Intergenerational Women’s Fast


Sep 3rd, 2022 - Sep 10th, 2022 | Dragonback Springs Ranch, Colorado | Nancy Jane, Bettina Straub

Since time immemorial, women have gathered to celebrate, honor and support life. In doing so we form a sisterhood deeply rooted in our own authentic nature. As we join together to share our stories across a spectrum of years, we hear echoes of our own wisdom and intuitive knowing, and we remind each other that we are enough; we are beautiful; we are powerfully creative.    

Please join us to renew your connection to the natural world, to better understand your life transitions and stages of growth, and to reaffirm your natural vitality and sense of well-being. We offer a circle of care and compassion for befriending those events in life that have obscured a sense of wholeness. The ceremony makes space for all of us to slow down and to find what we may have lost in the frenetic pace and challenges of our daily lives. We pause. We listen. We take notice of what is emerging through that body-sensing way that our feminine nature is designed for.

Welcome to our village! We invite you to go out on the land not to be tested or to prove your strength, but to discover your own natural rhythms and your own rootedness. Come nourish the inner well and allow yourself to receive the gift of taking time to tend and befriend yourself.

You do not have to be good.
You do not have to walk on your knees
for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting.
You only have to let the soft animal of your body
love what it loves.

-Mary Oliver

Program Overview: This vision fast ceremony, led by two experienced guides, one elder and one younger, involves three days of preparation, three days of solo, and two days of reincorporation. It will support and hold your journey. Through sharing circles, ceremony, the teaching of the Four Shields, and solitude on the land, you will have a chance to listen deeply to your unique voice and your own inner guidance. Wild nature is your mirror and source of transformation. Our intergenerational community is witness to the layers you shed and the new identity you may find.

Program Questions Contact:  Nancy Jane at [email protected]

***Please note: You must be vaccinated against covid to attend this program.


TUITION: $850 - $2,550

Sliding Scale: To honor the vast difference of financial resources among us, all of our program tuition is based on a sliding scale. We set forth no criteria and ask that you pay what is appropriate for your circumstances and access to financial resources. You can see recommendations on using the sliding scale here. If the low end of the sliding scale is still too much, scholarship assistance is available , please reach out to the office for more info.

Cancellations: Cancellations are hard on the participant, the School, and the guides. We respect the unpredictability of life, and we are diligent about running an organization sustainably.

-If you cancel 60 or more days prior to the start date of your program, you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If you cancel 59 days or less prior to the start date of your program, and we can fill your spot, then you will receive a full refund of any tuition paid, minus any deposits.

-If we cannot fill your spot, and you cancel within 59 days of the start of your program, then we hold you accountable for paying the tuition at the lowest end of the sliding scale.

Submit enrollment form

 Please fill out and submit the enrollment form and then pay the program deposit below. Before you pay the deposit, please read deposit section below, all deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. After your enrollment form is complete, please submit all health and liability forms.

Pay program deposit

Deposits: This deposit signifies your commitment to the program and is deducted from the tuition balance. All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. They cover the work of the specific course you signed up for, including all communication involved as well as the fee that guides pay to the school administration for the course accounting. 

Additional Deposit: Some programs require a second deposit to help us affirm commitments. Last minute cancellations make it hard to fill openings and incur a loss of income to the School and the guides.

Tuition Balance: Balance of tuition can be paid before or upon arrival. Simply deduct any deposits made from the amount you’ve chosen on the sliding scale.

Submit Waitlist form

This program is full; however, you may add your name to the Waitlist by clicking the Waitlist button below.

Additional course details & Materials


Dragonback Springs is private land at 9000’ elevation bordered by National Forest near Saguache, CO. We encourage people to arrive at 9:00am on September 3rd. The ceremony will end by noon on September 10th. More logistical info will be sent when you register for the program.

ADDITIONAL FEES: Land Use Fee $80 to be collected at or before the time of the program.

You will be responsible for bringing your own food and equipment, though we can provide some gear if needed. We ask everyone to come prepared to live self-sufficiently. You will need to bring shelter and clothing suitable for a full range of inclement weather. 

All participants must submit the required health questionnaire and liability form.

If you have questions about the enrollment process contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.

Dragonback Springs Ranch is land of the Tabeguache Ute people and other Indigenous tribes who traveled through this area of the Colorado Rockies. The Ute lived and hunted in this abundant land of elk, buffalo, deer, and bear before white settlers came and forced them onto reservations in southwest Colorado and Utah.

To learn more about our commitment to regenerative relationships please visit Cultural Relations.