September Book Club with the Wild Within

26 reviews
Sep 1 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25
September Book Club with the Wild Within
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26 reviews

Sep 1 - 18, 2021
Group size: 1 - 25

About this trip

We will be reading Robin Wall Kimmerer's

        Braiding Sweetgrass: 

       Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants

Two Virtual Meetings:

2PM EST - 3:45PM EST

Saturday, September 4

Saturday, September 18

"Braiding Sweetgrass is a book to focus the eyes, open the heart  and stretch the imagination about our appropriate relationships within  the natural world. Hundreds of thousands of readers have turned to  Kimmerer’s words over the decades since the book’s first publication,  finding these tender, poetic, and respectful words, rooted in soil and  tradition, intended to teach and celebrate. This is a storyteller’s  book; we do well to listen and take the guidance to heart. As Kimmerer  tells us, “We have to put our hands in the earth to make ourselves whole  again."



It is always free to join us but we do have options to donate to our scholarship fund. This fund is used to support those that want to attend our trips/courses/workshops who need financial aid.

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26 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.


Kambo was genuinely inspiring. Alasdair and Julie-Roxanne are incredible facilitators and guide you through the experience with immense love, care, and compassion so that you always feel safe. There are no other facilitators that I trust more than Alasdair and Julie-Roxanne.
By Kyle S for Kambo in Guatemala on 13 Jan, 2022
This retreat was fantastic. For my first time being out of the country, it was the perfect experience to guide me into international travel gently. I have met the most incredible people and made the best connections during this trip. The location was picture perfect, and the food was delicious. Alasdair and Kelly have such a way of welcoming you in with open arms and providing you with the best experiences ever while on their retreats. This retreat was the perfect way to start the new year with a fresh slate. From the geologist-guided hike and local cooking class to the New Year's Eve ecstatic dance party, there's no other retreat I would've wanted to be on during this time!
By Kyle S for Guatemala New Years Retreat on 13 Jan, 2022
I and my husband had wonderful experience during our trip to Guatemala with Wild Within. It was a journey thru our Souls. I would love to go on more trips organized by Wild Within.
By APUSHA P for Guatemala New Years Retreat on 08 Jan, 2022
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
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