You and three of your friends.
The adventure of a lifetime.
You’ve dreamed of something that will change your life and break you free from the bonds that have been holding you back. Your personal Metamorphosis is waiting for you. The world’s only small-group customizable program where you can choose from —
Regaining your body’s strength through primal fitness.
Restoring your health through rewilding your diet.
Discovering your own inner martial art.
Reconnecting with nature.
Meditation, awareness, and mindfulness.
Wilderness living skills.
Exploring the essence of reality and the human experience.
You have a natural birthright to abundant health, vitality, awareness, and a clear, serene mind. We live in a culture that blinds us to that birthright.
ReWilding is the process of taking your birthright back.
When people ask me if I enjoyed my experience at ReWild University I tell them I would go back in a heart beat. There is a certain magic to this place that the website doesn’t tell you. You go expecting to learn a lot of cool skills and you leave receiving that and so much more. With anything, how much you enjoy a “subject” depends on how the teacher teaches it. Kenton is not only a master at what he is teaching but he has a spirit of joy and peace and a passion for helping people reach their fullest potential. If you’re thinking about joining the ReWild family but aren’t sure, take a chance and do it. You will not regret it, in fact, you’ll probably regret leaving. Not only did I learn how to make a bow, woodland parkour, how to make fire in several different ways, how to ninja breathe, and so much more. I also learned that there are people in the world whose presence is peaceful and joy is plenty and it is magnificent to be surrounded by such people.
— Julia King
At ReWild University, we give you the tools for ReWilding, from YouTube videos to blog posts to our one-of-a-kind Metamorphosis program. If you and your family or friends are looking for the ultimate in self-discovery, adventure, wilderness skills, martial arts, or primal fitness, Metamorphosis offers a training program unlike anything else in the world. Our Metamorphosis programs are designed for groups of four.
To sign up for a program, choose your program below, make sure that tuition prices are affordable for you, and see if the upcoming program dates work for you. If all looks good, contact Kenton and we can reserve your space!
What makes ReWild University’s Metamorphosis program different?
There are plenty of outdoor schools where you can learn how to start a fire without matches, identify wild edibles, or track. You can learn all those things at ReWildU, but here we use those skills as a pathway into discovering your own inner wildness. Instead of seeing nature as something “out there” where you can “survive” if you have enough skills or equipment, you’ll come to see nature as something inside you. Through adventure, experiencing the elemental forces of nature, and “remembering” the ancient skills of your ancestors, you’ll awaken a part of you that has long been asleep. This sleeping wild-thing is your most joyous, capable, powerful, serene, curious, and adventurous Self.
Our programs range from 3-hour workshops to our 11-month immersion program, and we offer opportunities to live on-site during your training. At the present time, we do not have an internship or work-for-trade opportunities.
Claiming Your Natural Birthright
You recognize that our “civilized” life dulls your mind and body. You know that you can regain the strength, clarity of mind, passion, and power of your ancestors. You’re ready to break free of the chains and reclaim your birthright. You’re ready for your personal Metamorphosis.
ReWild University’s one-of-a-kind workshops, weekend, week-long, 14-day, and 11-month Metamorphosis programs will re-connect you with nature and your natural, vibrant, aware, and passionate Self. You’ll be ready to confront any challenge, from the stresses of daily life to the end of the world as we know it. You’ll remember ancestral skills, learning to coax fire from stone or stick, to gather plants that heal and provide food, and to move through the wilderness with the ease and quietness of a wolf. You’ll learn homesteading skills, including organic gardening, maple syruping, and beekeeping. You’ll swordfight on ridgetops, discover glowing mushrooms as you explore the night forest, and meet challenges and adventures that others only dream of. This is a unique opportunity to unleash your inner wildness and discover a way of living that will make you wake up each morning excited for the day to come.
When I started the Metamorphosis program, I considered myself an avid and knowledgeable outdoorsman, physically fit, with some knowledge of martial arts. Kenton’s program was one of the best-spent months of my life! Wherever life might take me, whether to a dangerous city street or to being lost in the woods, I am now much more confident in my own abilities to not become another statistic! On top of Kenton’s demonstrated wealth of knowledge in wilderness survival, martial arts, and fitness training, he also equipped me with tools to help me find deeper appreciation and wonder in the life all around us! This program took me to the edge of my limits and beyond, and I had tons of fun doing it, too!
– Adam Unger, One-month Metamorphosis graduate
What You’ll Learn
We teach a variety of skills as pathways to awakening your natural vitality, awareness, and health. Our curriculum is divided into six skill areas. Offerings vary with the seasons and with instructor availability.
- Wilderness and Ancestral Skills — From tent-and-sleeping-bag camping to immersion wilderness “survival”, you will learn firemaking, shelter building, knapping, and much more.
- Awareness and the Primal Mindset — Tracking, mindfulness, wild meditation, exploring our cultural conditioning, and opening your senses helps to cultivate your natural, serene, emotionally balanced, aware mind.
- Primal Fitness — Your body’s natural agility, strength, flexibility, endurance and health are all eroded by a culture that keeps us sitting. You’ll learn how to replace boring “exercise” with a love of movement, and discover how easy it is to stay fit when you awaken your sense of play.
- Homesteading Skills and Folk Crafts — From organic gardening and wild permaculture to weaving baskets, making kefir, or spinning wool, our teachers can help you to become less dependent on supermarkets and stores. You can make or grow almost anything yourself!
- Wild Foods and Medicines, and the Real Primal Diet — There is a bounty of wild, free, healthy food available through the use of ancestral hunting and gathering skills. You’ll learn how to add wild plants, nuts, and mushrooms to your diet, how to hunt and trap without modern weapons, and how to shift your diet for optimal health and vitality.
- Martial Arts — Martial arts offer a unique doorway into our primal consciousness as we learn to deal with highly complex situations without conscious thought. Pulling from a variety of hybridized styles means that we can create your own, personalized art that is optimal for your body and philosophy.
At times, we have other teachers available to share additional skills, such as yoga, tai chi, horse riding, and more.
What is the actual training like?
We’ll custom-design a program for you that meets your needs and desires. Training is within a unique atmosphere where you are nurtured even as you are challenged. Intimidation or military-style discipline is never used. Our primary training tool is adventure, moving beyond our pre-conceived comfort levels in order to experience amazing things. Here are a few “Adventure Journal” entries that detail some actual training that clients have experienced –
Our Current Metamorphosis Programs —
Metamorphosis Workshops — A convenient and economical way to get one-on-one training when it works for you. Each two to three hour workshop will combine learning, fun, and adventure as we focus on the specific skills you want to cover.
The 14-Day Metamorphosis — Two weeks that will change your life. You’ll stay in our primitive camp and embark upon an adventure that includes primal fitness, challenging your fears, and learning how to reconnect with nature and your inner wisdom. You’ll come away from these two weeks with tools that will make your entire life into an adventure! Yurt accommodations are sometimes available for an additional residence fee. Visit the 14-Day Metamorphosis page to learn about upcoming dates and registration.
11-Month Metamorphosis — (Note: the 2015 11-Month Metamorphosis is booked. Contact Kenton to reserve the 2016 11-Month Metamorphosis.)
Meet your tribe! You and three other people will take part in our most transformative program (solo programs are also available — inquire for more information), embarking on the adventure of a lifetime as you learn to be at one with nature and to manifest your most aware, compassionate, joyous, and adventurous self.
- Become completely comfortable in the natural world
- Develop your own personal style of martial arts
- Become a natural fitness expert
- Practice skills in real-life wilderness living situations
- Harvest and eat wild edibles available during all four seasons
- Make meditative awareness your daily “default” state of being
- Learn skills that allow you to live “technology free” in the wilderness
- Test your skills during wilderness adventures
Eleven months of training allows you to develop skills until they are “second nature”, and to challenge your skills in scenario training that will be more challenging than anything you’ll encounter in real life. You’ll transform stress into a calm, effective way of approaching any problem, and develop skills that will serve you for the rest of your life. By the end of the eleven months, you’ll be in the position to share your skills with others in a teaching role. Your training will include overnights, countless challenge adventures, and adventures in the deep wilderness. Your tuition includes access to trainers in various martial arts, energy arts, and movement arts. You’ll also have the opportunity to perform a Vision Fast, and will receive an additional month of ReWild You! Mentoring after your training.
We run 11-month programs when we get 4 people who are ready for an adventure of this magnitude. If you are interested, follow the green heading link above to learn more.
Metamorphosis Retreats —
Designed for a solo or couples, this is the ‘plush’ version of Metamorphosis =)
The Weekend Metamorphosis Retreat — You’ll stay for two days in our pond-side yurt, be served delicious, super-healthy food, and receive ten to twelve hours of one-on-one teaching. We’ll work together to create your personalized program that focuses on the specific skills you desire, from mindfulness to primal fitness to wilderness skills.
The Week-Long Metamorphosis Retreat — Treat yourself to six days of solitude, learning, and natural beauty during our week-long retreat. You’ll be served amazing food, live in the pond-side yurt, and receive four to six hours of training each day.
I would recommend this program to a wide variety of people. Kenton offers a diverse menu of challenges, explorations and adventures which function on many levels at once, to help his clients gain strength, self-knowledge and reliance. Our society largely ignores self-observation and actual experimentation, which we as human beings need in order to understand ourselves, even as adults. Kenton is a marvelous planner and support person, willing to help his clients attain their goals, and offering fun and exciting challenges along with unparalleled personal attention. — Sara Nagler, Metamorphosis 11-month program graduate.
Interested in taking part in the Metamorphosis Training Program?
Nothing like Metamorphosis is offered anywhere else in the world. If you’d like to learn more, contact Kenton directly so that you can have all of your questions answered and so that you can decide if Metamorphosis is for you. If you’re local, he’ll be happy to meet with you in person. Kenton reserves the right to refuse participants based on assessment of their attitude and willingness to devote themselves to the program, both via the application and the initial free consultation.
Metamorphosis 2-3 Hour Workshops
$160 per person.
Group of 4 — $2,800 per student.
**Yurt accommodations are sometimes available for an additional $250 residence fee per student.
Group of 4 — $20,000 per student.
Weekend Metamorphosis Retreat
Solo — $1,200
Pair — $800 each
Week-Long Metamorphosis Retreat
Solo — $1,900
Pair — $1,200 each