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
"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."
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.
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 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.
Join a COMMUNITY of fellow ADVENTURERS, WANDERERs & DREAMERS
“This retreat exceeded my wildest expectations...If you’re on a spiritual journey looking for a community and support this retreat is the perfect remedy.”
Musician - Graphic Designer
“It felt like the most sacred pause. This is not a “retreat” in which you escape life, but rather more deeply integrate, embody, and transform the perspective through which you view life.”
Communication Coach - Tarot Reader - Speech Therapist
“In a word TRANSFORMATIVE...
Absolutely fantastic and worth it 1000x over.”
Youth Mentor with Sacred Sons
"Wild Within has forever changed me and I look forward to every chance to reconnect with this community. "
“Wild Within led me through a soul-awakening experience that I will cherish always.”
"I cannot begin to say enough positive things about Wild Within...the experience itself is transformative.”
Shamanic Cacao Ceremony
Cedar Hot Tub, Cold Plunge & Sauna
300 acres of old growth forest
Guided Embodiment Practices
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.
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*
MEET THE TEAM
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.
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.