Intergenerational Women’s Fast
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.
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]
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.
To address safety concerns during the pandemic, please contact us regarding our current Coronavirus protocols as well as any current travel restrictions. These protocols may affect how you are able to travel to the program.
All participants must submit the required health and liability forms.
Following enrollment, please submit the Letter of Intent. We ask that you write a letter of intent at least a month before the program, stating your reasons for enrolling and what is calling you to attend.
If you have questions about the enrollment process contact us at [email protected] or call 760-938-3333.
The Trail to the Sacred Mountain: A Vision Fast Handbook for Adults is available through Lost Borders Press How to Prepare for Your Vision Fast Ceremony An additional recommended reading list will be provided.
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.