2020 Epiphany ~ A Watershed Retreat for Women
Jan
3
to Jan 6

2020 Epiphany ~ A Watershed Retreat for Women

The Epiphany season gives us pause to notice the deepness of the dark and the illumination of the new light arriving. This threshold space is ripe for noticing the transformation of all life each and every year as we move through place, seasons and our own lives. An ancient understanding dating back to the Greeks, it was believed to be a ripening space for sudden insights, revelation and wonder. We don’t think that has changed. We welcome this threshold space and those who wish to hold it with us.

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Walk in Beauty: Attending the Sacred
May
13
to May 17

Walk in Beauty: Attending the Sacred

A Five Day Immersive Program designed for maximum solo exploration and shared reflections with a circle of companions, including our other-than-human kin. Your Guides Judy & Jan will invite your participation in Welcoming the Stillness, Befriending the Dark, Sacred Tasks, and Self-Designed Ceremony.

Sinking deeply into the rounded, soft, feminine hills of this numinous and inspiring landscape of the Methow Valley, you join a small company of intrepid souls coming together to dance, sing, contemplate the stars, dream, wander, connect, share, and be allured by beauty. Moving in poetry and mystery, we will explore the sacred within ourselves and the sacred relationship with other beings who surround us on this planet.

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Autumn Equinox Excursion on the Crooked River
Sep
19
to Sep 22

Autumn Equinox Excursion on the Crooked River

  • South Fork of the Crooked River Prineville , Oregon (map)
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Warm autumn days and cool bright sky nights will hold us in this landscape of contrasts. Private conservation land of returning native shrubs of red osier, cottonwood trees, beaver dens and the lives that depend on these kin. We too will meet and relate to the special and unique kin of this place.

Dropping the temporary overlays of culture, capitalism, and confusion, we will immerse in the connections we make and find here, learning once again from the wisdom of Earth. This is a gateway readiness offering (not a requirement) for Walk in Beauty, a 5-day Advanced Immersion Program in May 2020.

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Babes in Boats! on Clackamas Waters at Estacada Lake
Jul
19
to Jul 21

Babes in Boats! on Clackamas Waters at Estacada Lake

Join us for a fun-filled summer sleepover with kayaking, conversation, nature connection, and new friends at McIver Park in Estacada. We’ll be paddling on the smooth and beautiful Estacada Lake. Beginning and experienced kayakers are welcome! Saturday evening includes a shared potluck meal, with NatureConnect NW supplying the main course (a build-your-own taco bar!). CLEAN AND SOBER EVENT!

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Join Us for the 10th Anniversary of Radical Joy for Hard Times Global Earth Exchange
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Join Us for the 10th Anniversary of Radical Joy for Hard Times Global Earth Exchange

Join our FREE Pacific NW Tradition of Earth-Honoring with Radical Joy for Hard Times. Gatherings are world wide for this special expression of love and care for the wounded places of loss and desecration that is our current experience.

Come and transform that grief into expressions of community, kinship, attention to the beauty and sacredness of the planet, even in difficult times. You will be in good company.

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Winter Explorations with the Seasons of the Moon - Winter Circle for Women
Jan
20
to Mar 20

Winter Explorations with the Seasons of the Moon - Winter Circle for Women

A brilliant dive into the dark beauty of winter and the creative mysteries of our lives with the moon and earth as our guides. This Winter Circle starts January 20th and meets four Sunday sessions of 3 hours each and for one Wednesday evening in Celebration. Join us as we track the phases of the Moon and enrich our lives in this seasonal community of the new year. Space for up to 12 women.

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2019 Epiphany Women's Retreat ~ Attending the Sacred
Jan
4
to Jan 6

2019 Epiphany Women's Retreat ~ Attending the Sacred

  • Heaven & Earth Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This annual women’s retreat is one of of deep reflection and renewal, honoring the time of dark, and ushering in the new light. It is a gathering of peers who are ready to step more fully into their powerful feminine wisdom and sovereignty. This is a retreat that invites willingness in welcoming the unknown, personal vulnerability and commitment to being uniquely you. It is a time of visions becoming real. 

In a intimate group of 10 women, we will fill our vessel of this time and opportunity with riches and wonders, gentleness and lovingkindness, fierceness and trust. Are you with us?

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Autumn Immersion at the Edge of the Waters:  Falling Into the World
Oct
4
to Oct 7

Autumn Immersion at the Edge of the Waters: Falling Into the World

  • Cape Disappointment Trail Ilwaco, WA, 98624 United States (map)
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Excursion #3 of KIN dives deeply into the magic of Washington's south coast.

What does it mean to hold it all? To intuit the interconnected relationship we have with the sea creatures outside of our vision and the land creatures familiar to us? And what of the stars and the galaxy that are constant and mostly unseen?

This immersion invites you to join with Nature at the deepest possible level: becoming it.

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True North Nature-Mentoring : An Autumn Equinox Weekend
Sep
22
to Sep 23

True North Nature-Mentoring : An Autumn Equinox Weekend

True North Nature-Mentoring is an intimate, introductory mentoring cadre of five women and men exploring and sharing together to empower our continuing life path.

This Autumn Equinox weekend is an initiatory introduction that asks you to locate your own true north through a mentoring and learning experience. You’ll take a deep dive, working and playing as you explore ways and reasons to navigate the challenges and hidden opportunities of your near future.

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KIN (Kinship in Nature): A 9-month Immersion Program for Women
Apr
12
to Nov 3

KIN (Kinship in Nature): A 9-month Immersion Program for Women

NCNW's 2018 Immersion Program, KIN, provides a web-like, integrated and whole program structure in a variety of evocative landscapes. Our areas of focus for each experience make nature connection available and real, with access to all the healing, restoration, and joy that is present when deeply connecting with the natural world.

The program is built to empower participants in discovering their hidden gifts and capacities, developing a grounded strength of being and robustness from which to be fully present and engaged in life on the planet. 

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FREE EVENT - Secrets of Nature Connection with KIN*
Mar
10
10:00 AM10:00

FREE EVENT - Secrets of Nature Connection with KIN*

  • East Larch Mountain Road Corbett, OR, 97019 United States (map)
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If you've been curious about what it's like to come to a NatureConnect event, come experience nature connection and kinship at this beautiful 350+ acre homestead in nearby Corbett, Oregon. You will meet others (human and otherwise), have fun, try something new, and be inspired to take your own connection with nature to a new level. 

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Winter Circle - A Weekly Wellspring
Jan
23
to Feb 27

Winter Circle - A Weekly Wellspring

Stories teach us how to live. They anchor our experiences and our relationships. They change us. They make sense and meaning of our past and create our future.

Gather with us in community to enhance and sustain our relationship to Nature over the season of dark nights through a deep exploration of the stories in which we live.  Together let us visit the wellspring of bountiful mystery and infinite flow. 

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Epiphany Women's Retreat - Mending & Tending Together in a Time of Ashes
Jan
5
to Jan 7

Epiphany Women's Retreat - Mending & Tending Together in a Time of Ashes

  • Hidden Lake Retreat Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our Annual Epiphany Retreat for Women opens a doorway to completing the year with quality time and attention as we begin to turn towards the new year and the challenges and gifts it offers. This year's program will be a reflection of 2017: unprecedented and extraordinary. 

Join us to prepare yourself and the path you will choose to travel in the days ahead.  

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Annual Winter Event - Gathering the Bones
Dec
17
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Winter Event - Gathering the Bones

Register soon for this annual community completion opportunity. Occurring on the New Moon, just before the deep time of Winter Solstice, we will use quiet, reflection, story, art, song and sharing as gateways into the tender pathways of our hearts. Always held in good company. 

Please plan to come dressed in layers, bring a warm blankie, your journal, a hot beverage cup, and herbs or small dry sticks for feeding the fire. A donation basket will be available if you wish to contribute to our work in restoration projects, or to the scholarship fund. This is a free gathering. 

 

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Happy Birthday NatureConnect NW!
Nov
30
6:30 PM18:30

Happy Birthday NatureConnect NW!

  • Caldera Public House at 6031 SE Stark Street Portland, OR USA (map)
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It's a party, and YOU are invited!  

We have reserved Caldera Public House, a cozy, comfy and convenient location near Mt. Tabor to share the evening with the NatureConnect Tribe and friends to celebrate NCNW's 2nd Birthday. We have a great celebration planned and we want you to be part of it!

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Autumn Escape!  Tracking the Wild
Nov
4
10:00 AM10:00

Autumn Escape! Tracking the Wild

Tracking is an ancient skill; it may be our oldest form of storytelling. Tracking reveals the hidden lives and movements of the creatures we long to see and understand. 

We will be in the wild along the Sandy River at Oxbow Park where nature offers forest, river, wildlife, and tracks of all kinds!  It's a treasure-chest of discovery! 

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Sisters of the Waters make Radical Joy for Hard Times, June 17 & 18
Jun
17
to Jun 18

Sisters of the Waters make Radical Joy for Hard Times, June 17 & 18

On this special Earth Exchange near Summer Solstice, we will turn our attention towards the waters and other places we love and bring gratitude and kindness to the wounds we see and feel. We witness what is lost, celebrate the beauty and use art and attention as we gift our thanks back to Earth's waters.

Join us for Saturday's Ceremony and Art from noon to dusk or continue on Sunday at our Rivers Honoring Camp. 

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High Spring Escape! Wildflowers in the Foothills
May
6
9:30 AM09:30

High Spring Escape! Wildflowers in the Foothills

Explore the floodplain of the Tualatin River Basin at its National Wildlife Preserve where we'll look for the protected Nelson's checker-mallow. Then on to White Oak Preserve, a 30-acre private preserve in the Newberg foothills. This lovingly stewarded land has distinct ecosystems and plentiful opportunities to enjoy all the signs of spring, including rare plants and butterflies.

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