Women & Wolves 2022

Wild Magic: Dancing with the Divine

 

An Immersive Program of transformation & empowerment
featuring 9 weeks of group processing, prompts, rituals & a full-day retreat at wolf heart ranch

Opening Week: January 28, 2022
Virtual Sessions: Fridays, 2-3:30pm PST; February 4– March 25
In-person Retreat: April 2, 2022

The wolf stands in deep connection with the earth, ever curious about the world that surrounds her. For the wolf, adaptation and collaboration are a given, yet her powerful sense of purpose and place never waiver. 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 constructs we once held true. But following a fire, the soil becomes fertile; the Divine Feminine emerges, ready to balance the polarities and disparities that created the destruction. The wolf’s dance with the divine and the mystical is ancient – everything intertwined. What Wild Magic do you have secreted away? What inner bounty wants to be unearthed and shared?

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 began offering this heart-centered, immersive program in 2021. We kicked off with the inaugural theme of “Awakened Truths: Reclaiming Our Wild” – to honor the transformative process of embracing our inner wild via the guidance of our wolf teachers.

This ten-week immersive program fosters 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 explore our instincts and connections to the Earth and the divine wisdom each of us already carries. We challenge ourselves as a pack of women to embrace our wild magic, and deepen our connection to Mother Earth and the mysterious. Overall, this program is for anyone female identifying interested in a journey of personal growth and transformation, and are prepared to be challenged in this regard via the teachings of the wolves and the human facilitators.

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 sit here with tears in my eyes as I think about my experience in Women and Wolves. To say that this program is life-changing seems like an understatement.  I feel like I will never be the same person again, in a good way. This program woke me up to something that was sleeping in me, an embracing of parts of myself as reflected to me through the wolves. If you are a spiritual woman who feels a connection with wolves, this program is for you! The program is facilitated by amazing women who care deeply about what they do and what they have to offer. I appreciated how well organized both the zoom meetings and the in-person retreat were, and I have the utmost respect for the mission of Wolf Connection. Getting introduced to the wolves and learning what they had to teach me was powerful beyond words. This program brought with it so many levels of growth, depth, tenderness, love, joy, and awareness. I truly cannot recommend Women and Wolves enough. Howling with you in solidarity

Christina
2021 Participant

Women and Wolves has helped me gain a deeper understanding of what it truly means to accept myself and achieve both internal and external balance. Through the combination of getting to know the wolves and each other, I’ve developed the courage and confidence to step into new roles and move through deep blockages to finally move forward in my life. Wolf Medicine (that’s totally what it is) has profoundly shifted my mindset, gifting me with practical tools to handle personal challenges with curiosity and grace. The structure of this program allowed for a truly magical journey of transformation to unfold. SO WORTH IT!!!” 

Elora
2021 Participant

In such an unprecedented, uncertain, and delicate time, this program gave me a core group of women to connect to on a consistent basis and a bond formed between us that is unlike any other I’ve experienced. With the in-person retreat serving as the culmination of our discussions, journaling
prompts, grounding exercises and other self-reflection activities, the alignment I felt with these women and the re-emergence of our wild, wolf energy, along with our interactions with the wolves themselves was nothing short of life-changing. 

Angelica
2021 Participant

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
Women & Wolves 2020 day program attendee

I can’t fully articulate how profound this experience was for me. I have long had an inner sense that my life and destiny are in some way intertwined with wolves. This experience only served to solidify that feeling.  It has me wondering about the ways in which I can be more involved with wolves and wolf conservation. I was also deeply impacted by the connection between the women in the program, especially when we met in person at the ranch. After a long time of feeling like a lone wolf, I felt like I found my pack.  

Christina
2021 Participant

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 December 31, 2021): $1350
Introductory full price (after January 1, 2022): $1600

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 if they emerge. However, please apply for the program only if you have the intent to participate in every session.

What are the tech and connection requirements?
In order to enroll (following the application process), we ask that you possess basic tech knowledge, specifically of Zoom; have the intention to have a solid internet connection each virtual meeting; and check email and/or Facebook group periodically to stay up to date on prompts and any group discussions.

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 $1600 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. We ask that you’re mindful when you accept a spot and ready to commit, as this is an application-based program with limited capacity.

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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