The Oregon Experience.


Journey to an ancient, old growth forest on the Molalla river for a 5 day/4 night all inclusive retreat to awaken your connection to self, community & mystery.

May 4 - May 8, 2023


There is an innate longing to connect with our true nature.

"Once we have tasted wildness, we begin to hunger for a food long denied us, and the more we eat of it the more we will awaken."
-Stephen Buhner

Surrounded by 300 acres of primordial wilderness we will gather to remember our place in the more-than-human world. We'll explore the regenerative medicine that exists within authentic community, shamanic ritual, embodiment practices and communion with nature.

We will eat nourishing, delicious food, commune with the river and forest outside our doorstep and participate in deep, powerful practices to awaken the wildness that lies within.

the invitation

Crossing the threshold into Spring.

Join us in the lush, rain forest of the Pacific Northwest where we'll entrain our hearts with the pulsing heart of Nature. We'll take this time to intentionally pause from the busyness and routine of our daily lives and deepen our connection to the mystery within ourselves, each other and this beautiful land.

Where will we be staying?

Trout Creek Wilderness Lodge

Trout Creek Wilderness Lodge is hidden away in an old-growth rain forest where Bear, Salmon and Eagle call home and the creek meets the Molalla River.

Lodging options include tucked away cabins overlooking the creek, futuristic smart dwellings ("Jupes"), bell tents, and custom built tiny homes. All participants will have access to the beautiful communal lodge with dining and outdoor areas, a fire pit, showers, a stunning wood deck overlooking the river, a newly built cedar bath house next to the river with cedar hot tub, cold plunge claw foot tub and sauna, a river beach, a pristine swimming hole where the creek flows into the river and the salmon breed, and of course, wild forest trails right out your front door.


What to expect

Somatic Release Breathwork

Shamanic Cacao Ceremony

Cedar Hot Tub, Cold Plunge & Sauna

Yoga & Meditation
Forest trails outside your doorstep

300 acres of old growth forest

Ecstatic Dance

Guided Embodiment Practices

Food Workshop

Sound Healing


Join us for 5 powerful days of nourishment for body, heart and soul: delicious food, authentic community, embodiment, ritual surrounded by the gurgling creek, crystal clear waters of the Molalla River surrounded by 300 acres of lush rain forest.

NEW THIS YEAR: Hearth Medicine & Food Alchemy workshop w/ Julie-Roxane

This is a free add-on but there is very limited space. If you are interested in joining our very own french chef in the kitchen please add this option to your cart to reserve your spot.

All-Inclusive Retreat

Cost includes: 3 meals per day, lodging, facilitated workshops/group activities and full access to the retreat center.

(Transportation is not included)

$1,700 - $2,500

*15% discount off the above rates if you choose to share a bed as a couple or with a friend*


Alasdair Plambeck


Alasdair is a wilderness guide, a certified holographic sound practitioner, a Cacao & Kambo practitioner, a student of Amazonian shamanism and a husband. He co-hosts the FAR OUT podcast and has walked in mountain wildernesses all over the world. He co-founded Wild Within with Kelly to share his deep love for all things wild and to be of service to the healing of ourselves, our communities and our planet. 

Kelly Ann Margerum


Kelly is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, yoga teacher, community facilitator and Somatic Breathwork facilitator. Her path continues to be a journey of merging a background in western medicine alongside her wanderlust and desire to know herself in this world. She created Wild Within alongside Alasdair as a meeting place for other adventurers, leaders and seekers that share a desire for self understanding and connection.

Julie-Roxane Krikorian


Julie-Roxane is a French born medicine woman, chef, spiritual midwife and ceremonialist focused on supporting thriving Life. She works with Mindful Nourishment, Sound Healing, Kambo & Cacao as well as other Plant Medicines and currently serves as a retreat facilitator, private chef, community organizer and mentor & guide. After traveling the world for years, she now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband Alasdair, where she finds joy in the slowness and sweetness of Life.

Krista Hagman

Krista is enamored with the human-body experience, and has devoted her life to the profound mystery of embodiment and communion with the Divine. She is a body nerd, fascia-fanatic, nature lover, yoga teacher trainer, dancer, and bodyworker.

Additionally, she shares the power of energy medicine as a practitioner of Holographic Sound Healing Practitioner, and a Kambo Master Practitioner and Trainer. Her approach integrates ancient and modern wisdom and shamanic techniques to captivate the mind and nurture the heart.

Her facilitation style creates space for creativity, rhythmic living, improvisation, and curiosity. She believes the human experience is meant to be expressive, wild, playful, and steeped in reverence. Her greatest wish is that we all may have the courage to sing and dance together for the highest benefit of all beings.

Testimonials from Oregon 2022