Women of the Forest

Women of the Forest
A Women Rising Wild Community Experience
in Collaboration with The River’s Path

June 26 – 27, 2021
Loveland, Colorado

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, 2021
Postponed. 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

Saturday Activities:
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
Sunday Activities:
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

What’s included:
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

What’s not included:
Lunch on Day 1
Camping equipment
*Rental equipment available upon request
View our packing lists

Inclusivity Statement:
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 

Meet our Facilitators:
Melissa Lynn Reed
Lauren Bond
Margie McSweeney

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.

More about
Women Of The Forest
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.

Contact Us

Connect – Heal – Thrive

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

Meet our host for Connect – Heal – Thrive

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Join the event on Zoom
Meeting ID: 665 436 8546
Password: Thrive

Price: Free
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.


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For more information about Women Rising Wild experiences
email or call 303.886.1764


Women Rising Wild Summer Solstice

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:

Early Bird pricing for this event ends April 28.

In wild love,
Melissa and Kelly
Your Rewilding Guides in 2019

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Meet our Guides

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.

jumpcropThe 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.

kelly and pupMelissa 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

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.