Women Rising Wild

a Woman and Wolves Retreat
in the Wet Mountains of Southcentral Colorado
Labor Day Weekend, 2019

Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run With the Wolves, describes that “Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing.”  Her name is “Wild Woman.” And she dwells in that “place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet.”

Labor Day weekend, 2019, gather with us on a wolf sanctuary in a remote wilderness setting in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado and revive your own wild nature; for as Estés (1995) further explains, in the wild nature of woman is the “medicine for all things.”

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In the wild nature of woman is the “medicine for all things”

While there is said to be burning visible in the eyes of the wolf from birth through death an indestructible “fierce green fire” (Leopold, 1949), this same light of life in women must be rekindled, stoked, and fanned to remain vibrant, full, and bright.

At Women Rising Wild you will experience the presence and power of wolves in facilitated contact with the animals and witness firsthand the charge of creative energy and wild intelligence so boldly alive in their spirited bodies. With attention on this mirror to your own potential we will journey together into the wild landscape of the feminine soul to rekindle our own inner fire and enliven the Wild Woman existing within us all.

With nature as your guide and the support of our facilitators and sisters by your side at Women Rising Wild, you will experience a deeper and more authentic expression of your own vitality and power as we:

Camp for three days and two nights in a remote wilderness setting • Restore a sense of wholeness and belonging through Deep Nature-Immersion • Learn Intimacy and Trust from Wolves • Experience Expanded States of Serenity • Invigorate Life Force with Dance, Yoga, and Moving Meditation • Give Life to Soul Voice as Wolves Howl • Cocreate a Unified Sacred Fire Circle • Reclaim Your Wild Medicine • Renew and Regenerate through Earth Ritual and Ceremonial Rebirth • Enjoy Organic, Gourmet Meals prepared in camp as a village to nourish your Wild Body Spirit

– and more…

wolf photo credit: NPS Photo/D. Kopshever
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Event Details

Date and Time: Meet in Westcliffe at noon on Friday, August 30, 2019 for caravan to Mission: Wolf. Our time together concludes at 2pm Sunday, September 1, 2019. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of the retreat.

Location: Women Rising Wild takes place on wildlands near Mission: Wolf wolf sanctuary in southcentral Colorado. The drive from Denver to the retreat site is approximately three and a half hours. Denver International Airport is our closest major airport. Parking on site for Women Rising Wild is limited and we want to minimize our carbon footprint so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Specific details and driving directions will be provided to participants after registering for the event.

Price: $450 per person. Event price includes six meals with gluten-free and vegan options available and a $40 membership donation to the wolf sanctuary.
Ways to Save:
$350 per person. Save $100 with Early Bird Registration before April 3, 2019.
$360 per person. Details: Become a new or renewing member of 100 Women for the Wild and save 20% on registration.
$400 per person. Details: Register to volunteer at a community service event near you prior to our event, let us know about the project you chose, and save $50 on registration.
Bring-a-friend and you each save $50. Bring two friends and save $100.
Partial work-trade scholarships may be available upon request.
Discounts may not be combined.

Personal Supplies and Equipment: View list here.

Inclusivity Statement: This event is for anyone who seeks to nourish their feminine qualities and deepen into embodiment of Wild Woman. Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at the retreat location. No previous camping experience required. Read more

* Note to women with dependent children: Women with dependent children may bring a female caregiver for their child at no extra charge. Male caregivers may create their own separate camp nearby so that mothers may visit with their children on breaks between activities and as necessary for feeding, etc. Please be in contact with us to discuss further these kinds of accommodations to support your presence at Women Rising Wild.

Join Our Pack: Register and submit your $150 deposit to ensure your space in our 2019 pack of Women Rising Wild.

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Meet Your Facilitators and Join the Pack

Our facilitators at Women Rising Wild collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; ecology and applied conservation; wilderness living; yoga, dance, and meditation; subtle body energy dynamics; kundalini integration; and wild listening. Click on the images below to learn more about our rewilding guides.


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And guest facilitators. Bios coming soon.

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Register for Women Rising Wild

Register for Women Rising Wild, 2019

Next Steps:

1) Review our Registration Agreement

2) Submit Your $150 Deposit and Pay Any Remaining Balance by August 7, 2019
via Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo.

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For more information about Women Rising Wild please email wildheartrevival@gmail.com or call 303.886.1764

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