Wild Woman* Gathering
September 22-24, 2017
Need Some Time in Nature?
Want to Deepen Your Relationship with the Land?
Longing for What is Raw and Real and Wild?
Come join the Women of Windward for a weekend of relaxation,
creative exploration, dancing under the stars and time together with the land!
We are blessed to be connected with so many amazing women and we want to share more time with you in this special forest we call home! What better way to celebrate the Fall Equinox -- the drawing down of summer abundance, grounding in the autumn harvest -- than by ripening the relationships with the women who have enlivened this forest all summer long!
What to Expect
We will be co-creating a loosely structured space that invites each of us to bring our whole and wild selves, to soften into our animal bodies, to express our ecstatic joys and heartfelt sorrows, to simply be together in gratitude and celebration.
We will be sharing facilitation throughout the weekend, supporting each other as we offer our passions for all to enjoy. Let us know during online registration if you are excited about sharing a practice, making an offering or leading an activity for the group during the weekend.
Lunches and Dinners will be potluck style. We ask that each person bring one main dish to feed 10 people and 2 snacks to share.
We will offer simple breakfasts of seasonal fruit, granola, and yogurt. We invite you to bring additional items to compliment breakfast including your favorite teas, coffees, milks, jams, nuts or pastries.
Food is a gift and a necessity. By sharing dishes that have personal meaning to us, we will nourish our bodies along with our relationships. Perhaps you'd like to share a special family recipe or your favorite salad. Anything is okay! Please be sure to bring an ingredients list so those with allergies and sensitivies can choose accordingly.
We will have access to the event kitchen inlcuding pots, utensils, refridgerator, cookstoves, but not an oven, so please plan accordingly.
Tent and car camping will both be available.
The Adirondak will be available by reservation for True Friends and those with medical concerns. Please indicate in the registration form if you would like to reserve a bunk in the Adirondak.
Composting toilets, hot water showers and the hot tub will all be available.
Camping with a View
The bunk house Adirondack
We are offering this gathering from our hearts to yours. We want anyone who is excited to attend to join us for the weekend, and we encourage those of you who are excited to donate toward the work we are doing here at Windward to do that too!
Basic Registration: $30This covers the cost of the weekend for 1 person, including camping, food, electrity, propane and land impact costs.
Labor of Love Work TradeHelp prepare and organize meals & offer any dollars you feel good about contributing.
Registration plus Donation: $30+If you are able to contribute more, we welcome that! Any funds contributed over $30 will help cover the costs of fellow sisters who are not able to contribute financially. $60 fully covers your registration and that of another. Any additional funds that remain after expenses will serve as a fundraiser for one of the many projects underway here at Windward.
Directions to the Windward Community Campground.
4-6pm: Arrival & Camp Set Up
6:30pm: Potluck Dinner
8:30pm: Opening Circle & Being Together
10pm-12pm: Hot Tub Available
7:30am - Morning practice.
8:30-9:30am - Breakfast
10am - Group Offering TBD
1pm - Potluck lunch!
2-3pm - Free time in the forest! Enjoy Yourself!
3pm - Group Offering TBD
6pm - Potluck Dinner
8pm - Ritual and Dance
7:30am - Morning Practice
8:30-9:30am - Breakfast
10am - Group Offering
1pm - Potluck lunch
1:30-3pm - goodbyes and heading home
Departure times are flexible in case you want a little more time the hang out, connect, spend time in the forest, and otherwise not rush back to the city.
What do I need to bring?
- You. Exactly as you are.
- Camping gear: tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad (or just a pad and bedding if you wish to stay in a sheltered outdoor bunk of the Adirondack - if so, please let us know when you RSVP)
- Flashlight, forest-friendly toiletries, water bottle
- Potluck meal & Snacks to share
- Musical instruments, yoga mat, journal, art supplies
- Comfortable shoes, Clothing for warm days and cool nights
We look forward to seeing you!