Women & Wolves 2021

Awakened Truths: Reclaiming Our Wild

 

An Immersive 10-Week Program

Our next comprehensive women & wolves program,
featuring a one-day retreat at Wolf heart ranch

Opening Week: August 2, 2021
Virtual Sessions: Mondays, 5-6:30pm PST; August 9 – October 4 (Labor Day off)
In-person Retreat: October 16

The wolf navigates her world with a deep inner knowing, every step taken with certainty and intention. She is present in each breath, relaxed yet calculated. Stillness is welcome as is that which arises in the stillness. Wolves teach us that in order to be okay with who we are we need to know who we are – or where we are right now. At present, we humans face a time where both our inner and external landscapes may feel like scorched Earth; as if a fire has ravaged the ideas we held true. But following a fire, the soil becomes fertile; our inner knowing poised for shifts and awakenings. Now is a time to honor our individual truths, call them by name, and send them up to the sky as the wolf offers with her howl: primal, raw, uncensored.

Wolf Connection’s Women & Wolves program series began in 2017, and since that time we have been honored to host a growing community of women who have gathered to experience the wisdom and medicine of the wolf. After witnessing the self-awakening and powerful female collective consciousness that emerges in these single day programs, we are called to offer a heart-centered immersive program to honor the transformative process of embracing our inner wild via the guidance of our wolf teachers.

This ten-week immersive program will foster a pack experience for women around the globe with virtual weekly teachings and gatherings, culminating with an in-person retreat at Wolf Heart Ranch for women and wolves to connect in real time and in sacred ceremony. Week by week, participants will be invited to expand their capacity to be with the power of our primal emotions as women – the importance of our fire, our feelings, and even our fears. We will explore our own instincts and connections to the Earth and the wisdom that each of us already embodies. We will challenge ourselves as a pack of women to embrace our awakened truths, whatever they may be – to own and integrate them.

 

Apply for Women & Wolves 10-week program

This Unique, In-depth program features

Virtual Experience:

  • 8 weekly, live women’s circles via Zoom (90 minutes) (week 1 is self-reflection/writing and week 10 is a day-long retreat)
  • Weekly thematic prompts, lessons, and invited rituals
  • Introductions to Wolf Connection wolves and their stories of resilience
  • Audio and video wisdom from our Pack, both human and wolf
  • 1 individual, 60-minute private session with either of your facilitators (Amanda and Micha)
  • Guidance from trained therapists (see bios below) and heart-centered group leaders

Sacred Day Retreat:

  • Day-long (10 hr), in-person gathering at Wolf Connection’s Wolf Heart Ranch to culminate the immersive experience (travel arranged separately)
  • Meditation and reflection exercises in connection with the wolves
  • Face-to-face interaction with the wolf pack
  • Hike with the wolves in the Angeles National Forest
  • Sacred rituals including a fire ceremony to conclude the retreat
  • Vegan lunch and dinner, as well as snacks and beverages throughout the day

Ongoing Community:

  • Ongoing access to members-only community Facebook group
  • Gift box with materials and tokens to accompany you through the 10-week journey and beyond

I can’t thank you enough for providing this opportunity to us lonely ones, isolated by circumstances beyond our control, deeply needing a connection to someone, something strong to touch us, make us feel seen and to seep some strength into our weary bodies and minds now when we need it most. – Kim C, Women & Wolves 2020 day program attendee

The program was thought provoking and the leaders were all very invested in it. They did a great job providing a safe environment. – Marcia M, Women & Wolves day program attendee

(What I loved the most) was the love, magic, connection, beauty, learning, presence, reverence and more with the wolves and all involved with the marvelous, magnificent, stellar event at WC. – Tash D, Women & Wolves day program attendee

WHO IS THIS PROGRAM FOR & HOW TO REGISTER:

This program is for adults (18+) who identify as female and are fiercely committed to personal growth as well as the growth of their fellow packmates. Curiosity, grace, and grit are required. Interested participants will complete an application to be considered for the immersive program. Submit an application below, and we will respond within 72 hours of your submission.

cost:

Introductory early registration rate (until March 12th, 2021): $1100
Introductory full price (after March 12th, 2021): $1350

FAQ:

What if I can’t make all of the sessions? You are embarking on a journey with a pack of women. As the wolves teach, every member is essential to the survival of the pack. When signing up for the immersive experience, you are committing to all sessions to support your personal growth as well as that of your packmates. We know life presents surprises and challenges at times, and those can be addressed as they emerge. However, please apply for the program only if you have the intent to fully participate.

Do I have to live in California to participate? Great question – all remote sessions will be held early evening PST/nighttime EST to accommodate as many time zones as possible. The one-day retreat at the conclusion of the program is all that requires travel.

What does the cost include, and can I pay in installments? See our “Featuring” section above for the rich details of this immersive program. The regular rate of $1350 does have payment plans available upon request.

What is the refund policy? Once enrolled, no refunds will be issued, as each spot is carefully considered in the formation of a pack. Refunds will only be considered for unforeseen, extenuating circumstances.

Is travel to the retreat included? Travel and lodging is NOT included in the program pricing; however, the day-long retreat at Wolf Heart Ranch is included as are meals and snacks for that day.

How is Wolf Connection complying with COVID safety? Wolf Connection’s in-person program occurs at Wolf Heart Ranch, an 165-acre facility. We have ample space for social distancing in an outdoor nature-based environment. We are CDC-compliant and require facial coverings when participants are within 6-ft of one another. Updates regarding safety protocols will be provided as the retreat approaches.

Will there be an online Women & Wolves for those of us who can’t travel to the Wolf Heart Ranch? Beautiful question! Please click on the “Contact Our Team” button at the bottom of the page to be added to the waitlist for this type of programming.

Complete the Women & Wolves Application

MEET Your facilitators:

Amanda Beer, PhD, Director of Programs for Wolf Connection 

Amanda is a licensed psychologist and educator. She earned her PhD in Counseling Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her scholarly and applied work has focused on issues of power and oppression, holistic healing, and group facilitation. Amanda’s longing for a more creative, experiential approach to human growth and empowerment led her to Wolf Connection. She collaborates with the wolf pack and human program team to facilitate powerful opportunities for awareness, connection, and healing. Amanda is deeply honored to be a student of the wolves and the land, and to support individuals and groups to actualize the gifts that already exist within them.

Micha Thomas, AMFT, Program Lead for Wolf Connection 

Micha is an Associate Marriage & Family therapist, certified coach, creative director, and founder of international organization weREWILD, a research-based psychological, anthropological, and story-centered resource, emphasizing therapeutic engagement with the natural world. Micha holds a Master’s Degree in counseling psychology, with an emphasis on depth psychology, from Pacifica Graduate University. Micha pulls from her years of leading teams within the entertainment industry and non-profit sector as well as personal experiences to lovingly collaborate with the human program team and wolves at Wolf Connection as well as the participants.

Disclaimer: The information contained in this workshop, including ideas, techniques, and other materials, is educational in nature and is not medical or psychological advice. By registering for this workshop, you are not entering a therapeutic relationship with Amanda Beer, Micha Thomas, or any staff member at Wolf Connection, but rather taking responsibility for your personal experience and application of empowerment tools offered.

Listen to Amanda & Micha discuss the history and depths of the Women & Wolves program on the Wolf Connection podcast

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