September 18-20, 2020 near Asheville, NC

The WildWoman Experience is a profound women’s retreat rooted in elemental initiations designed to activate your WILD essence and nourish your soul. Sisters, we invite you to join us as we sing, dance, drum, breathe, laugh, love, share food and tell stories immersed in the emerald forest, majestic mountains and healing waters of western North Carolina.*

*We also offer WildWoman in Paradise at gorgeous locations around the world. The next WildWoman in Paradise takes place March 28-April 4, 2020 near Cancun, Mexico.

with Laura Wolf and Melanie Lighthouser

Are you ready to:

ACTIVATE your WILD feminine essence

COMMUNE with Mother Earth

LOVE your feminine form

RELEASE centuries of conditioning

RECEIVE the nourishment of Sisterhood

LIVE as the embodiment of the Divine Feminine that you are

The WildWoman is alive in all of us! It’s time to reawaken her Spirit.

Whether pressed underground or fully expressed in our lives, the WildWoman will not be denied. She demands our attention through anxiety, depression, exhaustion, illness, drama and addictions if she cannot get our attention any other way. We need her vitality, her feral juiciness, her instinctual knowing, her disregard for bullshit and her creative receptivity in order thrive.

Playful, wily, uncontrollable, unpredictable: if we do not allow spontaneity, playfulness and joy into our lives, the WildWoman will turn things topsy turvy.

Juicy, sensual and embodied: The WildWoman celebrates her sexuality. She is the embodiment of the Divine Feminine on Earth. She adores and adorns her own body with reverence and delight. She does not desecrate her vessel with those who do not treat her well. She does not settle for crumbs of comfort. She enjoys her body on her own terms. She knows her worth and waits for what she wants. She is whole unto herself and fully available for love and communion.

Energized and full of vitality: The WildWoman cares for herself in such a way that she feels nourished, replenished, inspired and ready for action. She knows when to rest and does not give herself a hard time about it. She trusts her own innate rhythms and seasons.

Listens to the Spirits of the Earth and the Stars: The WildWoman lives in deep communion and sacred reciprocity with Mother Earth. She listens to the trees, the rivers, the stones, the wind and all of the creature teachers. She recognizes the signs being sent to her in every moment. She remembers that we are all star dust and shines her own Light out into the world as a beacon to those who are ready to wake up.

Free from cultural conditioning: The WildWoman chooses her actions each day from the wisdom and guidance of her own soul, not the timelines or expectations of anyone or anything outside of herself. She trusts her intuitive knowing and she’s not afraid to say “I don’t have a f…ing clue!” She knows that she will know when she knows. There is no rush. She’s right on time.

Unafraid of her wild, vast, feminine power: The WildWoman says “YES” to her YES and she honors her NO. She does not make herself small to make others comfortable. She does not waste her precious time, energy or attention on people or situations that are not in alignment with who she really is. She uses her power and her fierce, loving presence to create the new world, one breath at a time.

Inhabits her Wholeness: The WildWoman embraces her Light and Dark, her strength and vulnerability, her Maiden and Mother, her Witch and Warrioress, her Sexuality and Sovereignity, her Emotions and her Brilliance, her Sensitivity and her Knowing, her Love and her Fears, her Grief and her Anger.

Lives from Abundance: The WildWoman knows no lack. She makes requests and asks for what she wants from a place of calm co-creation rather than from desperation or demanding. If the answer is “No,” she will be OK. There are lots of other options available for her.

Trusts herself: The WildWoman feels safe within herself because she knows how to BE WITH whatever arises within her – rather than numbing, reacting, distracting, acting out, or seeking someone else to soothe her uncomfortable feelings. As long as we look to others to make us safe we will never feel safe. It is only through the practice of becoming a safe space for ourselves that we are able to offer safety to the world.

Supported by Community: In owning her wholeness, the WildWoman magnetizes a tribe of people who can meet her. As long as we are in resistance, repression, denial or shame of any part of ourselves we will resist our partners, our friends, our children and the opportunities that life offers us.

The magic of the WildWoman is alive in YOU!

Come play with us!

Your Guides:

Laura Wolf & Melanie Lighthouser

Laura Wolf is a Shamanic Soccer Mom and Priestess to the Wild Feminine. Founder of Shaman’s Heart Sanctuary, Turn On Your Feminine Magic and the WildWoman Experience, Laura loves to support women in coming home to our amazing bodies, activating our delicious Shakti life force energy, loving ourselves unconditionally, owning our infinite creative power and living as ecstatic expressions of the Feminine Divine. www.laurawolf.com

Melanie Lighthouser is an “Igniter of Transformation,” someone who helps others to break out of their perceived stories of limitation. As a transformational coach, yoga teacher, massage therapist, creator of Transformational Breathwork, and founder of Be Free Healing, Melanie offers a sacred space to dive in, clear out the old programming, rediscover your magic, and find MORE OF YOU! “How would your world be different if you truly allowed yourself to BE FREE?” www.befreehealing.com


Elemental Initiations:

Activate your WILD essence and nourish your inner Divine Feminine as we sing, dance, drum, breathe, laugh, love, share food and tell stories immersed in the emerald forest, majestic mountains and healing waters of western North Carolina.

EARTH: Root Down

Commune with the fertile Earth

Meet the WildWoman within

Activate your Wild essence.

AIR: Expand

Clear away stories that no longer serve you,

Access your multi-dimensional wisdom

Open to your highest visions.

FIRE: Ignite

Move through your fears

Unleash your passion

Claim your infinite creative power.

WATER: Rebirth

Allow the magical waters of western North Carolina

To refresh, renew and re-invigorate

Your body, heart and spirit.


LOCATION: Sacred Mountain Waters

Sacred Mountain Waters Retreat and Sanctuary is an enchanted property 40 minutes north of Asheville, NC, nestled in a mountain valley where two rivers meet. Surrounded by two miles of pristine rivers and forest, wild mountains and abundant meadows, it features a wood fired hot tub, inferred cedar sauna and ample spaces for camping, hiking, celebrating.


We will primarily be tent camping for the WildWoman Experience.* You will need to bring your own tent, sleeping bag and any additional camping gear you desire for your comfort.

*There are a few beds in the house that are strictly reserved for our elders or women who physically cannot camp. There is an additional fee to reserve a bed.


Healthy, delicious meals will be provided by our wonderful caterer from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch. Please let us know about your food sensitivities when you register. The meal plan is included in your registration fee for the weekend. Omnivore and vegetarian options will both be available as part of the meal plan.

Physical Fitness

During the WildWoman Experience, we do several hikes that may last anywhere from an hour to a few hours. The hikes this year are not terribly steep but we do need to be very aware of our footing. We climb around in the rivers and waterfalls and we bathe in the river using all natural body products that won’t hurt the river. We have several able bodied women on staff and also participants who are happy to assist you with the hikes and waterfalls.

Your safety is our priority. If hiking and waterfalls are way beyond your physical abilities at this time, please contact us prior to registering to discuss whether this is the best weekend for you. We also do lots of activities at base camp. If you choose not to go on a hike, you would be welcome to relax at base camp and enjoy the hot tub and sauna. If you choose not to climb into a waterfall, you could still enjoy the water by soaking your feet at the edge of the river.


Dates & Times

Orientation Call: We will have an Orientation call about a week prior to the event.

Opening Circle begins at 4 pm on Friday, September 18, 2020. Opening Circle is followed by dinner and then our first initiation. We require that you arrive between 2 pm – 3 pm so that you can visit the sign-in desk, get oriented to the land, set up your tent and be ready for opening circle at 4 pm.

Closing Circle will be complete on Sunday, September 20 by 4 pm.

Airports: The event venue is about 40 minutes north of the Asheville Regional Airport. Relatively close airports include: Greenville-Spartanburg Airport about 90 minutes from the venue; Charlotte airport about a 2.5 hour drive to the venue. Specific address and directions will be given upon registration.


Registration Fee: $695 includes all the teachings, ceremonies and initiations, camping on the land, and meals from Friday dinner through Sunday lunch.

Early Bird Discount: Save $100 if you register by May 1st, 2020.

Bed in the house: There are a few beds in the house strictly reserved for women who physically cannot camp. There is an additional fee of $100 to reserve a bed.

Registration for WildWoman 2020 is now open. We fill up quickly. Please email us if you have any questions.

To Register: Use the PayPal link below to submit your payment. Once we have received your payment, you will receive an email from us with a registration form that you must fill out and send back to. Your registration will not be complete until we receive your Registration Form.


WildWoman images and videography by the amazing Anna Norwood.