Autumn in The Adirondacks: Sept 28th-30th



This Autumn retreat will explore new ways of being present in life. Join us to create, reflect, explore and restore as we move into this new season. Surrounded by the Adirondack mountains as they come alive with color, you’ll explore your understanding in relationship with spirit, wildness and place. Each day will include movement, meditation and plant medicine practices to deepen connection to your body and the body of the earth. 


Your Experience Includes:

Daily Movement & Meditation Practice •  Creative Exploration with Soulcollage
Wildcrafting & Holistic Herbalism Practice  • Animals of the Adirondack Wildlife Refuge
Daily Hikes in the Wilderness •  Free Time to Reflect & Explore
Local, Organic & Vegetarian Meals • Sharing in Supportive Community

A private home in Jay NY
110 acres in the Adirondack Mountains
(address given upon registration)

Friday, September 28th 3pm – Sunday, September 30th 3pm

Primitive camping
(bring your own tent, mat and sleeping bag)



Vanessa Chakour is the founder of Sacred Warrior whose mission is to deepen relationship with ourselves and the environment. An herbalist, artist, activist, meditation teacher, former competitive boxer and trainer, Vanessa’s teachings are a dynamic blend of her vast personal experiences over the last two decades. Her unique approach is rooted in the belief that healing happens through re-awakening an intuitive connection to ourselves, the natural world and our own “inner-wild.”

Vanessa works as matchmaker between participants and nature, inspiring personal relationships with the plants and animals around us. These intimate understandings create eco-defenders and Sacred Warriors, impassioned to defend our planet and home, so necessary at this time. She accomplishes this through curating embodied experiences in her workshops, herbal apprenticeships, and retreats in partnership with wildlife organizations.

A fierce defender and advocate of the land, Vanessa embodies the practices she teaches. She has spearheaded collaborative land-based education programs to inspire ecological awareness and land stewardship for the benefit of the earth and all species. Vanessa teaches ongoing Herbalism Courses and workshops in NYC and throughout the northeast, and runs Rewilding Retreats in New York, Costa Rica and Scotland.


Marci Wenn believes in the healing power of relationships between all sentient beings and with the land. A Clinical Social Worker who loves nature, art, yoga and dance, Marci hopes to inspire in others a desire to cultivate and deepen their innate inner wild through experiences and activities utilizing Soulcollage, eco art and movement. Her passion is in assisting people to show up boldly and creatively in their own lives and to take that passion into the larger world.

Marci is the creator of Yoga with the Wolves at the Wildlife Refuge in the Adirondacks. Her passion for all things wild especially wolves has given her the opportunity to offer support, education and a commitment to do what she can to help these and other wonderful, special creatures. She is a Soulcollage Facilitator, a Sacred Art and Yoga teacher as well as a student of Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés. Through Dr. Estés teachings she is learning to facilitate “Women Who Run With The Wolves” experiential groups. All these things in combination with her love of the outdoors, Marci strives everyday to be the best she can for herself, her family, her animals and for all the people she meets along the path

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