Wild Spirit Adventure

Explore Inner Wilderness. Outside.

Adventures, retreats, and sessions in nature for personal growth and spiritual exploration in the Pacific Northwest and Nationwide.



Toby Joy Zelt is the Owner, Guide, and Visionary behind Wild Spirit Adventure

Undergraduate Majors:



Gender Studies


Masters Degrees:

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Administration in Religious Education


Not to Mention...

Wilderness First Responder, NOLS

Wilderness Spirituality Guide, TorahTrek

Ropes and Challenge Course Facilitator

Experiential Educator

Rebalancing Massage level one

Shiatsu Introduction

Qi Gong


And For Fun:





Painting and Crafts



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Toby lives a self-created adventure. With Wild Spirit Adventure, she shares life-changing practices and wisdom from various spiritual, cultural, and experiential sources that inspire her own life journey in the pursuit of deep meaning and the cultivation of well-rounded health. Toby's facilitation style supports personal transformation, healing, deep connection, truth-seeking, and a deeper understanding of self and other. 

Toby has a Masters of Arts through the department of Philosophy and Religious Studies and another Masters in administration in Religious Education. She also graduated with academic honors with majors in Philosophy, Psychology, and Gender Studies for her undergraduate studies, all from Towson University in Maryland.

Toby is a Wilderness First Responder through the National Outdoor Leadership School and a Wilderness Spirituality Guide through TorahTrek. She is an Environmental Educator and a ropes and challenge course facilitator.

An awarded educator with 14 years experience, Toby also served as Associate Director of a nonprofit in Wilderness Spirituality and as Head of Staff Development and Training for 70 employees at an Adventure Camp in Colorado. She has facilitated women's groups, trained young leaders, and led wilderness experiences. Much of Toby's work has been through creative independent projects: consulting, teaching, developing curriculum, leading retreats, and facilitating dance and backpacking/camping trips.

A variety of wisdom traditions influence and inspire Toby, primarily Taoist, Jewish, Native American, and Buddhist. She also absorbs the teachings of psychologists, wilderness therapists, and survivalists. In her free time, Toby enjoys ecstatic dancing, backpacking, cycling, spending time with her dog, and sumi-e painting. In Europe, she began studying Rebalancing and Shiatzu bodywork and engaged in the study of qi gong for a few months. She spends a great deal of time traveling and living in the beauty of the natural world.