Fall Wild Women’s Weekend

Ages 16+

minors must be accompanied by an adult

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

9-5pm Both Days; No food provided

Oct 26th-27th, 2024

“I originally signed up for the Women’s Wilderness Weekend for skill development and knowledge. I gained much more than that in the community development, embracing such different women with like-minded hearts and needs. Ultimately, a lot of healing took place for me at WAS, and I am forever grateful.

– Kate Wilson

Wonderful program with incredibly wise and humble teachers. The women leaders modeled healthy group settings and a true appreciation and connection with their topics.
– Laura, Teacher and Parent

Join us for a women’s deep nature connection weekend!

We refer to “women” in as many ways as they want to define themselves. Individuals who identify as trans, gender-neutral, or non-binary are welcome to attend.

Learn some of the core routines of a nature connection practice. Share stories around a fire. Enjoy wandering the land looking for signs of wildlife and deepening your awareness of the natural world – all in the company of incredible teachers and women with similar interests. 

Wild Women’s Weekend is for experienced outdoorspeople and first-time woodswomen alike.

Wild Women’s Weekend has a Spring and a Fall session. Each session is different and they are designed to complement one another.

This hands-on weekend will cover a variety of topics:

  • Harvest wild greens to make a healing tincture and discover common plants that can be used for basic first aid.
  • Learn to safely use an axe, hatchet, and knife to make fires at home or in the woods.
  • Walk the land with wild women who can show you animal tracks and signs, interpret the calls of the birds, and identify edible plants.
  • Rediscover your sense of play and laughter as you stretch and move your body in a creative movement class.
  • Move through the forest using senses other than your eyes.

Join like-minded women and our warm and inspiring teachers for this experiential and connective weekend. You’re welcome to camp with us on Saturday night if you choose!

Program Logistics

Class will take place at our school’s 40-acre property from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday.The program will take place outdoors throughout the weekend; we’ll have rain shelters and warm fires, but please dress appropriately for being outside all day. Participants should be comfortable moving across uneven ground, or contact us to see if we can accommodate your needs. No food or accommodations will be provided.

Camping is available Saturday night on our campus. To register, select “Optional Camping” under the Additional Options section during the registration process. Camping is at your own risk and available only for Saturday. Potable water and porta-potty access are provided. More details will be provided in the Program Details upon registration.

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Meet Your Core Instructor:

Adelle Lytle

Adelle grew up in the Texas High Plains, running amuck around rattlesnakes, sagebrush, and horned toads. She spent much time exploring the natural world at Palo Duro Canyon and the mountains of Colorado and New Mexico, backpacking with family and friends, and finding deep connection and a sense of home in the fecundity of nature.

Adelle’s educational and training background includes psychology, small business development, consulting, instructing mindful movement, and mindfulness meditation practices.

After a year of living in deep solitude in the Pojoaque Valley of Santa Fe, NM, while completing the Animas Valley Institute Year-long program, Adelle came to Duvall to participate as a student in The Immersion in 2021. She is currently enrolled in Immersion Year Two and loves each and every moment of deepening into skills and the ecology of the PNW.  

More than anything, Adelle enjoys a good wander with a few friends and gentle conversations. She is grateful for the opportunity to support women in their journey to a deeper connection to nature, and community and to become more of who they really are.

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