March Book Club with the Wild Within

23 reviews
Mar 6 - Apr 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20
March Book Club with the Wild Within
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23 reviews

Mar 6 - Apr 11, 2021
Group size: 1 - 20

About this trip

We will be reading Brene Brown's 

     Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.

"True belonging doesn't require us to change who we are. It requires us to be who we are." Social scientist Brene Brown, PhD, LMSW, has sparked a global conversation about the experiences that bring meaning to our lives--experiences of courage, vulnerability, love, belonging, shame, and empathy. In Braving the Wilderness, Brown redefines what it means to truly belong in an age of increased polarization. With her trademark mix of research, storytelling, and honesty, Brown will again change the cultural conversation while mapping a clear path to true belonging.

Two Virtual Meetings: March 21 & April 11

4pm - 6pm EST.

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23 reviews
We believe the greatest adventure of all is in living our one wild life—the life that is entirely our own and has been waiting for us since we were born. Wild Within was founded to help you step into that life. We support those on this journey through retreats, gatherings, courses and workshops. We draw upon the healing and transformative power of community, the wilderness, the journey and a wide range of ancient traditions and modern teachings to aid those who hear the call of the Wild Within.


If I had only one chance to see Yosemite National Park in my lifetime, the experience I had with The Wild Within would be the only one I'd need to satisfy my yearning for adventure. The whole time I felt like I was immersed in a story - a novel that was written by someone or something else and I was a character with an arc and a role throughout the entirety of the trek. Kelly and Alasdair are masterful at creating space for deep self-exploration, with "noble silences", breathwork, meditation exercises, as well as introspective thought prompts each day. Even though I decided to take most of my own backpacking gear, everything was supplied by Wild Within including the most delicious backcountry meals I've had to date (prepared by the lovely Julie Roxanne <3). While it is true that the landscape, the views, and the terrain does a lot of the work for the leaders, it takes a tremendous amount of time, research, and reconnaissance to develop and execute an excursion of this degree - and it was executed to impeccable standards. From Starting at Tuolumne Meadows to sleeping beneath the sheer granite faces of Wildcat Point to making "Turtle Valley" our little family home for 36+ hours, the route was perfect. It offered something for everyone - the novice, the thrill-seeker (approaching Clouds Rest), and the tree hugger (sleeping amongst the majestic Ponderosa Pines) alike. I have zero regrets about my decision to join The Wild Within on this incredible journey they've crafted. I can only wait now until the opportunity to be able to do something more challenging, deeper, and even more rewarding next time. Thank you Kelly, Alasdair, Julie Roxanne, Lou, and our Turtle Valley Family for opening my soul to such a loving and fulfilling experience.
By Devin C for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 11 Oct, 2021
Always a stimulating read and conversation with the Wild Within leadership and participants. Although each book can stand alone on its merits, the connection between previous books emerges as we gain a better understanding of ourselves and the world around us. A very welcoming and accepting crowd shows up consistently and restores the beauty of reading and talking our way into deeper understandings. Everyone is honored and invited to freely share with skilled monitoring to assure all voices are heard. I highly recommend this group if you are looking for deeper ways to connect and grow.
By Thomas W for September Book Club with the Wild Within on 28 Sep, 2021
Trekking through Yosemite was absolutely incredible! It was my very first time camping, hiking for more than a couple of hours, swimming in some of the most enchanting bodies of water all while meeting some of the most wonderful people I'll treasure for the rest of my days. And the food!! my gosh!! From the Thai noodles, to the apple crisp, rice and beans...all so delicious and made in minutes with a little water and heat. This experience opened me up to do and feel so much more than I had in a long time, I'm so grateful to Kelly and Alasdair for making it happen. If you're looking to expand your horizons, build community and challenge yourself to cherish nature in a truly unique way -- this trip is for you! Thank you for everything Yosemite fam, missing you!
By Karla E for YOSEMITE 2021: Group B on 10 Sep, 2021
I experienced many different emotions on my Yosemite trip. Looking back, I consider myself incredibly lucky to have experienced it, and I know it will be a clear and cherished memory I will have for the rest of my life. The trip entails a 6-7 day trek though the backwoods of Yosemite (on trails). The first and last days are in well-traveled areas, but while in the backwoods you rarely see other hikers. The trip is physically challenging. We covered over 40 miles in 6 days. If you go on the trip, prepare accordingly. The trip covers a wide variety of landscapes--forests, both lush and burnt, hill sides, mountain tops, valleys, lakes, etc. Self-reflection is embedded throughout trip, which was my favorite part. The trip has ample opportunities for social interaction, but it is not forced. Finally, Alasdair and Kelly are true professionals, and they put an incredible amount of work into ensuring the trip is a success. Overall, I'm incredible happy I decided to go on this trip.
By Mike B for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 03 Sep, 2021
It was simply amazing!! It is almost hard to even put into words, because it is one of those trips that each moment (step) was just as great as the last. Yosemite was beautiful and set the scene. However, The Wild Within crew is what elevated the experience into not only an adventure but also a spiritual adventure. Our entire group and everything in-between felt amazingly curated. It was monumental and life changing. I want to take all the trips with them haha!
By Jordan S for YOSEMITE 2021: Group A on 31 Aug, 2021
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