Courses

Here at Element Mountain in north Vermont we offer year-round courses and events that are broken into 4 main categories.

  • North- Healing Principles
  • East- Philosophy Exploration
  • South- Physical Skills
  • West- Spiritual Study

Within those categories are classes that take place outdoors in the wilderness and national forests as well as in-house environments. Details on each class can be found on their associated page within the website. Further details and registration information can be found in the store pages for each class and event. Links to the store pages can be found on each class and event page in the website.

Upon registration for a class or event you will be emailed an equipment list and directions to the class location.

All classes and events are run in a laid back and friendly atmosphere. Even some of the more intense offerings are upheld in a comfortable energy.

“I have been an armchair survivalist most of my life and have taken classes in different places. I have been very impressed with Element Mountain’s training and have been amazed at how simple wilderness survival can be when we know the right techniques. Most survival schools show how to use a lot of equipment. With enough training from White Wolf we will not need any equipment. It can all be found out doors when we know what to look for.

White Wolf also emphasizes another aspect to survival that I have not seen any were else. That is our mental state. Our survival is greatly enhanced when our mental state is right. Without that, our chances of survival become much weaker.

If you want to live comfortably, independently, and on the move in the woods I think the best instructor for that is White Wolf.” ~ Michigan

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“I have no words to describe how happy I am that I decided to make the trek down to Vermont for the Greenfoot class last week. The sheer amount of multidimensional information that was covered, the potentially life-saving skills we were introduced to, the fantastic group and the wonderful conversations, the weather, the camp, everything was simply fantastic.

White Wolf, I really think you should market yourself as a walking wilderness search engine. Thank you for everything that you are and everything that you do. Julia, thank you for helping me with moving those energies around, what an experience that was! Still trying to figure it all out. Thank you. I will miss all of you and the camp, looking forward to more classes down at Element Mountain.”~ Montreal

East - Philosophy Exploration

  • Bobcat Pathways

      The Bobcat level events are given the category of Bobcat because their energy is much like that of a Bobcat. The bobcat is a traveler and explorer. Ranging from 15 to 40 square miles they cover quite the territorial size range. They truly are wanderers and seekers on their feet. All Bobcat level events […]

  • Water Medicine

      Water is the life blood of all life upon this earth. In this oxygen dominated ecosystem we all require water, and lots of it for our very survival. It is indeed one of the 4 sacred Elements and an absolute necessity for all of us. In this class you will be learning all about […]

  • Awareness Principles

      In our world filled with layer upon layer of imagery in every direction that we can see and feel we are constantly challenged to be aware of what is there. One style of looking just doesn’t cut it if we wish to truly be aware of all that surrounds us along this earthwalk. We […]

  • Air Medicine

    Air Medicine: The Air element has different states of being. Each state contains its own unique energy within the Air Medicine: Dry Humid Wind Contained- within water- within earth… Breath The dry state of air is light and rising in nature. It tends to move more quickly and disperse easily. It is well suited for […]

  • Fire Medicine

    Fire Medicine: The fire element has different states of being. Each state contains its own unique energy within the Fire Medicine: Liquid- molten Gaseous Electricity Flame Variant Temperature   In the liquid state it can go through many transformations in quality. Everything from raging to stagnant; boiling to explosive. In the Gaseous state the fire is […]

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  • 4 Inner Worlds

      It is well known through the deeper and more traditional shaman practices of the 4 worlds, or levels of reality that connect to us all. Within this concept are drawn dynamic paths of understanding and journeys to attain wisdom. Unlike many spiritual practices that are around today, the way the 4 inner world are […]

  • Scout Stealth

    Have you ever wanted to enter into the landscape unnoticed and disappear without a trace? Ever toy with the idea of blending into the surroundings so well that you could literally sit for hours without human or animal detecting you? Perhaps you have wondered how you would successfully move through, camp and move on through […]

North - Healing Principles

  • Sexual Energy- the practical truth

    Covered in this course you will find the Practical Truths about the most powerful creative force in all physical life and one of the most misunderstood, abused of all energies. In a world of stress, strain, materialistic pursuits the potent Sexual Energy that courses through all living creatures falls by the wayside and becomes prey […]

  • Present of Health

    The Present of Health is one of the most important set of skills anyone can acquire in life. The state of our personal well-being determines the quality of our ability to interact with the world and all life. Just look at how we interact when we are healthy and full of energy compared to when we […]

South - Physical Skills

  • Wilderness Survival Courses

    This page is dedicated to the Wilderness Survival level courses offered here at Element Mountain. There are a number of levels to the courses that are laid out in successive order from beginner to expert below. Each class title is a link that will bring you to the appropriate course page that contains the full […]

  • Scout Stealth

    Have you ever wanted to enter into the landscape unnoticed and disappear without a trace? Ever toy with the idea of blending into the surroundings so well that you could literally sit for hours without human or animal detecting you? Perhaps you have wondered how you would successfully move through, camp and move on through […]

  • Nature through Lenses

    Have you ever wanted to be able to see the natural world through the lens of a camera in a way that captures so perfectly the true dynamics of life around you? The natural world is filled with some of the most amazing and perfect subjects for the art and nuance of photography. Whether it […]

  • Art of Tracking

    The ancient art of Tracking is well observed still today on every continent by all forms of life. It is truly alive and well in the world we know and exists from the highest reaches of our atmosphere to the deep levels of soil beneath our feet. From ocean depth to desert floor, rock and […]

  • Truth Forest

    On Element Mountain we have what is called the Truth Forest. This is an area that contains the energy of personal challenges laid out in a wilderness setting. In life we are often presented with challenging times and within those times we discover more about ourselves than almost any other time. The reason is simple; […]

West - Spiritual Study

  • Manetuwak

    In certain Native American and other Aboriginal cultures around the world it was and in some areas still is part of the belief system that there are “spirits that exist in all things”. But what does that mean? What does it mean to have “spirits” existing in “all things”? Where do these spirits come from? […]

  • 4 Inner Worlds

      It is well known through the deeper and more traditional shaman practices of the 4 worlds, or levels of reality that connect to us all. Within this concept are drawn dynamic paths of understanding and journeys to attain wisdom. Unlike many spiritual practices that are around today, the way the 4 inner world are […]

  • Porcupine Pathways

      The Porcupine level events are given the category of Porcupine because their energy is much like that of a Porcupine. The spiny porcupine does not travel far and spends most of its time high in treetops eating, sleeping and observing. When it does decided to move it simply goes from one tree to the […]

  • Rite of the Medicine Wheel

    Rite of the Medicine Wheel  The Medicine Wheel is an ancient and sacred structure that has been created and utilized by pre-technological peoples for thousands of years. Many natural materials have been used in the construction of Medicine Wheels depending not only upon where they are located, but also upon the type of energy their […]

  • Vision Quest

    My first traditional Vision Quest came when I was quite young in the Appalachian Mountains. Vision Quest 1—Vision Quest 2. The Quest is an ancient traditional practice of self spirituality and deeper connection to life, physical and non-physical. It is a highly personal time in which the individual delves into themselves, in such a way as to […]