Our facilitators have decades of experience in wilderness guiding and 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 energy dynamics; kundalini integration; ritual facilitation; shamanistic healing modalities; and wild attunement.
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. She has lived closely with wild canids since childhood. 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. Melissa is our event organizer, fire tender, and rewilding expert. Read more…
Meet our 2022 Guest Facilitators
Margie McSweeney showed a natural gift for healing and a calling to service in childhood. She has spent the last 40 years providing spiritual and physical medical care to people of all ages and walks of life. At the age of 23, through experiences as a new and proactive midwife, Margie was quickly and acutely tuned into the importance of ancestral and natural wisdoms. Her spiritual and learning path has led to study and work with various healing modalities. Margie blends progressive principles of western medicine, traditional wisdoms, and metaphysical tools to generate healing and transformational insight within clients. She is our ceremonial midwife, sound healer, wild feminine rebirthing guide. In 2022, Margie will join us for our first Women Rising Wild on the Central California Coast and for Summer Solstice Initiation Retreat with Mission: Wolf in Colorado. We welcome the return of Margie for her third year with us.