May 2014
1-9Ashtanga Yoga Teacher Training 300 (formerly YTT500)
A Three-part Training: May 1-9, 2014, Sept 25-Oct 3, 2014, March 5-13, 2015
9-11Chene Swart
Re-Authoring The World - The Power of Narrative Practices
9-11Rachel Fleischman
Dance Your Bliss - A Healing System to Change Your Life
9-11Robert Vetter
Walking the Red Road - Healing, Power, and the Quest for Meaning
22-26Upasana Retreat
A Devotional Meditation Retreat

Robert Vetter

Walking the Red Road - Healing, Power, and the Quest for Meaning

May 9-11

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In many Native American traditions, healing and spirituality are connected in a single process often called the Red Road, which teaches us that the adversities of life offer us an opportunity for spiritual growth and meaning. This Red Road concept as described by Black Elk and other Native Americans can be used to create a life of meaning and purpose in the here and now. In the choice to walk the Red Road of self-healing, you may also discover a medicine way for helping others. Through presentations, individual exercises, and group process, you will begin to:

  • Journey from woundedness to healing,
  • Cultivate personal power,
  • Experience the ceremonial use of prayer,
  • Find your personal medicine and how to share it with others, and
  • Develop your best relatedness to the natural, social, and physical worlds we inhabit.


ROBERT VETTER, M.A., is a cultural anthropologist who has been conducting fieldwork in the area of spirituality and healing among the Southern Plains tribes since 1980. He has been adopted into families in the Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Comanche tribes. His adopted grandfather was Oliver Pahdopony, the last medicine man of the Comanches. Along with his adopted Kiowa uncle, medicine man Richard Tartsah Sr., he authored the book Big Bow: The Spiritual Life and Teachings of a Kiowa Family. Through his organization Journeys Into American Indian Territory, he has been sharing experiential workshops with thousands of people since 1987.



    Cost Per Person
    (including tuition, meals, lodging, and facilities use)
    Housing TypeCost
    Commuting (Day use, meals & facilities)$349
    Own Van$377
    Own Tent$377
    Mount Madonna Center Tent$391
    Dormitory (4-7 to a room)$431
    Triple (3 to a room)$453
    Double (2 to a room or cabin)$473
    Double with Bath (2 to a room)$497
    Single (1 to a room or cabin)$535
    Single with Bath (1 to a room)$585

Register for this program

  • A deposit of $100 is required with registration. Balance is due upon arrival.
    Deposits are non-refundable and are not transferable to another person. For cancellations received at least 2 weeks before the program starts, the deposit less a $50 fee will be credited to any other program within one year. No credit is available for cancellations less than two weeks prior to the program start date, for no-shows, or for leaving an event early. Housing changes incur a $20 change fee.
  • Registration check-in for this program is from 4:00 pm to 6:30 pm.
  • Dinner is served from 5:30-6:30 pm on Friday and 5:00-6:00 pm on other days.
  • If you will be arriving late, please ask us to save a dinner for you.
  • Orientation begins at 7:00 pm.
  • The program will end at 1:00 pm on the final scheduled day.