Roots + Remedies + Ritual

Fall Wise Woman Retreat

October 7-10, 2021

Mentone, AL

The Midsouth Women's Herbal Team brings you this immersive way to honor the changing of seasons, reconnect through meaningful rituals, and learn about autumn’s roots and herbs - all while surrounding yourself with an empowering community of nature lovers and wise women. Join us for a transformative weekend of wisdom sharing, community, and ceremony, sure to nourish your mind, body, and spirit!

 

Learn to make your own Fall Remedies, sample creative dishes at our Foraged Feast and Frolic, and learn about root and herbal medicine. For those interested in learning to craft their own seasonal rituals, there will be activities designed to deepen your understanding of ceremony and connection with nature.

Retreat Overview

Some classes and activities are part of the weekend program, and some are exclusive to the Thursday Arrival "Ritual Package". Be sure to review the schedule for details.

 

Savor the season with fall recipes and herbal remedies

Get to know Autumn roots and herbs with workshops and Classes

 

Connect deeply to yourself through ceremony and reflection

 

Indulge your wild side with Kundalini Dancing and Drumming

 

Experience our first-ever Foraged Feast and Frolic

 

Savor the Fall weather and relax under a canopy of colorful leaves

 

Meet new friends and enjoy a restorative weekend with other women

Registration and Packages

Come for the weekend and enjoy herbal medicine workshops, yoga, delicious meals, special circles, and time to soak in the fall weather with friends. Add the Thursday Arrival "Ritual Package" for an immersive experience to learn about crafting rituals, ceremony, and seasonal magic. Our Thursday Arrival participants will also enjoy some festive, witchy extras such as a themed "Black Hat Breakfast" and early access to the Gift Mini-Market.

*Please read the detailed retreat schedule to see what classes and activities are exclusive to the Thursday Arrival Package*

WEEKEND REGISTRATION
Twin Bed, Shared Room: $389.00
Private Room and Bath:
SOLD OUT

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Lodging for 2 nights
5 Meals and Refreshments
Weekend Program
Weekend Mini-Market
Parking

THURSDAY ARRIVAL
"RITUAL PACKAGE"

Cost: $99.00

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Thursday Night Lodging
3 Additional Meals
Immersive Ritual Program
Early Mini-Market Access
Festive "witchy" extras

​Payment and Deposit

We offer the option of registering with a $100 deposit to save your spot. 

Deposits are non-refundable.

Balances are due by September 1, 2021.

Cancellations made on or before September 1, 2021 are subject to a $100 cancellation fee.

No refunds will be available after September 1, 2021, however your registration can be transferred.

In the event that a balance is not paid by the deadline, the deposit will be lost. 

Work Exchange (W.E.) Opportunities

Receive a $150 credit towards registration in exchange for 8 hours of service. To apply, click the link below and fill out the application form. Forms are typically reviewed within 3 businesses days. Upon approval, you will have 10 days to register with a deposit before the position is released. These fill quickly!

Schedule

Subject to updates and changes

RITUAL IMMERSION PROGRAM (THURSDAY ARRIVAL)

Witch Crafts & Creativity Studio

Crafting Your Own Rituals Circle

Wise Woman Within Ceremony: A Plant Spirit Experience with Rosemary, Burdock, and Mugwort

Remedy Making as Ritual and Fire Cider Make-and-Take Workshop

Mini-Market Preview and Early Access

Themed Black Hat Breakfast: Witch Hats encouraged!

WEEKEND PROGRAM
*Check in starts Friday at 1:00pm*

Root Medicine and Healing Traditions Workshops

Rites of Autumn Ceremony: Finding Grounding, Healing, and Nourishment with Herbal and Flower Essences

The Craft of Tea Blending Workshop

Root & Tree Walkabout

Belly Dancing and Kundalini Yoga

The Ancient Practice of Steaming for Whole-Woman Wellness

Wildcrafting a Smoke Blessing Bundle Make-and-Take Workshop

Foraged Feast and Frolic (Music, Drum Circle, Dancing, and more)

Gift Mini-Market

Retreat Presenters and Teachers

More coming soon!

Leslie Williams, RH (AHG) 
Registered Herbalist, Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference Elder, and the Owner of both The Ordinary Herbalist and Quiet Gardening

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Leah Larabell
Clinical Herbalist, Tea Crafter, and 
Owner of High Garden Tea

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Michelle Rigling, M.Sc.
Ceremonialist, Transpersonal Counselor, and Founder of The Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference

Stephanie Chance, RYT
Registered Yoga Teacher, Pilates Instructor, MSWHC Leadership Team Member

Tracy Hilliard, LMT, RN
Owner of Belly Body Wholeness, Women's Health Educator

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Amanda Neufeld
Community Herbalist, Belly Dance Instructor

Location, Lodging, and Meals

Our retreat will take place at Camp Skyline in Mentone, AL. The property features a historic lodge, summer camp facilities, a mountain creek running through the property, and plenty of nature to soak in. Our menu will include lots of herbs and seasonal foods. Our Foraged Feast and Frolic on Saturday night will offer an abundance of creative culinary dishes and seasonal foods. We will be able to accommodate vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free diets, as long as these requests are made during registration. 

Venue Photos

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Group Lodge/Shared Room Lodging (above photos)

Shared-Room lodging includes a bottom bunk, in-suite bathroom and showers, access to decks with rocking chairs, and a small community kitchen for personal beverages and snacks.

*We will not be filling every bed in each room, in an effort to give everyone extra space*

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Riverside Historic Inn/Private Room Lodging (above photos)

Private Rooms include a small bedroom with twin beds, in-suite bathroom and shower, access to front porch with rocking chairs, and closer access to the dining room and fire circle. Many of our activities and group events will be held at Riverside.

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