One Wild Heart - Wolves and Wilderness Retreat

Westcliffe, CO, USA

Melissa Reed
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Sep 20 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25
One Wild Heart - Wolves and Wilderness Retreat
Westcliffe, CO, USA

Melissa Reed
  • Email address verified

Deposit: $150
Sep 20 - 22, 2019
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

Description: One Wild Heart intergenerational  Wolves and Wilderness Experience is a weekend community camping retreat  on the Autumn Equinox to ignite and nourish your heart of compassion.  During our time together at Mission: Wolf Sanctuary in the Wet Mountains  of southcentral Colorado we live as a pack, cultivating conscious  reciprocity with each other, the wolves, sanctuary staff, and our  wilderness home. At One Wild Heart we celebrate and share the medicine  of our belonging.

Date and Time: Arrive to  Westcliffe, CO at noon on Friday, September 20, 2019 for caravan to  Mission: Wolf. Our time together concludes at 2pm on Sunday, September  22, 2019. We will remain onsite throughout the duration of the retreat.


Location:  One Wild Heart takes place on wildlands near Mission: Wolf Sanctuary  located near the town of Westcliffe in southcentral Colorado. The drive  from Denver to the retreat site is approximately four hours. Denver  International Airport is our closest major airport. Parking on site for  our retreat is limited and we seek to minimize our carbon footprint so  carpooling is strongly encouraged. Driving directions and meeting  location will be provided to participants upon registration.

Youth, Adult, and All Ages Activities:
♥ Live and camp for 3 days and 2 nights in a remote and wild setting with others experienced and inexperienced with camping
♥ Experience embodied contact with wolves supported and supervised by sanctuary staff
♥ Dream walks and moving meditation
♥ Solo time for inner journey work or personal restoration
♥ Eco-stewardship
♥ Drum circle and soul sounding
♥ Unifying sacred fire ceremony
♥ Prayer, dance, and ritual to awaken compassion, connection, and drive
♥ Wolf ecology, wildlife tracking, and deep listening
♥ Howl with wolves
♥ Stargazing and night hikes

Meals: 6 Organic Meals. *Vegan and gluten-free options available.

Accommodations: Tent Camping

Outdoor Equipment Checklist and Gear Rental Form


$450 per person. Event price  includes six meals with gluten-free and vegan options available and a  $40 membership donation to the wolf sanctuary.
Ways to Save:
♥ $350 per person. Save $100 with Early Bird Registration. This discount ends July 16, 2019. Discount code: Early Bird
♥ $400 per person. Details: Register  to volunteer at a community service event near you prior to our event,  let us know about the project you chose, and save $50 on registration. Discount code: Volunteer
♥ Bring-a-friend and you each save $50. Bring two friends and save $100.
Partial work-trade scholarships may be available upon request.
Discounts may not be combined.

One Wild Heart Guides: Our  Wild Heart Revival facilitators have more than 30 combined years of  experience in wilderness guiding and collectively embody a diverse array  of wisdom and skills in nature-based therapies; spiritual mentoring;  ecology and applied conservation work; wilderness survival; yoga and  meditation; subtle body dynamics; wildlife tracking; and deep listening.

Melissa Reed-Eckert is founder of Wild Heart Revival and the visionary for both One Wild Heart and Women Rising Wild transformational retreats with wolves. She is a fourth generation healer  and wilderness guide. She has lived closely with wild canids since  childhood and has over 20 years experience as a wildlife biologist  specializing in studies of rare and endangered mammals. Melissa  is a seasoned tracker, medicine weaver, ritualist, and mystic with deep  and intimate ties to nature. Melissa is our fire tender and wild nature  spirit guide at One Wild Heart.

In 2019, Melissa will be joined by Ilyas El-Amin,  a spiritualist who expresses himself as an Islamic Mystic. He is a  father, husband, spiritual mentor, veteran, and social worker who has  dedicated his life to studying and embodying the teachings of ascended  masters. Through these studies he has learned to connect to the divine  nature existing within all of creation and to live in faith in humanity.  Ilyas’s mission as a bearer of light is to help others develop  awareness of their own divine nature or God Consciousness within. As a  social worker, Ilyas is helping underserved and marginalized individuals  and families experiencing homelessness to establish stability, support  and self-sufficiency in their lives. At One Wild Heart Ilyas will  support our conscious remembering and reconnection to the One Wild Heart  residing within All.

Mission: Wolf and One Wild Heart wolf ambassadors:  The 200 acre – and growing – Mission: Wolf sanctuary was created in  1986 and is currently home to thirty-four rescued wolves and wolf  hybrids including two gregarious senior ambassador wolves and three new  wolf pups. Each animal at Mission: Wolf embodies a unique character and  quality of medicine derived from it’s inspiring life journey. For those  who are ready and receptive, these animals have much to teach.
Learn more about Mission: Wolf and find out how you can help captive and wild wolves.

What’s included

  • 6 organic meals
    Vegetarian, Vegan, Omnivore, Gluten-Free Options available.
  • Sanctuary Memebership
    Registration includes a $40 memebership donation to Mission: Wolf with Wild Heart Revival

Your Organizer

Melissa Reed
Melissa Reed has lived closely with wild canids since childhood and is our visionary at Women Rising Wild. She is a wilderness guide with Wild Heart Revival and has more than 20 years experience as a wildlife ecologist. She is a mystic, master medicine weaver, and seasoned tracker with deep and intimate ties with nature. She is passionate about wilderness conservation and loves facilitating fun and transformational experiences for others in nature. For more information about Melissa visit: