Into the Wild:
A Women's River Rafting Retreat
July 27th - July 31st
4 Day In-Person Retreat
A Maiden to Mother Rites of Passage
& optional 8-week Virtual Masterclass September 2023
WOMEN'S RIVER RAFTING RETREAT
Green River, Dinosaur Monument Valley VERNAL, UTAH | July 27 - 31, 2023
This is a 4-day In-Person retreat to the Heart of the Mother Nature, held by 280 million year old canyons, as we float with the flow of the Mother, down the river, waters deep.
Last year this trip forever changed my life. The metaphors received from nature have led the way of expansiveness new beginnings ever since.
While out on the River, I knew I wanted to bring a group of women back to this select adventure.
And it is happening this July 2023!
Experience Mother Nature in all her glory.
NO CURRICULUM. NO WORKSHEETS. NO LECTURES. JUST LET GO, AND FLOW.
Together we will hike, swim, sing, pray, dance and eat delicious food catered by our professional River Rafting Guides.
Other activities could include:
✓ Sound Healing
✓ Meditation & Guided Visualizations
Leave your makeup, programs, schedules, and agendas at home. It's time to take it all off as we rest, relax, and receive the beauty of nature as we recognize our own inner beauty inside!
Investment Cost: $1800Register for the 4-Day River Rafting Retreat ONLY
What’s included: Transport from Vernal to the launch site, Professional guides, all meals while on retreat cooked by a chef, sleeping bags & foam mattress, tents
What’s not included: Flights, Hotel while in Vernal, UT
The Great Round - Facilitation Team
Samantha is a revolutionary space holder, speaker, & sensual movement facilitator who is passionate about sovereignty, sensuality, soul development, & loves connecting 1:1 with other conscious individuals. Samantha is also a commercial fisherman, a yoga teacher, and a writing coach in her women's journaling program. The Bad Girls Club is all about vocal activation & emotional liberation through the archetypes of the sensual Maiden, the Wild Woman, the Holy Whore and the Seductress. While on the river, Samantha will be guiding us through the movement practice of Goddess Yoga & Journaling prompts as we witness one another, release shame, claim our desires & remember the vast spectrum of the human experience together.
Zaia is a true Medicine Sister and will be joining us to share the essence of freedom through feeling. She is a Somatic Therapist and Embodiment Educator devoted to Earth medicines, music & service. While out on the River in the heart of the Mother, Zaia will serve volcanic organic cacao from her home in Nicaragua to as she leads us in voice activation practices through song circles. Bringing her hand pan, flute, & guitar we invite you to feel the rhythm of your own beat through song & dance . As a somatic integration coach, Zaia will bless us with her wisdom about the nervous system & relating dynamics.
Amanda Alchemy is a Holistic Health Practitioner devoted to the restoration of hope and empowerment on the planet. She has been working with the mind body, spirit connection using the breath, sound and hands on techniques since 2012 and has helped thousands of people on their path. She is a humble student of shamanic consciousness and works with plant intelligence as an ally in keeping her channel clean and clear. You can learn more about her on Instagram @Element.Tree
Alicia has worked in the area of trauma for the past 15 years. She is a trained clinician and certified coach that is a master at helping her students reclaim their worth and embody their highest, most authentic selves by embracing all parts of who they are outside of societal expectations. As a Somatic Breathwork Facilitator and Trauma Trained professional, Alicia helps us rewrite stories of the psyche & integrate the wisdom into an in-bodied & embodied experience.
In addition to The Great Round of Facilitation Leads...
We will have a Rafting Team of 4-5 professional Rafting Guides provided by Adrift Rafting Retreats. The Women Team of raft guides have been hand selected by Adrift to add the utmost value to this collection of Feminine Leads to professionally guide us, cook for us, and care for us as we float down the River allowing Mother Nature to do the heavy lifting bringing us back to harmony with our internal landscapes AND the ecosystem of the 280 million year old canyons.
HERE'S WHAT THE RETREAT SCHEDULE LOOKS LIKE:
Arrive Vernal Utah, stay at Dinosaur Inn & Suites for the evening
6 am | Shuttle Arrives to transport to dock loading
9 am | Off to the River
7/27 to 7/30
Offline on the River
3 pm | Arrive back to the shuttle, transport to Dinosaur Inn & Suites
5 pm | Group departure dinner Vernal Utah
Shuttle to Airport, Fly Home
Inclusions: all food, tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping mats
Exclusions: rooms and airfare
The 8-week Virtual Masterclass + 4-Day Retreat Bundle Experience
River Rafting Retreat Schedule
July 27-31, 2023 | The River Rafting Retreat, Dinosaur Monument Valley, UT
Virtual Masterclass Schedule BEGINS September
WEEK 1 | Opening Circle & The Heroine's Journey
WEEK 2 | Navigating the Maiden to Mother Journey
WEEK 3 | Maiden Traits & The Initiation
WEEK 4 | Cherishing Mother & Mother Water
WEEK 5 | Preparation & Meeting the Maiden
WEEK 6 | The Underworld & The Initiation
WEEK 7 | Meeting Your Inner Mother
WEEK 8 | Rising to your Wild Women & your True Power
THE MAIDEN MOTHER JOURNEY
8-Week Ritual into the Spirit & Story Arch of Feminine Consciousness
This is a journey through the Maiden to Mother Rites of Passage through Jungian Psychology, under the lineage of Marion Woodman as transmitted by Sarah Durham Wilson.
Together we will explore:
✓ Archetypal Mother
✓ Archetypal Maiden
✓ The Heroine’s Journey
✓ Rights of Passage through Initiations
Crossing thresholds of maturity and what it means to cultivate mature leadership through Feminine Consciousness in our lives
Finally, we unlock feminine energetics of societies past to pull the power of feminine ancestry forward through HerStory.
What were matrilineal societies? What does Mature Leadership through Feminine Consciousness feel like in our bodies in today?
Investment Cost: $800Register for the 8-Week Ritual ONLY
A Preview of the THE WOMEN'S RITUAL - A Virtual Experience
REGISTER FOR BOTH
and get $400 off the BUNDLE:
The Women's Ritual + The Retreat
PAY IN FULL before AUGUST 1st for only $2,200 and save $400
☑ FREE Access to Mini Courses
- Roadmap of Masculine & Feminine Attributes (valued at $44)
- Aspects of Divine Creation (valued at $44)
- The 5 Faces of the Mother Masterclass (valued at $144)
☑ THREE Surprise Workshops (To be announced)
I started working with Melanie at a huge transitional period of my life, and at the time I was very new to the Maiden Mother Journey work. It was such a powerful experience to navigate through that journey with Melanie guiding me so beautifully, and also seeing that journey unfold in my real life simultaneously. The shifts I have seen in myself, my business, and my life path since doing that work have been profound and undeniable. Melanie held so much space for me and created such a safe container for me to go through an entire rebirthing process. I will definitely work with Melanie again in the future, and encourage anyone who is curious about doing this work to go for it!
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