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Earth Women

A 6-Month Earth Embodied Transformational Journey and Rite of Passage

Begins April 2024

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Program Overview

Come Home to Your Body & the Earth.

Earth Women is a transformational journey and rite of passage for women who are ready to awaken, restore and deepen their relationships with the Earth, their bodies and sisterhood.

Our 6-month container is divided into four Retreats- a day-long Opening Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains, a 4-day Backpacking Retreat in Big Sur, a 5-day Wilderness Retreat in the Santa Cruz Mountains (includes a 24-hr Solo Nature Immersion), and a day-long Closing Ceremony. Between retreats, we meet for Zoom council calls, as well as offer you "Nature Homeplay" to complete on your own and/or with participants.

 

Our Retreats include Night Hikes, Day-long Wild Adventures, Backpacking, Ecstatic Dances, Song Circles, Fire Circles, Ancestral Skills, Earth Medicine Walks, Earth-Based Rituals, The Way of Council, One 24hr Solo Nature Immersion & More!

Earth Women is for you if you are ready for:

Self-Love

Community

Feminine Leadership

Connection with the Earth

Full Self-Expression and Embodiment

A Celebration & Marking of Being YOU

Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health

Connection with Ancestral Knowledge

Connection with Your Body's Wisdom

Self- Confidence & Empowerment

Alignment with Your Calling

Mentorship & Guidance

Transformation

Awakening

Belonging

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"Earth Women is coming home to myself by opening my heart to the Earth. Held so sweetly in loving, caring supportive community- it allowed my self to unravel and my heart to open more fully. I deepened my connection with mama nature, learned to listen to her wisdom, and learned to listen to my own wisdom. I accessed healing so deep and profound that I will carry in my heart always. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you."

— Jules

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"Earth Women is a sacred space and rite of passage for beings who are longing to come home to their body and the earth. We co-create potent, healing, intentional space through play, song, dance, wonder, wandering, heartfelt sharing, practicing reciprocity with the land, and so many more beautiful & transformative & nourishing experiences."

— Jane

What you will experience at Earth Women:

• Dance Journeys

•  Nature-Connection

• Embodiment Practices

• Earth Medicine Walks

•  Silent Nature Time

•  24hr Solo in Nature

•  Emotional Support

• Earth-based Ritual

•  Camping, Hiking & Backpacking

• Community & Sisterhood

• Sacred Fire Circles

• Plant ID & Herbal Medicine Making

• Mindfulness & Meditation

•  Self-Care & Nurturing Practices

• Nonviolent Communication

•  Council Practice

•  Storytelling & Deep Listening

•  Mentorship & Guidance

•  Ancestral Skills & Tools

•  Ancestral Honoring & Tending

•  Connection with the Four Directions as a Life Map

•  Confidence in Nature, Self & Community

•  Singing Circles & Jam Sessions

•  PLAY!

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Earth Women 2024 Official Program Itinerary:

April 2024 – November 2024

Opening Day-Long Retreat

@ Wilder Ranch State Park

Saturday April 27th 

Backpacking Retreat

@ Ventana Wilderness, Big Sur

Friday 5/24 - Monday 5/27

Journey into the Wild

4-night, 5-day Earth Women Retreat

@ Private land in Santa Cruz Mountains

Includes a 24hr Solo Nature Immersion

Thursday 8/29 - Monday 9/2

Closing Day-Long Retreat

@ Wilder Ranch State Park

Saturday November 2nd

Zoom Council Calls

5 Calls: May, July, August, October, January

Exact Dates/Times TBA

Nature Homeplay

Dates/Times TBA

Sample Retreat Itinerary
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"Journey into the Wild"

5-day, 4-night Earth Women Retreat

@ Private land in Santa Cruz Mountains

Thursday 8/29 – Monday 9/2

Arrival Thursday 8/29

12-2pm: Arrival at the Land
2pm: Opening Circle Ritual & Connection Activity 

4pm: Dance
6:30pm: DINNER

7:30pm: Fire Council & Music

Sample Full Day Schedule

8am: BREAKFAST
9am - 10:30: Movement Practice

11-1pm: Morning Group Activity
1pm: LUNCH
2:30pm - 6pm: Nature Connection Activity 
6:30pm: DINNER
8pm: Ritual Fire & Council

 Departure Sunday 9/2

8am BREAKFAST
9am - 10:00: Movement Practice

10:30: Closing Ceremony

12pm: Lunch

2pm: Head Home

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"To be part of Earth Women felt like coming home to a familiar place I had never been before.

I learned that I have the power to make a difference in myself and in my community. I was given tools I didn't know I needed, and shown how to use them.

Earth Women is acceptance & love."

— Maya

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"Earth Women is a beautiful journey that invites you deeper into connection with self and with sisters through practicing being in deep relationship with Mother Earth. This journey is beautiful, soul nourishing medicine."

— Emily

Your Guides

Guides
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Ari Eve Williams & Deanna Renee Falge

Deanna

Nature-Connected Coach, Backpacking Guide, Wilderness Transformation & Rites of Passage Guide

Deanna is a passionate guide, Earth steward and dancer. She believes that our bodies and the Earth are inseparable, and that by developing a loving relationship with both of them, we can live a meaningful, connected and healthy life. Through her transformational experiences in nature, she has developed a relationship with the Earth that has served as an essential anchor for navigating her life and soul's purpose. She wants everyone to have this same opportunity.

 

Deanna has formal education in Biological Psychology from UC Santa Barbara, and is a certified Professional Life Coach, Transformational Wilderness Guide, Wilderness First Responder, Backpacking Guide, Embodiment Facilitator and DJ. She has years of training and experience in somatic therapy, outdoor education, rites of passage, vision fast ceremonies, wilderness survival, community building, mindfulness, dance, embodiment facilitation, and being a human. When she is not guiding, Deanna loves to play in the ocean, surf, dance, climb oak trees, play music, tend fires, talk to plants, and drink cacao!

Ari

Rites of Passage Guide, Backpacking Guide, Birth & Postpartum Doula & Chef

Ariana is a certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Chef, Wilderness Guide, Body Worker, & Rites of Passage Facilitator. She has dedicated her life to supporting women’s transformations and initiations into motherhood, adulthood & womanhood.

 

Ariana is a Nature lover. She is here to empower women to connect to their own inner knowing, innate wisdom, and body intelligence to lead a life of love for themselves, the Earth, and their communities. Ariana bridges a connection between Earth, Body, and Spirit and uses nature as her guide to support others. She founded Hummingbirth Doula and has a blooming practice in Santa Cruz.

 

Ariana also has a degree in Outdoor Education and Holistic Health from San Francisco State University. She is trained in nonviolent communication, is a Wilderness First Responder and Wilderness First Aid. For many years, Ariana has studied meditation, yoga, council facilitation, the art of play, dance, and feminine embodiment practices. 

 

Ariana loves to hike, dance, sit in circle, commune with the Earth, swim in the ocean, travel, share songs, and be among great women and men.

Guest Guides & Elders

We will be joined by guest guides and an elder who will offer additional support throughout our journey!

BIOS COMING SOON!

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Tuition

Tuition

Early Bird:

$1700

(4 spots available)

Sliding Scale Tuition:

$1850 - $2200

(6 spots available)

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What's Included:

• 5-day, 4-night August Retreat on private land

in the Santa Cruz Mountains

• May 4-day, 3-night Backpacking Retreat

• November Closing Retreat

• April Opening Retreat

• 24hr Solo Nature Immersion

•  Guided Hikes

• Day-time Outdoor Adventures

•  Dance Journeys

•  Council & Sharing Circles

• Earth Medicine Walks

• Monthly Nature & Embodiment "Home-Play"

•  Embodiment Facilitation

• All Meals at Retreats

• Cooking/Kitchen supplies at Retreats

• One-on-One & Group Support

•  Two experienced guides supporting you every step of the journey

•  Guest mentors and elders for additional support

•  Life-long friendships

•  The journey of a lifetime

What's Not Included:

•  Travel to-and-from locations

(we will help coordinate carpools)

• Camping gear, such as tent, pad, bag, etc.

(however, we will supply cooking/kitchen

gear, and we can help you find any other gear that you need)

Scholarships:

We are offering a partial scholarship to BIPOC folks, folks from marginalized communities and/or folks who want to join but do not have the funds. Scholarships require an informal interview and letter explaining why you want to join Earth Women.

We are choosing to make Earth Women as affordable as possible, and

we do not want to turn anyone away for lack of funds!

If money feels like a barrier, please contact us and we can help find a way to make this work for you!

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Registration

Please Contact Us with any questions!

We are so excited for this journey with you!

With love & gratitude,

Deanna & Ari

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