Wildwoman

September 20-22, 2019 ~ Asheville, NC

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Wildwoman is a women’s weekend rooted in elemental initiations designed to activate your WILD essence and nourish your inner Divine Feminine.  Sisters, we invite you to join us as we frolic, sing, dance, drum, breathe, laugh, love, share food and tell stories immersed in the emerald forest, majestic mountains and healing waters of western North Carolina.

Do you hear the Wildwoman calling you?

Are you ready to live the way you were born to live, true to your highest potential?  Do you hunger for a more empowered, self-created life?  Are you tired of living from old places of fear and limitation?  Are you ready to surrender into trust and the intuitive knowing of your wild essence?

YES!

You know there is more to life than you are currently allowing.  You feel the deeper longings of your soul to open, dance, play, create, explore, radiate, receive and love bigger than you ever have. You are ready to experience and express more of the full spectrum of your ESSENCE.

Join us for Wildwoman

September 20-22, 2019

Activate your WILD essence.

 

The Wildwoman lives in all of us.

Whether pressed underground or fully expressed in our lives, she will not be denied. She demands our attention through anxiety, depression, exhaustion, illness, drama and addictions if she cannot get our attention any other way. We need her vitality, her feral juiciness, her instinctual knowing, her disregard for bullshit and her creative receptivity in order thrive.

–Playful, wily, uncontrollable, unpredictable:  if we do not allow spontaneity, playfulness and joy into our lives, the Wildwoman will turn things topsy turvy.

–Juicy, sensual and embodied:   The Wildwoman celebrates her sexuality.  She is the embodiment of the Divine Feminine on Earth.  She adores and adorns her own body with reverence and delight.  She does not desecrate her vessel with those who do not treat her well. She does not settle for crumbs of comfort.  She enjoys her body on her own terms.  She knows her worth and waits for what she wants. She is whole unto herself and fully available for love and communion.

–Energized and full of vitality: The Wildwoman cares for herself in such a way that she feels nourished, replenished, inspired and ready for action.  She also knows when to rest and does not give herself a hard time about it.   She trusts her own innate rhythms and seasons.

–Listens to the Spirit of the Earth and the Stars:  The Wildwoman lives in deep communion and sacred reciprocity with Mother Earth. She listens to the trees, the rivers, the stones, the wind and all of the creature teachers. She recognizes the signs being sent to her in every moment. She remembers that we are all star dust and shines her own Light out into the world as a beacon to those who are ready to wake up.

–Free from cultural conditioning:  The Wildwoman chooses her actions each day from the wisdom and guidance of her  own soul, not the timelines or expectations of anyone or anything outside of herself.  She trusts her intuitive knowing and she’s not afraid to say “I don’t have a f…ing clue!” She knows that she will know when she knows. There is no rush. She’s right on time.

–Unafraid of her wild, vast, feminine power:  The Wildwoman says “YES” to her YES and she honors her NO.  She does not make herself small to make others comfortable.  She does not waste her precious time, energy or attention on people or situations that are not in alignment with who she really is. She uses her power and her fierce, loving presence to create the new world, one breath at a time.

–Inhabits her Wholeness:  The Wildwoman embraces her Light and Dark, her strength and vulnerability, her Maiden and Mother, her Witch and Warrioress, her Sexuality and Sovereignity, her Emotions and her Brilliance, her Sensitivity and her Knowing, her Love and her Fears, her Grief and her Anger.

–Trusts herself:  The Wildwoman feels safe within herself because she knows how to BE WITH whatever arises within her – rather than numbing, reacting, distracting, acting out, or seeking someone else to soothe her uncomfortable feelings.  As long as we look to others to make us safe we will never feel safe. It is only through the practice of becoming a safe space for ourselves that we are able to offer safety to the world.

–Lives from Abundance:   The Wildwoman knows no lack.  She makes requests and asks for what she wants from a place of calm co-creation rather than from desperation or demanding. If the answer is “No,” she will be OK. There are lots of other options available for her.

–Supported by Community:  In owning her wholeness, the Wildwoman attracts a tribe of people who can meet her. As long as we are in resistance, repression, denial or shame of any part of ourselves we will resist our partners, our friends, our children and the opportunities that life is trying to bring to us.


Facilitators:


 

Elemental Initiations

 Activate your WILD essence and nourish your inner Divine Feminine as we frolic, sing, dance, drum, breathe, laugh, love, share food and tell stories immersed in the emerald forest, majestic mountains and healing waters of western North Carolina.

 

EARTH:

Commune with the fertile Earth,

meet the Wildwoman within,

and activate your Wild essence.

 

AIR:  Shamanic Breathwork™

Clear away stories that no longer serve you,

access your multi-dimensional wisdom,

and open to your highest visions.

 

FIRE:

Move through your fears,

unleash your passion,

and claim your infinite creative power.

 

WATER:

Allow the magical waters of western North Carolina

to heal, liberate and enliven

your body, heart and spirit.

 

 


Location

Wildwoman 2018 will unfold at the Mountain Light Sanctuary. Hidden deep in a secluded mountain cove in the Pisgah National Forest, 35 minutes north of Asheville, Mountain Light Sanctuary seems like the fantastical location where Narnia had a love child with Rivendell.   Bordered by two cascading creeks and ringed by the highest mountains in the eastern USA, it’s energy and ambiance are purely magical.

The Sanctuary is a gateway between the human world of “busy” and “doing” and the natural world of harmony and “being.” It is a departure point for exploring hundreds of miles of trails meandering through the half million acres of National Forest, or inner explorations from your own special spot under an ancient hemlock, on a mossy rock amid the ferns, or in a secluded grotto beside the creek.

Mountain Light Sanctuary is located six miles from Barnardsville, North Carolina, 34 miles north and east of Asheville.

Specific directions are provided with your reservation confirmation.  Carpooling is encouraged as parking space is limited.

Asheville is a very special city – a jewel in the heart of the mountains of western North Carolina and one of the most the most progressive cities in the south. It has been called the Sedona of the east because of its spiritual energy and the San Francisco of the East because of it’s vibrant diversity and cultural life. You may want to gift your self with an extra day or two to explore Asheville or play in the glorious nature throughout the region.


Lodging Options

Beds will go to the first 30 women who register, unless you indicate a preference for camping.

Mountain Light Sanctuary has 30 beds available – mostly Twins and Fulls, with a few Queens.  Most of the beds are located in open air structures dotted along the river, and a few are inside the main Lodge. Each of the outdoor shelters has a portable potty for night use and beds with foam mattresses and pillows.

Guests bring their own linen, blankets or sleeping bag for the outdoor shelters.

If you are registering with a friend and you are open to sharing a Queen bed, please let us know so that we can make the best use of the beds available. 

Once the beds fill, there is plenty of space for camping and there are a few additional cots if you’d prefer to be in a structure after the beds have filled.


Meals

Healthy, delicious, local, and as organic as possible – meals will be provided by our wonderful caterer from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.  Please let us know about your food sensitivities when you register.


Dates and Times:

Opening Circle begins at 5pm on Friday, Sept. 21st.  We ask that you arrive around 4pm so that you can set up your sleeping quarters.  Closing Circle will be Sunday, Sept 23rd at 3pm. The event venue is about 45 minutes from Asheville. You also have the option to fly into the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport, which is 70 miles from Asheville, or the Charlotte airport, which a 2.5 hr drive to Asheville.  Specific address and directions will be given upon registration.  We will have an Orientation call about a week prior to the event that will  connect women wanting to carpool to the site.

 


Physical Fitness

During the Wildwoman weekend, we do several hikes that may last anywhere from an hour to a few hours.  We climb around in the rivers and waterfalls and we bathe in the river using all natural body products that won’t hurt the river.  We have several able bodied women on staff and as participants in the weekend who are available to assist with the hikes and waterfalls.  Your safety is our priority.  And, if hiking and waterfalls are way beyond your physical abilities at this time, please contact us prior to registering to discuss whether this is the best weekend for you.


Registration

FLASH SALE:  Save $50 if you register today – Monday Sept 17.  Registration closes tonight at midnight.

The meal plan is part of the cost of the weekend. Omnivore and vegetarian options will both be available as part of the meal plan. Cancellation refund policy is return of payment less a $75 service fee through August 21st, 2018.  After August 21st, we will be unable to refund any cancellations.

 

Regular Price:  $595 for a bed in a shelter (if there are any left at that point)

$575 for tent camping


Questions?

Email us with your questions and we will get back to you within 48 hours. We look forward to frolicking with you!

 

 

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