Women Rising Wild
with Wolves in Colorado
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run With the Wolves, describes: “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.” And she dwells in that “place in time where the spirit of women and the spirit of wolf meet.” Discover this place within you among women and wolves this summer, register today.
At Women Rising Wild with Wolves in Colorado you will experience the presence and power of wolves through education and facilitated connection with the animals. You will witness firsthand the charge of creative energy and wild intelligence boldly alive in their bodies. With attention on this mirror to your own potential we journey together into the wild landscape of the feminine soul. where we rekindle our own inner fire and enliven Wild Woman existing within us all.
Women and Wolves Retreats
Summer Solstice Weekend
June 22 – 23, 2023
Labor Day Weekend
September 1 – 3, 2023
Note: Right now Initiation is required for all 2023 retreats. This may change in the spring. If you attended a Women Rising Wild retreat 2017-2022, you are welcome to these events. AND we will welcome new women by personal invitation, customized orientation, and private initiation ceremony.
Initiation and Wild Temple in Colorado
3 Day / 2 Night Event Details
Meet in Westcliffe at 11am Friday for caravan to our retreat site and Mission: Wolf sanctuary. Our time together for all events concludes Sunday at 2pm. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of our 3 day / 2 night retreats.
Location in Colorado:
Women Rising Wild takes place near the town of Westcliffe at Mission: Wolf sanctuary in the Wet Mountains of southcentral Colorado. The drive from Denver to the retreat site is approximately four hours. Denver International Airport is our closest major airport. Parking on site for Women Rising Wild is limited and we want to minimize our carbon footprint so carpooling is strongly encouraged. Specific details and driving directions will be provided to participants after registering for the event.
♥ 3 days of raw, wild, immersion in nature for connection in a remote wilderness setting and wolf sanctuary
♥ Sleep under the stars or tent camp
♥ Eco-stewardship and community living
♥ Wolf biology and behavior
♥ Regional ecology and natural history
♥ Earth dance, yoga, and moving meditation
♥ Wild woman intelligence
♥ Your natural rhythm and flow in sync with the elements and collective needs of the pack
♥ Forest bathing
♥ Solo and group hiking
♥ Soul voice expression
♥ Howl among wolves
♥ Rituals for wild rebirthing
♥ Discover the medicine of your wild belonging
♥ Singing, chanting, healing sound journey
♥ Intimacy, safety, and sisterhood in your own shakti she-wolf tribe
♥ 5 organic, gourmet meals prepared as a village. These include dinner on Friday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
♥ 2 nights camping
♥ Private Facebook Group for connection, planning, and post-retreat integration
♥ $60 membership donation to Mission: Wolf sanctuary
♥ $10 donation donation to Mary’s Grace Scholarship for single moms and survivors of domestic violence
♥ 2 hours of personalized one-on-one support for your Women Rising Wild experience. This includes one private 30-minute coaching session before our event and one 90-minute session after retreat.
$540 per person
Ways to Save:
♥ Early Bird $360 per person. Ends December 1.
Discount Code: Early Bird
♥ Seva $410 per person.
Register to volunteer at a community service event near you prior to our event, let us know about the project you chose, and save $50 on registration.
Discount Code: Volunteer
Details: Bring a friend and you each save $50.
Discount Code: Bring-A-Friend
Partial work-trade scholarships may be available upon request for anyone experiencing financial hardship. Mary’s Grace scholarship details coming soon.
♥ Discounts may not be combined.
Personal Supplies and Equipment:
View packing lists here
These events are 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, 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.
* Note to women with dependent children: Women with dependent children may bring a female caregiver for their child. Male caregivers may create their own separate camp nearby so that mothers may visit with their children on breaks between activities and as necessary for feeding, etc. Please be in contact with us to discuss further these kinds of accommodations to support your presence at Women Rising Wild.
Melissa Lynn Reed is the visionary for Women Rising Wild and founder of Wild Heart Revival, LLC. 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. Melissa 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.
Have questions about our logistics, activities and the flow of our weekend, or whether this event is right for you? Schedule time to connect with our organizers.
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