Women Rising Wild Retreat with Wolves & Horses
Women Rising Wild
Cowgirl Wild: A Retreat with Wolves and Horses in Southern California
Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Ph.D., author of Women Who Run With the Wolves, described: “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, wolves, and horses this winter and spring. Register today.
At Cowgirl Wild with Wolves and Horses in Southern California you will experience the presence and power of your wild self 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.
4 Day / 3 Night Event Details
Meet in Julian, California at noon Thursday for caravan to our retreat site. Our time together concludes Sunday at 2pm.
~ 4 days of raw, wild, immersion in nature for unplugged connection
~ Tent camp or bunk in the cabin
~ Wolf biology and behavior
~ Regional ecology and natural history
~ Earth dance, yoga, and moving meditation
~ Wild woman intelligence
~ Soul voice expression
~ Horseback riding
~ 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
~ Eco-stewardship projects and tours with California Wolf Center and Villa Chardonnay Ranch for rescued horses and other farm animals
~ 8 organic, gourmet meals prepared as a village. These include: dinner on Thursday; breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Frida and Saturday; and breakfast on Sunday. Vegan and gluten-free options available.
~ 3 nights camping or lodging
~ Private Facebook or Telegram Group for connection, planning, and post-retreat integration
~ $10 donation donation to Mary’s Grace Scholarship for single moms and survivors of domestic violence
What’s Not Included:
~ Transportation to and from retreat is not provided. However, carpool is encouraged and supported.
~ Membership donation to California Wolf Center ($65/person)
~ Optional horseback riding with Integrity Stables ($90/rider)
Personal Supplies and Equipment:
View packing lists here
Resource Driven Sliding Scale Investment for Women Rising Wild with Wolves in Colorado:
~ Full Registration $720 per person
~ Median Pack Membership $600 per person
Other Ways to Save:
~ Bring-a-Friend $560 per person.
Details: Bring a friend and you each save.
Discount Code: Bring-A-Friend
~ These events are for anyone who seeks to nourish their feminine qualities and deepen into embodiment of Wild Woman. This experience is meant to be uplifting, friendly, playful, and most importantly safe for everyone. By attending this event, participants agree to inclusivity and co-creating a welcoming space for all people, plants, animals, and the earth. We agree to respect ourselves and each other at our intersections in all dimensions including mind, body, emotion, energy, and spirit.Read more…
~ Individuals with mobility limitations are invited to contact us directly to discuss accessibility at our event locations.
~ 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 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 30 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. Summer 2023 Melissa hosted her 20th transformational Women Rising Wild wilderness retreat.