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.
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 nearby spot! 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.
Just past the mid-point to summer, and under a dark moon,
this is the place to open all the senses and pores to the power
of seasonal changes in the land.
More than camping, not quite a quest, this is designed for those who are attending the sacred and communicating with kin of another kind.
Come experience the fullness of May’s gifts of nature connection and kinship at a hidden gem: the less-traveled meadows of wild Camas in this lovely park. 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.
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!).
Sinking deeply into the rounded, soft, feminine hills of the sacred Methow Valley, a small group of intrepid souls will come together to dance, sing, watch the brilliant stars, wander, connect, share, and be awed by beauty. Moving in poetry and mystery, we will explore the sacred within ourselves and the living beings that surround us on this planet.
For five days and four nights, we are fed.
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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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.
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.
Excursion #2 of KIN takes us to the peaceful and majestic forests of Mt. Adams.
Join NatureConnect NW in making Beauty for Earth in the Tillamook State Forest. All are welcome at this FREE event!
Meet at Four County Trailhead to Steam Donkey Loop, about 50 miles west on Highway 26 where you can join with other ordinary folks like us, share the day, our stories, and make radical joy together in these heart-hard times.
Excursion #1 of KIN finds us in crisp and pristine high desert along Oregon's Crooked River.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
FULL WITH WAIT LIST
Nature Connect NW returns to its favorite Eagle's Nest location along this special stretch of the Wild & Scenic Crooked River.
Click for more details, camp and event information. You can join the wait list because plans do have a way of changing!
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.
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.
What could be better than combining habitat restoration with making nature art! We'll plant milkweed grown for us by Gayla Jay, and special Guest Barbara Mickey will provide instruction and practice making pine needle baskets.
Immerse yourself in the beauty, history, and stories of She Who Watches, as well as other petroglyphs and pictographs. Guided by NatureConnect NW's Found Judy Todd, this special event is a feast for the senses and the imagination.
How does a tree hugging, nature-loving, activist grandmother celebrate the entry into her 8th decade? Come join us for Scout's 70th Birthday and find out for yourself! We promise there will never be a dull moment, and we'll have something fun for everyone.
The return of the light marks a unique and momentary time each year. We like to spend ours at the edge of the great sea, where imagination, dreams, fluidity and timelessness can visit us most easily. What a year we will be closing! What future calls us and how will we respond? Epiphany lends clues and suggestions like no other time can. Embracing the darkness as it greets the light, we find responses in our body and spirit, our words and deeds, that can surprise us.
Our retreat base will be near Neskowin. The Salmon River and estuary, the Pacific Ocean and sandy shore, Cascade Head with tales of salmon and fire will greet and hold us. Other companions may include sea lions, eagles, river otters, sea birds, cedar trees, mosses and lichens, deer, and elk.
This special, annual women-only retreat brings together Judy Todd, founder & inherent naturalist & Amanda Zabel, soul guide in dream and grief work. Together they vow to create a container of depth, magic and nature experience and connection unlike any other.
By request, we are also offering optional pre and post retreat mentoring, guiding and conversations to deepen your experience, and for far away travelers, to extend your time and make it especially valuable. Register now to assure a place as this retreat is limited. For details and to register, contact Judy Todd, 503-260-4995 or email Judy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join this special time of story, celebration, witness and wonder as we discern the patterns and connections of our year's journey as we begin to close the 2016 year. Time for every voice to be heard and each story to be told that reveals our truest self, sometimes directly, often by reflection from the voice of another. This event held in very good company.
Light snacks, warm fire and new friends and connections. Donations will be accepted, never required. Location TBD. To assist in planning contact Judy Todd 503-260-4995