Past Gatherings

Since 2016, we have hosted over 120 gatherings and retreas. To see a list, scroll down...


We host several retreats each year, from camping, yurt and

nature getaways to herbal medicine retreats, including The Midsouth Women's

Herbal Conference.

Other past retreats have included: Wild Roots, The Moon & The Mountain, Into the Wild, The JOY Retreat, and Mindfulness on the Mountain.


There is something profoundly healing, magical and moving about a circle of women, all showing up to support and love one another. Some of our past gatherings include Red Tents, New Moon events,

Full Moon celebrations, releasing and

self-healing rituals, and circles that have incorporated meditation and mindfulness, affirmations, healing stones, medicinal herbs, journaling, drumming, the four elements, crone wisdom, and the seasons of the year.


As a group, we have read over 30 inspirational books together by authos such as Brene Brown, Lucy Pearce, Mary Oliver, Anne Moorow Lindbergh, and SARK. We tap into our own creativity and wisdom when we gather for writing, storytelling, inspired art, and crafting. 

Past Writing Series Include:

Wild Women Wild Voices (14 sessions)

Succulent Wild Women (10 sessions)

The Journey Home (8 sessions)

Embracing the Elements (4 sessions)

List of Past Gatherings 

January 10, 2016: Holding the Vision/Vision Board Gathering

January 27, 2016: Wonder Walk (Glen Falls)

February 7, 2016: Gift from the Sea Book Discussion

February 13, 2016: Wonder Walk (Harrison Bay)

February 18, 2016: Night Owl Yoga 

March 5, 2016: Mindfulness on the Mountain Retreat

March 10, 2016: Flow Me to the Moon Yoga 

March 19, 2016: Desoto Camping Retreat

March 20, 2016: Prayers of the Cosmos Book Discussion

March 21, 2016: Celebrating Poetry-Coffee and Mary Oliver

March 30, 2016: Wonder Walk (Glen Falls)

April 7, 2016: Night Owl Yoga 

April 10, 2016: CYE Star Party 

April 13, 2016: Adventures and Ales

April 24, 2016: IMAX Virtual Adventure

April 26, 2016: Listening Below the Noise Book Discussion

May 6, 2016: Zanzibar Show Meetup

May 21, 2016: Full Flower Moon Gathering (Yoga+Fire+Wine)

May 31, 2016: Queen of the Road Book Discussion

July 28, 2016: A Woman Alone Book Discussion

August 4, 2016: Night Owl Yoga

August 19, 2016: Casting Visions-Facing Fears Under the Full Moon

August 28, 2016: My Year with Eleanor Book Discussion

September 13, 2016: The Art of Savoring (Life and Chocolate)

September 29, 2016: Big Magic Book Discussion and Picnic

October 23, 2016: Practical Magic Book Discussion 

November 8, 2016-January 31, 2017: Wild Women Wild Voices Series (14)

November 11-13, 2016: The Moon and the Mountain Women's Retreat

November 18, 2016: A Year By the Sea Book Discussion

December 16, 2016: Collateral Beauty Movie Night

January 14, 2017: Cheers to the New Year Affirmations/Vision Boards

January 27, 2017: New Year New Moon Circle and Smudging Ceremony

February 10-12, 2017: Writing in the Wild Women's Retreat

February 16, 2017: This Road I Ride Book Discussion and Coffee

February 18, 2017: Wonder Walk and Brunch

March 19, 2017: Medicinal Herbs Wonder Walk

Marcy 27, 2017: The Sound of A Wild Snail Eating Book Discussion

April 13, 2017: Discussion of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

April 21, 2017: Make Story-A Creative Writing & Storytelling Gathering

May 1, 2017: The Power of Affirmations 

May 2, 2017: The Goddess Project Film Screening

May 7, 2017: Book Discussion: Listening Below the Noise

May 24, 2017: Mala Beads, Mantras and The Joy of Meditation

June 10, 2017: Full Strawberry Moon Gathering

June 14, 2017: A Woman's Path Book Discussion and Dinner

July 12, 2017: Circling the Sun Book Discussion

July 21, 2017: Red Tent Gathering & Film Screening

August 7, 2017: The Solace of Open Spaces Book Discussion 

August 18, 2017: Red Tent Gathering (Nourishment and Self Care)

August 21, 2017: Power of Affirmations

September 15, 2017: Red Tent Gathering (Theme: Wisdom)

September 22-24, 2017: Into the Wild-A Wise Woman Herbal Gathering

September 28, 2017: Everyday Sacred Book Discussion & Bowl Ritual

October 5, 2017: Moonrise Wonder Walk & Gratitude Nature Mandalas 

October 20, 2017: Red Tent Gathering (Theme: Body Love)

October 30, 2017: Pumpkin Potluck & Spooky Stories

November 5, 2017: Braving the Wilderness Book Discussion

November 17, 2017: Red Tent (When the Drummers Were Women)

December 3, 2017: Flannel & Flapjacks Book Discussion and Brunch

December 15, 2017: Red Tent Gathering (Theme: Comfort & Joy)

January 6, 2018: WIGS and WIGS Vision Board Party

January 9-March 6, 2018: Succulent Wild Women Writing Series (8)

January 26, 2018: Red Tent (Endings & Beginnings + Smudging)

February 16, 2018: Red Tent (Matters of the Heart with Rose Quartz)

March 12, 2018: Book Discussion (Radical Acceptance)

March 16, 2018: Red Tent & Drum Circle (Reclaiming What is Ours)

March 23, 2018: JOY The Retreat

April 1, 2018: Upstream Book Discussion and Moonrise Wonder Walk

April 13, 2018: Red Tent Gathering (Theme: Gifts of Mother Nature)

April 20-22, 2018: Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference

May 18, 2018: May Red Tent Gathering (The Goddess Project Film)

June 15, 2018: June Red Tent (The Heroine's Journey)

June 25, 2018: June Book Discussion (You Are A Badass)

June 28, 2018: Full Moon Drum and Sound Circle

July 20, 2018: Red Tent Gathering 

July 30, 2018: July Book Discussion (This is Where You Belong)

August 3, 2018: August Red Tent (Honoring Your Rhythm)

August 4-5, 2018: ADVENTURE The Retreat

August 29, 2018: Language of Flowers Book Discussion & Cardmaking

September 7, 2018: Red Tent (Awakening Your Muse/Creativity)

September 23, 2018: Braiding Sweetgrass Book & 3 Sisters Potluck

November 13, 2018: The Journey Home Drumming Series (6 weeks)

November 16, 2018: November Red Tent (Theme: Rest and Retreat)

December 14, 2018: December Red Tent (Theme: Metamorphosis)

January 4, 2019: January Red Tent (Theme: Holding the Vision)

February 12, 2019: Opening the Heart through Stone and Sound

April 12-14, 2019: Midsouth Women's Herbal Conference

June 20, 2019: Embracing the Elements FIRE Book and Writing Circle

July 25, 2019: Embracing the Elements WATER Book and Writing Circle

August 22, 2019: Embracing the Elements AIR Book and Writing Circle

September 19, 2019: Embracing the Elements EARTH Book Discussion 

October 11-13, 2019: Wild Roots Wise Woman Retreat

November 1, 2019: Sunrise Fire & Ancestral Remembrance Ritual

December 29, 2019: Winter Wisdom Red Tent

January 31, 2020: Brave Voices Writing Circle

February 2, 2020: Imbolc Red Tent

February 18, 2020: Tuning Into the Heart + Kundalini, Sound & Stone

February 28, 2020: Community Red Tent: Reconnection

March 22, 2020: Virtual Red Tent: Connection and Protection

April 24, 2020: Virtual Red Tent: Embracing the Present Moment

May 22, 2020: Virtual Red Tent: New Moon Magic

June 19, 2020: Virtual Red Tent: The Spirit of Summer

July 14, 202o: UNTAMED Book Discussion

July 24, 20202: Virtual Red Tent: Belonging

August 14, 2020: Virtual Red Tent: The Wise Woman Body

August 25, 2020: Goddess Book Discussion: CIRCE

Reading List

Past books we've read together...

Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Prayers of the Cosmos by Neil Douglas-Klotz 

Listening Below the Noise by Anne D. LeClaire 

Queen of the Road by Doreen Orion 

A Woman Alone by Various Authors 

My Year with Eleanor by Noelle Hancock 

Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman 

A Year By the Sea by Joan Anderson

Joy for Beginners by Erica Bauermeister

This Road I Drive by Juliana Buhring 

The Sound of a Wild Snail Eating by Elisabeth Tova Bailey 

The Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo 

The Solace of Open Spaces by Gretel Ehrlich 

Circling the Sun by Paula McClain 

Everyday Sacred by Sue Bender

Braving the Wilderness by Brene Brown

The Book of Hygge by Louisa Thomsen Brits

Succulent Wild Woman by SARK

Radical Acceptance by Tara Brauch 

Upstream by Mary Oliver

You Are a Badass by Jen Sincero

This is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick

The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh

Braiding Sweetgrass by Robin Kimmerer

Burning Woman by Lucy Pearce

The Other Side of the River by Eila Carrico

The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer

If Women Rose Rooted by Sharon Blackie

Brave Voices by Various Authors

Untamed by Glennon Doyle

Belonging by Toko-pa Turner

Circe by Madeline Miller

Celebrate Your Existence | Chattanooga, TN |

© 2017-2020 Michelle Rigling/Celebrate Your Existence          All Rights Reserved

  • w-facebook