Reverence in the Cave Womb of the Dreaming Earth

22 reviews
Sep 27 - 29, 2024
Group size: 10 - 14
Reverence in the Cave Womb of the Dreaming Earth
Berne, NY

22 reviews

Sep 27 - 29, 2024
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip


with Rebecca Wildbear & Susanna Raeven

Join us for a weekend of yoga and dreaming in the enchanting Maple-Basswood forest. We’ll gestate in the Earth's mystery and cherish the night world’s power. We’ll courageously submit ourselves to the atmospheres, landscapes, and characters of our dreams and wander in the mysterious terrain of our souls. We’ll engage in ceremonies and conversations with the animate world and call on medicinal dream plants like mugwort to strengthen us. We’ll begin each day with a Wild Yoga asana practice as a prayer, connecting our inner landscape with the spirits of the surrounding land of Raven Crest. 

A core soul image that came through my dreams is a cave womb under a wise mother tree, inviting me to descend into the dark and explore what arises in my wild imagination. When we commune with the underground heart of the world, our inner wilderness interweaves with the outer wilderness. The Earth dreams through us, offering powerful visions to connect us with life’s mysteries and help us better understand ourselves and the world. Imaginal waters spring from the depths and give us authentic power to care for the Earth and guide us in transforming ourselves and our world.

Restore your body, heart, and soul during this Wild yoga immersion. Nurture yourself in a gentle vinyasa-yoga practice that welcomes all levels, Dance with your muse, embrace your shadow, and receive a glimpse of your mythic soul. Listen to the divine whisper in your sleep, bringing what is hidden into the light of consciousness. Steep in the enigmatic images of your dreams and deepen your relationship with the Earth through your time in the primordial beauty of the ancient Helderberg Mountains.

Rebecca Wildbear, MS, LPC, E-RYT 500:

Rebecca is the author of Wild Yoga: A Practice of Initiation, Veneration & Advocacy for the Earth. She is the creator of a yoga practice called Wild Yoga, which empowers individuals to tune in to the mysteries that live within the Earth community, dreams, and their wild nature so they can live a life of creative service. She has been a wilderness and soul guide for decades and has extensive somatic psychotherapy and dreamwork training. She has led Wild Yoga™ programs since 2007 and is a Senior guide at Animas Valley Institute. Rebecca often guides with her canine muse-beloved, Xander, who is a guide to love, joy, presence, and play. Visit Rebecca online at and watch her TedX talk on The Visionary Power of Dreams and Nature

Susanna Raeven Susanna is a community herbalist, medicinal herb grower and owner of Raven Crest Botanicals. Susanna holds in her heart a deep connection to the natural world. She lives and breathes with the plants in her gardens and studies Earth centered spiritual practices. Her prayers are for the Earth and all her children. While practicing herbalism Susanna calls on the wisdom of healing master plants from the Amazon. She offers herbal consultations, leads plant walks, is a guest teacher at Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism and hosts retreats at Raven Crest. She is also a ceremonial musician and passionate didgeridoo player.

What’s included

• Delicious vegetarian meals

• Beautiful accommodations

• All classes and workshops, wild yoga with sound bath, guided meditations, dream plants


Your non-refundable deposit will reserve your spot. 

Available Packages

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Deposit: $300
Double Room (shared bed)
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The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House offers Double Rooms for couples or friends. 

Deposit: $350
Shared Room
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The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House offers shared rooms with two or three twin beds with shared bathrooms.

Please let us know who you want to share a room with in the" Note to Organizer" section during checkout. 

Deposit: $375
Single Room
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The secluded and charming cabin offers two beautiful single rooms with shared bathroom. 

Deposit: $450

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Susanna Raeven
22 reviews
Susanna Raeven is an herbalist and founder of Raven Crest Botanicals, an herbal apothecary and medicinal herb farm in upstate NY. Susanna loves to sing to the plants, listen to their deep wisdom and connect people, place and plants for healing. She guides herb walks, teaches herbalism and leads retreats. Susanna is also a member of the Tribe of Love, singer, songwriter and musician whose focus lies in ceremonial music and sacred instruments. Her songs are inspired by landscapes, animals, plants and the essence of places in nature.


Susanna and Samuel created a beautiful herbal retreat. The food was delicious, the accommodations were very comfortable and beautiful. I opted to stay in the single room home, which is off the grid, with a beautiful front porch and it's own little pond and dock to meditate on or do a little yoga. The sound of frogs at night was lovely. No detail was spared in this retreat and it was a very healing and lovely experience. Would absolutely go again!
By Tymberly C for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Jul 19, 2023
This was another magical, educational, renewing, soul and mind nourishing experience. Everything was perfect! Learning about the plant wisdom, the accommodations, the food was delicious, the morning and evening gatherings around the fire, the medicine making, digging the roots... Thank you Susanna, Maryn and Sam for sharing your knowledge so generously!
By Petrina P for ROOTS, SONG, PRAYER & BREATH :: Healing Herbs and Voices on Oct 20, 2022
I fell in love with this place from the first time! The atmosphere, energy, organization, people, knowledge are all at the highest level!
By olga y for ROOTS, SONG, PRAYER & BREATH :: Healing Herbs and Voices on Oct 14, 2022
It was a magical and memorable weekend, truly soul healing. We were lucky with the dry and sunny wether and were able to be outdoors all the time. Being immersed in a beautiful lush nature and so many medicinal plants, bird songs and great people left me uplifted and inspired. I learned tons from Susanna and Sam who shared not only their knowledge but also themselves as we sat together during the meals and the evening fire so selflessly. All the structures and accommodations were esthetically gorgeous and very comfortable. I loved that for all the designs, inside and outside, only natural materials were used. Thank you for creating this incredible experience!
By Petrina P for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Aug 23, 2022
This is a magical and unforgettable place! I learned a lot more than I expected! Lovely people, delicious food, comfortable environment! I will definitely go back there again!
By olga y for OUR GREEN RELATIONS :: A Soul Healing Weekend with Plants on Jul 26, 2022
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