ArcheryInstinct

Occidental, United States

Experience hosted by Edward

90 mins, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes equipment

What you'll do

We'll start with a brief overview of the Traditional Archery equipment that you will be using. I have many bows for you to choose from including handmade bows imported from. Quality equipment for beginners and experts. For pictures and more information visit facebook.com/ArcheryInstinct/

You'll pick a bow that fits your strength and ability, and release your first arrows at my private woodland range. We will discuss the basics of aiming Instinctively, the importance of a proper finger release and back-tension, and the muscle memory/meditation required to become accurate with a bow.

You will come away with an understanding of Archery's rich history, and a solid foundation of shooting basics. The goal of the ArcheryInstinct Experience is to arm potential new archers with knowledge of our sport while shooting in a beautiful natural setting. This custom designed course also makes an awesome backdrop for social media action shots!

We will be hiking in a wooded area and appropriate clothing is required. Baggy clothing may interfere with your shot.

While Covid is still going I will try to limit classes to 1 pod (group that has been in quarantine together) per class. Your pod can have up to 6 people.

If you do not see a class that fits your schedule, please reach out and request a different time.

Thanks!
Edward
We'll start with a brief overview of the Traditional Archery equipment that you will be using. I have many bows for you to choose from including handmade bows imported from. Quality equipment for beginners and experts. For pictures and more information visit facebook.com/ArcheryInstinct/

You'll pick a bow that fits your strength and ability, and release your first arrows at my private woodland range. We will discuss the basics of aimin…

What's included

  • Equipment
    • Handmade Bows & Arrows
    • Finger Tabs & Arm Guards
    • Archery Tar...

Meet your host, Edward

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 84 Reviews
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I was inspired to shoot by Robin Hood and stories of my ancient English ancestors loosing arrows at the Battle of Agincourt. I have been a student of Traditional Archery technique since I was 4. I am certified by USA Archery and the head Archery instructor for Custom Camps. Traditional Archery techniques sharpen not only your muscle memory, but your mind through meditation of this sacred art form. Join me on my private range where we'll shoot beautifully maintained bows and targets for a one of a kind authentic Archery Experience. For more information visit: facebook.com/ArcheryInstinct/
I was inspired to shoot by Robin Hood and stories of my ancient English ancestors loosing arrows at the Battle of Agincourt. I have been a student of Traditional Archery technique since I was 4. I am certified by USA Archery and the head Archery instructor for Custom Camps. Traditional Archery techniques sharpen not only your muscle memory, but your mind through meditation of this sacred art form. Join me on my private range where we'll shoot beautifully maintained bows and targets for a one of…
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Where you'll be

This is NOT a typical Archery experience! My private archery range is in an old Apple Orchard just north of Occidental in West Sonoma Co. I designed it with beginners and experts in mind! Archers take up various shooting positions at different distances to test your all terrain abilities. Shooting up and down hill at different ranges and targets is the best way to practice Traditional Archery technique.

Rated 4.99 out of 5 from 84 reviews.

Don
September 2021
From start to finish I appreciated the experience. It is a great mix of historical information and technical know-how all while being able to feel completely comfortable with your bow by the end of the session. I would definitely recommend!
Swati
September 2021
This was by far my favorite part of my trip to Napa. Edward was a great host he taught us history as well as giving us great instruction. I had so much fun shooting the arrows and Edward was always by my side fixing my form. I think I have a hobby I want to continue now, thanks to Edward. An added bonus to it all, we met up on a small apple farm and the apples there were soo delicious had to pick a couple to take home with us.
Catherine
August 2021
We really enjoyed learning the foundational aspects for traditional archery! We are thinking about pursuing it as a hobby thanks to you and the great lesson you gave us!
Brooke
August 2021
Edward was crazy knowledgeable about his craft! His skills and ability to teach them are really impressive. I was really in awe of his abilities! He was very accommodating and a very good instructor. Definitely recommend.
Kevin
August 2021
We had a blast learning archery from Edward. His approach to teaching was comprehensive, informative, and fun! Recommend for anyone curious about archery. A great experience!
Nick
August 2021
Possibly the most educational and fun experience ever! Edward was great storyteller and such a patient and encouraging instructor. We left the experience wanting more! Definitely a highlight of our trip!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

What to bring

closed toe footwear

water/snack