Meet your guide…
Christy grew up in Midwest farm country. The oldest daughter in a big, beautiful family, she learned well what was expected of her and followed suit. Hard work, music training, homemaking and care for others, young and old, were the focuses of her young life. In the spaces between, her time was in the gardens, reading, soaking up any available sunshine, walking the creek, or taking long bike rides on country roads. She spent her early adulthood studying opera and German, as an au pair in Austria, teaching English in Prague and teaching music and performing while enjoying small-town life in the Midwest between adventures while becoming a mother. She chose to home school her 4 children, living on hobby farm-with goats, chickens and ducks, a multitude of barn cats and Molly, a German Shepherd mix. These years provided a lot of time for chasing “squirrels”, exploring every avenue of curiosity that arose with her children. Then, going back to school at 42, she found that with her interests in religion, the spirit, and the natural world came a constant flow of energy. She has now founded and directs a music school at her local YMCA and has finished a B.S. in Environmental Studies and Religious Studies. She looks forward to a Masters in Divinity, focusing on Eco-theology and how human's relationship with the earth can be healed by an evolving theology. As a certified Forest Therapy Guide, and owner of Wild Communion, she has found herself in the forests of the world, falling in love at every turn. In those forests she found her voice, her commitments to herself and the world, and her love, strengthened. The curious girl from the Midwest has seen the work of the Divine in so many places and finds great joy in being a guide to those ready for this work and its rewards.
Elohee Retreat - 4 Mirrors to the Soul Retreat with Wild Communion
Jun 07, 2021 | 04:00 P.M. - 09:00 P.M.
251 Elohee Dr, Sautee Nacoochee, GA 30571, USANOTE: This retreat is from June 7th - 11th In 4 Mirrors to the Soul, we explore the 4 ways we learn about ourselves throughout our lives. We will do self-reflective journaling, artwork, and spend a large quantity of time in the out-of-doors with invitations to interact with the Earth. This retreat is focused on the ways we see ourselves; from the mirrors of self, our close family and friends, our communities and ideologies, and the Earth herself. Time spent within each of these will help to do the work of revealing our Selves. That core Self will show us where we will can stand firm in our strengths, be honest about our needs, and love ourselves into emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness. We hope that as you depart, you will take the skill of listening and looking into each of these mirrors and they will guide you into a deeper knowing and feeling of being You.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center
Aug 17, 2021 | 05:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Crestone Mountain Zen Center, East Dreamway, Crestone, Colorado 81131, USANOTE: This retreat is from August 17-21, 2021. Start time is 5 pm on the 17th. This is 2021's ONLY Encountering the Wild Divine retreat. We are excited to have you join us. Our week will be relaxed, but with intention. Nature-based embodiment practices, a book talk by Victoria, some time learning about Buddhism, and plenty of time on the land will be on the schedule. Crestone is a really special place and the land is welcoming to all seekers. We cannot wait to share this time and space with you! More information can be found here: https://www.wildcommunion.org/encountering-the-wild-divine.html
Oct 19, 2021 | 05:00 P.M. - 08:00 P.M.
109 River Birch Ln, Hawley, PA 18428, USAWe will meet on Monday and settle in for some time on the land and time for discussions. We hope to have you come and join us as we discuss the reflections we receive from the world around us and within us. We have so much to explore and learn together.