In his work, Doug draws on the wisdom of the natural world, depth-psychology, eco-psychology, dreams, somatic knowing, poetry, and many pan-cultural, soul-furthering practices that include: The Way of Council, vision fasting, trance dancing, and conversations with the more-than-human world. Doug’s true calling in life is to support others as they uncover their own unique gifts and in so doing, transform their lives in service to what Thomas Berry called “The Great Work” of our times. Doug is also an ardent beekeeper, a visual artist, a wily wanderer, a dream tracker, a deep ceremonialist, a heart-centered activist, and a budding yoga instructor.
Doug studied nature-based soul guiding at Animas Valley Institute (www.animas.org)
April 2007 – April 2013. He studied Refined Hakomi with legacy holder Adama Hamilton in 2014. He completed the 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga East with Laura Spaulding July 2016 – 2017. He has been a freelance graphic artist for more than 25 years. He completed a BA in Business at the UofL in 1987.
Doug is a full-time regional and international guide for Animas Valley Institute, where he has been guiding individuals and groups in wild immersions into the mysteries of nature and psyche to discover soul purpose, personal transformation and social artistry. He runs local programs and mentors individuals on the farm where he lives in Goshen, KY, meeting them at the intersection of soil and soul.