To live or to lead in these changing times asks us to be ever wiser and ever braver when it comes to connection, community, and creativity in our daily lives. How can the skills and teachings of the natural world inform our diverse and often dangerous paths as we navigate towards the futures we are seeding? The Wildwood Path offers support for people and groups from all walks of life who are longing to integrate deeper connections with nature and culture into their efforts to live regeneratively and cultivate deep-seated and broad-reaching social change as individuals, families, teams, and communities.
What is the Wildwood Path?
Broadly, the Wildwood Path is a school created by and for a diverse crew of people who all share a desire to live abundantly and humbly while cultivating the skills and mentalities that we need in order to support ourselves, our communities, our species and all Life into a thriving future. Our programs and offerings spiral annually around a central learning circle for women and/or trans folks in which cohorts of committed members gather monthly for weekend sessions to learn ancient wilderness skills, develop naturalist practices, develop our mindsets around how we relate with and tend to the living world, and craft ceremonies to honor the important thresholds of life. This circle and the deep practice that it evokes informs our consulting, training, private mentoring, and workshop offerings, and all of our work is continually re-imagined in the changing context of our society. All of our offerings are supported by a disruptive and wise group of experienced mentors and elders who link this circle with the broader world of deep nature connection mentoring and social change. We are doing all this for the sake of liberation, and we have found that participation in any aspect of The Wildwood Path is a life-changing experience that gives folks from all walks of life the skills to feel at home within the abundance of the earth– and the confidence to weave these skills into their lives– even in the face of great duress– in order to contribute to regenerating healthy culture in support of a beautiful, livable world for all.
Join one of our long-term learning cohorts to deeply grow your “survival” skills and your regenerative thinking capabilities; work with us in a a consulting capacity to enliven the potential of your organization, business, or group through interweaving nature’s teachings into the design of your work; come to one of our workshops or events to grow your skills and connect with community; or work privately with our skilled mentors to create natural development plans and access resourcing for your unique journeys of transformation through nature connection. The wisdom of nature informs and inspires all of us if we just know how to look, listen, and learn from the wild. How can your path be one of reciprocity and beauty as you work within and walk throughout this Wildwood world?
Are you worried about yourself or your children being able to survive the uncertain future? And are you simultaneously questioning the narratives of lack, fear, division, and helplessness that characterize so much of the “survival” skills world?
Do you feel like there is a living, amazing, powerful energy at work in the land that you want to listen to and learn to tend?
Do you see a connection between Nature’s systems and the ways our human communities work– or don’t work– to uplift and regenerate our diverse world?
Are you longing to grow, connect, expand, and thrive? Are you willing to wrestle with your programming, your fears, your scarcities, and your frustrations in order to create relationship, justice, and hope across vast differences of culture, species, identity, and beyond?
Would you like to relate with the more-than-human world beyond patterns of extraction, exchange, and usage? Would you like to lean into regenerative ways of thinking, acting, and investing in this wild world?
Are you already in love with the living world and just want to find ways to let that love fill all your work, activism, family life, and inner landscapes with wisdom and beauty?
We’re glad you’ve found us.
We are so honored to have a home base on Wabanaki land, in Penobscot territory here in central “Maine”. Our offerings are led by the land here and you will see the cycles of these forests, gardens, rivers, oceans, and streets showing up in our designs. Our staff come from all across this continent and are based in urban, rural, and suburban zones. We hail from humid, dry, hot, cold, high, low, and everything in between!
Most workshops and in-person cohort sessions are based at our home, Paridae Grove in Unity, Maine. We also offer services around New England and beyond, and offer two all-online cohorts, occasional webinar workshops, and remote mentoring or consulting via phone and webinar by arrangement.
The Wildwood Path offers outdoor and web-based classes and workshops year round in order to support and encourage deep nature connection for all. Check our calendar or Facebook page for information about upcoming classes, or get in touch to set one up! You can also sign up for our mailing list to receive emails a few times a year with updates on our offerings and evolutions.
Our long term learning cohorts run every year from October through June with a summer break before resuming each fall with a changing constellation of members. When meeting in person, we gather from Friday afternoon through Sunday afternoon once per month.