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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

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Gather Round at Wind Dance

June 18-20, 2021

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

An overview of the schedule can be found here.

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

Guide

Leslie Devine Milbourne ~ Founder, Educator & Steward of Wind Dance Farm & Earth Education Center

Supported by

Jen Halima Willett & Madison True Hale

Guest Instructors

Tracy Seffers ~ Drumming Circle

Joyce Morningstar ~ Gentle Yoga

Andrea Jannotta~ 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. 

Work exchange available for college students, please send us an email request winddance.jen@gmail.com

Registration for this event is closed.  Please join our mailing list for future offerings.

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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