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Bringing your heart together with Wilderness & Mount Shasta's Sacred Places 

1/2 Day to 5 Day Wilderness Journeys, Nature-Based Coaching, Ceremonial Healing & Vision Guidance in the Heart of Mount Shasta Wilderness

Mount Shasta

Rite of Passage

Michael Chudzik

Wilderness Guide
USFS Licensed Shast-Trinity National Forest

NLP Master Coach - Teacher - Medicine Journey

Ceremonial Wilderness Inner-Work 

From personal, deep work intensives
to group guided retreats.

Nature-based wilderness intensive experiences to guide you through the portal of major life transitions.

Through thoughtfully designed programs, my goal for you is to help you embrace the changes that occur in you life and walk through that doorway of transformation.

Mount Shasta is a unique and special place in the world - just as much as You are unique and walk a special path on the Earth ~ which is why your guided journey to the Mount Shasta Wilderness and Sacred Places (vortex areas) should to be just as unique as you.

That is why I guide and coach every person, couple or group individually - starting your journey before your visit with a 30-minute pre-booking call - and then a plan, length of time, and the order by which we go to and interact with the sacred places is choreographed into a true Rite-of-Passage ceremony time uniquely yours. Or, another option is joining one of my pre-scheduled guided groups,.

Read more below, and when you are ready to book your Rite-of-Passage or Sacred Places Guided Journey, just call or email me  (503) 679-2165 .

Your soul is both of you and of the world.

The world cannot be full until you become fully yourself

Bill Plotkin - Soulcraft




3-5 days - Group & Individuals

Deep Inner-Work Intensives

Guided Wilderness Journeys

Align with your True Self and Highest Vision

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Shasta Sacred Places Journeys & Ceremony

1/2 to 2 day - Group & Individuals

Uniquely Planned & Personal

Making your visit to the Mountain and Sacred Places/Vortexes into your own journey and ceremony.


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Shasta Sacred Places Healing Journey

1/2 to 2 day - Group & Individuals

Nature & Spirit Medicine Work

Intuitive led Rite-of-Passage & ceremonial work offered for healing,, vision, relationships, making changes.

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What is a Rite-of-Passage?

Rite-of-Passage is an event bringing about a major change or doorway in an individual's life. 
Indigenous cultures since earliest known times have embraced this change of one's life with conscious recognition of it's importance through ritual and ceremony, very often with teachers compassionate and experienced in helping one not remain in the Void but completing their soul's journey into this new chapter of life. 

At their most basic, all rites of passage are characterized by three distinct phases:
Separation  - leaving the familiar,
Transition - a time of testing, learning and growth,
Return - incorporation and reintegration.  


Rite of Passage Wilderness Intensives


Five Day Wilderness Outback Backpacking for Creatives, Visionaries and those seeking a new foundation of knowing themselves in the world.

2023 Summer

Rite-of-Passage Dates

in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

5-Day Group Rite-of-Passage Opportunities

Closed and completed 2023 Rite of Passage Retreats:

June 2-6 - Mount Shasta - Private Forest Retreat

Base Camp Day Backpacking. (closed)

June 23-27 - Mount Shasta - Private Forest Retreat

Base CampDay Backpacking (closed)

July 13-17 - Pacific Crest Trail - High Country Outback Intensive
Intermediate to high endurance level (closed)

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For Registration:
Call 503-679-2165 or write to register in person

Or book your own:

Private individuals, couples or group Rite-of-Passage -

in Mount Shasta, your location or anywhere in the world

Future Events - Stay informed by getting on our email list>

A full personal transformation experience integrated into a 2-month transformational coaching process


The rite-of-passage experience that keeps on giving, as you begin at home with personal coaching to prepare yourself, join our rite-of-passage retreat and then keep working with your coach over 4 additional private sessions for up to 4 more months. 

This is Heart-Soul, True-Self Integration work devoted to you finding the Vision of You that Your Heart already knows and going back home: closer heart-connection with yourself, your loved ones in the world and old parts of your life free from holding you back by the work we do together in a deep, intensive connection with the living soul of the wildness of nature.

For Individuals, Couples & Teams, as well as established Vision Path Coaching Clients.

Investment: $997, (including group prepared meals)


Limited to 12 people per Rite-of-Passage.

Groups of six or more will include two coaching facilitators, male and female. 

To Learn More or Register:

Contact Michael for a personal introduction and interview process: 503-679-2165

or email us here

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2023 Summer Rite-of-Passage Dates in Shasta-Trinity National Forest

Booked by appointment -
Case-by-case schedule time available.

Inquire today and let's set up a time for you!

Rates are:

$555 / 1/2 Day (up to 4 hours)

$999 Full Day (5-8 hours)

Book anywhere from 1/2 day to 4 days

Mount Shasta - Sacred Places Guided Journeys

Personal Connection, Coaching, Vision & Ceremonial Work

Sacred-Places and Vortex Areas - Connections, Inner-Work, Vision & Prayer, Wisdom Teachings, Heart-Medicine Circles, Releasing & Vision Ceremonies*, Nature & Intuitive Somatic Healing, Trust & Self-Image Recovery, Despacho

Individuals and Retreat Group Explorers 

1/2 Day to 2 Day Guided Mountain and Wilderness Connection Opportunities,


Make it your own Personal Journey or Join a Scheduled Group

USFS Licensed Wilderness Guide  - Available for Guiding your Journey to Sacred Places / Vortex Areas:

Ascension Rock, St Germaine's Garden, through Panther Meadow to Grey Butte, Horse Camp, Castle Lake, Faery Falls, Mossbrae Falls, Box Canyon, Pluto's Cave, McCloud Falls, and others.


To Learn More or Register -

Call or Send a Message for a free30-minute consultation and planning call

(503) 679-2165 .

Retreat Leaders -
Helping visiting retreat leaders get the most for their group's intentions and personal work.
Schedule your Retreat Group for a Special Healing or Letting Go Ceremony, or Despacho Ceremony, Nature-Based Coaching Group Teaching, or Local Native American History Talks -
integrated to compliment around the theme or vision of your coaching retreat and timed to take your group to the Sacred Places in perfect timing with the stages of your retreat. 


Mount Shasta Healing-Connection Journey

Guided, Intuitive Eco-Therapy & Healing Work

for Mission-Intentional Mountain Visitors 

1/2 Day to 2 Day Ceremonial Healing & Vision Opportunities
Intuitive Medicine Work - Healing, Vision, Relationships, Changes

Working with you in Nature
at the 
Crossroads of Mind & Spirit

Nature & Spirit Medicine Work

Intuitive led Rite-of-Passage & ceremonial work offered for assisting with healing, new self-trust, reconciling with the past, healing relationships, grief, major life changes.

Ho'ono'ponopono Timeline Healing
Somatic-Release Hypnotherapy

Past Life Regression Therapy
Reiki by a Reiki Master 

Start with a Free 30-minute consultation - We'll make a plan and set a date.

Just call or email:

(503) 6792165 or Email Here

Rates are based on $444 per 4-hour time periods - Book from 1/2 day to 2 days of working together.

USDA Guide Permit Disclosure -

This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies.... Continued... click here, please

* Please Note - Out of respect for our Mount Shasta First People...

I do not hold Ceremonies in my professional or commercial involvement on Mount Shasta. Our local First People have requested that these practices be stopped and because of that, I have other locations where I hold them. 

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Michael Chudzik heard his first call to Mount Shasta for a solo 7-day vision quest in a deep January winter, 2009.

A visionary shift was taking place in his life - and at that time, a veteran of the vision quest through Native teachers, lifelong wilderness trekker, 30-day wilderness survival trained, NLP Master Coach and psychic hypnotherapist - he knew there was no saying "No", regardless of the time of year it was if this was what the Void wanted to keep the shift going,

From that time and the past 15 years, Michael has had a strong and loving heart-connection with Mount Shasta and the spirits of the ancestors who lived here for over 5,000 years, as well as good friends today with many members of the 5 Nations of the who are the ancestor's and the Mountain's First People.

Nature-Based Coaching and Rite-of-Passage are to Michael the most important path of bringing human beings home the the remembrance that we are first of all ancient souls meant to come to Earth and share our gifts to the expansion of the great Creation.

Michael has been a vision-quest and rite-of-passage guide, as well as ceremonial adjunct to South American, First American and other retreat leaders visiting Mount Shasta, Oregon Cascades and Arizona wilderness places since 2007.

  • Shasta-Trinity National Forest Permitted Outfitter & Guide

  • Wilderness First Responder

Planning your own journey soon?
Call 503-679-2165 or Email
for Questions, Plans and Reservations

Professional Disclaimer - Michael Chudzik is a certified NLP Master Practitioner and Clinical Hypnotherapist. He is not a licensed doctor or mental health professional. Michael's coaching, spiritual and shamanic or "medicine" work through Vision Path Art's & Consulting is not offered as a substitute for health care with a licensed physician or mental health provider, but as a complementary service.

Federal Wilderness Guide Permit Civil Rights Disclosure - 
This business operates under special use permit with the Shasta-Trinity National Forest in accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, and reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information(e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.) should contact the responsible State or local Agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center...
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