A person goes on a planned Vision Quest to honor and deepen their life and personal journey. The purpose of a Vision Quest is to see and face you, and have time and space to pull away from the world and normal activities to call for a vision for the rest of your life and hear yourself speak.

With no one else, or daily places and responsibilities to distract us, we can easily let go and be. Our fellow travelers are each on their own journey in community and will mirror you as a support to learn to go deeper at times.

After many vision quests, I still long for the simplicity of living in the woods without electricity, plumbing, appliances and electronic devices. Living in tents and later under the stars, gives us direct connection to life.

Meditation and Shamanic Journey and other practices, as well as paying attention and learning to find significance in symbols in nature help us to become centered and clear.

I love comfort, so my quests have been deep, private, safe and in sacred places that are close enough and far enough away. Creating a sacred space is what people will learn to do for themselves. That space is inside you, and all of our work to prepare is to help you find and explore that inner space and find answers and truth for you.

A Vision Quest is a death to the life you have lived and a rebirth of you in more true and aligned ways. This week will take you through this process and assist you along the way. Taking a week out of your life to show up at the quest is significant in your dedication to yourself.

To stop eating for a few days, allows this letting go process go deeper. Water keeps your body functioning and so does air, sun, nature and earth. When we release our attachment to food, we then focus on ourselves. Our mind and body become light and there is no worry about what you will eat, or when, or how to prepare it or buy it. You have twenty-four hours a day to go inside and listen and learn to focus on you.

We work with practices that take us inside and work through our stories and let them go, to find a more peaceful story of freedom to be us. Being in nature allows us to reconnect to our own nature and the cycles of life in direct ways.

Every moment is precious and we experience this particularly during our mid-week fast in our own sacred spot. Twenty-four hours with nothing to distract us is a very long time. True being unfolds and you begin to realize what you do to waste time each day with thoughts, activities and unnecessary focus.

Each person has their own issues to face and heal. Our group process work will take you into a deep space with clarity and grace. My intention offered is for you to experience, appreciate and love you, and enjoy the ride.

My life purpose is to help people learn to Be The Medicine, Live the Power of You! This quest is one of the deepest experiences for you to move into you and bring back profound experiences and inner wisdom and visions to play out for the remainder of your earth walk.

I am called to offer a quest this year, 2012 in the Hudson Valley, NY at gorgeous Shanti Mandir Ashram property that has lovely hills and woods and a bubbling brook and a mountain lake. Located between the Hudson and Wallkill Rivers close to the intersection of Rt. 84 and the NY Thruway, Rt. 87. It is private, sacred and natural and yet easy to find and close to major airports and trains and buses.

Dates are July 22-28, Sunday to Saturday. Preparation begins when you sign up with regular support. Follow up is included. $775 includes donation for property, food, preparation, and weeklong quest and follow up. The group is gathering, reserve your place today and the Quest begins.

My life is an ongoing Vision Quest and it is my honor and privilege to offer this for you.


Blessings, Janet StraightArrow

www.BeTheMedicine.com 973-647-2500 Janet@bethemedicine.com


Janet StraightArrow provides and unparallel opportunity to bring you to the real you. It’s a well-worn path for her and she knows every part of this amazing journey. Janet emanates love, respect and most of all joy in this great adventure. If you are ready to walk the path back to you – there is no better guide, teacher, mentor and friend than Janet StraightArrow.” Christine Sokoloff

“We just finished a Mitote weekend retreat with Janet StraightArrow. We were in an amazing space but the truth is it would not matter where we were. Janet brings the safe container and then we build upon it. By safe container I mean a safe place to explore your true self, cut out the illusion and discover who we really are. We were able to experience the love within and integrate it so that we can bring it back out into the world more whole and strong and resolved to be our true selves and abide in our true nature. Janet’s StraightArrow approach is loving and keen as it cuts through the BS and helps you to heal. Janet is able to see each person as they are and kindly, lovingly move him or her into their truth. Thank You Janet, I love you.”

“I have worked with Janet StraightArrow through many years taking classes and sessions as I continue my inward journey. Janet is profound and gracious, tender and kind guiding me through the many layers of the external, piercing through to the core. Janet has helped me find my inner peace helping me to shift and project it outward creating a stable baseline to exist in joy and love.” Maryanne Gruzecki

Janet StraightArrow provides a safe place to become vulnerable. Her love, compassion and laughter show us how to return to living life as a child. Free, happy, whole, she allows you the space to become and remember the truth of the real you. Thank you Janet for walking alongside me on my journey.” Rosemary Schultz

“This healing space is not hard, or fearful, there are gentle transitions that you can feel and sense that are mirrored with your companions-hearing their stories validates you. Your intimate personal struggles are not so different – different faces and places, the essence of being human are shared in a safe space, with no judgment. Janet makes it fun, light hearted and no big deal. StraightArrow accurately reads where you are and speaks the words that bring insights that change your personal landscape for you and new perspectives about all of the people in your life. Everyone feels included and supported, all of the pieces of the space, place and time are honored.”

Janet is a midwife who holds each soul in love and bliss helping them to surrender and be known. Every word that flows out touches everyone clearing limiting beliefs rebuilding perfect mental, physical and spiritual health. She is a blessing to all.” Ariana Loizias

“A retreat with Janet is coming home. Janet’s teachings emerge from a place of unconditional love. You come away with you and your life forever changed. Making a choice to work with Janet is giving yourself the most beautiful gift in the world.” Beth Mund

“To have a true teacher who can communicate to everyone from different backgrounds the “truth” of “love”, loving ourselves and loving each other is a rare and miraculous gift. She knows when you have a question and need to express yourself, even if you might be afraid to. Janet kindly helps you reframe your words about yourself, your feelings and others to be more aligned with love and truth. What a genuinely amazing experience and teacher.” Claudia Barish Teicher





About BeTheMedicine

Healer. Teacher. Shaman. Reiki Master, Writer. Medical Intuitive. Spiritual Counselor. Life Coach. Sage.
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