Where Your Wild Journey Begins
At Mountainsong Expeditions, we offer classes in archery, ethical hunting, and wilderness skills.
Our programs are all designed to focus on serving the marginalized genders that are so often ignored in the outdoor skills world: women, queer people, trans folks, and non-binary people.
Our programs focus on skillful techniques, physical and emotional safety, and a spiritual connection to nature.
After nine years of teaching these skills on the ground in Vermont, we are now expanding our library of accessible online courses. Our online courses serve students from England to Australia, making our empowerment-based learning available to people all over the world.
AXES & WOODLAND SKILLS
AX SKILLS WORKSHOP
Learn how to safely and efficiently use an ax to split firewood, make kindling, and cut up fallen trees. We teach you the ergonomics and tricks that make it easy.
Our ax course in digital form! Stop struggling with your ax and learn the powerful and safe ways to use this amazing tool. Split firewood, make kindling, and clear fallen trees.
Build your haven in the forest with materials from the land, a tarp, a rope, and simple tools.
MAY YOUR ARROWS FLY TRUE
What bow should you buy? Where do you get arrows? How do you set up an archery range? Why is joy the key to your success as an archery?
Subscribe and receive your free Archery Beginner's Guide today.
THE WAY OF THE WEAVER
WAY OF THE WEAVER CAMP
July 21-14, 2023: We gather in the woods for community and ritual. We will study and celebrate the Avalonian story of the Lady of the Lake. All genders welcome at this queer-centric, radically enchanted camp.
IN-PERSON & ONLINE
SPIDER THREADS COHORT
The Way of the Weaver Spider Threads Cohort is a nine-month journey that weaves threads of magic, activism, and community. We believe that magic is real, present all around us, and a profound tool for justice and transformation.
The Death Priestx (gender-neutral term) is the one who tends the threshold of transition. In this liminal space, they help the living navigate death, and assist the dead to share their wisdom with the living.
Murphy is a queer transmasculine wilderness skills teacher. They create learning spaces that empower marginalized genders, invite diversity, and make room for spiritual connection to the natural world.
They blend technical knowledge and emotional reverence to help you step into the woods with a full heart and a confident mind.MORE ABOUT MURPHY
FOUNDATIONS OF ARCHERY
Improve your aim. Our four-week online course guides beginning and intermediate archers through the best practices of archery form & instinctive aim.
More information coming soon
RUNNING WITH ARTEMIS
Trail running and archery for mind, body, and soul. This weekly group therapy program teaches you new skills and offers time to reflect & share.
“Mountainsong Expeditions is a place to learn woodland & hunting skills, especially for those who don't come from a hunting background and want to hunt mindfully & with spirit. Murphy is a fabulous teacher, and attracts students who become your friends.”
—D. L., Hunting Student
VERMONT TRANSMASC CAMP
An outdoor gathering of woodsy fun, relaxed learning, and queer culture-building for transmasculine people 18 & up. Be yourself, connect to the land, and make friends for life.
STREET MEDIC TRAININGS
Learn first aid skills that address civil protest, police violence, and natural disasters. Our training is rooted in radical consent, anti-oppression values, and grassroots activist culture.
Want to Hear More?
Learn more about our approach on The Huntress Podcast (about mindful hunting) and Way of the Weaver Podcast (about spirituality and magic).
Search for our shows on your favorite podcatcher and subscribe today.LISTEN NOW
HUNTING WITH HEART
Six weeks to confident and connected deer hunting. Find deer, shoot well, and honor your prey with songs and gratitude.
HUNTING SKILLS INTENSIVE
This workshop introduces you to all the skills & equipment you need to successfully hunt deer, with a focus on the spiritual meaning of the hunt.
The Mountainsong Blog
Murphy’s musings on hunting, spirituality, gender, activism, and living close to nature. Explore posts on rifle hunts and cultural appropriation in spiritual practice.READ MORE