Wild Women’s Weekend – Spring

Ages 16+

minors must be accompanied by an adult

Linne Doran: Duvall, WA

9-5pm Both Days; No food provided

Future Dates TBD

“This was an incredible opportunity to reconnect with my senses of play and wonder. I walked away from this weekend with a renewed desire to explore and learn my own land, and to share this with the children in my care.”

– Alison

“I absolutely loved this program. I am just so impressed with the level of knowledge every instructor had and how much heard they brought to their topics.”

– Katie McGinn

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 in the company of experienced teachers and like-minded women. Share stories around a blazing fire, wander the land looking for signs of wildlife, interpret the language of the birds, and deepen your awareness of the natural world.

Please note that this class 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.
  • Experience moving through the forest with senses other than your eyes.
  • Walk the land with wild women who can show you animal tracks and signs, interpret the calls of the birds, and identify edibles.
  • Learn to make pine needle baskets and other optional crafts that use pine needles while gathering around the fire.
Wild Women's Weekend

Additional activities are dependent on weather and COVID-19 safety for all participants. Small group instruction may include experiences like: 

  • Experiencing the eye-opening art of tracking wildlife
  • Making a nourishing spring tonic with plants you’ve foraged yourself
  • Learning how to walk like a fox, see like an owl, and hear like a deer

Participants will leave with a new set of eyes to view the natural world as well as a new bond with other women!

Program Logistics

Class will take place at our school’s 40-acre property from 9am-5pm on Saturday and Sunday. No food provided. The program will take place outdoors throughout the weekend; please dress appropriately with the expectation that you could possibly be outside in the rain all day. Participants should be comfortable standing and walking on uneven ground, or contact us to see if we can accommodate your needs. 

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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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