Fall 2024 Nature Connection Retreat
Wild Land, Wild Soul~
A sacred Nature Connection Retreat and Fall Equinox Celebration
Nourish your Wild Self and your Sacred Connection to Wild Nature
Guided by Deb Matlock, Spiritual Ecologist, and Nature-based Spiritual Life Coach with 25 years of experience supporting people’s deepening and sacred connection to wild nature.
September 19-22, 2024
4 PM, Thursday – 11 AM, Sunday, MDT
Steel Horse, The Colorado Retreat Co.
Villa Grove, Colorado
~Save $100! Early-bird registration open until March 1, 2024 unless retreat fills earlier~
Are you someone who is dedicated to your work and cares for those you love while often yearning for more time for yourself?
Do you feel the yearning deep in your soul for more time to relax and sink into the wild, natural world?
Is now the time your wild self is demanding your attention, beckoning to be seen and heard?
Spend an inspiring, engaged, and relaxing weekend in a deep connection to snow-capped mountains, a babbling mountain creek, and the vivid world of wildness.
Engage your wild soul as you honor your natural rhythms, chat with the birds, and feel the breeze move through your spirit.
Renew your sense of self, purpose, and connection to your true, wild life.
Join other passionate, earth-loving women for this intimate retreat at the base of the Rocky Mountains.
Together, we will explore our sacred connection to wild nature and our wild selves.
We will greet the morning sun as it peeks over the mountains, gaze at the Milky Way as the stars fill the night sky, and spend our days wandering, reflecting, resting, journaling, sharing, creating, communing with wild nature, and envisioning our plan to stay connected to our wild souls after the retreat concludes.
This retreat takes place at and in the beautiful wild lands of the Steel Horse, the flagship location of the Colorado Retreat Co. We will have 18 acres all to ourselves! No other groups will be on-site with us.
49130 County Rd LL56, Villa Grove, CO 81155
Our beautiful retreat site is approximately 3.5 hours from Denver International Airport and 2.5 hours from Colorado Springs Airport. Albuquerque, NM, is approximately 4.5 hours away.
You can watch a short video tour of our incredible retreat location here.
Meet Your Guide!
Deb Matlock grew up in the mountains of Colorado and is deeply committed to nurturing the connection between people, animals, earth, and spirit. She has spent 25 years as a professional environmental educator, naturalist, and spiritual life coach. Deb holds a Master of Arts in Environmental Education from Prescott College and is pursuing her doctoral degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England. Her research focus is integrating the more-than-human voice into nature connection work.
Deep time in connection with wild nature.
Relaxed days moving the rhythms of the wildland and our wild souls.
Time together with like-minded folks.
Communication and engagement with wild nature in your own unique ways.
Sacred nature connection journaling and reflection.
Wandering, meandering, and hiking with the land.
Numerous nature connection invitations you can explore, personalize, and make your own.
An opportunity to unplug from technology and reconnect with your wild self.
Morning bird song, evening stars, and group campfire time (weather permitting).
A private integration session after the retreat (phone or Zoom).
Delicious vegetarian meals and snacks (dietary restrictions can be accommodated).
Lots of time to relax, reconnect, and explore your very personal relationship with your wild self and wild nature.
Inspiration and personal practices you can take with you to continue your deep nature connection journey well beyond the retreat.
Who is this retreat for?
This retreat is for you if…
You are longing for some deep time in wild nature, in a supportive environment with like-minded folks, in a beautiful location in the Rocky Mountains.
You are a woman-identifying lover of wild nature.
You are comfortable at higher altitudes (approximately 8500 feet)
You spend so much of your time on behalf of others that you know in your soul you need some time to nourish yourself.
You love being outdoors in all kinds of weather.
What is not included:
Transportation to and from the retreat location in Villa Grove, Colorado.
Trip insurance (highly recommended)
Outdoor gear (a full supply list will be provided prior to the retreat)
Cost (all-inclusive food, lodging, activities):
Single Lodge Room, private bath: $1900
Double Lodge Room, private bath: $1600 per person (must register with a chosen roommate). This option includes one queen bed and one fold-out single bed.
Single Glamping Tent, bathroom available in nearby event barn: $1500 (We currently have one dome still available)
Double Glamping Tent, bathroom available in nearby event barn: $1200 per person (must register with a chosen roommate, one dome left)
To preserve the opportunity for deep connection with each other and the land, our group will be 6-16 people. No other groups will be on-site. We will have the whole place to ourselves!
A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required to hold your spot in this retreat. A payment plan will be set up when you register. You are welcome to pay your balance anytime; full payment is due by June 1, 2024. Full payment will be expected if you register after June 1, 2024. Before June 1, 2024, cancellations are refundable minus the $500 deposit. No cancellations after June 1, 2024, will be refunded or credited.
Please plan to attend the full retreat, as the experience is curated to include the full weekend. As such, no discount is available if you come late or leave early.
“I can’t emphasis enough how much I enjoyed the weekend. It was very special and came at exactly the right time for me. The location was not only beautiful and peaceful but it was soothing to my spirit. I think I could have sat in the Aspen Grove for days listening to the leaves carrying their message of calm to my soul. Our group was perfect, It will take awhile to process all the feelings that have come to me but I believe the most lasting that is in the forefront right now is gratitude.”
Wild Land, Wild Soul 2023 Retreat Participant
“This beautiful retreat soothed my soul and inspired me in so many ways. I definitely experience wild nature in a deeper way now!”