48h Solo (Nature Quest)


Nature Quest is a guided wilderness experience built around a Solo time alone in nature. It’s a contemporary version of the ancient ritual of going into nature alone for contemplation, renewal, and realignment. Retreating alone in wild nature and sharing your experience with other participants, provides a powerful opportunity to step back and reflect on your life and work while reconnecting to nature. It opens up to an experience of a deep relationship with the natural world, which can enrich your own life and others as well as give a deeper understanding of nature as a whole.


What: A unique opportunity for you to GetWild in a Nature Quest by being alone overnight in the Archipelago. Why: Give yourself a ”gift” – a unique, transformative, deep experience by reconnecting to nature.
Anyone who wants to calibrate their inner compass and reconnect to their inner, outer, and true Nature.
Where: Surrounded by water on two sides, Värmdö is the base camp for our Nature Quests.
When: (48 hours)
Friday, Maj    1 – Sunday, 2 June
Friday, Aug 31 – Sunday 1st Sept
Friday, Sept 14 – Sunday 15
Friday, Oct 5 – Sunday 6
Friday, Oct 19 – Sunday 20 
You will:
– access practical nature-based wisdom
– cultivate your perception
– challenge and confront the contradictions in your body through deep relaxation and presence
– strengthen your self-awareness and guide you toward a more conscious Self
– fuel your aspiration by connecting to what inspires you
– ego relaxation – relax into the moment and explore what’s here
– release control – surrender
– gratitude is relaxation out of fear
– generate feelings of love
– decide to trust
– reconnect with your deeper purpose.
– map out a clear vision and prioritize the steps to make it real.
– become and remain grounded
– be wiser and more present with what goes on

Price per person: (minimum number of participants 4)
Private and Self-employed:   3.750 SEK inc VAT
Organisation: 5.000 SEK inc VAT
The price includes teaching and awareness training.
Food, accommodation, and transportation are omitted!  

Nature Quest is a sense-based experience in nature. 
Busy rhythms in life make it essential to step back and re-evaluate the paths we walk regularly. Nature Quest is a guided wilderness experience built around a Solo time alone in nature. It’s a contemporary version of the ancient ritual of going into nature alone for contemplation, renewal, and realignment. Retreating alone in wild nature and sharing your experience with other participants provides a powerful opportunity to step back and reflect on your life and work whilst reconnecting to nature. It opens up an experience of a deep relationship with the natural world, which can enrich your own life and others, as well as give a deeper understanding of nature as a whole. 

The retreat
The core of the retreat is the Solo, time alone in nature. It creates a setting for relaxing, finding balance, and establishing a deeper under­standing of your inner self and a deeper sense of interconnectedness with the natural world. Before and after the Solo, you will be engaged in group processes with your co-participants, campfire dialogues, and meditation practices to prepare yourself for the Solo and to support you in integrating the experience of the Solo before returning to your everyday life. During the Solo, you will find a special spot for yourself in nature and stay there during the Solo time.

Researchers have identified two forms of attention: focus and non-focus. Focus attention is put into use in everyday life and is very demanding because competing stimuli must be eliminated. This brain frequency appears mainly in the left hemisphere. Over-using it creates mental stress, dysfunctions, and reduced tolerance for disappointments and misfortunes. Non-focused attention generates creativity, curiosity, and rapture. It comes spontaneously with pleasing sights, sounds, and smells. Non-focused attention seems to be a distinctive feature of the right hemisphere. Consciously entering into the non-focused attention frequencies is one of the central skills we practice at our Nature Quest programs. Our aim is that all our participants will be more creative and balanced after having rediscovered and exercised their senses, thus enabling them to enter into the different domains and facets of their consciousness, all according to the demands of the situation.
Read more: This is your brain on nature, National Geographic

Sleep and eat
The walking distance is 5 km from the Solo spots.
For the Solo, you fast or bring your own food and a tent or tarp for shelter.
Before and during the Solo (time alone in nature), we propose a light fast that clears both the mind and body, although this is a voluntary choice.

The broad outline of the program
Before and after the Solo, you will be introduced to awareness practices to deepen your experience. Some tools covered are cultivating and refining perceptions and senses, body scanning, meditation, and wilderness skills. The exercises and sufficient time for sharing before and after the Solo will help you prepare and integrate the experience in yourself and re-enter your daily life.
Friday: at 10 am: The program starts. There will be teaching, awareness exercises, sharing, and preparation for Solo. After lunchtime, the participants will find a retreat spot and start the Solo.
Saturday: Solo day at the spot. 
Sunday: We will return from the Solo to the base camp in the morning. The program includes sharing, awareness exercises, and support to integrate the experience from the Solo before ”re-entry” back home. It ends by lunchtime.

During most Nature Quests, we suggest, but do not insist, that you fast during the Solo period. We have had great success with the ‘Master Cleanse’ as our method of choice. Master Cleanse instructions will be included in the packing list. If you choose to fast, your diet on the days before and after the solo should be light and easy to assimilate. If you do not fast, we suggest you keep on a light and simple diet, with only two meals a day, and progressively reduce the amount of food eaten (particularly heavier foods) the longer you are out on the Solo. Be sure to drink at least half a gallon of water daily, even fasting. If you are eating, you will bring your own food during the Solo. Read what the science says: Fasting can help against brain diseases, The Guardian

Your safety
Your safety and well-being during the Nature Quest are of our utmost concern. Participating in a Nature Quest is as safe as going on a hike. Daily checks allow you to verify the safety of everyone involved while still honoring your solitude. In addition, a base camp is located nearby, and a call will bring an adjoining solo partner or guide to your site shortly. During the Solo, no reading, writing, or campfires are recommended. You may fast or eat simple foods of your preference and enjoy the comforts of your own tent. When you remove the demands, habits, and trappings of everyday life, the essence of yourself can be revealed.

The Process
The GetWild process works with individuals or groups. The group size allows each person ample opportunity to receive focused attention and personal coaching and benefit from the wisdom and experience of other group members. In this program, we will give a brief overview of theories, methods, and tools and ”read more” like – Theory -U, ”Thanksgiving Address”, Nature Awareness & Tracking, Way of Nature and The Twelve Principles, Shamanism and the Medicine Wheel, e t c.
– A welcoming letter
A letter with practical advice about the Quest, gear advice for preparation, etc.: attached is also a recommended but voluntary questionnaire to read and answer (only for oneself) to better tune in mind, heart, and soul to the Quest.
– Digital meeting
A 90-minute introduction and get to know each other to build security and trust in the group. Assess where you are right now and identify the areas in your work and personal life that need attention. Clarify what area(s) you want to explore during your solo time on Day 2-6. Learn to utilize the GetWiLD process to calibrate the inner compass. A brief introduction to the Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, The Medicine Wheel, The 12 Principles, The U Journaling Practice, and Sensing e t c Q & A Introduction day 1.
– Wisdom and Intention

Practice and learn the GetWiLD tools and methods: Haudenosaunee Thanksgiving Address, The Medicine Wheel, The 12 Principles, The U Journaling Practice, and Sensing for calibrating the inner compass.  
– Solo days & nights 2-3.  
– Insight:
Spend solo days outdoors in the mountains, forest, or seaside. It is described as a profound ”presencing” experience, a unique opportunity to be alone to fully experience and reconnect with nature and GetWiLD. Re-entry and
– Integration day 4.
Tell the story of your solo experience and expand your understanding of its message and meaning. Weave your insights from the days into a compelling vision that will inspire you to practical action. Clarify and commit to what it will take to realise your new vision. Preparing day is held on the basecamp grounds for some hours. Day 1 – 3 will be at a remote, beautiful location Day 4 re-entry days are held on the basecamp grounds.

Packing List – Personal Equipment

  • Tent/Tarp
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sleeping Pad
  • Outdoor clothes are appropriate for different weather and the season.
  • Basic utensils such as a water bottle, cup, and cleaning rag. A detailed list of equipment needed will be sent before the Nature Quest.

A packing list will be sent in conjunction with the booking.

Leader of the Nature Quest Göran Gennvi has, during the last three decades, worked as a pathfinder leadership consultant and coach and has offered Solos in nature for three decades with the main focus on the inner condition for leaders and individuals on how to cultivate deep and lasting change as well as connection to nature. Göran’s inspiration for bringing about new perspectives and awareness comes from his lifelong, continuous time living in nature and his close relationship with indigenous wisdom-keepers to get insights into ancient wisdom and science. Nature is and has always been his trustworthy partner and companion, and he finds that nature´s beauty and ability to adapt, create, and renew are extraordinarily useful. He believes that nature helps us to reconnect to our senses and deepen our relationship to our inner and outer nature, giving the possibilities for transformative learning. Göran Gennvi is the founder and CEO of Nature Academy Learning Lab. During the last 15 years, Göran has worked closely with John P Milton, Way of Nature and Professor Chief Oren Lyons, Onondaga Nation, and many Sami wisdom keepers.

For registration and payment

Send an email to gennvi@natureacademy.se and submit your payment. 



“When faced with no distractions (no people, no phone, no books), no routines or decisions (no dressing, no cooking), no tasks, not even time-tracking (just the sun), something magical happened.⠀⠀
I started paying attention. Once I accepted and got past the boredom that naturally arose, a whole new world opened up. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I started seeing connections in nature, my senses became more sensitive, and I started seeing bigger systems of how things are connected. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I started seeing all the small details of things I had no idea was there and realized not only how magical everything is, from a “simple” blueberry to myself, but I started seeing, and more importantly, feeling, how it’s all part of one system, how WE are all part of one system. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I started calling it true presence to myself because it felt more real. I wasn’t just there as a person observing an item or an experience; I WAS the experience.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
In that presence, in that state of mind, lived only joy and love. I was blown away. Actually, after a while, I started laughing. Laughing at the irony of how we’re all walking around half miserable seeking happiness when all we have to do is stop and start paying attention. To ourselves. To other people. To all the beauty around us and inside of us. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
A #NatureQuest can really be a life-changing experience. It surely was for me. If you’re in Sweden and want to know more, head over to @naturacademy.”


I was fortunate to participate in Göran’s Nature Quest in the mountains up north in Sweden. I got to some profound understandings about my life and my self.

Gadi Kenny, Founder Peoples Peace Found.

”Inte kunde jag ana att helt solokvist med ett tält, en renfäll, vatten, citroner och lite cayennepeppar, skulle bli några av mina viktigaste dagar i livet. Den starka upplevelsen av hur en känsla av Ensamhet förvandlas till en helt överväldigande upplevelse av Enhet blev så avgörande att jag nu definierar mitt liv som ett ”före” och ett ”efter” Solon. När jag tillät den vilda fjällvärlden att hänföra mig, att föra mig bort från vardagens tankesplittring, uppstod två möten. Det första mötet var med vår fantastiska planet och hela himlavalvet därtill. Ett möte som plötsligt löstes upp med känslan av att jag var ju också detta. Begreppen ”ut i naturen”, ”vi måste vara rädda om naturen” kändes plötsligt märkliga – jag är ju detta. Det andra mötet var mötet med mitt inre. Mina tankar visade sig genereras ur föreställningar och gamla mönster. Detta kunde i ”tystnaden” träda fram i ljuset på den lilla bergsplatå där jag slagit läger med dag och natt, fåglar och renar, bäckar och stenar. Identifieringen med mitt inre släppte och jag såg varigenom jag filtrerade verkligheten. Naturens kärlekskraft var tvingande. Känslan av gränslös frihet och tillit infann sig. I år är det minsann dags för nästa Nature Quest. Jag längtar…

Marie Ryd, dr i medicinsk vetenskap, 

De tre dagarnas Solo var en av de mest kraftfulla verktygen för personlig utveckling jag kommit i kontakt med. När vi lämnar våra liv och distraktionerna bakom oss och ensamma ger oss ut i det vilda för att möta det som ligger framför oss händer något. Vi börjar se oss själva och de tankar och mönster som sällan kommer till ytan. De insikter som kommer under en solo är inte kognitiva, de är känslomässiga och därför mycket mer kraftfulla när det kommer till beteendeförändring. Upplevelsen är svår att sätta ord på, den måste delas och kännas, men jag lovar dig; den var av ett livsavgörande slag.

Erik Fernholm, forskare inom kognitiv neurovetenskap, positiv psykologi samt evidensbaserad coaching.