Wilderness Within, Wilderness Without
Mar 09, 2012 04:00 PM
Mar 11, 2012 02:00 PM
|Where||Private cabin near Mount Hood|
|Contact Name||Becca Deysach|
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Exploring the role of the wild in our lives - a retreat for women at a rustic cabin on the flanks of Mount Hood.
Wilderness Within, Wilderness Without:
Exploring the role of the wild in our lives - a retreat for women
Dates: Fri-Sun, March 9-11
Time: 4pm Fri until 2pm Sun
Location: A private cabin on Mount Hood. Need to carpool? We'll help you find a ride!
Facilitators: Megan Gibb and Becca Deysach
Fee: Sliding scale, $250-325 (includes food and housing with all proceeds from the retreat benefiting Oregon Wild)
Wilderness lies not only outside of us in the rugged contours of the earth, but thrives in the unmapped territories of our imaginations, physical bodies, and deepest desires. Though most of us live in a world that feels more tame than wild, more constrained than free, our--and the planet's--wildness is inescapable.
Drawing inspiration from the landscape around us, our own lives, and authors such as John Muir, Jay Griffiths, Mary Oliver, Jack Turner, and Thoreau, we will spend the weekend exploring the wisdom of our wild selves through readings, contemplation, writing exercises, games, and lively conversation in a cozy cabin on the flanks of Mount Hood.
Participants can expect to laugh, think, connect, read, write, meditate, relax and eat delicious vegetarian food in a casual and intimate setting where personal and group time will be well balanced. This retreat is limited to five participants, so don't hesitate to register!
About the Facilitators:
Megan Gibb moved with her husband from Michigan to Portland, Oregon in 2006 to work in urban planning and redevelopment and enjoy the incredible natural assets of the state of Oregon. She became involved with Oregon Wild five years ago, first serving as Treasurer and now as President of the Board, in order to help preserve the unique beauty and natural features of Oregon. In addition to hiking, snowshoeing and other outdoor adventures, Megan also enjoys martial arts, reading, meditation, and sampling all the culinary offerings of the Portland region.
Becca Deysach received her master's degree in Environmental Studies and Creative Writing at the University of Montana in 2004. She is the director of Ibex Studios and teaches creative writing and environmental literature classes for Prescott College. Her piece "Wild from the Inside Out" was recently published in Earthspeak Magazine and explores some of the ideas she is excited to play with on the upcoming retreat.
To sign up, check out the Ibex Studios website or give them a ring at 971.227.0305 for more details.