An invitation to drop into a brave portal of transformation, allowing yourself to be held and supported within a larger circle and community of wombmen!
We are excited in the 5th year of this special immersive weekend of spiral sisterhood to relaunch the branding under a new name. This weekend is so very sacred to all of the women who have been a part of it for the last several years and as those who have attended know, it is much more than a weekend of herbalism.
So we are opening doors to come and spend the weekend listening, learning and loving with yourself in wild woman ways.
This is a Homecoming. A returning to Self.
To gather with intention and honor the deep desire for authentic connection is something we all long for. Once you experience an intimate community of unconditional support, surrounded by women softened into their feminine in a way they didn't know possible, you will be forever changed.
Come exactly as you are, not as you think you “should be”.
You Deserve this, Wombman.
To experience feeling seen, honored, and held in your fullest expression and to have the experience of being supported in community in this way is a gift that will permanently shift your inner landscape, and bring many moments of remembering. A feeling of coming home to yourself. A DEEP REMEMBRANCE.
Our weekend will be greatly entwined and entangled within the root and mycelial networks below our feet,
as we connect deeply with the plants and earth medicine surrounding us.
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July 14-16 2023 | Durham, Maine
ReWilding Retreat Details
We begin the weekend in ceremony, calling in the directions and elements, blessing and opening our weekend circle as a safe and sacred container. Our weekend features interactive and transformative educational workshops hosted by inspiring and supportive teachers. The co-creative learning experience will be nourished by the incredible healing food cooked by the amazing chef Sarah Korman.
Join us for an Alchemy of Sound portal with Lauren Aloisis of New Moon Wellness as well as a Dream Weaving nature workshop with Kate Gaudette, just to name a couple of our special guests! The first fire will be accompanied by a Tea Ceremony with Plant Spirit Journey along with intoxicating herbal mocktail libations. On Saturday, we gather to celebrate our time together with a guided movement experience and Wild Fire Portal featuring a drum circle under the stars!
Friday - Sunday Meals: 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
Nourishing Snacks, Fruit, and Tea + Elixir Bar
All Workshops and Classes throughout the weekend
A Custom Spiral Mug by Ellie at HoneyBee Stoneware
Welcome Bag with little offerings from teachers
Camping anywhere on the land
Cold Tubs and Sauna for the Weekend (if desired, we definitely were thankful for the ice tubs last year!)
A Forever changed and inspired feminine Soul ~ Guaranteed 🙂
ReWilding Schedule (subject to change)
11-1 ~ Arrival & Set Up
1:11 ~ Opening Circle & Weaving Ceremony
3 ~ Alexandra with Herbal Dye Portal
5 ~ Lauren brings the Alchemy of Sound
645 ~ Dinner with Sarah
830 ~ Tea Ceremony & Plant Spirit Meditation with Kelly
9 ~ Sound Bath Under the Stars with Lauren
7-8 ~ Herbal Womb Massage with Melodie Fallon
8 ~ Breakfast with Sarah
9:45-11:30 Spiraldance Breathwork with Tania
11:45 ~ 130 Tanya’s Crystal Reiki Portal
1:30~ Lunch with Sarah
2:45 ~ Alyssa’s Lotion Making Workshop
5~ Sacred Tobacco ~ Exploring Hape’ with Andi
6:45 ~ Dinner with Sarah
Mocktail Bar with Cassandra of The Remedy
Dance of the Elements with Kelly ~ A Guided Movement Experience
Drum Circle Chanting Wild Fire Portal
6:30-7:30 Kundalini with Andi
7:45 ~ Breakfast with Sarah
9-10:15 ~ Elemental Herbalism with Kelly
10:30-12 ~ Nature Dream Weaving with Kate
12 ~ Lunch with Sarah
1:15 ~ Fire Ritual with Sarah and Closing Circle
Weather Permitting practice of adaptation~ We will have a back up plan for rain as this has happened every year at least for a few moments! Weekend is onrain or shine~
One of the most important aspects of our weekend is our Nourishment - and this year we have Sarah Korman returning to provide us not only with high vibration, local, organic, nutrient dense foods, but she also will weave feminine cyclical nutrition education and elements into our meal times together.
I am incredibly thankful for this connection and opportunity and I know its going to add a very special element to this aspect of the weekend.
~ Kelly Benson, ReWilding Founder
Read more about Sarah and our other incredible guest teachers below!
Welcoming back our beloved Chef!
Hi! I'm Sarah, a Cyclical Guide, Student of the Moon, Metal Smith Artisan and Seasonal Cook. I work with women, guiding them home to the nature of their cyclical bodies while exploring the energetic phases of their monthly cycle.
I was drawn to this work after my mother passed away in 2016. Feminine dis-ease had run in my family and I always knew I would be called to break the chain. Cyclical Awareness has been absent from our common culture for ages and it is clear to me that this womb wisdom has been a missing link in my own lineage and others beside me. I have been studying the menstrual cycle, moon cycle energy, and self care for the past 6 years while creating wearable symbolic amulets to anchor our intentions.
Living in tune with my cyclical inner and outer seasons brought me home to a place of understanding within myself. A place of self love where dis-ease can be balanced with self trust and thrive.
One of my favorite ways to connect with seasonal living and cyclical awareness is through food. Food has always been my happy place, and after I left my career in restaurant management to follow my artistic passions, I have found a reclamation in food service. Through providing clean, and healing nourishment shared in community, my intention here is to inspire you to explore and reclaim nourishment and meal time for yourself, and the many ways in which that’s possible. I believe that food has always been our medicine and can also be art. And like any worthy art piece, when taken in through all our senses, it helps us to digest. When we slow down for meal time, become present and in gratitude, we digest not only in our gut but in all the experiences of our lives. My meals consist of fresh ingredients from local farmers, and the gardens of my friends. I highlight the flavors of the season in simple, comforting, delicious and creative ways. Many of my herbs, flowers and wild weeds come from the rocky Maine coast, lined with medicine that I am honored to forage and prepare. Cooking is one of my love languages, and I am thrilled to be able to share my happy place with you!
Introducing Your Guest Teachers
Discover more about our incredible line up of guest teachers in 3 ways: click read more, visit a guest teacher's social media or website. We also link a full bio document below.
Feed Your Skin Apothecary Workshop
Alchemy of Sound Ceremony
Retreat Chef & Fire Ceremony
Tania Zuckerman, founder of Spiraldance Breathwork, has been a professional Breathwork Practitioner and Somatic Breath Therapist for over 17 years and is a leader in Maine Breathwork. Using a specialized guided breathing technique, along with intuitive coaching, Spiraldance Breathwork Sessions help integrate underlying issues that cause mental, emotional and physical challenges- a catalyst for positive change all with the power of our own breath. Spiraldance Breathwork is a unique therapeutic process on the cutting-edge of alternative therapy methods offered today for trauma integration and stress release. Tania guides both Individual Breathwork Sessions and Group Breathwork workshops, retreats and a 400-hour professional level Breathwork practitioner certification training both in-person and virtually and is a compassionate, present teacher and soulful guide. To learn more visit- www.spiraldancebreathwork.com
Alyssa is the Owner of The Salty Rose, a company obsessed with natural skin and body care, + she is the Pepita Mylk Maiden of Maine. Alyssa is a plant and mushroom enthusiast, passionate gardener, watercolor artist, entrepreneur, domesticated nomad of sorts, hot spring junkie, and ex hiker. When she became a mushroom forager, she became a much less efficient hiking buddy, unless of course, it isn’t mushroom season. She was first inoculated in Washington State, when she attended a class on medicinal mushrooms and her obsession has been thriving ever since. Straying away from traditional schooling, she sought her education through numerous workshops, classes, and apprenticeships all over the country, and reading mushroom ID books for fun. Her Herbal Education started at the California School of Herbal Studies where she learned the foundations of herbal medicine making and skin care formulation. Her favorite place to be is laying on the ground trying to see if a mushroom has gills, pores, or teeth without having to harvest it, and seeking out other medicinal and edible plants and fungi of the forest. https://www.thesaltyroseco.com/ Offering: I invite you to wander through the woods with me, breathe deep, and marvel in the details: the rough bark of the hemlocks, the damp air, the mossy rocks, the water droplets on leaves, and the fruits of the forest that hold it all together- mushrooms. The web of interconnected mycelial mats lies beneath our feet, weaving together the forest, asking us to tread lightly, while requesting nutrients from the trees and composting spent plant life back into rich soil, completing the circle. Mushrooms inoculate everything they can, especially us. Once you turn your eyes to the forest floors in search of their brightly colored caps, they have captured you, and I tell you from experience it’s hard to look up again. We will go over identifying and sustainably harvesting our local delicacies and toxic look a-likes and the best time to forage them (and hopefully find some ourselves!). We will get acquainted with our medicinal mushroom allies, how to prepare them into medicines, go over some basic mushroom terminology, and my favorite field guides to work with. Bring a basket, a knife, and your mushroom inquiries! This class is meant for beginners and will hopefully inoculate you with enough confidence to start foraging your local regions!
Lauren Aloisio is a registered nurse, sound practitioner, reiki master teacher and intuitive guide. Lauren created New Moon Wellness in 2019 to help people relax, reduce stress, find clarity and balance their mind, body and soul. Lauren has been a registered nurse in downtown Boston since 2010 and an energy practitioner since 2014. In 2015, Lauren was diagnosed with stage III cancer and throughout her journey, she found incredible solace in calming her body and mind through the use of reiki and sound meditation. Lauren has begun sharing sound in the hospital since the 2020 pandemic began, aiding her colleagues and others to experience the meditative magic of sound. Lauren’s mission is to continue sharing the science, history, benefits and experience of sound to help you align into the highest and best versions of yourself. www.newmoonwellnesslauren.com Offering: Alchemy of Sound Explore and understand the power of sound + vibration on a cellular and spiritual level. Our ancestors knew the power of sound and how important it is to be in a state of balance. When we have dis-ease in our bodies, we can develop disease. Lauren will explore and share the sacred history, science and spiritual connection of sound. We will explore the different frequency and power of transmutation with gongs, drums, crystal singing bowls, vocal toning and more. Learn how to implement sound into your life and healing journey to shift into alignment and harmony. This workshop will be both informative and interactive with sound demos and activities to experience. The evening sound portal will be an invitation to journey with plant medicine of your choosing to enhance your out of body experience. Participants are encouraged to bring an intention, blankets/pillows/eye mask or anything to maximize your comfort while laying down.
Hi! I'm Sarah, a Cyclical Guide, Student of the Moon, Metal Smith Artisan and Seasonal Cook. I work with women, guiding them home to the nature of their cyclical bodies while exploring the energetic phases of their monthly cycle. I was drawn to this work after my mother passed away in 2016. Feminine dis-ease had run in my family and I always knew I would be called to break the chain. Cyclical Awareness has been absent from our common culture for ages and it is clear to me that this womb wisdom has been a missing link in my own lineage and others beside me. I have been studying the menstrual cycle, moon cycle energy, and self care for the past 6 years while creating wearable symbolic amulets to anchor our intentions. Living in tune with my cyclical inner and outer seasons brought me home to a place of understanding within myself. A place of self love where dis-ease can be balanced with self trust and thrive. One of my favorite ways to connect with seasonal living and cyclical awareness is through food. Food has always been my happy place, and after I left my career in restaurant management to follow my artistic passions, I have found a reclamation in food service. Through providing clean, and healing nourishment shared in community, my intention here is to inspire you to explore and reclaim nourishment and meal time for yourself, and the many ways in which that’s possible. I believe that food has always been our medicine and can also be art. And like any worthy art piece, when taken in through all our senses, it helps us to digest. When we slow down for meal time, become present and in gratitude, we digest not only in our gut but in all the experiences of our lives. My meals consist of fresh ingredients from local farmers, and the gardens of my friends. I highlight the flavors of the season in simple, comforting, delicious and creative ways. Many of my herbs, flowers and wild weeds come from the rocky Maine coast, lined with medicine that I am honored to forage and prepare. Cooking is one of my love languages, and I am thrilled to be able to share my happy place with you! Offering: Summer Fire Ceremony Releasing and burning our intentions into the fire is a practice of honoring and letting go of what we are carrying, so that we may invite a clear pathway for new intentions and ways of being to come through. Summer is a time of rising heat energy, the “peak” of the seasonal cycle. The light of day is long and the shadow is short. This is a growth season with the sun shining it’s bright light onto our path. In Summer we can be fully seen in the hottest expression of our being. Here we have an opportunity to release what’s in the way of our path. Writing our intentions and allowing the fire to alchemize them brings this process into the physical. The fire itself serves as a symbol to burn what's in the way of us standing in our fullest light in this expressive season of summer. During this fire ceremony we will be invited to reflect and journal on our personal journey, speak our truths to one another, and burn what’s holding us back. This workshop comes out of my own desire to release, and witnessing each other in community offers fuel to our greatest intentions. I am honored to share this powerful space! With love, Sarah Korman
Andi is a practicing medicine womban currently studying indigenous medicine practices and traditions. She has studied under Claudia Costa and many others including medicine carriers native to Peru and Colombia. In these studies, she has developed an understanding of the use of ceremonial tobacco, called Mapacho (Nicotiana Rustica), which is referred too as a master plant of the Amazon Jungle, being utilized in Ayahuasca and Kambo ceremonies. Offering: Nicotiana Rustica- Exploring the sacred plant spirit of tobacco Andi will be discussing the monograph Nicotiana Rustica (Mapacho), the King of Plants. She will also invite the spirit of tobacco for participants to connect to this master plant in the form of a sacred snuff experience called a Hapeh Ceremony. Participants will learn to self-administer this medicine to invite this connection. Each participant will receive a medicine pipe called a Kuripe, and a small bottle of Hapeh to learn with. The option of attending to observe, learn and hold space is also available.
Alexandra Carmona-Arellano: Artist + Cultivator + Curator + Educator + Entrepreneur: Hailing from the Deep South, by way of New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Alexandra is a Tejana with familial roots stemming predominantly from Texas, Mexico and Spain. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Southern Mississippi, along with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certifications for teaching business, advanced, and children. She taught English throughout the Central Valley of Costa Rica for a couple of years before landing in Maine to pursue new career opportunities that led her into the realms of multimedia fine arts, organic farming and cannabis/hemp. She has lived, studied and worked around the world and the USA for over a decade. Her specializations are in the disciplines of cultivation, product creation and development, photography/print/media and events. Working within these realms has opened pathways to allow her foci to shift to also encompass wild harvesting, closed-loop and regenerative farming practices and natural dyeing. These experiences inspired her to build La Maleta Antigua™ and create MiKa: Cosmic Glitter™. Alexandra grew up within the sphere of Yoga (Her maternal Grandmother taught around the world and Austin, and the surrounding areas of Texas throughout her life.). She received a full scholarship in New Orleans, LA to complete her RYT 200 in Vinyasa Yoga. This background naturally prepared the grounds for her to become a self-taught visual and performing artist - specializing in hula-hoops. Throughout the years, this has become her preferred movement practice and has afforded her opportunities to work and perform all around the country and in various parts of the world. La Maleta Antigua™ (LMA) – A Wandering Pop-Up Shop and Trunk Show: LMA is the brainchild of Alexandra Carmona-Arellano, which began taking root in 2014 in the streets of New Orleans, LA and Portland, ME. It was birthed from a single, vintage suitcase – thus, becoming the namesake of this passion project and company. LMA has been slowly growing and evolving on the road, in numerous cities and streets around the country. It has been built out of found, foraged, and repurposed materials – all by hand. Materials and stock are sustainably and ethically procured from around the world, adding to the rarity and beauty of each pop-up and trunk show. LMA merchandise is sustainably harvested, cleaned, and restored by hand. An array of handmade mixed-media artwork, apothecary goods, heirloom vintage clothing, accessories, and housewares will be set up and for sale throughout the weekend. —----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- A Snapshot History of Weaving: This overview is in no way meant to cover all the different layers or expanse - or be a complete history - by any means. For the sake of brevity, this will only cover a few of weaving’s highlights. Weaving is one of the oldest surviving crafts of humanity. It can be dated back to the Neolithic period (c. 9000-4000 BCE), but because of fibers’ fragility, it is near impossible to truly pin weaving’s actual beginnings. Many believe that its origins go back much further. The earliest thread/fibers were from plants, and humans began weaving everyday items and necessities - such as; baskets and shelter, before learning to weave textiles/clothing. During this period, weaving became an indispensable skill set necessary for day-to-day life. It became so common that it would be a familial activity for many millennia. As weaving evolved and the demand grew, it shifted from a necessary household task to a commercial endeavor. Thus, gradually moving into the workspace. While the vast majority of woven items are now only produced on a commercial scale. There are still people and cultures around the world that maintain weaving by hand. Before the invention of the printing press - weaving served as a widespread way to depict messages, and each culture imparted its unique imprint on the practice. The oldest archaeological weaving fragments to survive were uncovered in Egypt and Peru. Archaeologists and historians believe the Chinese were trailblazers in weaving - specifically in silk and looms. Weaving has been created and recreated, over and over, throughout cultures around the world. As long as humans have been weaving, it has served as a timeless vehicle to connect people, nature, and communities. Weavers’ Wonders - A Communal Ceremony: This communal ceremony will seek to allow participants to weave materials(s) from their lives into a wall tapestry that can be worked by whoever wishes to throughout the weekend. Participants are encouraged to bring something they want to weave into the tapestry that will stay behind. These items can be an array of things: from your favorite yarn, fabric, and ribbon to plants, feathers, or jewelry. It will become a facet of this gathering's woven story. The slow nature of weaving helps to bring the weaver into connection, not only with the self but also with one's surrounding environment and community. The rhythm of the loom - creates connection - and this connection can allow us to tap into the whispers of our ancestors. There will be an area set up to weave on the farm. An array of ethically procured vintage materials, yarns, and hand-dyed fibers will be available to add to the tapestry. A Snapshot History of Natural Dyes: This overview is in no way meant to cover all the different layers - or be a complete history - by any means. For the sake of brevity, this will only cover a few highlights of natural dyeing. Dyeing was a process that only had natural origins and options until very recently, in the scope of time and humanity. The region in which one lived vastly dictated which colors were available for dye. The only way humans extracted colors stemmed directly from plants, insects, lichens, or fungi. The international world of color opened up drastically when the Silk Road opened -- dyes being some of the most desirable goods traded throughout these travels. Royals and nobility lusted after them, and this desire led to the creation of Tyrian purple -- commonly known as royal purple or imperial purple (Harvesting vast amounts of a particular mollusk in the Mediterranean ancient city of Tyre was the only way to obtain Tyrian purple.). Hence, purple became synonymous with only being worn by royalty, nobility, and priests. They were the only ones able to afford the exorbitant costs required to achieve this color on clothing and textiles. Since the creation of synthetic dyes - in the later half of the 19th century - the textile industry has shifted to predominantly using synthetic dyes at rates that continue to rise. This industry is one of the world’s leading pollution contributors. The chemicals and byproducts associated with synthetic dyes are highly toxic to those handling them and the environment - especially our waterways. Over the years, these toxins have been dumped into the environment around the world at alarming rates. These actions have not come without detrimental costs to those who come in contact with these toxins. These chemicals may still be present in textiles/clothing upon being worn/used by consumers. These toxins are connected to a heap of health conditions, ranging from skin issues and respiratory illnesses to tumor growth – along with the hazardous effects that coincide with them finding their way into the environment The vast expanse of colors' legacy are rooted in indigenous cultures throughout the world. Although synthetic dye use vastly outnumbers the percentage of practitioners utilizing natural dyes – there has been a recent uptick in people desiring to shift back to sustainable dye practices. More people and communities are starting to realize the detrimental and costly effects of synthetic dyes and fast fashion. A Dyer’s Delight - A Dip into Dyeing and Walk into Color: This ceremony will be in tune with the season and will seek to explore our connection to the natural world and color. We will walk around the land to learn about the flora that yields color and is in season. For this workshop, attendees should bring a small item they would like to dye. Whatever goes into the dye pot -- must be of 100% natural origin (ie wool, cotton, hemp, silk, wood, bamboo, etc.). If it is not natural - it will not absorb the dye and can potentially negate the color in the dye pot. This session will also cover proper dye setups, safety protocols, tools, techniques, resources, preparation, processing, and more. Upon completion, participants will return home with a renewed piece/peace and a deeper understanding of some of Mother Nature’s colorful offerings we can tap into when we understand how to commune with her. Attendees should wear appropriate clothing that is conducive to hiking around the land and working with pigments/amendments that have the potential to stain/discolor clothing. Items like aprons, gloves, and masks are great additions to have access to when working with natural dyeing. Attendees are encouraged to bring these additional items to use - if desired. There will be no extras of these items. website: https://linktr.ee/la_maleta_antigua Instagram: @la.maleta.antigua || @mika.cosmic.glitter photography by Alexandra Arellano and Rebecca Seger - https://linktr.ee/creativeconsciouslife @rebeccasegerphotography All rights reserved
Tanya Donatelli was born in Ringwood, NJ and now resides in Gray, ME. She has been formally studying herbalism since 2018, and has since earned over 700+ hours of study through coursework and apprenticeships. Tanya runs a small business called Oak Fairy Apothecary, which focuses on providing community with locally sourced herbs, mushrooms, and educational content. She also currently works full time at North Spore mushrooms making tinctures, packaging dried mushrooms, and managing the medicinals department. She has been studying minerals and crystals for over 10 years, and has been fascinated with them ever since she was a child. Tanya completed a Mineral Apprenticeship and Reiki 1 & 2 with her mentor Sadie Kadlec in 2020, and has been infusing her life and the lives of others with the practice ever since. She volunteered at the Mindful Earth Retreat in 2021 and found her experience there to be pivotal in shifting her viewpoint toward manifesting a more conscious existence here on earth. Offering: Crystal Wisdom A deep dive into mineral energy and reiki meditation with Tanya Donatelli of Oak Fairy Apothecary. This workshop will discuss practices for grounding, intuition, manifestation, chakra alignment, and spiritual connection with the aid of crystals and fossils. The class will also discuss how minerals can assist with healing from emotional imbalances. Tanya will guide a 30 minute reiki meditation and share her personal collection of over 30 different minerals and crystals with the group for further exploration.
Kate Gaudette is a Maine transplant, mother, artist & farmer among many other things. With a passion for art & plants, Kate seeks to unify the two as often as possible while striving to keep a balance of her passions integrated into her daily life during her role of motherhood. Offering: Dream Weaving Workshop You are invited to take a walk in the forest with me to gather live branches which we will use to weave the frames for our own dreamcatchers. I will show you how to weave the inner web while we discuss the origins of this beautiful tradition and take the time to honor the indigenous people who first came to create these beautiful works of art. We will decorate our works of art with feathers, dried flowers & plants. Feel free to bring any materials you are called to add to your dreamcatcher however there will be plenty of options provided.
About Your Host
Greetings! I’m Kelly - the owner and creatrix of what was previously Mindful Earth Herbals, now transitioned to my new passion project with my partner, Earth Spiral Community.. I have had a very broad spectrum of human experience and professional training that has led me to this place, and my mission and purpose in this earth realm existence is to support others on their path of healing, freedom, expansion, and plant medicine.
After an open heart surgery in 2006, I spent several years roaming the streets of Boston in hopeless shame spirals addicted to drugs. After many years circulating through state treatment facilities, in 2010 I experienced my first series of yoga and meditation classes in an out-of-state rehabilitation center in New Hampshire. FINALLY, I noticed a glimpse of a very real shift within, and it provided inspiration and true motivation for my soul. That was the last time I went into treatment, and I have never looked back.
I completed a 9 week residential Bikram Yoga training in 2012 and taught at Maine Hatha Yoga in Portland, Maine for 2 years until I birthed my son in May of 2014. I completed a local 200hr training in 2015, and several Trauma Informed Yoga workshops and trainings during that period, including a Trauma Sensitive Yoga training at Bessel Vanderkolk’s Boston Institute of Trauma. In 2015, I started a local chapter of the non-profit, Pure Action- Yoga is Medicine and had the opportunity to teach in local treatment facilities working with women who have endured substance use disorder, sex trafficking, and domestic abuse.
My plant path began in 2013 - I was transitioning off of 15 years of multiple allopathic prescription drugs and I was searching for gentle, safe, & natural support. There happened to be a huge lemon balm plant in the yard of the log cabin we were then residing in. This plant called to me so strongly every day ~ and I would sit with her and just breathe her in and experience my body softening and relaxing. I finally had to find out who she was. When I found out that her name was Melissa officinalis and she soothed the nervous system and induced feelings of joy through her high volatile oil content, I was in complete awe and admiration.
The never-ending spiraling rabbit hole that is herbal medicine will be a lifelong journey for me - for once you are on the Plant Path and are engulfed and entranced by their magick and wisdom ~ their medicine, spirits, and songs will never leave your side.
I am overflowing with joy as I start preparing for our weekend together!
Our retreat time expands into something new and transformational with every year that passes and our circle energy penetrates the very fabric of our existence. The everlasting ripple effect is rather profound and undeniable. This year our workshop presenters are sharing their deepest passions and knowledge and our weekend is filled with pure plant and fungi Magick!
~ Kelly Benson, ReWilding Founder &
Earth Spiral Community Co-Founder&
Lodging for the Weekend
Camping is included with your weekend experience. We will gather in Durham Maine for the last time at the current Earth Spiral Apothecary & Farm.
Tent Camping. Please bring your own. We have extra tents to rent for 25$. There is NO GLAMPING. Local lodging accommodation suggestions available upon request.
Babies in arms are welcome, as long as space is taken if the babes is upset so as to not be disruptive to others' experiences.
We are excited to welcome you to secure your spot for our 5th Annual Maine Herbal Women's Retreat!
Weekend Pricing includes lodging, food and all workshops and access to all activities throughout the weekend experience. Our budget goal is to make our event accessible by offering it on a sliding scale. If you are able to offer more, your contribution will go towards a scholarship spot or someone needing support.
To secure your attendance, you can reserve your spot with your payment: according to the following community options:
Pricing Tiers will be:
Support ~ 800
Standard ~ 900
Pay it Forward ~ 1000
In addition to our sliding scale, we are offering our
The pricing for this opportunity is our Pay it Forward pricing of $1000. We ask the added contribution to help us cover the additional administrative time.
The plan will be five months with $200 payment each month.
If you are not able to join us for the event, a refund minus $50 admin feel can be made to you before June 21st. After that time, refunds will be assessed on a individual basis.