Women’s Rewilding Weekend
Most of us are far removed from our ancestral roles and rhythms, but it is possible to come back to them. This is a process some call “rewilding.” Now more than ever, it is vital for us to come together to reconnect, to remember what it means to be human and female, and to explore the path toward rewilding for women.
Women have a deep physiological and spiritual connection with creation. All of us have female ancestors who have lived in connection with the Earth’s patterns and cycles. Their daily lives, and those of their families, were deeply reliant on that connection. In these modern times, we organize our lives on our phones, communicate via the Internet, and live in a culture so very estranged from the Earth.
In this long weekend retreat, focus is placed on creating a safe, comfortable, relaxed and fun learning environment in which students with beginning to intermediate skill levels can thrive. We focus on helping each student learn rather than the progression of projects.
During this special weekend, we will learn and practice some of the essential, beautiful skills and rituals that have woven us together for millennia. We will gather around a fire; we will harvest, prepare and eat foods from the Earth; we will sing together; and we will remember our ancestors through the crafts that were integral to their lives. Using our hands and hearts, we will connect with each other and with the nature of womanhood, throughout the ages and across all walks of life.
About the food
No food will be provided for this class. Students must bring their own meals.
About the activities
Students will have a combination of hands-on and lecture based classes occurring from about 9:00 am each day until about 5:30 pm each night with an hour for lunch break in the middle of the day.
Students will learn wild foods foraging, tea and tincture making, friction fire, cooking wild foods over an open fire, basket making, self love/sexual empowerment practices, ancestral reconnection, and goddess/divinity honoring all within the context of honoring cultural practices and learning how to reconnect to traditions of nature without cultural appropriation. Historical and cultural context for nature connection through the lens of female empowerment will be woven into this workshop in order to create an authentically respectful environment.
Each day will focus on a different stage of womanhood, from maiden, to mother, to matriarch, to crone. Each teacher will select a goddess or female archetype to honor and teach about for their class.
Anyone can take this class! Beginning to intermediate students in earthskills and nature connection will benefit the most from this class.
What I will provide
All materials for class will be provided.
We have an outdoor kitchen with a stove top, pots, pans, utensils, dishware, salt, oil, cutting boards, and knives that you are welcome to use for your meals.
We have an outdoor shower that is available to all students.
Students are also welcome to use of the firepit.
What you must bring
If you choose to camp on-site, you must provide all camping gear. We have flat spaces for pitching a tent and many hilly forested spots for setting up a hammock.
What is not included
We do not provide meals for this class.
We do not have refrigeration. We do not have internet. Verizon works best on our campus.
Wild Abundance is a small business and we rely on tuition payments in order to offer our classes and programs. Often the contribution of just one or two students will put us past the break-even point (we pay guest instructors, purchase materials, etc.). We hope that you understand we do not issue refunds for tuition payments unless you suffer a serious personal or family emergency that renders you incapable of attending.