Dusting off the Soul?
Ever felt like you’re sleepwalking through the days, disconnected from your inner spark? Hitting the daily snooze button?
Souldust was founded in response to that thin haze of grime over our window into life. Inspired by Picasso’s “art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,” we set out to form a collective, a community united in the call to wake up our innate wisdom, to claim our cellular, energetic connectedness to this planet, this universe, each other.
To wash away the dust not just with art, but with all the important things – OUR important things, whether they be art, nature, exploration, compassion, wonder, laughter – that remind us how to be authentically ourselves.
It started with a single collage workshop. Now, through an amazing tribe of Guides from around the world, Souldust offers camps, workshops, travel retreats and more, experiences that show you a path back to who were you before the compromises that polished down your magnificent, sparkling, rough edges. We hold a mirror up to your magic.
connect in presence
The trees, oceans, wind and stars remind us to be present. They wake us up to awe. Step away from the chaos of everyday life and reconnect with your natural instinct.
connect in sacred mischief
Remove the grey outer armor of expectations and invite your inner technicolor self out to play through creative inspiration, intuition and straight-up shenanigans.
connect in wonder
Having an open, curious mind leads to deep community. We see and love how we are all the same yet different. We recognize ourselves in places and people, near and far.
connect in authenticity
Take a practical, playful journey of the soul with us, to reclaim a life that aligns inside and out. Own your shadows and light, seeing yourself for the unique, magical being that you are.
what we believe
a souldust manifesto
Souldust believes in curiosity — in turning over rocks to see what’s beneath. We believe in approaching life as equal parts seeker and listener, asking bold questions and tuning into the answers.
We believe in connections forged around kitchen tables and campfires. We believe that heart-filling art, authentic kind connections, and a little tree-hugging can get you back to the true-est you.
We believe in community and a willingness to truly engage. We believe in connection – the kind that emerges from shared paint brushes, campfire smoke, & paddling canoes through a mid-afternoon downpour together. That comes from seeing & being seen.
We believe that the soul of the world lives in all of us and that we each
have access to unlimited energy. We believe that magic happens when we
combine the great outdoors and joyful humans.
“Words I would use to describe Camp: Spiritual, magical, enlightening, challenging, granola, grown-up summer camp, awe inspiring, peaceful, earthy.I had such a beautiful experience at Souldust. It was very interesting to see the wide range of personalities in the campers and share the journey with like-minded…..weird people.Wherever did so many different yet the same people find a path to each other? Kismet. I have a long way to go on my discovery journey and Souldust was but another step in the right direction. It’s an awesome feeling to be so free from conventional life. Ahhhhh…”
“It’s hard to describe the synergy and magic that happens when you get a group of soulful, like-minded spirits to congregate in the woods for 4 days of soul searching and talking about plants and trees, how to live a break through life, finding your spirit animal, beading malas, being enveloped by a sound bath, learning the power of a pendulum, bonding with gorgeous souls and SO much more.”
“This workshop was about telling my mind and my mouth to take some time off and let my heart and subconscious do some talking. I ripped and cut images and words with abandon. When I finished, what I saw was a little freaky. I had put things that related to each other next to each other. I had a story to tell about where my inner self was that day. My heart was telling my head things to make me more aware of what I was feeling.”
“It was a beautiful and life-changing event for me. At times I felt exhilarated and at other times I felt pain in a very deep place within, but I know that pain can often come with true self-work. It’s just plain HARD at times to be truly honest with oneself and lay it bare for others. Rachel and the other leaders were quite simply amazing and so full of knowledge, love, and acceptance. It felt like an incredibly safe place to be as I and the other women became not only vulnerable to each other, but also to ourselves. I walked away from the event feeling like I better understanding of myself and as well as a beautiful, loving, and trusting sisterhood.”
“I’m not really a crafts kind of person and I not only found this fun, but also fascinating. I found this exercise to be an incredibly effortless way to peel back the layers of pretense and see and articulate different aspects of myself in a way I wouldn’t have otherwise.”
“Camp Souldust is the most AMAZING experience I’ve ever had in my life with some of the most awesome people I’ve ever met! It has forever changed me and the way I see myself and interact with others.”
“Camp Souldust is full-on magic that will help you remember who you really are, and how this whole game of life is truly meant to be played. It is a gift to your soul.”
“Camp was a magical experience, really. A chance to be real, raw, and truly let loose. A gift that you will never regret giving yourself. I learned a lot in each workshop. And I have a deeper appreciation for amazing people and finding the magic that we all have inside. Thank you for working so hard to make this space for us.”
“If you ran them quarterly, I would go quarterly. I have a pretty high stress corporate job, and don’t often have the opportunity to spend time in the woods getting in touch with my divine feminine and tuning in to my intuition. I am completely grateful that Souldust exists, and that I found it. I believe in magic, but some places and people and experiences make it easier to believe in magic than others, and Souldust is pure magic. We all need more magic.”
“Camp Souldust is soul rejuvenation. I needed a community that feels the same way I do and I found it here.”
“This was an absolutely incredible, potentially life altering, amazing experience in a deeply beautiful setting, a chance to reconnect to your childlike self and to connect with other phenomenal people, an opportunity to check out of the hustle and bustle and check into your heart, mind, body and soul… and to connect and share with and learn from other beautiful souls. Camp connected me back to my spiritual side and helped me release some sadness and anxiety from 20 years ago.”
“This is an intimate learning process about oneself. One can really dive deep into themselves/their soul, and your insights can really make a person feel or see something that has been in their “blind spot” for a short or long period.”
“Yes yes yes. I’ve always felt like an outsider. This tribe exists. It’s beyond meaningful. It’s beyond important. It fits my life’s mission. I’ve worked on the trails with recently homeless teens, with folks with deep pockets, with groups from Africa and China, with those dealing with deep social anxieties and existential depressions. These men and women of Camp… they were able to engage in the work in such deep and profound ways. I was deeply honored to witness it. I’m looking forward to continued relationship. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. It’s magic camp for adults.”
“The workshop was fun, creative and enlightening. Thank you for your perspective on our collages – interesting, thoughtful, and thought-provoking. I think your title of ‘intuitive collage workshop’ describes it well. It was fun, revealing, tapped into a creative side (which some people may think they don’t have) and intimate – surprisingly so. The process provides an opportunity to get a different perspective and reflect on oneself.”
“I loved that it was all intuitive, no thinking required and the results were organic, interesting, whole process was fun.”
“Overall, my experience at the event was exhilarating, restoring and superb. I also loved meeting new friends along this journey, all of us live diverse lives, but this retreat brought us together for just a few moments that will bind us together for many moments to come.”
It was incredible. Rachel was an amazing facilitator. There were so many small details that made it magical. The exercises that she walked us through helped me to dial into my first CDF’s. It was a safe space for sharing and self reflection. A poetry reading. A spiritual yoga practice. Sisterhood.
“Memorable, visionary, everyone should experience it.”
Intuitive collage has become a part of my whole being. I find myself needing it most when my head is cluttered and heart, shuttered. Upon completion of a small page, my soul feels heard, and mentally I am clearer to carry on about living, having wiped off the fog. In short, it is a sustainable practice for listening to the quiet voice.
“The experience was challenging, enlightening, and stays with you as you continue to explore what the picture you made means to you. It was very interesting to just let something hit you although you’re not sure why it resonates with you. Also, Rachel was very knowledgable, which was great.”
“Camp Souldust brought me in closer contact with my intuition, and provided a safe warm space for me to exercise listening to my inner ‘yes and ‘no’s.”
“I loved the carefree atmosphere you created by unleashing my messy monster. tearing into paper and throwing it on the floor was liberating. I loved that I did not have to make too many choices. This could have gone art depot crazy with glitter, stencils, markers, etc. which would have totally overwhelmed me.”
“My experience was awesome – I loved the combination of ritual and art. I totally felt safe; that a sacred space was created and held. I was able to explore, expand and contract as needed. I loved that we were all seen as capable and responsible for our own emotions – while also knowing there was support if asked. That’s the highest and greatest we can be for one another. Loved it!!”