Roots + Remedies + Ritual
Fall Wise Woman Retreat
October 7-10, 2021
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.
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*
Twin Bed, Shared Room: $389.00
Private Room and Bath: SOLD OUT
Lodging for 2 nights
5 Meals and Refreshments
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!
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!
*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)
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
Clinical Herbalist, Tea Crafter, and
Owner of High Garden Tea
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
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.
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*
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.