- A Retreat for Women To:
- Slow down
An opportunity for women to come together in community, connect with your wondrous, wild self, the natural world and each other. Rediscover yourself as a being intimately connected with the more-than-human-world. Explore both your inner and outer landscapes through a variety of facilitated experiences. Learn ancient teachings from the plants; make medicine from the land; deeply nourish your body and spirit; reconnect with your passion for life!
This 3 day Retreat will take place on The Mother Tree Land/Powell Butte Nature Park, comprised of 600 acres of pristine old growth forest and mountain meadows in beautiful Portland, Oregon.
Each day we will explore the mystery and magic of ourselves and the world in which we inhabit, make medicine, new discoveries and play. There will be a blend of solo, group and contemplative time. Jesse and Cat are both Certified Forest Therapy Guides and will offer their expertise in Herbal Medicine/Wild Edibles, Flower Essences, Storytelling, Life Doula practices and Authentic Expression.
Shared Outdoor (tent, tiny home, gypsy wagon)
Bring your own tent
(if lodging outdoors, will have access to bath house with composting toilet and hot shower)
Herbal Medicine Making
Vision Board/Soul Collage*
Silence Sit Spot
is an ANFT Forest Therapy Guide, Flower Essence Alchemist and leader in the birth field, a DONA International Birth and Postpartum Doula Trainer, Lamaze International Educator and Trainer and brings her skills as a doula, trainer, educator, speaker, writer, change agent, advocate and resource to support the creation of new models of healthcare care. She’s a member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and owner of 3 Flowers Healling with most comprehensive pharmacy of Northwest Flower Essences available. For three decades she has ushered people through peak life changes as a guide, alchemist, wedding officiant birth and death doula. She has twenty years initiating people through their peak life experiences!
Cat Pantaleo, a Certified Clinical Herbalist, Nutritionist and Forest Therapy Guide, has been a practicing Integrative Health Practitioner and Wellness Educator for 18 years. She has joyfully served as faculty at several Colorado vocational schools in the Boulder/Denver area, offers Holistic Health Consultations/Counseling, Field and Classroom Education, and Nature Connection experiences for adults and youth. Through her many years as a holistic practitioner, educator, and amateur naturalist and field botanist, she has learned that true health and vitality is possible with a combination of wellness practices, including: compassionate connection with oneself and others, mindful time in nature, optimal nutrition, community, and plant medicine. She skillfully weaves these aspects into her practice and teaching with the intention of empowering people to create optimal wellness and beauty for themselves and their communities. In alignment with her passion, values and expertise, her current focus includes a combination of strategies that facilitate resilience, restoration, deep nourishment and cultivating inner peace.
Story Telling (Sat Night)Starts Friday May 4th 10:00am
Ends Sunday, May 6th at 4:00pm
Cost $475 (includes lodging, 2 fresh meals per day and all supplies)