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Women's Backpacking Retreat

October 13-15th 2023
Ventana Wilderness in Big Sur, Ca

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Trip Overview

October 13-15th 2023

9am Friday - 6pm Sunday

Pine Valley, Big Sur, CA

Join us for 3 days, 2 nights in the Ventana Wilderness! This Backpacking Retreat is an opportunity for 10 women to be in ceremony with the land, self, and sisterhood while honoring the seasonal shift into Fall. No backpacking experience is required, and all levels of backpacking experience are welcome!

What to Expect:

• Beautiful Views of Ventana Wilderness

• ~5-6 Mile Hike One-Way

• Delicious Food (all 9 meals included!)

• Night Time Fire Circles

• River & Water Adventures

• Song Circles
• Silent Solo J
• Embodiment Practices
• Guided Meditations
• Plant ID & Natural History
• Nature-based Ritual

• Two Experienced Guides (WFR Cert)

• Lots of Laughs
• A Loving & Safe Container


Your Guides


Ari Eve Williams & Deanna Renee Falge


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 Nature-Connected Life Coach, Transformational Wilderness Guide, Backpacking Guide, Wilderness First Responder, Embodiment Facilitator and Rites of Passage Guide. She has years of training and experience in outdoor education, rites of passage, wilderness transformation facilitation, coaching, mentoring, community building, mindfulness, dance and embodiment facilitation. 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!


Ariana is a Backpacking Guide, Rites of Passage Guide, Certified Birth Doula, Postpartum Chef and Body Worker. 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 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 Certified. 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.


Tuition & Registration


Early Bird - FULL:

$333 - 4 participants

Regular - FULL:

$400 - 3 participants

Full Price - 1 SPOT AVAILABLE:

$475 - 3 participants


What's Included:

• Pre-Trip Support

(e.g. gear list, physical prep, etc)

• All 9 Meals

• Cooking/Kitchen Supplies

• One-on-One & Group Support

•  Two Experienced WFR Guides Supporting You Every Step of the Journey

•  Life-Long Friendships

What's Not Included:

•  Travel to-and-from trailhead

(we will help coordinate carpools)

• Personal Snacks

• 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)



To Register, please Contact Deanna through our Contact Form or at:

We are so excited for this adventure with you!!!​

With love and gratitude,​

Deanna & Ari

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