Fri, 26 Apr|
Women's Rewilding Gathering
Time & Location
26 Apr 2024, 4:00 pm – 28 Apr 2024, 2:00 pm
Palm Grove, Palm Grove NSW 2258, Australia
About the Event
We are excited to be sharing our seasonal Womens Rewilding Gathering with whoever is feeling the call of the wild once again. These weekends are a beautiful opportunity to tap out of the mundane and tap into the wonder of the natural world.
Come and be empowered to feel confident in the bush through exploring new edges whilst being held by the land. You will experience a deeper connection with the land and develop relationships with the natural abundance all around you while getting in touch with your primal roots.
We will explore a range of earth skills and practises that drop us into our senses, allowing us to slow down into bush time and connect with one another in a safe and raw environment.
This Gathering is a 3-day campout in the wild embrace of lush rainforest held by 2 creeks meeting.
Over the weekend we will be exploring various nature connection practices and earth skills.
There is a potency learning & sharing these practical earth skills with women.
Something feels more comfortable in my body when I’m teaching a group of women fire by friction or skinning & butchering an animal.
There is a commonality we are share - being women - which creates a beautiful safe space to be vulnerable & go deep in.
A woman who attended our recent Women’s Rewilding Gathering shared that her prior experience learning fire by friction in a group consisting of all humans was very different, she found her self pulling back and letting the enthusiastic strong guys do the work. Whereas she shared at the Women’s Gathering learning hand drill, she was able to fully immerse in the skill & be supported by fellow women. I love this feedback because it affirms this trajectory of sharing these physical skills with in womens spaces.
Something that we emphasise on whenever teaching these skills is that the way we teach them is very different to a survivalist mentality. Coming from a more feminine approach of relationship building, connection to land and recognising the body being part of the land. This is not a new way of being at all. In fact it’s really primal.
Our land based ancestors shared this deeper relationship of connection with ecology rather than conquering or being seperate.
So these skills are not just practical skills that empower you in the bush, they’re a way of living with nature as a part of nature. They’re a way of getting to know your local ecology in a loving & intimate way. They’re a way of rooting yourself into your ecology so the plants & animals become allies rather than strangers. They’re a way of belonging to the land. A way of being human.
- Guided bushwalks
- Wild Foods and Medicines walk
- Bird Language
- Natural string making
- Fire by friction workshop
- Talk on Ancestral Skills (honouring the whole animal, traditional tanning methods)
- Nature connection practises include barefoot walking, silence in nature, and sit spots.
- Fireside songs, meals and sharing
- Natural Movement
The weekend will be a balance between learning skills and delving into deep connection to the earth and ourselves.
As women, I think we can all agree that a special energy arises when we gather together, a relaxing of the nervous system as we indulge in the oxytocin around us and within us. So this is an opportunity to nurture yourself and gift yourself that time of nourishment that is so lacking in a woman's life in the modern world whilst simultaneously empowering your wild woman through learning hands on skills of the earth.
All levels of experience welcome, go as deep as you like with each activity.
This is an off-grid camping gathering. There are no indoor kitchen facilities or electricty. We will have a camp kitchen set up with a gas stove for tea and coffee. We encourage you to bring an eski and your own little camp kitchen set up to make breakfast and lunch more easeful for you.
Whole food dinners will be provided both days, please bring your own snacks/breakfast/lunch. Contact us with any special allergies or dietaries. We encourage each participant to bring food that doesn't have to be refrigerated.
This is a camping gathering BYO Tent or Van, with plenty of flat space for setting up close by or nestled in the Gums.
Early Bird: $350 until January 31st.
If you would like to organise a payment plan, get in touch.
We want to be all inclusive so no one misses out.
Ages 15 & above. Babes in arms welcome.
Eva Angophora-Founder of Wild Beings.
This will be my 3rd year of facilitating Womens Rewilding Gatherings & each time we create that space I fall more in-love with sharing these practical earth-skills in a space of just women.
I spent much of the last 5 years living outdoors practising various earth skills and sculpting a life based around wild living. My Passion is to share a more connected wholesome culture and provide spaces where people can connect with the Old Ways and incorporate more of these healthy habits into lifestyle choices. In a world that is so estranged from it's wild roots, I see the immense value these earth based ways of being have on individuals. I also mentor and co-run Wild Village Camps with Wildcraft Australia where the focus is to share these land-based skills and practices with children and adults. Im an ancestral skills enthusiast, deeply in awe of the ancient crafts and skills of our ancestors and most definitely an apprentice to the old ways.
Location Private property within Ourimbah state Forest There is no phone reception on the property (just the way we like it!) although if needed you can drive 15 minutes up the road to reception. We will send out a pin drop of the location and some directions.
We acknowledge the Land that we gather on is Sacred Aboriginal land that has been Home for thousands of years to the Original People living in harmony with the ecosystem. We wish to honour & respect the knowledge & spirituality of this land-based Culture.
We are very excited to be sharing what we love with other women in a stunning location
Come and join us!
For further enquires contact Eva 0431086000 or email email@example.com
Single Ticket$400.00+$10.00 service fee
EARLY BIRD Ticket
Available until January 31st$350.00+$8.75 service fee