-a wild soul quest for women of all ages
June 21 – 30, 2018 Western Colorado
Strong and soft, powerful and supple as trees, we are women rooted in the Earth. We find our own true nature in Nature – the nature of Gaia, our Earth mother. How we love ourselves is reflective of how we love her. When we allow ourselves to be held in her bosom we find our hearts are open and we are able to both receive and give freely.
Across time and in countless ways, women of many cultures have gone into the wilderness to mark life transitions and seek guidance. In finding time alone with exposure to the elements in an unfamiliar place, a radical shift in self and world occurs. The essence of the ceremony is leaving the ordinary world, crossing a threshold, and returning with a gift and a task. It is an initiation, a rite of passage, a new opening and grounding into your next phase of life.
It is time for women to take and maintain a stand for who we are and what we are capable of being, doing and having on this Earth at this time. Change is here and as we are rooted in ourselves we become stronger and more flexible, as trees, as the Divine Feminine, as powerful women taking our place in the way of things.
In this ceremony we will be asking what it is to live with great uncertainty and maintain the knowing of love and wholeness in our hearts.
It is a difficult time we live in. The purpose of this ceremony is to allow Nature to teach us, open us, reflect us, and include us. The power inherent in a Quest is a personal power that will offer us a greater degree of freedom, as well as profound grounding in our bodies with the land.
We intend to nurture self-compassion and kindness, presence and gratitude as daily practice. We will hold the space for you to renew, replenish and rejoice in yourself as a woman embodying wisdom needed on the planet.
Join us for a 9 day ceremony on the land with 8-10 other women of all ages, including a 3 day solo, for which you will be fully prepared. As much as possible we will help you design the experience that will be of most benefit to you in your life at this time.
We begin on the Solstice, the longest day of light in the year. You will have a full Strawberry Moon (also known as Rose Moon, or Flower Moon) for your solo. This is a powerful time with the feeling of gratitude so available!
During this 9-day wilderness quest we will live in beauty and root ourselves in safety, allowing our hearts to open. The land offers us an experience of deep self care, wisdom and compassion. We will have the opportunity to explore, discover, and renew our commitment to our own lives and life on Earth. The land and the ceremony heals, strengthens and offers support. The places where we may feel disconnected, unclear or bound can and do heal. We will have the opportunity to return as women living in ease, with gentle humor and a sense of spaciousness.
My greatest learning has always come directly from Nature itself. Committing to this vision quest will begin a journey of self-discovery and . . . more from participants.
The Place:We will hold base camp on the Uncompragre Plateau above the meandering water and towering red rock cliffs of Big Dominguez Canyon. Nestled among ponderosa pine next to the Dominguez Canyon Wilderness and in the Uncompahgre National Forest our camp will be at approximately 8000’. More. . .
This location is a 5 hour drive from Denver, one hour drive from Grand Junction airport.
Carolyn Ringo is a Deep Self Care coach and an experienced guide in your process of transition and more . . .
Karen Good was trained as a guide by the founders of The School of Lost Borders in 1996. Karen loves to more . . .
Contact us to ask questions, discuss your intention and the rightness for you at this time.
The full cost of this quest is $375 which covers expenses only. We ask that you consider separately a gift to the guides. We are offering this time on the land at a reduced fee to allow women who might not otherwise be able to join us. Refund Policy: All except $50 will be refunded if cancel by June 1. After that, no refund available. (If cancelling due to something of a serious nature there may be a possibility of holding it for next year.)
Let us know of your interest and intention by the full moon on April 29. As soon as you register the Universe conspires to prepare you for this powerful experience.
To register send your check made out to Carolyn Ringo for the quest expenses of $375 to: Carolyn Ringo, PO Box 1521, Paonia, CO 81428. Or you may pay via pay pal.
A note to women with limited wilderness experience: Though we will be camping out for the entire week, activities undertaken will be non-strenuous and our emphasis will always be safety first. We will provide a list of personal equipment that each woman should bring. We will provide some group equipment for our base-camp, including a full kitchen.