We Are Still Wild
- Our First Gathering -
July 22-23, 2017
In collaboration with Sea Of Women Collective
This weekend’s location is nestled in the mountains of Western Maine. As you look over the porch, you will see the narrows; a small inlet which opens up on both sides to a large body of water. We will be minutes away from the tallest mountain in Southern Maine, a half hour away from the White Mountains and forty minutes West of Portland. You will hear songbirds throughout the day and loons at night. The space is outfitted with five beds, two couches, ample floor room and space outdoors for tents. You are welcome to sleep however makes you most comfortable. Our “scheduled” time starts the morning of Saturday, July 22 and ends the evening of July 23. There is a full kitchen, showers, most modern amenities and plenty of private as well as communal space.
This weekend is intended to be a safe, gentle and supportive space for women of all ages and backgrounds. If at any point you do not wish to partake in an activity, you are encouraged to fill that time with whatever your heart desires.
We Are Still Wild is a collective focused on inspiring our highest selves and enlivening the wildness in all of us. Though unofficial gathering have taken place over the years, this weekend is the first step in manifesting ongoing "official" gatherings. The Sea of Women Collective is a monthly gathering of women being creative together and sharing good food. Workshops so far have included terrariums, indigo dyeing, knitting, and linocut printmaking to name a few. As a collaboration between the two collectives, this weekend will be filled with outdoor activities and creative projects that are meant to be approachable to all and food that is nourishing, delicious and allergy friendly. There are no rules, other than to support yourself, others and take advantage of the time and space provided for self-care, compassion and the potential to bloom.
Heather (founder of We Are Still Wild) will be cooking the communal meals and offering Reiki, tarot and medicine card readings. Karen (founder of the Sea Of Women Collective) will be offering guidance on any scheduled creative projects, but also looking for company while bird watching (bring binoculars!) and star gazing. More details are outlined below. Please feel free to express interest in any of these offerings at any time. The foundation of this weekend for both Heather and Karen is to provide a space for you to be creative, learn about yourself and be free, meet other women, and do it all in a beautiful, lush and peaceful setting.
Over the weekend we invite you to leave your phones in the “closet basket” and fully immerse yourself in the present. Absolutely not mandatory, but offered as an optional break from technology. Further, if keeping in touch with the outside world is required, there is WIFI available. We just ask that you treat this as a private and safe space for yourself and others.
We hope you use this weekend to relax, share with others, and be creative; explore the verdant forest and lakes of the area and spend time nourishing your highest self.
We look forward to sharing this time with you.
; feel free to do as you please!
11am arrival (not mandatory, carpooling encouraged and happy to help arrange)
Invocation to Directions / Alter Offerings
Post Lunch Hike (good for all experience levels)
Free (Creative or Recreational) Time (swim, stretch, draw, read, knit, paint, paddle, whatever your heart desires)
New Moon Women’s Circle - Communal Fire, Intentions, Stories, Song or Invocation, Closing Circle
New Moon Swim (skinny dipping highly encouraged!)
Morning Salutations and Yoga (anyone willing to lead?)
Post Breakfast Walk
Make Your Own Hanging Air Plant Holder (polymer clay; materials provided)
Free (Creative or Recreational) Time
Goodbyes, Final Paddles, Anything You Wish
Check Out by 4:30pm
Everything will be gluten free and dairy free, with vegetarian options. Please note any other food allergies, sensitivities and preferences you have. We are happy to accommodate your needs!
Potluck - Please bring a filling dish and label ingredients for the food-sensitive.
* Vegetarian option: Mushroom & Leek Risotto
Sweet Potato, Apple and Ham Scramble with Fried Egg
*Vegetarian Option: Sans ham
Lemon Biscuits with Preserves
SUNDAY (Late) LUNCH
What You Can Bring
Boats (along with life jackets, paddles, pumps, etc), wine, mocktail-cocktail fixings, other beverages, something sweet to share (chef’s choice, dairy-soy free chocolate), tea, snacks, yoga mats and something for the new moon alter. Also, surprises are great too!
Interested in joining us?
Please register as soon as your can. With only 7-8 spaces available, we will also be putting together an overflow list, which will be used to fill cancelations as well as inspire the potential for further gatherings.
The cost of this gathering is on a sliding scale of $75-$115. This will allow us to purchase high quality, fresh and local ingredients for all meals, treats, activity supplies and cover utilities. Please give what you can and don't overextend yourself. Venmo is preferred, but checks and cash will be accepted until July 12th. If this price range is outside of your budget, please be in touch.
In your message, please include any food preferences / allergies, sleeping (location) preferences and what size shirt you wear.