Join us for a week long intensive September 9-15th, 2019 in the ancient mountains of Appalachia- to refine and grow your earth skills, connect in a community of powerful women, to sing, dance, to feed the wild woman within, to be held by the Earth and replenish your body, mind and soul with ancestral skills and ceremonial arts.
Settle into a deeply nourishing village like while we celebrate the beauty of life and learn Earth Skills like fire by friction, primitive pottery, herbal medicine making, and frame drum creation. We also participate in ceremonies like our firewalk, and wilderness solos.
Harvest your nourishment from the earth, heal yourself and your family with herbal medicine, birth the fire of your passions and connect with your ancestors, make clay vessels with your hands, and sing with your sisters. Call on flowers to offer you vibrational healing and color in your clothes, drum to the stars, and remember who you are and where you come from. Choose the beautyway of earth connection and regenerative culture within a supportive village ecology.
THE EARLY BIRD PRICE FOR THE INTENSIVE IS $1,111, PRICING GOES UP TO $1,333 ON NOVEMBER 15TH, 2018. THESE PRICES INCLUDE ALL MATERIALS FOR DRUMS, ALL ORGANIC AND DELICIOUS FOOD ETC.
If you Can't Pay in Full you can still receive the early bird Special.
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Women rewilding - informational video
Join this journey of sisterhood to reclaim our connection to the sacred Mother Earth. Let's ignite our wild soul fires!
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Honoring the Elementals
Tea Ceremony, and Learning to craft Feminine Supporting Local, Wild-crafted Teas. We will bring these Appalachian medicines into our bodies and spirits with the water while setting intentions for our year together.
Awakening our Bodies and Spirits with cold water river therapy and cleansing ritual. Singing to the heart of the Earth and welcoming the dawn!
Meeting our Wild Foods and Medicines
What an honor to welcome Angela Bard, Sun, Moon and Fire Dancer and Fire Walking teacher trainer to lead our FIRE WALKING CEREMONY. We will raise our collective vibration and marry the fire and the passionate creative force within.
We will be singing around the fire and sharing myths to feed the wild woman within.
Ancestral Fire Making: Fire as a Gift
We court fire in the ways of our ancestors through friction, gratitude, skill and humility. We learn the plants that hold the fire within.
We start with a knowledge of the plants, and trees, we will have a local tree walk, and an intro to carving class, make our bow drill kits, and then explore the techniques of courting fire.
Explore song catching as we receive our own songs and birth them into the supportive container of our circle of sisters.
BIRTH YOUR FRAME DRUM
We will open this powerful weekend of uniting our Gaian heartbeats, with the Lakota story of White Buffalo Calf Woman. We will merge the elk skin with the maple rounds, we will weave, we will tighten and we balance the energies of the medicine wheel as we weave across the circle of the drum. We will paint the inner hoop of our drums with sacred symbols that will emerge from a guided meditation with your ancestral and spirit guides. We will make our drum sticks, with a specific tree's medicine that you will call forth from the land for your handle. We will offer our songs, and our drumbeat in connection with one another and the one heartbeat we all share.
It's time to respectfully receive the abundance of Gaia. We will experience the optimal nourishment that comes from eating wild foods, reminding ourselves and our bodies of a time when we were in healthy relationship with the earth, this alone has the power to awaken more of our wild woman potential, to remember her, to bring her back. With the gift of rainbows of edible mushrooms, wild greens, edible flowers, and fresh sprouting medicines, we will feast our bodies and our spirits.
INTEGRATION AND SOLO QUEST
Walking upright, drumming to the heart of the mountain, listening to the waters, the birds, you are bound to grow in beauty and your walk will be an offering to the Earth that has held you as you've traveled and transformed through this journey.
Recommending Reading for the Program:
- Women who Run with the Wolves: Clarissa Pinkola Estés
- Tending the Wild: Kat Anderson
- Spirit of Intimacy: Sonbonfu Some
- Wild Fermentation: Sandor Katz
- Spell of the Sensuous: David Abram
- Coyote Guide
- Kamana 1 and 2
Full work-Trade Opportunites for Wild Women: Earth Skills and Ceremonial Arts Immersion
Do you have a passion for healing foods and experience with wilderness cooking? If you love preparing healthy and delicious meals for a group of 15-20 women this may be the trade for you. You will need to come prepared to prioritize food preparation and cooking and expect to miss some of each weekend. You will be responsible for the menu planning, food shopping/gathering and cooking/cleaning. Friday night includes snacks but not dinner. We will all help on clean up of our personal dishes but ask that you clean as you go and manage all the cooking dishes. Primitive Cooking skills are necessary. Trade is valued at the living wage of $18 an hr.
** We know that your incredible skills are valued much higher than $18 an hr! We deeply appreciate the gift you are bringing from your heart in support of the flourishing of the program. Thank you!
To apply for a work-trade, please contact us below: