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Healing With Nature

An 8 night journey of deepening elemental wisdom
- A 
75 hr earth tantra teacher or practitioner certification - 


June 24th - July 2nd, 2023

*Only 1 spot remains*

Earth Tantra Center @ Raven Wild Farm

Delta, Colorado

Feeling the call to not only improve your connection with mother earth for nature-based healing, but to guide others in this vital skill lost in today's world?  Nature healing is earth's free health care.
Join Tara, Level 4 Tantra Guide, Grounding Expert & Survival Wilderness Guide, and a like minded group, in a true transformational journey of becoming intimate with mother earth through both practicality and spirit based practices.  Discover the lost arts of  earth energy exchange,  elemental wisdom + breathwork,  sacred ceremonies of devotion, potential of earthgasms and connecting with earth energy down to a cellular level.
Highlights include ...
  • 75 hr teacher or practitioner's certification upon completion (includes 40 hrs of healing with nature & 35 hrs of basic tantric breath (elemental/ Chakra breathing)
  • Earthing, forest bathing, potential of experiencing an earthgasm, desert connection, ways of water, the power of fire and guidance of air
  • Times of silence, field excursions, cacao ceremony, devotion + more
  • 6 Hours of practicum for teacher certification
  • Developing your own personal and shared practices
  • Connect and grow in a small intimate group of 4-5 students the Earth Tantra way

-Investment: Starting at $1,199-

For Who?  Any adult feeling the call to learn how to become truly intimate with mother earth, her wisdom and nature as our guide for healing, expansion both internal and external.  If you are an outdoor guide, nature lover, energy space holder, yoga teacher, meditation guide, women's circle facilitator, etc this retreat might be for you.  If you are interested in attending, but not the teacher certification component,  we'd love for you to be an practice student and still receive a 75 hr practitioner completion certification.  You'll be asked to be a practicing student for the teachers in training a few times throughout the retreat.

What?   The focus of this retreat is focused on elemental healing, tantric elemental chakra breathwork for a 75 hr certification.  This is an inclusive retreat, meaning we ask that you stay in the container of the space.  We will venture approx 35 minutes away to spend time forest bathing, river connecting + an evening in the desert to watch the sunset.

How does this support my offerings and career?  Nature-based healing is evidence-based: There is a growing body of research that shows the benefits of nature-based healing, including reduced stress and anxiety, improved mood, better physical health and over all well-being.  Your course will teach participants how to apply these practices in practical, spiritual and mindful ways.   By completing the 8 night training, and receiving the certification, you'll expand new opportunities such as teaching nature-based healing workshops or incorporating nature-based healing into your existing or future offerings. This makes attending the course a valuable investment in both your personal and professional development, as well as improving the lives of others.  

When?  Arrive between 1 and 2pm Saturday, June 24th.   No later or no earlier please.   We will end around 10:30am Sunday.   Graduation ceremony is Saturday night. 

The Space?   We will gather on the 8 beautiful private acres at Earth Tantra Outdoor Center & Raven Wild farm stay in Delta, Colorado.  We recognize and honor this space as land of the Native American Utes.  There are stunning views of the Grand Mesa to the north and Elk Mountains to the east (distance).  The property is 5,200ft in elevation - high desert.  The land shares a beautiful blend of grand cottonwood, elm and other trees (crabapple, maple, etc) with an open field, small pond, rabbit brush and micro private spaces for privacy.  The community space has multiple spots with hammocks, an outdoor kitchen, eating patio and lounge area, outdoor circle (partly shaded), ceremonial tipi, peace pole and more.  We share the land with dozens of variety of birds, native and local plants, chickens and 2 dogs.  Students are welcome to take a hike along our 1/4 mile hiking trail to the bottom of the property.  We do not have bears or mountain lions but other critters like fox & racoon.  The land calls to support others in their healing and spiritual journey.  Many people can feel the vibration and kindness of the land.  We are a Chemical + Fragrance + Shoe FREE household.  Gentle soaps + shower supplies, etc are provided.
















You'll Learn How To... 

  • Practice and guide tantric elemental chakra breathing while supporting someone in opening and healing their lower 4 chakras.   This is a very opening and intimate breath pathway, as it taught to guide others to empower the student for healing themselves (verses being the healer).

  • Teach others to listen to, become intimate with and connect with the wisdom of earth, water, fire and air as guides

  • Call upon the 4 and 7 directions for guidance, opening/ closing space for personal practice, retreats and ceremony

  • Why and how to smudge others/ space and make your own smudgesticks

  • #stopconnectlistentrust - an Earth Tantra coined practice indented for children to adults

  • Have a better understanding of somatic, health, spiritual & energetic benefits when healing with nature 

  • Differentiate, and when to guide others in the differences of earthing, grounding, forest bathing & connecting with specific elements

  • Deeply tune into within to be able to listen to elemental wisdom

  • Set an altar space according to the 4 directions, elements and nature wisdom

  • Call upon and tune into nature (including animal) spirit guides for support

  • Better center yourself before guiding others

  • Create a space to support others in chakra, shadow, energy guidance, including additional chakra healing modalities

  • Be a better guide to help someone find their own answers within


Includes all of the above and....​​

  • Pre-course 1 hour live and recorded zoom call to help prepare + curriculum outline

  • Delicious healthy meals & snacks to meet nearly all needs - a dietary need questionnaire is provided at check out.   Food is locally sourced when possible, including our farm fresh eggs

  • Most ceremonial supplies  & cacao (not ceremonial clothing & altar item)

  • Creative supplies

  • Outdoor gathering spaces in shade and sun depending on temps

  • Your choice of tent spot, camper vehicle spot or indoor private bedroom

  • Ceremonial Tipi and access to multiple meditation spaces + 1/3 mile walking trail

  • Unlimited access to the garage freezer and 1 shared cooler (sorry, no storing food in our indoor fridge due to limited space)

  • 1st Night Potluck Dinner, meals Thursday night - Sunday breakfast, coffee, snacks & tea

  • Drinking water, hand washing water, etc

  • Hammocks at Raven Wild Farm

  • Meditation cushion in tipi (stays in tipi)

  • Tent & vehicle camping doesn't offer hook ups. Limited showers included due to our sensitive septic system.  Campers will have a specific shower time

  • Yoga mats for optional morning earth yoga (gentle + elemental)

What's Not Included? 

  • Travel to and from Raven Wild Farm 

  • Your shared pre-made potluck item for the first dinner (can be store bought)

  • Tenters: Tent, sleeping bag/ pad and outdoor gear

  • Personal snacks to keep in your car or outdoor cooler

  • Gas + Transportation to field days (we will car pool).  This is about 35 mile trip one way 

  • Other personal items

What to bring?  A more detailed list will be sent out closer to the retreat.

  • Day backpack and 2 water bottles for field days

  • Premade potluck item for our 1st meal together (precut watermelon, chips/ salsa, hummus & baby carrots, gluten free crackers & cheese, etc)

  • White ceremonial clothing (for graduation Night - some color or tan is okay)

  • Chakra clothing (wear red on Sun, orange on Mon, yellow on Tues, Green on Wed).  This could be a hat, t-shirt, socks, for example.  You don't need to be one color head 2 toe.

  • 2 Water bottles + your favorite tea/coffee mug

  • Comfortable clothing for meditation, sitting outside, cool & hot weather (50 - 95 degrees)

  • Your tent, sleeping bag & outdoor gear supplies (headlamp/ flashlight, etc) if tenting

  • Extra yoga mat or meditation cushion, crazy creek, blanket, etc if possible.  We have limited supplies


Retreat Options:

$1199 (tent or car camp) - 1 spot left

$1499 (private small blue queen room) - SOLD OUT 

$1699 (private larger queen room w/mesa view + desk) -OPEN!

Non-refundable hold my place/sign up fee = $222 or $333

(If you can't make it last minute sign up fee can be applied toward future events) 

SAVE MONEY AND SERVE!!!  Inquire W/ Tara 1st

ISO Semi to Pro Photographer:  Save $300 for 12-20 pics  

Payments are as follows
  •  $222 or $333 non-refundable sign up fee 
  • Remaining balance  due day of event in cash, zelle or credit card

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Watch this video to feel into the Earth Tantra Retreat Experience
About Your Guide
Tara L. Skubella is a Level 4 Certified Tantra Guide, Earthing Expert, Wilderness Survivalist (some of you may recognize her from Naked and Afraid), Leave No Trace Master Educator, WFR to date certified and 200 hr Tantra/ Kundalini Yoga instructor.  Her  background as a Wilderness Therapist, outdoor guide, USFS South Park Ranger District employee, and former public school Earth Science Teacher, allows Tara to weave in a solid outdoor educational and adventure component to what she teachers.  Tara believes truly connecting with nature is a lost art in modern times of doing vs being.  It's important to her to continue to guide others in these practices that at one point were steadfast ways of just being with our ancestors.  Since birthing Earth Tantra in 2016, Tara’s work has reached 1,000s of students. Tara has been featured and quoted in New York Times, Parade, Insider, Bustle, Mashable, and Swell and has presented Tantra and healing with nature practices at various conferences like Western Region Outdoor Leadership Conference, Women's Wilderness, Women of Wisdom and others.

What Students Are Saying about Tara

"Tara’s style of guidance is intuitive and tailored to the vibe of each individual group.  She keeps things lively and adventurous, while provoking inner exploration and growth!"  - 2020 Student
"Tara emanates a beautiful sense of tranquility and patience, which holds a safe open space."  -2020 Student
“Tara’s guidance is very open hearted.  She has a very beautiful way of creating space for people to find their way.” -2019 Student
When should I arrive?  When are we finished?
Arrive between 1pm and 2pm only.  Please not before or after.  Allow extra driving time for weekend traffic in the mountains.  We will finish around 10:30am and will have time to pack and leave upon wake up and after 10:30am.
What is the space like?
Earth Tantra Center is located on 8 private acres on Tara's farm called Raven Wild Farm, soon to be lavender farm.  We have chickens, a small garden, 2 small border heeler dogs, deer, over 2 dozen different birds, incredible views of the Grand Mesa, old cottonwood trees and a variety of others, a tiny pond, open field, shaded hammocks and lots of nooks for private silent meditation.  The area has shaded and exposed eating/ lounging options as well as a beautiful 20 foot ceremonial tipi.  We are NOT a pet free home, however we are a shoeless, smokeless and low chemical home. NO perfumes inside house/ including scented lotions, etc - more natural soaps/ shampoos are provided. Thank you for respecting a home resident's chemical allergies.  
Camping vs Indoor Room?
If you truly want to embody mother earth, we suggest camping.  If you are camping, we provide rustic outdoor options.  A place for a tent, car camping or small campers.  Hook ups/ electric are not available, however you'll be able to charge a phone indoors. We have wifi access both indoors and outside.   Outdoor showering is not provided, but we have an outdoor hose to rinse off and cool off during the day.  Sorry, but soap can not be used on the land. All students will have access to limited timed showers.  However, campers will have a scheduled shower time every 2 days.  Thank you for respecting our sensitive septic system in advance.
How many people will attend?
Approximately 4 students +1 assistant & Tara.  We keep our retreats intimate and small to create a trusting space for all people.  Large groups can inhibit the ability to connect with deep healing and can be overwhelming for some.  Spectrum folks, empaths, ADHDers and others appreciate the small group and family feel with Earth Tantra.
Is this retreat clothed? 
Yes, this retreat is clothed, however you'll have an opportunity to earth and discard clothing at certain times. 
What if I'm a little uncomfortable? 
 Each practice and session is always presented with options to adapt to each person's comfort level. 
Comfort & trust is a priority and we grow upon each practice step by step for expansion.
Is this retreat Covid19 Colorado Guidelines compliant?
Yes - Masks are optional & proof of vaccine is not required.  Do not attend if you have covid19 or have been exposed to covid up to 10 days before the retreat.
Can I commute or leave the retreat space to explore in town?
 The intention is to stay at the retreat center and travel with the group to our field days.  Approximately 2 to 3 field days. The safe energy of group is broken when students come and go.  There is plenty of space to distance yourself or to walk and run on a dirt road and 8 acres.  If you'd like to explore town, we recommend to arrive early or stay after the retreat to site see. 
How is the weather?
Be prepared for 50s to high 90's degrees this time of year, as we will be outside.  Prepare for rain. 
The site has a tipi and shaded areas.
Keep in Mind.....
  A list of what to bring will be mailed approx 1 month and 1 week before the retreat.  We do not integrate time for touristing during the retreat.  The center is a rustic and primitive outdoor retreat center, be prepared for primitive camping conditions, meaning we don't have developed camp sites, however we do have flat ground in the designated partly shaded north side areas.
What about transportation and airport transfers?  

Montrose airport is 30 min away.  Grand Junction airport is 1+ hrs away.  Denver airport is 6 - 7 hrs away.  UBER and shuttle vans don't run often as Delta is a very small town.  Car rentals are available at all airports. Tara will NOT be able to pick up students, however there are usually a few students driving through Montrose and Grand Junction to come to the retreat, but it's not guaranteed.​



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