a Woman and Wolves Retreat in the Wet Mountains of Southcentral Colorado Labor Day Weekend, 2017
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.”
This Labor Day weekend, 2017, 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.”
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 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 fullness and power as we:
Camp for three days and two nights in a remote wilderness setting together • Restore a sense of wholeness and belonging through Deep Nature-Immersion • Learn True Intimacy, Cooperation, and Trust from Wolves • Experience expanded states of serenity • Invigorate your life force with Dance and Moving Meditation • Practice Outdoor Skills for Survival • Give Life to Soul Voice as Wolves Howl • Journey in Healing with Sound • Cocreate a Unified Sacred Fire Circle • Embody Story as a Healing Art • Renew and Regenerate through Earth Ritual and Ceremonial Rebirth • Enjoy Organic, Gourmet Meals prepared to nourish your Wild Body Spirit
– and more…
wolf photo credit: NPS Photo/D. Kopshever
Date and Time: We ask you to arrive at the retreat site by noon on Friday, September 1, 2017. Our retreat experience concludes at 2pm Sunday, September 3, 2017. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of the retreat.
Location: Women Rising Wild will take place on wildlands near a 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 is limited and we seek to minimize our carbon footprint so carpooling is strongly encouraged. More specific details and driving directions will be provided to participants upon registering for the event.
Price: $425 per person. New and existing members of 100 Women for the Wild save 20% on registration. Bring-a-friend discount is $50. Bring two friends and save $100. A select number of partial work-trade scholarships are available upon request. Personalized payment plans also available. Event price includes six meals with gluten-free and vegan options available and a $50 membership donation to the wolf sanctuary.
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. 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.
Our facilitators at Women Rising Wild collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; ecology and applied conservation; wilderness survival; yoga, dance, and meditation; soul voice activation and healing sound play; subtle energy dynamics; kundalini integration; and wild listening. Click on the images below to learn more about our rewilding guides.
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