Women of the Forest
A Women Rising Wild Community Experience
in Collaboration with The River’s Path
June 26 – 27, 2021
postponed. new date TBD
Women of the Forest
Summer of Light Retreat
in Collaboration with the River’s Path
Date and Time:
9am Saturday, June 26, 2021 to noon Sunday, June 27, 2021Postponed. New Date TBD
Location: Private and forested, historic 800 acre working ranch west of Loveland, Colorado. Directions provided to registered participants.
Accommodations: Tent Camping
♥ Full Registration $360
♥ Early Bird Registration thru May 15 $300
♥ Partial scholarships and payment plans may be available upon request. Submit your partial work-trade scholarship request inquiry here
♥ Arrive 9am
♥ Half-day guided canoe experience
* Weather permitting
* All levels and beginners welcome
♥ Fire and light ceremony on the water
♥ Forest bathing
♥ Community dinner
♥ Dance and moving meditation
♥ Singing, chanting, drumming
♥ Fire circle and Women of the Forest council ceremony
♥ End of Day 1 activities 9pm
♥ Camping on site – optional
♥ Wake up and morning arrival 8am
♥ Morning meditation and cleansing sound journey
♥ Group hike or other solo activity
♥ Break camp, pack up
♥ Final farewells at noon
♥ Half-day guided canoe experience on Saturday with The River’s Path
♥ All materials, instruction, and expert facilitation required for activities
♥ 1 night of camping – optional
♥ Organic, gourmet meals
* These include dinner on Day 1 and breakfast on Day 2
* Gluten-free and vegan options available
♥ This event is for anyone who seeks to nourish the feminine soul. We recognize that gender is fluid. And we welcome anyone who identifies as woman or nonbinary. Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at the retreat location. No previous camping experience required. Read more
Statement on Substance Use:
♥ Wild Heart Revival events are substance free. Use of alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, and mind altering substances is prohibited. We welcome you just as you are, unaltered, and in your true nature while on retreat with us.
♥ Review our Registration Agreement and COVID-19 safety guidelines
♥ Sumbit your registration request and $100 deposit for our Women of the Forest – June – retreat and pay any remaining balance three weeks prior to our event via Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo
♥ View Howls from the Field: Testimonials for Women Rising Wild events
♥ And visit The River’s Path for more information about Lauren Bond and her offerings and to read first hand encounters from her clients on the river.
Women Of The Forest
Root Δ Reach ∇ Rise
Creating Wholeness in the Company of Trees
We are pleased to announce a series of new events with Wild Heart Revival and Women Rising Wild. Our Women of the Forest one and two-day weekend retreats are designed and facilitated by and for women with busy lives so that we may break away from the day-to-day grind to recenter and reconnect with ourselves and one another while boosting our resilience for turbulent times. Together we root, reach, and rise; restoring wholeness and vitality in ourselves and our community in the company of trees.
At Women of the Forest, we recognize that during these complex times we need space and opportunity for self-care and for community to sustain and optimize our health. We are creating the space and you are the community. Join us for enriching and motivational experiences outdoors to both reset and nourish your mind-body-spirit for whole being wellness. Welcome to the forest. Welcome to rest. Welcome to root, reach, and rise with Women of the Forest.
As the trees breath out, you breath in.
As the tress breath in, you breath out.
Together we breath and we become one.
Find your pack with
Women Rising Wild
Wednesday evenings 7pm MTN
a gathering for women via Zoom to
Connect – Heal – Thrive
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. ~ Clarissa Pinkola Estes
On Wednesday evening for the next 6 weeks (and possibly longer), we will gather in the old way, around a fire, with modern technology from the safety of our homes to connect, heal, and thrive. We will practice the sacred act of council and find stillness together through meaningful connection, movement, and grounding mediation. We call forth Wild Woman into community to tend the fires of compassion, intuition, grounding, and embodied vitality.
Dates and Times:
4/01 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
4/08 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
4/15 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
4/22 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
4/29 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
5/06 7pm MST / 6pm PST / 9pm EST
What to bring:
♥ Candle and lighter or match
♥ A hot beverage
♥ Journal and writing implement
♥ A comfy place to rest in a seated posture during our time
♥ Optional: Alter items or objects symbolic of sources of love and protection that support a calm center. Place these items in the nest space you make for our time together or simply carry awareness of these calming resources in your heart.
♥ Courage to be seen, loved, and cherished
Join the event on Zoom
Meeting ID: 665 436 8546
Love Donations accepted here via Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo. Click logo or scan to connect. Your voluntary contribution of $10-20 per gathering helps to make this offering possible.
Melissa and Kelly are very excited to announce that we have decided to offer another weekend for Women Rising Wild, 2019!!!!!
Our Labor Day Weekend event is SOLD OUT but you can now register to join us on Summer Solstice Weekend in June. This event is certain to fill quickly so reach out via voice or messaging with any questions and ensure your space in our sacred circle by completing your registration here: https://womenrisingwild.wordpress.com/register/
Early Bird pricing for this event ends April 28.
In wild love,
Melissa and Kelly
Your Rewilding Guides in 2019
We are excited to officially introduce our guides for Women Rising Wild, 2018! Our Facilitators have more than 30 combined years of experience in wilderness guiding and they collectively embody a diverse array of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; ecology and applied conservation; wilderness survival; yoga, dance, and meditation; subtle body dynamics; wildlife tracking; tantra; rewilding ritual, and wild listening.
The 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 our nondual 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, medicine weaver, and mystic.
Melissa will be joined again in 2018 by Kelly Cooper. Kelly is a vibrant and grounded woman rich with nature’s wisdom. She holds a MA in Wilderness Therapy from Naropa University and she has facilitated more than 70 wilderness or nature-based events in the past 10 years. Kelly has lived outdoors for a full year in New Zealand, spent three years studying and teaching yoga at Kripalu, and recently spent 21 days on a solo backpacking trip. When Kelly is not traveling the world or working with individuals and groups in adventure therapy or wilderness immersion experience she is spending time with her new, adorable, golden doodle puppy. Kelly also is a wilderness first responder and survival skills instructor.
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Darkest Night Wild Woman Hike
December 17, 2017 4-6pm
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.
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: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/chautauqua-trailhead
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.
Wild Heart Revival thanks you for your charitable donations to local nonprofits supporting people, animals, and wilderness.
Register for Women Rising Wild using discount code ColoradoGives.
We are charged with inspiration and excitement to welcome you to the site for Women Rising Wild this Labor Day weekend, 2017, in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado.
Learn more about Women Rising Wild and register to join the pack at womenrisingwild.wordpress.com