Submitted by: Gather Green

Gather Green, a local women-powered sustainable event planning company, is hosting a women-led rewilding retreat, Women of the Woods, September 20-22 at Camp Singing Wind, in Toledo, WA. Over 250 women from the Pacific Northwest will attend to celebrate sustainability, nature, natural healing, art, and community building. All presentations and vendors are women-led.

Lyla June and Bibi McGill are headlining the event. Lyla June is a nationally and internationally renowned public speaker, poet, hip-hop artist and acoustic singer-songwriter of Diné (Navajo) and Tsétsêhéstâhese (Cheyenne) lineages. Her music and message centers around intergenerational and inter-ethnic healing, as well as an articulation of Indigenous Philosophy.

Bibi McGill is a DJ, producer, musician, and yoga instructor from Portland, Oregon. Bibi served as Beyonce’s lead guitarist and musical director for almost a decade, leading the ten-piece all-female band that literally rocked the world.

Many skilled and engaging women will be presenting at Women of the Woods in the tracks of art, healing, sustainability, and connection with nature. A land blessing will be performed by the Cowlitz Tribe and an equinox celebration will be held Saturday evening. Music, yoga, and hiking with goats will also be a part of the retreat.

Camping for the weekend retreat will be held onsite at Camp Singing Wind, an ex-Campfire Girl camp with over 180 acres of natural beauty.

Tickets are available on a sliding scale basis. More information about the retreat can be found at www.gathergreenevents.com. Vendors, sponsors, and musicians are still being accepted for this event and can contact Gather Green through their website, Facebook page, or Instagram.

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