What we're about

Take one part psychology, one part spirituality, one part creativity, and one part adventure, mix them together in the natural beauty of the Rocky Mountains, and you have the recipe for the Wild Spirits. Are you someone who is passionate about adventure and personal growth? Who craves both internal and external exploration? Who likes to have fun and build authentic connections? If so this group might be for you.

We will be leading meetups that combine these elements, bringing fellow Wild Spirits together to adventure together, grow together, and make memories together. Examples of potential meetups include (but are certainly not limited to): medicine walks, dream groups, full moon hikes, shamanic journeys, drum circles, creative writing circles, camping trips, and a variety of retreats and workshops. Come join us as we explore the human condition in the great outdoors.

Upcoming events (4)

Wild Home: A Sensuous Journey of the Soul

Silver City

$325.00

The 'Wild Home: A Sensuous Journey of the Soul' is 4-days of camping, healing, adventure, and trekking into the beautiful Gila Wilderness. The journey will beckon you to listen to your body, to connect deeply with your intuition, and to find strength in the support and nurturance of nature. This is your opportunity to journey into the heart of one of the last wild lands in North America. __________________ What is a Sensuous Journey of the Soul? This is a journey back home to our centers, through the sensual, wild, and nurturing embrace of Lover Earth. This is an invitation to feel more deeply alive. Gaia Surya and Danielle Petersen of Wild Soul Living will be guiding the group into a tactile dialogue with the wilderness within us and around us. The voluptuous brazen Earth is always here to help us remember our wholeness. All we have to do is allow nature’s beauty and fierceness to affect awaken us to this truth. This retreat is an exploration of how to live an ecstatically meaningful life, in deep sensual connection with ourselves and all of our relations. __________________ Is this adventure for you? This work is intensely intimate and necessitates a willingness to look within, to let go of your habitual way of being, and to allow your body to play and unfold in its own way. Are you craving the space to let go and be dazzled by life? Sensual nourishment and wild potency pull us out of our stuck places and invite us into a reverent relationship with ourselves. Your facilitators and fellow participants will be here to walk with you into the unknown, reflect your truths to you, help you explore your intuitions and boundaries, and invite you to play and rest. This weekend is about: Celebrating the landscape of Lover Earth Getting to know ourselves as part of the Earth Regaining trust in our capacity to FEEL our own innateness, primal body Getting down and intimate with the rivers, canyons, mountains, plants, and animals...including the animals within us Letting ourselves be held, supported, and nourished Playing, resting, grieving, being challenged, and feeling at home in our skins Allowing conversations with nature to open us to new paradigms of connectedness and magic Cultivating sensitivity to our intuitive animal bodies __________________ During this weekend retreat: You will be given space to play and rest, and will be offered simple potent tools: Practices to deepen your intuitive connection with nature Yoga, animal play, and dance to help us honor our inner rhythms Earthing as a way to bring in harmony and aliveness Partner and small-group exercises to help us reflect and support each other Self-nurturing, eco-sensual pleasure, and sensory explorations Journeys into rivers, canyons, streams, secluded hot springs, mountains, caves, and more Sound, energy, and soul work Embodiment practices and rituals to nourish your sense of aliveness and ease you back to your innate center of power ________________________ During this weekend retreat: 5 essential practices for a deeper connection with mother earth Earthing as a way to resource our bodies to bring in harmony and aliveness Rhythms of Life: an exploration of honoring our inner rhythms through yoga, animal play, and dance Self-nurturing, sensual and sensory exploration experiences and exercises Journey into rivers, canyons, streams, secluded hot springs, mountains, caves, and more Embodiment practices to awaken more fully to your true nature Practices and rituals to nourish your sensual nature and to ease you back to your innate center of power ________________________ Included: 3 nights/4 days camping Teaching, group facilitation Certified Wilderness First Responder on staff Wilderness Guides available to help carry your pack limited availability) Consultation for gear and supplies Two pre or post private coaching sessions, one from Gaia and one from Danielle ($300 value) Camping and hot springs Not included: Transportation and food

Reclaim your Wild Essence Retreat (sold out)

Jemez Springs

$325.00

A 4 day / 3-night Camping Trip July 23 - 26, 2020 *Limited to only 11 women This is our FOURTH year offering this POWERFUL and LIFE TRANSFORMATIVE camping retreat for women. This is an intimate journey of self-discovery to RECLAIM your WILD ESSENCE Do you have a desire to UNLEASH your WILD WOMEN and RECONNECT with your PRIMORDIAL SELF Have you felt STUCK and looking for adventure? Magical things do happen when women gather. Will you join us? Are you ready? Facilitated by Danielle Petersen, Wild Soul Living and Gina Garris, Come Play with Gina. __________________________ Event Details: This retreat is a unique experience giving permission to really notice, honor, liberate and integrate life energies that have been caught up and deeply entangled in old experiences, emotions, and beliefs. We provide an opportunity for women to become conscious of our own inner roots and access your core radiance not only to yourself but this vast symbiotic relationship that lives and breathes around you. This journey connects you to the innate wildness, your primordial self to be the erotic bliss goddess that YOU are. When we are in the wild, some primordial elemental part of us awakens to this truth to the idea we are in communion with life that moves all around us. Price includes two trained facilitators, hot springs, waterfall excursion, cave ceremony, jade egg, customized journal, and other fun surprises. This retreat is appropriate for camping beginners and outdoor adventurers enthusiasts. No camping experience required. You must be able to hike a leisure 3 miles. You will be responsible for your gear, food, and water. A full camping list will be supplied upon registration. If you are concerned about the necessary equipment prior to registration, please don't hesitate to call[masked]. We do have some tents and gear to be used for a nominal fee, that would include all set-up and takedown if interested *limited space available. Sign-up early to secure your spot. __________________________ Event Logistics: We will meet in Jemez Springs where you will be taken deep into the woods to a private, secluded spot to set-up your tent. It is here that your inner and outer worlds meet to discover your true natured essence mirrored in the earth’s wild beauty. Your days will be filled with adventures to hot springs, caves, waterfalls, drumming, and so much more. It is in nature where we become conscious, awake and alive again. In nature we are able to go deeper to the energies that we feel within our own bodies, living organisms (trees, animals, other humans), and earth energies (air, water, fire) presence can be felt on the energetic level but one that is personal to us. __________________________ Does it stir something inside of you? Are you curious? ____________________________ Brief Overview of Schedule: We will meet in Jemez, NM which is 1 hour west of Albuquerque and about 6 hours south of Denver. We will close the circle on Sunday by 2:00 p.m. Day one: Set-up tents at a secluded campsite at 2:00 pm. Opening ceremony and ritual. Setting intentions and connection. Day two: Pack a lunch for a full day of nature exploration! You will be taken on a 3-mile journey into nature and guided through various embodiment practices. We will be traveling to a remote mountaintop hot springs in which we will guide through a water ceremony. This day is designed to be intense, powerful, healing, releasing, and transformative. To conclude the day activities, we celebrate our animal skin with an evening fire ceremony. Day three: A reflective day in which we will walk along a river bed to the waterfall. This is a short 1 miles hike. Your own personal photoshoot in nature. Followed by a dip in the Giggling Springs hot springs. Day four: Closing ceremony.

Relating in the Wilderness: Wild Intimacy

Medicine Bow

$195.00

Are you tired of superficial or "surface" relationships and crave more, more MEANINGFUL and INTIMATE connections? Nature has been around longer than we have and is actually quite intelligent. Let nature bring you back to your heart and into gratitude and intimacy with the living world. In this relationship with the natural world, we will practice WILD INTIMACY with all things. ___________________ Have you bypassed living for merely existing? Join Danielle Petersen, Wild Soul LIving on a unique 3 day/2-night soul guided and nature-inspired camping and trekking trip in the Medicine Bow Wilderness during peak wildflower season. This adventure is designed to support YOU to explore the answers you have buried, obscured, concealed or hidden. Wild Soul Living’s nature retreats open up space in your life to allow for change, an opportunity to connect with your own nature. Danielle Petersen, Wild Soul Living will provide the tools and techniques to empower you to find those answers within yourself. ___________________ On this unique soul guided backcountry experience, you will learn wilderness skills, develop authentic relating and guided in breath, meditation, yoga, and movement to new ways of relating and being in this world. You will leave this experience forever changed and renewed. This nature experience is for you if you want to… Create aliveness and connection in every interaction and relationship in your life. Show up and expand your capacity to touch, move, inspire, and awaken others. Experience the vitality from being REAL instead of letting fear direct your life. Step over your own edge to see who and what is waiting for you on the other side. Danielle’s mission is to guide people to very deep places - creating unforgettable moments to connect with the deeper parts of you. ___________________ What you will get? This weekend is about re-discovering how to authentically offer yourself to all of those whom we encounter and interact with. Learn Authentic Relating and Games for more connection and intimacy. Enjoy embodiment practices such as yoga, dance breath, social & relational meditations. Learn dynamic and communal practices, tantric rituals, shamanic ceremonies that mirror and reflect one another. Opportunities to discuss and explore what really makes you unique in this world. Day trips will be filled with exploration, adventure, play, hiking, alpine lakes, abundant wildflowers, and hot springs. _________________ What is WILD INTIMACY? Wild Intimacy is a mindset and practice in which you will be given tools and techniques to illuminate your understanding that merge the physical and energy body within the universe of you(self) enhancing all relationships. Intimacy requires taking risks. Going beyond comfort level. Many fear intimacy as though the 'other' might find out that there is truly something wrong with me, that we aren’t loveable. Wild Intimacy is an opportunity to be thrown back in time when you once decided that being close was too scary, The practice of wild intimacy is an opportunity to be a child again, but this time with the power of an adult. Rediscover that it is ok to have feelings, needs, wants, and desires and speak them out loud to another person. Wild Intimacy allows you to more fully take your place in your relationships rather than adapting to what is there. And in doing so, you reclaim the precious parts of yourself. _________________ Included: 2 nights/3 days camping Teaching, group facilitation, and individual attention from Danielle Certified Wilderness First Responder on staff Consultation for gear and supplies (ask me about gear available for rent/borrow) Camping and hot springs Not included: Transportation, camping gear and food

Reclaim your Wild Essence Retreat

Jemez Springs

$425.00

So good we are doing it TWICE this year in 2020. A 4 day / 3-night Camping Trip July 23 - 26, 2020 *Limited to only 10 women This is our FOURTH year offering this POWERFUL and LIFE TRANSFORMATIVE camping retreat for women. This is an intimate journey of self-discovery to RECLAIM your WILD ESSENCE Do you have a desire to UNLEASH your WILD WOMEN and RECONNECT with your PRIMORDIAL SELF Have you felt STUCK and looking for adventure? Magical things do happen when women gather. Will you join us? Are you ready? Facilitated by Danielle Petersen, Wild Soul Living and Gina Garris, Come Play with Gina. __________________________ Event Details: This retreat is a unique experience giving permission to really notice, honor, liberate and integrate life energies that have been caught up and deeply entangled in old experiences, emotions, and beliefs. We provide an opportunity for women to become conscious of our own inner roots and access your core radiance not only to yourself but this vast symbiotic relationship that lives and breathes around you. This journey connects you to the innate wildness, your primordial self to be the erotic bliss goddess that YOU are. When we are in the wild, some primordial elemental part of us awakens to this truth to the idea we are in communion with life that moves all around us. Price includes two trained facilitators, hot springs, waterfall excursion, cave ceremony, jade egg, customized journal, and other fun surprises. This retreat is appropriate for camping beginners and outdoor adventurers enthusiasts. No camping experience required. You must be able to hike a leisure 3 miles. You will be responsible for your gear, food, and water. A full camping list will be supplied upon registration. If you are concerned about the necessary equipment prior to registration, please don't hesitate to call[masked]. We do have some tents and gear to be used for a nominal fee, that would include all set-up and takedown if interested *limited space available. Sign-up early to secure your spot. __________________________ Event Logistics: We will meet in Jemez Springs where you will be taken deep into the woods to a private, secluded spot to set-up your tent. It is here that your inner and outer worlds meet to discover your true natured essence mirrored in the earth’s wild beauty. Your days will be filled with adventures to hot springs, caves, waterfalls, drumming, and so much more. It is in nature where we become conscious, awake and alive again. In nature we are able to go deeper to the energies that we feel within our own bodies, living organisms (trees, animals, other humans), and earth energies (air, water, fire) presence can be felt on the energetic level but one that is personal to us. __________________________ Does it stir something inside of you? Are you curious? ____________________________ Brief Overview of Schedule: We will meet in Jemez, NM which is 1 hour west of Albuquerque and about 6 hours south of Denver. We will close the circle on Sunday by 2:00 p.m. Day one: Set-up tents at a secluded campsite at 2:00 pm. Opening ceremony and ritual. Setting intentions and connection. Day two: Pack a lunch for a full day of nature exploration! You will be taken on a 3-mile journey into nature and guided through various embodiment practices. We will be traveling to a remote mountaintop hot springs in which we will guide through a water ceremony. This day is designed to be intense, powerful, healing, releasing, and transformative. To conclude the day activities, we celebrate our animal skin with an evening fire ceremony. Day three: A reflective day in which we will walk along a river bed to the waterfall. This is a short 1 miles hike. Your own personal photoshoot in nature. Followed by a dip in the Giggling Springs hot springs. Day four: Closing ceremony.

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