Women, Earth and Soul
A Women’s Rewilding Retreat
With Rebecca Wildbear and Claire Dunn
Take care you don't know anything in this world
too quickly or easily. Everything
is also a mystery and has its own secret aura in the moonlight,
its private song.
~ Mary Oliver
As the pace of our life speeds up, there is an equal and opposite force willing us to slow down, to descend into the wilds of earth, the mysteries of soul. To listen to the subtle voices, notice what is flirting at the edge of our awareness.
Beingness. Creativity. Dreaming. Fire and water. Earth and Air. Deeply connected. Visionary.
The yearning is bone deep.
Our deepest allurement is a rich, intimate participation with nature and the greater community of existence. This weekend program for women is a magical opening to experience a greater sense of belonging and participation with the wild world around us. A shift from a dulled inert universe to one of possibility and deeper spiritual imagination.
Learn ancestral earth skills, connect with a community of soul-centred women, feed the wild within, sink your roots deep into the ground of your being.
Experiential processes will invite us to engage in deeper conversations with the greater world of nature — interacting with the beings we meet as they are: alive with intelligence, soul and subjectivity. Engaging with the beings of the world in this way our world comes alive and we find threads to the larger story our lives — the story that lives outside of our common everyday consciousness — the story that beckons to us.
Embodied skills and contemplative practices may include wild yoga/body movement; rewilding skills such as camouflage, fire-by-friction and natural fibres; ceremony; conversations and the art of wandering; deep imagery journeys; council; soul-oriented dreamwork and trance/drumming and dancing.
Venue: A property near Wonthaggi, Gippsland, Victoria. Camping. Lunch and dinner provided. BYO camping gear and breakfast.
Arrival between 3 - 5pm Friday. Departure between 4pm - 5pm Sunday afternoon.
We are offering two different full price tickets (on a pay-as-you-can basis), as well as a concession ticket (for full time students or concession card holders) and a low income ticket. There are limited places available.
This event is sold out. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to go on the waiting list or hear of future events.
Rebecca Wildbear is a river and soul guide, compassionately helping people tune in to the mysteries that live within the wild Earth community, Dreamtime, and their own wild Nature. She gently ushers people to the underground river of their greater story, so they may surrender to their soul’s deepest longing and embrace their sacred gifts, live a life of creative service, and rediscover their deep belonging to the Earth community. A therapist and wilderness guide since 1997, Rebecca utilizes her training and experience with yoga, meditation, Hakomi, and somatic psychotherapy to support individuals in discovering and manifesting their soul gifts. She also leads Animas programs and is on the faculty of Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Rebecca is the creator of Wild Yoga™, a sacred way of breathing and moving, aligned with Earth and Soul. Rebecca is here this summer as part of the Soulcraft Australia tour.
Claire Dunn is a writer, educator, Rewilding facilitator and barefoot explorer.
Claire worked for many years as an environmental campaigner, before studying deep ecology with Joanna Macy, eco-psychology, and wilderness survival skills.
In 2010, Claire embarked on a year of bush retreat.
Her recent book My Year Without Matches: Escaping the City in search of the Wild is the best-selling memoir of that journey, Claire is currently working on another memoir, this time exploring wildness in the urban landscape.
Claire is a passionate advocate for ‘rewilding’ our inner and outer landscapes. She facilitates nature-based reconnection retreats, contemporary wilderness rites of passage and offers individual mentoring.