Overview

Leading young adults in tailored journeys of self-exploration. Would you like to work with an experienced mentor? Do you want to discover your life direction before investing time and money in formal education? Do you want an adult life of purpose, passion and adventure? 

Randy offers two self-exploration options:  InnerPathWorks Gap Semester and Summer Self-Discovery Intensive.

Gap Semester

If what you want in a GAP experience is to:

  • discover your unique life-direction
  • start to answer the question “who am I”
  • revolutionize how you learn

then check this out.  Randy Russell is a Coyote Mentor who personally tailors and guides the experience to match you:

Three to six students; independent living, variable time lengths, multiple interests explored.

Randy offers a highly successful unique individualized self-exploration gap semester which heightens inner and outer awareness to prepare each participant for their future. His unique mentoring style inspires each student to discover valuable positive self-knowledge and life direction.

This is a highly experiential adventure utilizing a large variety of learning alternatives; the appropriate nature-connection, creativity, primitive skills, applied neuroscience, applied EcoPsychology, mindfulness training, disaster readiness, self-reliance and more. The mission is identifying and incorporating the best of who you are.

Much of the training feels like play but expands brain function, senses, abilities, intuition, problem-solving and common sense with an appreciation and honoring of the spiritual. The outdoor portions are in some of the most beautiful areas of the lower 48 states; lakes, mountains, rivers, wildlife and a terrific college and resort town.  

Whether you want to take some time to figure out your college major; are discouraged or bored by formal education; are intrigued and inspired by the natural world; want awareness skills beyond the average human; or know you need a purpose before you decide where to get your education, Randy offers a rare opportunity to design an extraordinary life during a gap year or semester.  

Average length of stay is one semester; however some students stay the full gap year to get advanced training.  The second semester can include apprenticeships, internships and part-time jobs. Students move into the Coeur d’Alene, Idaho community and learn practical life skills through hands on experience (with coaching assistance, if needed). 

Summer Self-Discovery Intensive

A 10-day adventure in a camp setting in the NorthWest forest to shift students from a "high school mentality of learning" to making your life an adventure with the keys for learning with purpose.  A rich, fun self-exploration that awakens and prepares you for college and/or life with meaningful vision.

Cost and Session Information

InnerPathWorks Gap Semester: August to June rolling admission

$500 Entrance Fee, $4,000 per month. Students provide room and board

Summer Self-Discovery Intensive (camping): A June and July 10 day session

$2,100 per session

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Reviewed on 12/16/2013 by

It has been almost 2 years since I first went to InnerPathworks, and yet the things are learned there are just as potent now as they were when I was in Idaho. Before, I was struggling like many young adults to find meaning and clarity on my path in life. When I got to Idaho, I felt a great sense of freedom from the fact that most of the training is experiential, meaning you get the skills in your body! No more wasting time reading about how to do things in textbooks, you actually get to go on the adventures that your young adult psyche needs to experience! I learned how to take care of myself, learned a lot about my unique gifts, and the biggest tool of all was that of awareness. A lot of the training is centered around awareness which is practical in ALL aspects of my life. I now notice minute things that I may have looked at but never really SEEN before. This includes things within myself as well as things on the external landscape of the environment around me. I am a lot less reactive and a lot more aware of my personal triggers and brain patterns. Randy has created an environment where it is IMPOSSIBLE not to grow. My previous education experience going to an elite college preparatory school amounted to me dreading going to school every day besides the chance to hang out with my friends. At InnerPathworks, I was so excited about the training that I was able to move past things that had gotten me stuck and unmotivated at school. It is also very apparent that the experience you have is largely up to you, and Randy is always willing to help you shift your experience to better serve how you wish to grow. I was also made very aware that the quality and depth of my life is in my hands and always will be. By taking ownership of my mistakes and how I affect other people and my environment I feel more empowered because I realize that I CAN make a difference. A lot of what determines whether you will succeed at something is perception. I have sold myself short a great deal of times in my life and am forever grateful to Randy for caring about me enough to be honest about what he sees in me. This fact alone makes the tuition pay for itself. So often in my learning journey I have experienced teachers and mentors who do not truly try to connect with me, who do not really try to see who I am and who I want to become. I feel confidant that I will continue to be in relationship with Randy for a very long time. The learning became so much more real and went so much deeper because we had and still have an authentic relationship. I miss my time in Idaho so much that I went back to visit last year over winter break and am planning on coming up again in a few short weeks! I can not recommend more highly the training that Randy provides, it is truly life changing. Feel free to get my email or phone number from Randy and contact me anytime if you wish to know more about my experience at InnerPathworks. In gratitude ~Andrew Shofer Student of 7 Months at InnerPathworks

I am so grateful for ...

I am so grateful for ...

5
Reviewed on 11/28/2013 by

I am so grateful for InnerPathWorks! My personal growth and life path has been intensely accelerated as a result of the experiential learning provided at InnerPathWorks. Randy Russell and his colleagues reveal an ocean of wisdom to students and provide an abundant amount of self discovery tools. This process equips Young adults with a means to discover their true strengths and how to use them in life. It expands and deepens awareness on that which may have been blocking them from accessing their full capacity as unique human beings. InnerPathWorks is a cutting edge program and it blows other programs out of the water! Why is InnerPathWorks Cutting Edge? It optimizes the Brain through carefully researched and proven methods, reveals and activates the powerful and essential connection to the natural world, merges creativity and logic in dynamic excersises, creates a sense of purpose, allows young adults to discover and express their deepest passions through projects, honest Dialogue, and the guidance of wise and experienced mentors, ad infinitum... In this transformational process Students come in hungry for answers and clarity and they leave with a deep sense of purpose and an ability to function highly, pursue goals with tremendous focus, and give back to the world.

Testimonials

The school you created helped me to really explore the creative, non-analytical, intuitive side of myself that I had repressed unintentionally during formal schooling. However, you went a step further and also helped me to honor the already present logical/structural side of myself and create a better balance. You have chosen to give young people what they need the most at the formative years of their adult lives, someone who authentically cares enough to push people in ways that shock themselves, that make them rethink how beautiful and powerful they are.

- Andrew S - Nov. 22, 2013

The depth of knowledge that any student can attain at InnerPathWorks by way of some grit and perseverance is beyond description.  If you're like I was and you know in your gut that life has much more in store for you - that your calling is out there and waiting to be found - it's there in the incredible, unpredictable forests of Idaho's north country that you will come face to face with your true self, and come away with your true potential.

- Jesse Y. - Nov. 22, 2013

Before going to InnerPathWorks I was confused, unmotivated, stressed, depressed, and stuck in my life.  After three months I am now happy with where my life is at, no longer on any sort of anti-depressants or other medication, and taking productive steps to reach my goals.

- Maddie O. - Nov. 22, 2013

I was a young man, surrounded by people and a society who did not necessarily understand or even encourage the sort of questions and searching I had. Randy offered the wisdom I sought.

- James D. - Nov. 22, 2013

2 Participant Reviews

Write a Review
It has been almost 2 ...

It has been almost 2 ...

5
Reviewed on 12/16/2013 by

It has been almost 2 years since I first went to InnerPathworks, and yet the things are learned there are just as potent now as they were when I was in Idaho. Before, I was struggling like many young adults to find meaning and clarity on my path in life. When I got to Idaho, I felt a great sense of freedom from the fact that most of the training is experiential, meaning you get the skills in your body! No more wasting time reading about how to do things in textbooks, you actually get to go on the adventures that your young adult psyche needs to experience! I learned how to take care of myself, learned a lot about my unique gifts, and the biggest tool of all was that of awareness. A lot of the training is centered around awareness which is practical in ALL aspects of my life. I now notice minute things that I may have looked at but never really SEEN before. This includes things within myself as well as things on the external landscape of the environment around me. I am a lot less reactive and a lot more aware of my personal triggers and brain patterns. Randy has created an environment where it is IMPOSSIBLE not to grow. My previous education experience going to an elite college preparatory school amounted to me dreading going to school every day besides the chance to hang out with my friends. At InnerPathworks, I was so excited about the training that I was able to move past things that had gotten me stuck and unmotivated at school. It is also very apparent that the experience you have is largely up to you, and Randy is always willing to help you shift your experience to better serve how you wish to grow. I was also made very aware that the quality and depth of my life is in my hands and always will be. By taking ownership of my mistakes and how I affect other people and my environment I feel more empowered because I realize that I CAN make a difference. A lot of what determines whether you will succeed at something is perception. I have sold myself short a great deal of times in my life and am forever grateful to Randy for caring about me enough to be honest about what he sees in me. This fact alone makes the tuition pay for itself. So often in my learning journey I have experienced teachers and mentors who do not truly try to connect with me, who do not really try to see who I am and who I want to become. I feel confidant that I will continue to be in relationship with Randy for a very long time. The learning became so much more real and went so much deeper because we had and still have an authentic relationship. I miss my time in Idaho so much that I went back to visit last year over winter break and am planning on coming up again in a few short weeks! I can not recommend more highly the training that Randy provides, it is truly life changing. Feel free to get my email or phone number from Randy and contact me anytime if you wish to know more about my experience at InnerPathworks. In gratitude ~Andrew Shofer Student of 7 Months at InnerPathworks

I am so grateful for ...

I am so grateful for ...

5
Reviewed on 11/28/2013 by

I am so grateful for InnerPathWorks! My personal growth and life path has been intensely accelerated as a result of the experiential learning provided at InnerPathWorks. Randy Russell and his colleagues reveal an ocean of wisdom to students and provide an abundant amount of self discovery tools. This process equips Young adults with a means to discover their true strengths and how to use them in life. It expands and deepens awareness on that which may have been blocking them from accessing their full capacity as unique human beings. InnerPathWorks is a cutting edge program and it blows other programs out of the water! Why is InnerPathWorks Cutting Edge? It optimizes the Brain through carefully researched and proven methods, reveals and activates the powerful and essential connection to the natural world, merges creativity and logic in dynamic excersises, creates a sense of purpose, allows young adults to discover and express their deepest passions through projects, honest Dialogue, and the guidance of wise and experienced mentors, ad infinitum... In this transformational process Students come in hungry for answers and clarity and they leave with a deep sense of purpose and an ability to function highly, pursue goals with tremendous focus, and give back to the world.

Testimonials

The school you created helped me to really explore the creative, non-analytical, intuitive side of myself that I had repressed unintentionally during formal schooling. However, you went a step further and also helped me to honor the already present logical/structural side of myself and create a better balance. You have chosen to give young people what they need the most at the formative years of their adult lives, someone who authentically cares enough to push people in ways that shock themselves, that make them rethink how beautiful and powerful they are.

- Andrew S - Nov. 22, 2013

The depth of knowledge that any student can attain at InnerPathWorks by way of some grit and perseverance is beyond description.  If you're like I was and you know in your gut that life has much more in store for you - that your calling is out there and waiting to be found - it's there in the incredible, unpredictable forests of Idaho's north country that you will come face to face with your true self, and come away with your true potential.

- Jesse Y. - Nov. 22, 2013

Before going to InnerPathWorks I was confused, unmotivated, stressed, depressed, and stuck in my life.  After three months I am now happy with where my life is at, no longer on any sort of anti-depressants or other medication, and taking productive steps to reach my goals.

- Maddie O. - Nov. 22, 2013

I was a young man, surrounded by people and a society who did not necessarily understand or even encourage the sort of questions and searching I had. Randy offered the wisdom I sought.

- James D. - Nov. 22, 2013

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