The Essential Adventure
A Rocky Mountain Women’s Retreat
Vail, CO
May 6 – 9, 2023

If you’re reading this, the “essential adventure” is likely what you are being called to in these times – where your heart’s calling meets a deep need in the world. And it’s not about saving the world, or about what you think you “should” do. It’s about finding the expression of your wild divine feminine self that is so needed in this evolutionary moment. It’s about offering the unique gift you came into this life to give, with wholeness, confidence and joy.

Second, it’s about remembering that the full expression of our womanhood requires reclaiming a co-creative relationship with Mother Gaia. This relationship holds the keys to how to navigate through these times, and to express your true gifts with purpose and grace. We’ll engage this sacred connection away from the human systems that can distract us from the closeness with Gaia that is our birthright. In the embrace of nature, you will source the feminine leadership necessary for the areas of influence you hold.

This is an immersion in the quiet and beauty of the land, and its profound capacity to heal and reveal truth. We’ll spend the first night in a beautiful home in the mountains outside of Denver, to get to know each other and to invite the deep nurturing and guidance of Mother Gaia into our adventure. Then we’ll spend the next two nights at a spectacular private alpine lodge, an easy 2.5-mile snowshoe off the Continental Divide above Vail, Colorado. It has all the cozy amenities including an indoor bathroom, shower and even a sauna!

Join a small group of extraordinary women, who will gather to support each other in generating a deeper experience of self-love – the source of creativity and courage to fulfill your purpose and passion in this next era of your life. You’ll be guided into a rare experience of closeness with yourself – held in the warm Spring sunshine and stillness of the high Rocky Mountains. The whole time we will enjoy delicious organic vegetarian meals to assist with the high vibe of the adventure. The group will be 4-6 women to encourage a more intimate setting for deeper support.

The retreat includes meditation, yoga, nature and grief practices to sink into your heart – to listen and heal, to be inspired and affirmed. The entire retreat is about connecting deeply inside, with the Earth, and with the guidance that wants to be heard now in your life. And it’s about the deep soul nurturing that comes through play, authentic connection, delicious healthy food, and attuning to the natural world.

I’m Gwen Garcelon, and I’ve spent most of my career helping people to express their leadership in service to a regenerative world (even before “regeneration” was a thing.) Regeneration is how nature operates – in an intricately collaborative dance, where there is no waste or over-consumption, and where every element and player is honored and necessary. It’s really about what is at the heart of all the world’s wisdom traditions – that we are one with all of life, and the profound creative possibilities inherent in that connection.

I will share the tools I’ve honed working alongside “game changers”, and in decades of personal and spiritual development, movement building, and regenerative community and organizational development. Together we’ll build inner reservoirs of resilience to be the sources of love and strength for ourselves and those in our circles of care. I can’t wait for this intensely fun, nourishing and life-changing adventure with the women who will gather in one of my favorite places on the planet!

“Knowing that you love the Earth changes you, activates you to defend and protect and celebrate . . .
but, when you feel that the earth loves you in return, that feeling transforms the relationship from a one-way street into a sacred bond.”
Robin Wall Kimmerer

$1300 includes everything except airfare:

  • Pick up and drop off at the Denver airport

  • All gear and snowshoes

  • Lodging

  • All meals (organic and vegetarian, prepared together as a group so you will learn some new prep and nutrition tricks)

Click here to make a non-refundable $300 deposit to hold your place. The moment you take this step a powerful creative process begins within you and with the others who will gather in the mountains above Aspen.

Thank You for what you are bringing to this experience!