The aim of Holistic Survival School (HoSS) is to find the middle ground between the very different worlds of “Survival” and “Holistic Health”. On one end of the spectrum is the yang, masculine, direct, survival, military, “me-vs.'-nature”, skills-based, challenge oriented side of things. On the other side of the spectrum is the yin, feminine, community oriented, song-singing, gratitude based, meditation world.
Both sides are amazing and are very much needed in our world, but most schools usually only offer one end of the spectrum. Often times, schools are run by former military folk where connection and community isn’t mentioned, OR you are a hippie school and there is no edge-pushing and challenge.