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4 days and 4 nights, alone, fasting, deep in mother nature

A Passage rite for the encounter with your innermost being and initiation into a new phase of life.


4 days and 4 nights, alone, fasting, deep in mother nature

A Passage rite for the encounter with your innermost being and initiation into a new phase of life.


Vision Quest in Klein Hundorf

When the summer gets later, we invite you to dive into the infinite time,
into the prosperity of being alone, into a Visions Quest.

In this tradition, you will be by yourself and fast, four days and four nights in nature. The gate to the solo time into the forest and back is the shamanic sweat lodge. The Vision Quest ritual will serve you to find your own truth and to learn from the future as it emerges.

In the eight months before the Quest, you will prepare yourself, become conscious of what you want to leave behind, clarify your intention. We will provide you with rituals that will help you to understand your personal intention and question better, the essence of what you want to leave behind and what you want to welcome in this new phase of life.


Klein Hundorf, Mecklenburg

Guided by Manuela Bosch

Hosted by Marie Espe and Friends


Upcoming Dates:

3rd till 12th of July, 2023





The technology of the Vision Quest, is many thousands years old and was and still is practiced all over the world. Our work is based on the essence of it: fasting food, media, social contacts and being with pure nature. The implementation of the ritual is inspired by existing Vision Quest practices and is based on what has developed in Klein Hundorf during the last years, on this piece of earth, out of this circle and out of the life of us as guides.

What am I going for?

It's about a time to stop doing, that can be the hardest thing we can do. It’s about being alone in knowing you are deeply connected. It's about being with nature, with Mother Earth, to understand something deep, to understand that she loves you and the love you share for her. It's about curiosity. It's about silence, the silence in yourself, that allows you to hear your own voice.

What exactly is your Quest? Only you know this.
You are going for a certain question, or thing, a love, a calling, your health, or simply the peculiar feeling that you want to do this. That it is time to take the next step. That you want to open yourself to the unknown, to what you can not see and touch. In nature and inside you all the answers and wisdom are contained. You give space for that.

The Vision Quest is a conscious rite of passage, in which an old life is left behind and a new life is initiated.
Your threshold into your new life phase is your four days and four nights solo ritual. There is a place in nature just for you. There you will be held. During the whole time you will be at your chosen place. The last night is the so called "night of destiny" in which you will stay awake to complete your Vision Quest in solitude.

While you are in your place, people from the Betula & Mamabuche circle will be there for you, guarding the fire for you, praying and dancing – all the hours of your solo time until you return. Then you are welcomed and received back into the mother camp.

Sweat Lodge

There will be a sweat lodge at the start and end of your solo-time.

Our sweat lodge is a cleansing and initiation ceremony, inspired both by northamerican taditions and our European ancestors. In a dark prayer room made of branches and blankets, sitting on the earth, heated by glowing stones, we sweat in the steam. We pray inside this what we call „the womb of the mother earth“. This direct contact with the elements fire, water, earth and air supports a deeper connection with our body, feelings and our spirit. The first lodge serves as a gateway into our four days and nights solo-time. There will be a second sweat lodge, when we return. This one will support the re-connection with the "outside" world and will help us land in the new phase of our life.


~ Welcome ~

The Flow

Your Guide

The Land

The Quest will take place in the nature preserved landscape of the community village Klein Hundorf in western Mecklenburg, Germany. There is the forest, where Mamabuche stands, a large red beech, which gave our seminar its name. On a higher paddock will be our base camp and those who go on the Vision Quest can find their places in the forest, at the edge of the forest, in the meadow or in the hedges and bushes. The area has a rich flora and fauna. For a long time, shamanic, ecological and holistic work has been done here. Already more than 6,000 years ago, the Hun people, who gave the village its name, lived here. The ruins of their stone tombs can still be found nearby.


Terms & Registration

We offer a sliding scale for the seminar fee within the scope of our possibilities to enable people with different prerequisites to participate. We have not established any specific criteria for evaluation, but trust that each individual will pay what feels right. Get in touch with us if funding beyond that is difficult for you.

We charge a seminar fee for accompanying the individual process from the time of registration until the end of the seminar on site in Klein Hundorf, as well as for the sweat lodge work, materials and infrastructure on site from 660,- to 970,- Euros. 

This also includes organic food for the time you don't fast. We provide simple food, suitable for fasting, which we prepare on the fire.

Not included is your journey to Klein Hundorf (at 19205 Gadebusch, you can take the train to Holdorf (Meckl)), and your equipment for the time in the forest (sleeping bag, mat, tarps, rain trousers, etc.). A detailed packing list will be provided for you. We are happy to advise you on risks and health restrictions. The Vision Quest is for adults over 18 years of age.

A non-refundable and non-transferable fee of 300 Euros will be due upon registration. The residual amount can be payed later.

We need your registration by December 18th 2022 latest. So this gives room for the individual preparation process. The number of participants is limited. We will have a personal conversation before your registration.






& phone: +49 177 3722 580


Betula & MamaBuche

Vision Quest & Sweat Lodge

Dana Richter & Manuela Bosch
Klein Hundorf 6
19205 Gadebusch, Germany
+49 177 3722 580