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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 2nd-4th, 2023

Forest Walks, Nature Journaling,  Gentle Yoga, Community Gardening & Wildcrafting, Drumming, Wholesome Meals and
Fire-side gatherings.  


Your guides are seasoned naturalist, educators and lovers of the Earth, serving as stewards and environmental educators.


Jen Willett

Brooke Sycamore

Leslie Devine-Milbourne

Guest Instructors

Tracy Seffers ~ Drumming Circle

Joyce Morningstar ~ Gentle Yoga

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.

$275 Includes meals and camping.  

$225 if staying off-site (meals included)

Fee of $25 is due upon registration. 

Work exchange available upon request, please send us an email to inquire.

An overview of the 2023 schedule can be found here.

****Registration for Women's Wilderness Retreat 2023 is now Full.

How Would You Live Then?


What if a hundred rose-breasted grosbeaks
flew in circles around your head?

What if the mockingbird came into the house

with you and became your advisor?

What if the bees filled your walls with honey

and all you needed to do was ask them

and they would fill the bowl?

What if the brook slid downhill just
past your bedroom window so you could listen
to its slow prayers as you fell asleep?

What if the stars began to shout

their names, or to run this way

and that way above the clouds?

What if you painted a picture of a tree,

and the leaves began to rustle,

and a bird cheerfully sang
from its painted branches?

What if you suddenly saw that the silver of water was brighter than the silver of money?

What if you finally saw that the sunflowers, turning toward the sun all day and every day—who knows how, but they do it—were more precious, more meaningful than gold?


~ Mary Oliver

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