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ReWilding Retreat: Growing an Earthen Guidance
One event on May 12, 2018 at 12:00am
One event on August 11, 2018 at 12:00am
One event on November 3, 2018 at 12:00am
One event on January 5, 2019 at 12:00am
Learn and Practice Seasonal Rhythms & Rituals for Sacred Guidance Through the Natural World
Choose from among several dates, or attend all the retreats in an annual cycle to deepen your practices.
Is your sense of the sacred feeling stunted? Are you feeling disconnected from the rhythms and seasons of the natural world? It is time to rewild your wonder!
Respond to this call to seek the sacred within the text of the natural world and recover your feral faith on Whidbey Island for this day long retreat with Mary DeJong at the Whidbey Institute’s Storyhouse, a nurturing cabin surrounded by legacy forest and the whispers of wild life.
Here you will expand your sense of rootedness to a place through the practice of the Rewilding Wheel™, a sacred wheel circuit designed to cultivate seasonal practices and disciplines that nurture a conscious and inspired relationship with the earth, the elements, and the divine. You will come away with routine, regular, and repeated rhythms and rituals that honor and connect with Earth’s seasons and elements as a way to recover your sense of self and the sacred in the very real soil of your daily existence.
Quarterly retreat offerings explore the entire round of the Rewilding Wheel™ while going deeper into seasonal practices that connect to the corresponding cardinal direction and element. The Rewilding Retreat will invite daily, monthly, and seasonal practices that will embed you in an interconnected, sacred relationship with your bioregion.
- A one day retreat experience within The Whidbey Institute’s Storyhouse and the surrounding wild landscape
- Expert teaching and soulful group facilitation
- Rewilding Wheel™ material and guided personal application
- Guided nature walk with native plant identification
- Introduction to and support during a forested labyrinth walk
- Thoughtfully prepared and seasonally focused vegetarian mid-day meal, snacks, and herbal teas
- Wild-crafting materials
- Supported nature solo time
- Access to a 100 acre trail system in a legacy forest
- Travel expenses
- Personal writing materials (journal, paper, pen/pencil) and backpack
- Warm comfortable layers, weather proof outdoor wear, and sturdy water resistant footwear
- Personal water bottle
- A seeker’s desire and the posture of seeing the stranger as a sacred guide!