Wild Night Hikes

Free Event
Dark Night Wild Woman Hikes
March 17, April 15, June 13, July 12

Boulder and Jefferson Counties
Registration Required
Suggested Donation: $12

We gather this Spring and Summer on Dark Moon Nights to observe the sunset and watch the stars illuminate the sky. In the safety of our sacred group container and guided facilitation on these auspicious nights we will expand our senses and provoke awareness of our greatest depth of being. This hike is led by Melissa Esha Lynn, transformational wilderness guide at Wild Heart Revival and visionary at Women Rising Wild. On this Wild Woman hike we welcome people of all genders as we turn attention to the feminine aspects within us all. Preregister to secure your space.
Dark Night Hike

March 17: Our first night hike of the season! At 7pm we will meet in Boulder at the Centennial Park Trailhead for a steep and moderately strenuous 2 mile hike at Mount Sanitas. Map and directions here.

Event details for 4/15, 6/13, and 7/12 coming soon.

Learn more about other events with Wild Heart Revival


Stirring the Shakti

Stirring the Shakti
May 19, 2018
Boulder, Colorado

May 19 in Boulder, Colorado join Stirring the Shakti with our Shanti Medina​ of Body Current and cofacilitators including Women Rising Wild’s Melissa Esha Lynn and Ky Gabriel, Satya Dubay, and Ananda Glick for a full day of activities for the feminine soul. REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for this 10th Annual Women’s Retreat at the beautiful StarHouse!

Retreat Details:

  • Immerse in a daylong retreat designed for women within a sacred and safe circle of sisterhood
  • Express your wild wisdom with a playful somatic journey on the sacred land to awaken the Wild Intelligence
  • Attune to your innate wisdom body, brain and breath
  • Enliven your conscious connections by aligning with the wild ones in nature
  • Embody the elements and ignite the chakras to empower the vital wellspring of your wellbeing 
  • Experience a deep Yoga Nidra Sound Bath with crystal and Tibetan bowls
  • Enjoy Devotional Chanting and Sound Healing Meditations from traditions around the globe
  • Create your own Stirring the Shakti wrist mala to imprint your retreat intentions
  • Bask in sacred solo silent time and self-reflective journaling 
  • Dive into a multi-sensory sisterhood Salt Ritual 
  • Reclaim your radiant birthright through simple body, mind, spirit practices of self-realization

Logistics & Specifics:

Date: Saturday, May 19, 2018
Time: 10am-10pm
Location:  The StarHouse is a sacred 12-sided temple located 3.5 miles west of Boulder up Sunshine Canyon. From 4th Street and Mapleton Avenue in Boulder, drive west on Mapleton Avenue (which turns into “Sunshine Canyon”) about 3.5 miles. Turn right at the sign that reads “3476.” You’ll drive up the driveway. Parking is clearly marked at the *top* of the hill. After parking, walk down the other side of the hill, towards the StarHouse, which you’ll soon see through the trees. Please wear shoes appropriate for a short walk through a forest (you’ll be taking them off once inside the StarHouse), and bring a flashlight to help.


Discounted Sister Price: $108 when you register with a sister.
Regular Registration Price: $135
Investment includes a special Stirring the Shakti sisterhood wrist mala-making kit we will create together at the retreat. You can choose your beads and cord/tassel color choice from the selection provided by Ky Gabriel of Peacock Arts.  Details provided upon registration.

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Meet our 2018 Guides

We are so excited to officially introduce our guides for Women Rising Wild, 2018!

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoorThe visionary for Women Rising Wild is Melissa Lynn Reed. Melissa is a fourth generation healer and transformational wilderness guide with deep and intimate ties to nature. She is the founder of Wild Heart Revival and she has lived closely with wild canids since childhood. Her guiding and nature therapy work with clients and groups draw upon her 20 years of experience as a wildlife biologist specializing in studies of rare and endangered species. Through the lens of evolutionary behavioral ecology and place-based awareness she provokes attention to connection and Source reality. Her offerings blend wild wisdom, ritual, nature-immersion, and mystical sciences for grounded and embodied shifts in consciousness leading to elevated states of wellbeing within individuals and communities. Melissa is a seasoned tracker, master medicine weaver, and mystic. She is our fire tender and wild nature guide.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, outdoor and natureMelissa will be joined again by her partner in creation from last year, Kelly Cooper. Kelly is a vibrant and grounded woman rich with nature’s wisdom. When she is not working with individuals and groups in adventure therapy and wilderness immersion experience she is spending time with her new, adorable, golden doodle puppy or traveling the world. Kelly is a wilderness first responder and survival skills instructor. She will lead JourneyDance and Elemental Yoga on our retreat.

Image may contain: 1 person, smiling, standing, tree, outdoor and natureAnd this year we welcome Shanti Medina! Shanti is an alchemist of sacred sound and sorcerer of transformation. She is the founder of Energize training systems and Body Current® therapeutics supporting personal development and embodied self-realization with every breath. She and her husband recently released their double-CD SoMAntra® with over 150 minutes of healing soundscapes, embodied meditations and ecstatic chanting. Shanti will be sharing ancient practices rooted in sacred sound including shamanic journeying, body-centered mantra meditations, and toning through the body’s energy centers.

Image may contain: outdoorWelcome, Kelly and Shanti. We are so blessed to have you as guides and facilitators in our journey with wolves on the landscape of wild woman soul.

Learn more about our facilitators.
Preregister for Women Rising Wild, 2018.
And subscribe to learn about special early bird offerings to be revealed in February.

Wild blessings and deep belly smiles!

Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike

Free Event
Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike
December 17, 2017 4-6pm
Boulder, CO

This Sunday is our darkest, longest night of the year. We will gather in the evening to observe the sun and dark moon set together in the west then walk into the north for a gentle 2.7 mile hike among coyotes, mice, and owls and watch the stars come alive to our senses. In the safety of our group container and facilitation on this auspicious night we will provoke experience and awareness of a greater depth of being and universal consciousness on the plains. Meet at Boulder Valley Ranch Trailhead. Please dress warmly!

This hike is led by Melissa Reed, wilderness guide and mentor at Wild Heart Revival and visionary at Women Rising Wild.

On this Wild Woman hike we welcome people of all genders with special care and attention to the feminine aspects within us all.

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Walk in the Spirit of Wolves

Free Outreach Events
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Saturday, January 6, 2018

Chautauqua Park, Boulder, Colorado
*Registration Required

Feel into our fundamental nature and evolutionary kinship with wild bushytails as we walk Kohler and Enchanted Mesas and explore both myth and ecology of wolf and other wild canid species found in Colorado.

Meet at the Chautauqua Ranger Cottage. Map and directions here:

These free hikes are offered by Melissa Reed, wildlife ecologist and wilderness guide with Wild Heart Revival. Melissa has more than 20 years experience as a wildlife ecologist and has lived closely with wild canids since childhood. This past Labor Day Melissa hosted a transformational rewilding retreat for women with wolves at Mission: Wolf wolf sanctuary in southcentral Colorado. Registration for Women Rising Wild, 2018, is now open. View the photo gallery from the 2017 event here.

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Celebrate Colorado Gives

Wild Heart Revival thanks you for your charitable donations to local nonprofits supporting people, animals, and wilderness.

Give to Rocky Mountain Wild, cityWILD, or Mission: Wolf and receive 20% off on Women Rising Wild and all offerings with Wild Heart Revival. Offer valid through December, 2017.

Register for Women Rising Wild using discount code ColoradoGives.


Announcements 8/21

Women Rising Wild Retreat is quickly approaching. Final registrations will be accepted through Wednesday and then our container will be set.

We are in our final preparations as organizers and have a few more public invitations to share before we enter into silence here on social media.


Key points of the video message are below:

For those attending we want to invite introspection on that which lies in the shadows awaiting return to the light. Bring symbolic items that represent these aspects of your being to retreat.

If you are unable to attend retreat but have a prayer request for yourself, a women in your life, or women in general you may use our contact form to send us your healing prayer request.

And lastly, please gather and prepare your offerings that you will bring on retreat and share in loving gratitude and reciprocity with the other women participating, the wildlands, Mission: Wolf, and the wolves. Items for the women may include tasty treats, a musical sound offering, or whatever your heart delights in sharing. Symbolic gratitude offerings to Gaia and land may be a poem, or art piece, or rose clippings from your yard, anything meaningful in this purpose for you. And remember to visit the Mission: Wolf wish list and bring what you are able for the sanctuary. The love offering mustn’t necessarily have any monetary cost to you.

Wild blessings, dear ones. May you be ripe in your light this eclipse day.

La Loba and the power of place

I was drawn to film this video on land that has experienced a lot of shock in recent years in the form of natural disturbances. I tried to follow a script but with the intensity of emotion this week, I just could not evade the heart. And the land offers a very strong reminder that we will recover from the shocks we are experiencing as a nation. I am feeling really excited to connect in the healing space of our retreat very soon with La Loba and Wild Woman as our guide.

Read the story of La Loba here and in the book Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.