and then follow-up with more information by email.

The Geomystic™ Academy is not for spiritual beginners. A belief in the spirit world and a willingness to experience it are a must for this course. Enrolling in the Geomystic™ Academy is a serious commitment and will change your life. Please consider carefully and read the FAQs at the bottom of this page.

“Working with Darla is the perfect mix of working with a mentor, professional and kindred spirit. She shares her knowledge and wants to nurture you to find your own spiritual path by giving you the tools and holding your hand on the journey. You will be excitedly waiting at your inbox for the next lesson. When you speak to Darla, it is like talking to an old friend, who never judges and gives you gentle suggestions to assist you on any issues you may have. Darla is a magic worker; the work she does is transformational and empowering. I have enjoyed my time with Darla and I would highly recommend her to anyone.”

Mary De Silva

Australia

“I have worked with and learned from Darla in a multitude of capacities. Everything I hear from her is such medicine and teaches me so much: how to protect and cleanse my energy and the energy of my space; how to heal myself, my family and my ancestors and continue that healing in everyday practices; how to connect to the world around me and myself more wholly; how to do genealogy research in a way that recognizes my privilege; how to connect with my ancestors in ways forgotten to me through white supremacy’s stealing and suppression of ancient cultures; and more. And she does all of this without any spiritual bypassing, without any glossing over, and as someone who recognizes that we all have a shadow self and go through dark nights of the soul. I would highly recommend Darla and her work. You’re in for a beautiful ride.”

Melissa Elaine

Writer, USA

FAQs

 

Is the Geomystic™ Academy for me?

The Geomystic™ Academy is for healers, spiritual workers, spiritual practitioners and mystics who have already done a considerable amount of personal healing and are able to take personal responsibility for themselves.

The Geomystic™ Academy operates on the following assumptions:

1) Spirits are real

2) Everything  has consciousness

3) This consciousness can be communicated with

4) Interactions with Spirit must be based on consent

5) Spirituality is everywhere, and not in some foreign land or culture (if you come to the retreat it is only to have direct communion with me, Darla, and the other retreat goers, at my home here. We will be interacting with the spirits of the land because the retreat is here. Not because these spirits of the land are any more powerful or special than the spirits where you live)

6) Our ancestral bloodlines hold great power and wisdom and it is our responsibility to learn how to access this power

7) Connecting with nature on a spiritual level is key to human and earth health

8) This connection means being able to sit with grief and other uncomfortable feelings (we’ll also learn how to not take on more than we need to)

9) This program is going to push your growth edges

10) You are a spiritual adult

If any of those assumptions sound silly, weird or even frightening, chances are that this program is not for you.

 

What does the payment plan look like?

There are six, 12 and one-time payment plans. If you are choosing to come to the retreat, your first payment is $500 to hold your place. You may cancel your payments at anytime but they are non-refundable. However, you can transfer your payment to a different offering or person.

If you need a different payment plan, please email me at darla@darlaantoine.com

What’s the refund policy?

You may cancel your payments at anytime, however, payments are non-refundable. Your payments can be applied to a different offering or a different enrollment period of Geomystic™ Academy.

Please DO NOT enroll unless you are 100% certain that this is for you. Sit with it. Do some divination. Sleep on it. Read “Is the Geomystic™ Academy for me?” FAQ above and read it again. Then make your decision.

 

How can I get the most out of this program?

Be prepared to really go there. Really cultivating the ability to ground into the layers of the earth, move stuck energy, heal your lineages and connect with the other-than-humans is transformative. Your life will not be the same after this. Your life will be more magical and powerful, but first it’s going to get messy and topsy turvy. Be prepared for this, allow it to happen and you’ll look back even a year later and  marvel at how much you and your life have changed in marvelous and magical ways. But marvel and magic doesn’t always mean easy and breezy. This work will teach you how to go with this flow but how to also mitigate and slow it down a bit if it becomes too much, too fast.

This program will make you a better healer, spiritual practitioner and human.

What do I need to know about the retreat?

More information about the retreat will be sent to your inbox in April 2019. For planning purposes, you’ll want to fly into San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) on Monday, February 3, 2020 or early in the morning on February 4th. A shuttle will be picking you and the other Geomystics™ up at the airport around 10 a.m. on the 4th. A shuttle will also drop you off at the airport on the evening of the 10th.

I recommend flying out back home on the 11th to avoid possibly missing your flight on the 10th.

If you fly in on the 3rd or earlier, I advise using a hotel shuttle or Uber to get to your hotel. Taxi drivers often overcharge tourists. The airport has free WIFI.

Don’t forget to tell your bank that you will be traveling so they don’t freeze your debit and credit cards.

Where can I learn more about Las Vueltas Lodge?

Visit the website: lasvueltaslodge.com

Find us on Facebook: facebook.com/lasvueltascostarica

Or follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/lasvueltaslodge

 

More Questions?

Would you like to schedule a free 20-minute phone call to talk more

about the idea of you becoming a Geomystic™ ? You can schedule here.