Robert E. Wagner - Founder and Director
A compassionate and gifted communicator, Robert approaches people with deep respect and intuitive wisdom. He has developed an uncommon ability to create a safe, sacred space supporting profound transformation for individuals, respectful of their unique personal paths and pace of growth.
Wild Sacredness is the outgrowth of the inner and outer journeying Robert has been doing for most of his life. At the age of 14, he had his initiation into reflective time in nature as an Eagle Scout and member of the Order of the Arrow, when he spent his first night alone in the wilderness. His inner journey into the self began at 16, when he learned Transcendental Meditation; what followed were many years living and studying in the heart of a prominent spiritual community, where periods of deep silence alternated with learning about fundamental principles of nature and human development. In 1996, he participated in his first vision quest. That experience launched a tremendous healing and awakening, and he’s continued to use the quest as a tool for empowerment and self-awareness, going on a vision quest every year.
During the vision quest, Robert discovered the nature of his gifts and clarified what he wanted to do with his life. His desire to help others rediscover their passion and purpose—to live more authentic lives—led him to his discovery of Tantra, another avenue offering profound healing and reconnection with one’s wild, passionate self. Tantra offers the opportunity to become more alive, to embrace one’s sacred, sexual self and share more of that essence with others.
Realizing it was time to bring these two powerful modalities into one, Robert launched Wild Sacredness. Both avenues are an opportunity to say ‘yes’ to life: to heal any obstacles blocking you from becoming who you really are, and sharing that with your people. Both paths generate three key components—Self Love, Self Awakening, and Self Empowerment—which lead to a rich, fulfilled, essence-driven life.
More generally about Robert—who is this man?
He’s also been successful in the corporate world as a marketing executive and multi-craft technician for over 35 years, and is the father of a daughter in her thirties. A compassionate and gifted communicator, Robert approaches people with deep respect and intuitive wisdom. He has developed an uncommon ability to create a safe, sacred space supporting profound transformation for individuals, respectful of their unique personal paths and pace of growth. In his professional roles, he brings a deep love of nature, an open heart, and a healthy dose of humor into this transformational work. He is based in beautiful Ashland, Oregon.
Wilderness/Vision Quest Guide
Robert is a skilled vision quest guide, offering wilderness rites of passage that provide participants a profound opportunity for personal transformation. His wilderness experience includes graduation from the School of Lost Borders and membership in the Wilderness Guides Council. Robert is an NOLS Wilderness First Aid/First Responder (National Outdoor Leadership School) and a Leave No Trace Trainer. A former Eagle Scout and Brotherhood member of the Order of the Arrow, he is an adventurous world traveler. He has participated in an annual vision quest since 1996.
• Leave No Trace Trainer, June 2007
• NOLS Wilderness First Aid/First Responder, November 2006 (Renewed every two years)
• Vision Quest Guide, School of Lost Borders, June 2005
• New Warrior Training, Mankind Project, September 2002
• Eagle Scout / Brotherhood Member of the Order of the Arrow, June 1972
Certified Tantra Educator
Robert is an Advanced Certified Tantra Educator through the Source School of Tantra. His experience leading relationship workshops and sexual healing sessions qualifies him to assist people in awakening to their own sexuality. A skilled communicator, Robert will convey the understanding and the techniques of Tantra that participants can put to use immediately in their relationships. His talent as a sensitive and gifted healer allows his clients to comfortably surrender, whether in Tantra classes, intimacy coaching, or private Sacred Tantric Awakening sessions, aiding the release and healing of deep-seated issues and wounds.
Advanced Certified Tantra Educator, Advanced CTE, Source School of Tantra, July 2007
Advanced Teacher Training in Tantra Yoga - Level III
Certified Tantra Educator, CTE, Source School of Tantra, December 2006
Teacher Training in Tantra Yoga - Level II
The Way of the Daka & Dakini, Source School of Tantra, July 2006
Instructor Training in Tantra Yoga - Level I
Dancing the God & Goddess, Loraia Ward, January 2006, March 2008, & February 2009