Wander and Listen
Women's Wilderness Retreat
"The land is the real teacher... All we need as students is mindfulness." ~Robin Wall Kimmerer
Gather Round at Wind Dance
June 18-20, 2021
Forest Walks, Nature Journaling, Gentle Yoga, Community Gardening & Wildcrafting, Drumming, Wholesome Meals and
Full Moon Chanting around a night fire.
An overview of the schedule can be found here.
Your guides are lovers of the Earth, serving as stewards and environmental educators.
Leslie Devine Milbourne ~ Founder, Educator & Steward of Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center
Jen Halima Willett & Madison True Hale
Tracy Seffers Drumming Circle
Joyce Morningstar Gentle Yoga
Andrea Tea Ceremony
On-site camping is offered. A private outdoor shower and composting toilet facilities are available for guest. Guest may also opt to stay off site, if traveling locally or choosing another option. Cacapon State Park is 15 minutes driving distance from Wind Dance and offers nightly cabin rentals.
$225 Includes meals and camping.
$175 if staying off-site (meals included)
Fee of $25 is due upon registration.
Discount and work study available for college students, please send us an email request
The Summer Day
Who made the world?
Who made the swan, and the black bear?
Who made the grasshopper?
This grasshopper, I mean-
the one who has flung herself out of the grass,
the one who is eating sugar out of my hand,
who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down-
who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes.
Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face.
Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away.
I don't know exactly what a prayer is.
I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down
into the grass, how to kneel in the grass,
how to be idle and blessed, how to stroll through the fields,
which is what I have been doing all day.
Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
~ Mary Oliver