INVITING ALL divine HEARTS, creative souls & light warriors

 

Join us for 3 ½ bliss filled days that will encourage you to re-connect to your wild wondrous self. Nestled on the northern shores of Lake Michigan you will fully unplug from technology, relax and immerse yourself in nature, daily-yoga, nourishing plant based meals, creative workshops, bonfires, dancing and so much more.

 July 7-10, 2019

at Lake Michigan in Glen Arbor, MI 

 

About

Wild Wondrous Women was founded by Jillian Speece as a vibrant community centered on encouraging women to live their best life.

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 Um yes please... this women's retreat is right up my alley! I want to be one of the 37 women who attend. Please give me all the deets.

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UNPLUG & RE-CONNECT

 

  It’s no secret that we live in a society of manic busyness. From the moment we wake up to the moment we go to bed we are running a race. Constantly racing to the top, racing to keep up, racing to look a certain way and have certain things. All of this leaves us feeling empty and wondering if this is it? When we loose ourselves to the race we find ourselves having all sorts of emotional and physical ailments.

Often times while we are in the race we are constantly taking care of others first and neglect ourselves which is harmful to our wellbeing. As the stress, frustration, depression, and anxiety build, in an honest attempt to feel better we consume everything. From the latest Netflix series to the newest fashion trends, we eat at the hippest brunch spots, buy the newest iPhone’s, and spend hours scrolling on social media.

  But where does this leave you, where does this leave us as a culture? It seems the more time we spend running the race the less time we have to fill our souls. When was the last time you completely unplugged, laid under the stars, danced barefoot, had a meaningful face to face conversation, reflected on life, cried, sang your favorite song at the top of our lungs or laughed so hard it hurt?

In our deepest, most sacred selves we sense that we’re missing something. These intangible soul-filling things bring us great happiness and assist us in becoming the grandest version of our greatest selves. True joy comes from being spiritually aligned with the divine, while setting aside time and space to feel gratitude and experience new adventures that enrich and fill our souls with light, love, and wonder.

If your feeling drawn to a digital-detox with empowering women then this retreat is for you.We have organized Wild Wondrous Women in an area of outstanding natural beauty where guests trade in there phones for mindfulness yoga, workshops, and quiet time as a way to re-connect and reset from your daily demands. 

 

 
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  connection

Wild Wondrous Women's Retreat was founded on the principle of giving you the time and space needed to unplug and re-connect to your mind, body, and soul. For three and a half days you will get to trade in your computer, cell phone, emails, instagram feed, and all of that busyness for pure, off the-grid-bliss. This simple act will free up soul-space and open the door for fun, connection, and divine feminine enlightenment to flood in. The greatest favor you can give yourself is to put away your phone and take in the magic of the land, good friends, and exciting new adventures.

The pillars of each day are founded on empowerment, mindfulness, simplicity, creativity, joy, and re-imagining the world in inspiring and meaningful ways. This is why we are offering a safe, sacred space for you filled with nourishing plant-based foods, yoga, creative-workshops, evening circles, and plenty of time for you to sunbathe, walk the beach, or take a magical hike on Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (which was recently named the number one most beautiful place in America by Good Morning America...pretty cool huh?).

 
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SOUL-SPACE

 

At this retreat, Wild Wondrous Women will be curating restorative yoga classes and life giving conversations on topics that matter most. Through an array of diverse workshops we will be able to explore how creativity allows us to contribute to the expansion of our greatest self. Throughout the retreat we will be focusing on the joy of living, how to more fully love and honor yourselves, and how to set empowering daily intentions in hopes of allowing healing and love to flow more easily. As women, it is important for us to detox, reclaim the divine feminine, and understand the interplay between the divine masculine and the divine feminine so that we can remember our true Wild Wondrous selves.

We are all about good-vibes only. Please note negativity, bullying, judgment, comparison, striving, and pride are not invited to this retreat. We encourage giving yourself permission to be kind and compassionate with yourself, and to do the best you can with whatever your working on at the moment. By bringing your authentic self to the retreat you will be better equipped to learn how to tend to your own needs first, to receive nourishing support, stay in tune with your natural rhythm and hear the wisdom of your wild and wondrous heart.

If you want to walk barefoot at the retreat then go for it, if you want to tell a funny joke or burst out into spontaneous song and dance then do it, if you need a good cry then let it flow. This weekend is about women coming together in a safe judgment-free, inclusive environment that feels good.  Our hope is that this retreat helps you remember what it is like to feel the divine feminine and a childlike wonder.

Anything is possible when we give ourselves the chance to let go. Come celebrate what it means to be alive and free. And always remember… wherever you are is exactly where you are supposed to be.

 

 
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 SAMPLE ITINERARY

 

Sunday, July 7th

3:30pm - 4:30pm: Check in! Arrive, unpack and unwind

 6:30pm - 7:00pm: Welcome Gathering
7:00pm - 8:30pm: Dinner
9:00pm: Fire Circle + Stargazing 

Monday, July 8th

7:30am: Coffee, tea and fruit available to help wake up your senses

 8am: Morning Practice Yoga / Guided Meditation
9am: Breakfast
10am - 12pm: Experiential Workshops + Activities for communing with your heart
12pm - 1pm: Lunch
1:30pm - 5:30pm: Workshops + Adventures!
6pm: Dinner
7:15pm: Evening Circle + S'mores

Tuesday, July 9th

7:30am: Coffee, tea and fruit available to help wake up your senses

 8am: Morning Practice Yoga / Guided Meditation
9am: Breakfast

10:00am-12pm: Morning Exploration + Free time
12pm - 1pm Lunch
1:00pm-5:30pm: Experiential activities, Workshops, Sessions + Hiking
6pm Dinner
8:30pm Sunset
9:00pm Fire Ceremony

Wednesday, July 10th

8:30am: Coffee, tea and fruit available to help wake up your senses

 9am: Morning Practice Yoga / Guided Meditation
10am: Brunch

12am: Relax time + Pack up
12pm: Check out!

 
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Sessions and Workshops

There is something for everyone at Wild Wondrous Women's retreat. Quiet time, fun, adventure, education, friendship and relaxation await you at our lakeside escape. Maybe you’ll spend the morning creating a masterpiece! Take a guided painting workshop, or try your hand at making Artisan Chocolate Truffles or a one of a kind natural dyed cloth.

Reflection more your thing? Breathe and relax during a yoga session or enjoy the peacefulness of the lake with a morning walk. Then maybe step into a vision board or guided journaling workshop.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Evenings at Wild Wondrous Women are filled with fire-circles, rituals, stargazing and more. Don’t worry if you want a quieter escape. There are several opportunities throughout the day to relax and reflect and each night is capped off with a cozy outdoor campfire on the waterfront. It’s the perfect place to unwind and chat with friends old and new. 

Sessions

Yoga, Chi-Qong, Mindfulness Meditation, Improve your Wellbeing, Moon Release Ritual

Workshops

Manifesting Miracles, I am a Wild Wondrous Women, Overcome Your Fears

Make + Create

Living Color a Vibrant Plant based Dye Workshop, Intuitive Painting, Artisan Chocolate* Essential-Oil Perfume and much more

be + Do

Eat Nourishing Plant Based Food, Walk along Sleeping Bear Dunes, Sing at the top of your lungs, Dance, Nature Bath, Stargaze, Make S'mores, laugh-hard...(really hard)

 

 
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ACCOMMODATIONS

The retreat will be held at the Leelanau School in Glen Arbor, Michigan. The lake is a sacred spot where expansive views and nature seem to shift everything as well as transform your internal prospective on life. Reconnect to your Wild and embody and create more of the Sacred in your life.

Lodging will be in the Kindle Dorms. Each room has two twin-beds with fresh bed sheets, a pillow, and blanket. Every room is equipped with a fan and windows that that open up the crisp northern air as there is no air-conditioning*, a towel, shared bathroom, shower and desk. 

All rooms are shared with a roommate (you can get a single occupancy room at an increased rate) Everything during the retreat is included: daily yoga, sessions, workshops all meals, lodging, art supplies, hiking excursions, rituals, quiet time and ceremonies.

The only thing not included is the 2hr "Artisan Chocolate Making Workshop." For an additional $30 you can sign-up and add this fun workshop to your retreat experience by selecting "Artisan Chocolate-Making Workshop with the Grocers Daughter" under the grab my spot tab. 

  

 
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COST and REGISTRATION

Pricing is per person. This retreat is for women ages 18 and up. All ages and movement levels are welcome.

Your all-inclusive retreat tuition includes:
*3 delicious, home-cooked vegetarian meals per day! Dietary needs accommodated upon request.
*3 nights of lodging at The Leelanau School
*All activities: yoga sessions, workshops, art supplies, hiking excursions and rituals

It does not include:

*Airfare
*Travel to and from retreat center 

You are also welcome to bring money for any time that you spend in downtown Glen Arbor

before and after the retreat (there's an amazing Cherry Republic store in town!)

Register now to reserve your spot

Early bird Registration FEE is $777

Prices increase by $200 on may 22

payment plans are available upon request