Vision Quest - Nina Urcu 2022

98070 Longi ME, Italia

AF
Jul 1 - 17, 2022
Group size: 40 - 150
Vision Quest - Nina Urcu 2022
98070 Longi ME, Italia


€NaN
Jul 1 - 17, 2022
Group size: 40 - 150

About this trip

Discover the transformative value in making time to fast from food, water, socializing, and in doing so, enter into deep contact with yourself and all Nature.

Welcome to the eleventh year of Vision Quest in Italy, led by Yachay Santiago Andrade Leon and Andrea Calderon. 

Nina Urcu is the mountain where we go to meet ourselves, to start over, or deepen the direct connection with the nature that surrounds us. Ultimately the main intention is to lead us to our inner nature.

What Vision Quest means

At the heart of Sumak Kawsay, which means “good life” or “well-being” in quechua, is the importance of taking time to get clear on your purpose through relationship to a community and the natural world. 

To be well in all one's relationships is what brings about the well-being and the rich sense of fulfillment that is habitually postponed or sought after in our modern times. 

From the beginning, our ancestors realized the need to have a relationship with observation, direct listening and the possibility of being guided by a purpose that is sincere and clear. 

Purpose is what energizes our desire to engage our own life and the communities in which we live with renewed vitality and reverence. 

Modernity can be described as the unending "busyness" that clouds our eyes, making it hard for us to lead ourselves and others with a clear vision or sense of direction:

  • What makes you come alive as an individual?
  • What unlived potential(s) are you being called to from deep within?
  • What is the authentic vision I want to lead myself and others towards?

The ancestors and elders that guide our tradition taught that we find the answers to these and other questions we have in our hearts, through making time to go deep into nature. 

We are indebted to the long lineage of trial and error our ancestors went through to teach us the practice of the Vision Quest.  

They discovered the transformative value in making time to fast from food, water, socializing, and in doing so, enter into Solitude. 

The Vision Quest deeply connects us to Nature, amplifying our senses so that like a radio tower, our minds are able to tune into the purpose and instructions for our life that are constantly being scrambled or interrupted in the noise of the modern world. 

You also connect and re-experience the innate resilience of the human being. You remember that long line of ancestors whose life you have inherited where able to withstand the cold, the heat, the rain, and the silence. 

You discover that you can, too, and this expands your capacity to more courageously tackle life’s challenges, execute on your purpose, and most importantly, be more fully yourself. 

The way you lead your life becomes a form of prayer. In taking time to reconnect to yourself and doing so in deeper relationship to community and nature, your Presence becomes a voice for being at peace with oneself. A gift you can bring back to your community, your work, and a world hungry for increased consciousness.

Where? Nebrodi National Park!

The National Park of the Nebrodi mountains, stretching for around 70 kilometres, together with the Madonie mountains to the west and the Peloritani mountains to the east, form the siculan Appenines. 

The Park faces the Tyrrhenian Sea to the north and is bordered to the east by Etna Volcano the Alcantara river and the upper reaches of the Simeto river. 

The natural features which most strongly characterize the landscape of the Nebrodi mountains include the diversity in the shape of the landscape itself, the rich vegetation and the moist, humid atmosphere. Their peaks, which reach a maximum height of 1,847 metres above sea level with Monte Soro, have round flanks which open out into wide valleys that have been sculpted by numerous rivers which flow into the Tyrrhenian Sea.

The Nebrodi mountains are characterized by dense woods, high, verdant pastures, peaceful lakes and fast-flowing streams which contrast with the popular view of Sicily as an arid land parched by the sun. 

Great area of interest are the spectacular and impervious limestone rock formations of Monte San Fratello and, above all, Rocche del Crasto, in the region of Alcara Li Fusi and S. Marco D’Alunzio.

It's here, below the Rocche del Crasto, where we'll be during the two weeks experiencing what it means to be in a Vision Quest and go back in contact with our nature.

What’s included

  • Place for Camping
    Great hazelnut and chestnut forest where to camp
  • Meals
    3 meals por day are included plus some snacks in between
  • Water
    Pure water from the mountain spring
  • Song circle
    Each sunrise and sunset
  • Temazcal - Sweatlodge
    Every day after sunrise
  • Ceremonies
    All ceremonies of Sumak Kawsay tradition are included
  • Masterclasses - Workshop
    Sumak Kawasy culture, Singing and playing traditional instruments, movement awareness
  • Drinks
    Sparkling water, soda, fruit juice, Kombucha, Artesanal Local Beer and Organic Local Wine
  • Camping Tent
    We don't provide any camping tent.
  • Transportation
    Shuttle service to and from the airports (Catania and Palermo) or Capo D'orlando train station is not included in the basic fee, but it is an available option
  • Day free Bus
    Transportation to the Capo D'orlando Beach
  • Marketplace
    If you are interested in selling your products and art reserve a spot in the add-on option

Available Packages

Single VQ Basic
Available until May 20, 2022

This is the basic fee for all participants.

The deposit includes the Membership fee "Associazione Fuoco Sacro 2022" in addition to the participation to all activities included in the Vision Quest Nina Urcu 2022.

The deposit is not refundable.

To favor a fluid organization and the best quality of service, this plan will be available for purchase up to 40 days before the event.

€560
Deposit: €250
Bed in Quadruple Room
12 left

This option includes the possibility of staying overnight in the "Il Vignale" Farmhouse Hotel during the entire event, sharing a quadruple room with private bathroom.

The deposit includes the Membership fee "Associazione Fuoco Sacro 2022" in addition to the participation to all activities included in the Vision Quest Nina Urcu 2022.

The deposit is not refundable.

According to reservations, the rooms will be for men, women or mixed.

PS: Contact us to info@fuegosagrado.eu if you wish to book the whole room for families or groups of friends. It will then be possible to take advantage of a special discount.

€840
Deposit: €250
Bed in Quadruple Room PK
4 left

This option includes the possibility of staying overnight in the "Il Vignale" Farmhouse Hotel during the entire event, sharing quadruple room with private bathroom and kitchen 

The deposit includes the Membership fee "Associazione Fuoco Sacro 2022" in addition to the participation to all activities included in the Vision Quest Nina Urcu 2022.

The deposit is not refundable. According to reservations, the rooms will be for men, women or mixed.

P.S.: Contact us to info@fuegosagrado.eu if you wish to book the whole room for families or groups of friends. It will then be possible to take advantage of a special discount.

€915
Deposit: €250
Bed in Triple Room
only 3 left

This option includes the possibility of staying overnight in the "Il Vignale" Farmhouse Hotel during the entire event, sharing triple room with private bathroom. 

The deposit includes the Membership fee "Associazione Fuoco Sacro 2022" in addition to the participation to all activities included in the Vision Quest Nina Urcu 2022.

The deposit is not refundable.

According to reservations, the rooms will be for men, women or mixed.

PS: Contact us to info@fuegosagrado.eu if you wish to book the whole room for families or groups of friends. It will then be possible to take advantage of a special discount.

€840
Deposit: €250

Available options

Transfer from Palermo
€60
Transfer from Catania
€60
Transfer from Capo D'orlando Station
€30
Market Place for craftsmen and traders
€50
€NaN


Itinerary

Day 0
Opening Ceremony

Friday 1st July 


Check-in open 9am. 

Accommodation in the Camp Area.

Early Dinner 6pm.

Opening ceremony 9pm. 


Your Organizer


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Associazione Fuoco Sacro
The goal of the Sacred Fire Association is to safeguard, exercise, transmit and disseminate the traditions that preserve ancient knowledge that contemplate the use of plants, minerals, and animals for medical and ritual purposes.