Intergenerational Women’s Fast


Aug 10th, 2023 - Aug 19th, 2023 | Wild Mountain, Colorado | Nancy Jane, Bettina Straub

Intergenerational Women’s Vision Fast
– Remembering Ourselves Home –


To be whole. To be complete.

Wildness reminds us what it means to be human,
what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.

— Terry Tempest Williams —

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

In this program we create a clearing in our lives to restore what has been forgotten,
fragmented or diminished. Ceremony invites us to take time 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 of our feminine nature.

Welcome to our intergenerational village! We do not go out to be tested, to prove our
worthiness or strength, but rather to return to our natural rhythms and rootedness. We
remember our essential nature as the wild humans we are, empowered to trust our instincts, unearthing the essence in our bones. In our blood we feel the yearning to trust our innate
attunement and body wisdom, letting go of the familiar habits of struggle and striving so we
can respond with relaxed strength and awareness.

As women, we come together to renew our connection to the more than human world and to
better understand our current life passage and stage of growth. Through immersion in wild
nature, the teachings of the Four Shields, ritual and community, we gain clarity on what is
ripening within us and ready to be revealed, so that we may step more confidently into our
potential and aliveness. As we nourish the inner well, we discover our beauty.

This 10-day vision fast ceremony, led by two experienced guides, involves four days of
preparation, three days of solo, and three days of reincorporation, to support and hold your
emergence. Following a pan-cultural model of transitions, this ceremony moves through the
three stages of severance (preparation) – threshold (solo) – reincorporation (return).
Living nature is your mirror and source of transformation, and we will dive deep into this
exploration of inner and outer communion. Our women’s community is witness to the layers
you shed and the new identity you may find.

Who this serves: We invite a village of women of all ages to gather and join. We celebrate the
diversity of all expressions of sexuality and female-identified humans.

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 Questions Contact:  Nancy Jane at [email protected]

***Please note: All participants must have a negative covid test to present upon arrival in
base camp the first day. Because of our elders, we ask that participants take great care in the
weeks before the program and during travel.



TUITION: $1000 - $3,000

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


Participants arrive by 1:00pm on Aug 10. The program will finish by noon on Aug. 19. More logistical info will be sent when you register for the program. ADDITIONAL FEES: Land Use Fee $100 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.

Wild Mountain 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.