The greatest moments of clarity happen when we are removed from our daily routines and environments. Think about how you are when you’re traveling, on a weekend hike or even simply in the shower without any real agenda - your mind has the freedom to expand and experiment in a way that it generally can’t with our hectic schedules. By giving you the time and space you need in nature, along with the right tools and tribe, WYLD retreats and workshops are designed to extend these “ah ha” moments into days of profound realization. We customize every retreat to the individual needs of each group so that all you have to do is open yourself to the possibility of enlightening adventure.
Wyld West Retreats
Five days built for personal & professional transformation in the Wyoming Big Horn Mountains or Canadian Rocky Mountains, a natural canvas for learning about ourselves and each other. Everything we teach is experiential and inspired by psychology, neuroscience, and nature. WYLD uses challenging western activities like archery or herding cattle as a metaphor for strengths development, leadership, management, parenting, entrepreneurship, etc.
- Horseback Riding, Intuitive Horsemanship, Herding Cattle, Birding
- Hiking, Biking, Yoga & Meditation, Massage & Aromatherapy
- Fly fishing, Archery, Guided Historic Tours
- Rifle Shooting, Trap and Skeet Shooting, Paintball
- Creative Writing & Art
WOMEN WHO RUN WITH THE WOLVES
Think of this as a local, mini retreat without the hassle of travel or logistics. WWRWTW is a one day intensive of mindful activities inspired by the science and wisdom of nature. Typically, our participants are overworked, over scheduled, and craving authentic connection with like-minded women; they come to us to disconnect and create intentional time and space for themselves. In six short hours, women return home more grounded with a new support system and a few simple “drink while you pour” strategies (aka. prioritizing care for self while still hitting deadlines and caring for others).
“A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host, held partly to amuse one another and partly to refine the taste and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation."
WYLD salons range from 1-3 days and are designed around a specific learning area including strengths development, creative writing, and wellness. Every salon is co-created with a subject matter expert. Our approach is slightly more akin to traditional academic learning, however, we lean heavily on creative thinking and inspiration from nature to create a novel educational experience that really sticks with you.
“The more slowly trees grow at first, the sounder they are at the core, and I think the same is true of human beings.” - Thoreau
A week long, technology-free day camp that teaches your child the magic of nature, creative play, project-based learning, (farm life and animal care). Each day is themed around kids reflecting upon and celebrating what is RIGHT with them, their strengths, values, and interests. Unlike other nature-driven camps, we provide social emotional learning and responsibility with an emphasis on fun. Our camp is for kids ages 6-10 or 10-14 and is offered in VA, CT, CA, NE, and Canada.
“Without continuous hands-on experience, it is impossible for children to acquire a deep intuitive understanding of the natural world that is the foundation of sustainable development...A critical aspect of the present-day crisis in education is that children are becoming separated from daily experience of the natural world, especially in larger cities.” - Robin C. Moore