Central California Coast

Women Rising Wild
winter Retreat

Central California Coast

This March on the Central California Coast, join an intimate circle of women in conscious community for 4 days of soul inspiring nature time, yoga, outdoor adventure, sacred arts, and eco-stewardship to reawaken the wisdom of your wild heart and stir the creative passions of your spirit.

It is time to embody the medicine of our wild belonging. It is time to remember our true nature. For it is said, that within the “wild nature” of woman is the “medicine for all things” (Clarissa Pinkola Estes).

March 10 – 13, 2022
2023 Date TBD

Time and Location:
Meet in Felton, California at noon on Thursday for caravan to our retreat site nearby. Our time together concludes at noon on Sunday.
Specific details and driving directions will be provided to participants upon registering for the event. Transportation to and from San Jose International Airport may be available by reservation for an extra fee of $75 Thursday morning at 10 am and Sunday afternoon at 4pm.

Four days intimate nature connection
3 nights lodging in a private tent, yurt, or shared cabin. Prior camping experience not required. In 2022, we are staying in cabins with Fern River Resort where each woman will enjoy a private bedroom and shared bathroom, kitchen, and common area. 
Daily yoga, dance, meditation, and soul sounding
Hiking in old growth coastal redwood forest in Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park. Hiking difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Sea kayaking in Santa Cruz. No prior experience necessary
Monarch butterfly migration and courtship at Natural Bridges State Beach
Eco-stewardship, marine biology, forest ecology
Solo time for personal integration, reflection, adventure, or rest
Water Ritual, Fire Ceremony, Sacred Arts

Awaken wild intelligence
Community living, organic food, sisterhood, laughter, and more…
Optional activities: Whale watching cruise, Seymour Marine Discovery Center, Beach Boardwalk, museums, spa time, horseback riding. For more ideas or to plan an extended trip visit santacruz.org

$1200 per person
Ways to Save:
Seva $1000 per person
Details: Register to volunteer a minimum of 10 hours at a community service event near you prior to our event, let us know about the project you chose, and save $200 on registration.
Discount Code: Volunteer
Women for the Wild $1000 per person
Support biodiversity conservation with a charitable donation of $200 to Save the Redwoods League and / or Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and save $200 on your registration with us.
Discount Code: Women for the Wild
Bring a friend and you each save $100.
Discount Code: Bring-A-Friend
Register for more than one event
Register for more than one event and save 10% on each event.
Discount Code: Double My Discount
Got Moxie?
Members of Moxie Moms save 15% with Women Rising Wild
Discount Code: Moxie

What’s Included:
Organic gourmet meals prepared as a village. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
3 nights lodging
Sate Park entry and tour fees
 Kayak rental with life jacket 

One 30-minute private coaching session to support internal preparations for retreat and one 90-minute private integration coaching session post-retrea

Inclusivity Statement:
This event is for anyone who seeks to nourish their feminine qualities and deepen into embodiment of Wild Woman. Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to
contact us directly to discuss accessibility at the retreat location. No previous camping experience required. Read more

Wild Heart Revival events are substance free. Use of alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, and mind altering substances is prohibited. We welcome you just as you are, unaltered, and in your fullest lucid nature while on retreat with us.

Have Questions about Women Rising Wild in California?
Schedule a conversation with our organizers.

Ready To Join Our California Coastal Pack?
Register Here:

Review our Registration Agreement and Covid-19 Safety Guidelines. Please note that for this event we will require a rapid negative test result.
Register and submit your $250 deposit and pay any remaining balance four weeks prior to your Women Rising Wild event via Cash App, PayPal, or Venmo

Howls from the Field: Testimonials about Women Rising Wild

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Meet our Founder and Visionary for Women Rising Wild

MelelaniandShawnBlessing (140 of 553)Melissa Lynn Reed is the visionary for Women Rising Wild and founder of Wild Heart Revival. She is a fourth generation healer and transformational wilderness guide. Melissa holds a BA and MS in ecology and she is presently pursuing her doctorate in psychology with a focus in consciousness and spiritual studies. Melissa has over 25 years experience as a wildlife biologist specializing in studies of rare and endangered mammals. jumpcropMelissa is a seasoned tracker, master medicine weaver, yogini, and mystic with deep and intimate ties with nature. She has led more than 200 nature-based workshops and guided more than 80 multi-day science and adventure retreats for more than 2000 adults and children. In 2023 Melissa will host her 20th transformational Women Rising Wild wilderness retreat.

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