Reverence in the Cave-Womb of the Dreaming Earth

Susanna Raeven
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Oct 23 - 25, 2020
Group size: 10 - 14
Reverence in the Cave-Womb of the Dreaming Earth
Berne, NY

Susanna Raeven
  • Facebook verified
22 reviews

Oct 23 - 25, 2020
Group size: 10 - 14

About this trip




As the days grow darker and the nights longer, hibernation into dreams, images, and revelation call us. Entering the realms of our dream maker allows us to know ourselves in deeper ways, to dance with our muse, to face our shadow. Being vulnerable calls for courage. In dreamtime we engage with the facets of ourselves that are hidden deep below. We call them forth from the darkness of the dream cave into the light of consciousness.

Soul speaks through images, and every dream is an embodied invitation to our unfolding soul story. The inner wilds of dreams, the outer wilderness of the world, and our bodies are three of our most potent guides.

The Earth is dreaming through us; the inner and outer wildernesses are interwoven. Dream may arise from the “World Dream,” offering us a glimpse of the desires of the world so we may “act in the world, on behalf of the world". 

Our dreams can guide us to take the actions that matter most for ourselves and the world. When listening to our dreams is married to acting on behalf of life on Earth, we bring together of our visionary and revolutionary natures.

Let us gestate in the womb of the Earth's mystery and profound power as we pay reverence to the teachings of our dreams.

In this weekend dream and yoga immersion, we will courageously and deeply listen while wandering in the soul’s mysterious domain, submitting ourselves to its atmospheres, landscapes, and characters. We will be in ceremony and conversation with the animate natural world and call on the work with dream plants.

Our mornings will be spend in a wild yoga practice as a prayer, connecting our inner landscape with the elements and spirits of the surrounding land of Raven Crest.

A shift in consciousness and radical transformation are possible for ourselves and our world.

Rebecca Wildbear, M.S.

Rebecca is a river and soul guide, compassionately helping people tune in to the mysteries that live within the wild Earth community, Dreamtime, and their own wild Nature. She gently ushers people to the underground river of their greater story, so they may surrender to their soul’s deepest longing and embrace their sacred gifts, live a life of creative service, and rediscover their deep belonging to the Earth community. A therapist and wilderness guide since 1997, Rebecca utilizes her training and experience with yoga, meditation, Hakomi, and somatic psychotherapy to support individuals in discovering and manifesting their soul gifts. She also leads Animas programs and is on the faculty of Nosara Yoga Institute in Costa Rica. Rebecca is the creator of Wild Yoga™, a sacred way of breathing and moving, aligned with Earth and Soul.

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 and cultures. 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 a ceremonial musician and passionate didgeridoo player.

What’s included

• Delicious meals of delicious vegetarian meals. Please bring your own lunches.

• Beautiful accommodations

• All classes and workshops, yoga, sound bath, guided meditation, dream plants

• Train/bus station pickup from Albany if needed

(please let us know how you are planning to come to the farm so we can organize ride shares and pickups) 


Your non-refundable $200 deposit will reserve your spot. 

Available Packages

Shared Room

The peaceful and beautifully decorated Mullein House offers shared rooms with two or three single beds with shared bathrooms. 

The Mullein House also has double rooms with full and queen size shared beds to share for friends and couples with shared bathrooms. 

The heated temple offers comfortable floor sleeping spaces.

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

Deposit: $200
Single Room

The secluded cabin offers beautiful single rooms with shared bathroom. 

Deposit: $200

Your Organizer

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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