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Gathering the Bones

Cavewoman Wolf Retreat

Spring Equinox Weekend

March 16-19, 2023

Jamestown, TN


Even the wild woman needs time to rest and recharge.

Inspired by the story of La Loba from Women Who Run with the Wolves, this retreat is The Cavewoman Way's signature annual event. Not only will we share the story of La Loba around the fire, we will dive into the themes of the myth and reconnect with our own inner "wolf woman" through writing and ritual. This end-of-winter retreat, on the Eve of the Spring Equinox, will give us the opportunity to rekindle our creative fire, reflect on the winter season, and consider what we want to bring with us into the season of growth and new beginnings.

Our Wolf Moon Retreat offers a small group of women the opportunity to come together for an intimate experience at one of our favorite cave destinations: the beautiful Pickett State Park. Each year, we find new ways to embody La Loba's story, making this gathering a yearly tradition for some and a once-in-a-lifetime experience for others. With only 12 spots, this event usually fills up quickly.

"Climb up to the cave. Crawl through the window of a dream. Sift through the desert and see what you find... Go gather bones."

-Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Weekend Highlights

La Loba Fire Ceremony

Equinox Eve Drumming

Creative Fire "Writual"

Cave Hikes & Wonder Walks

Free Time for Rest

Cozy Time w/ Rosy Cocoa & Tea


*Central Time Zone*

*Subject to updates/changes*

Thursday, March 16

5:30pm Arrivals Begin

6:30pm Dinner

Thursday-Saturday Activities

La Loba Fire Ceremony

Creative Rituals/Guided Writing

Equinox Eve Drumming

Gentle Cave Hike

New Moon Wonder Walk

"Dark Sky" Stargazing 

Free Time

Sunday, March 19

10:00am Cabin Check-out

10:30am Lakeside Closing Circle

Optional Hiking (Unguided)

Registration Options

Private Room: $595/FULL

Indoor Cot or Air Mattress: $395

Shared Room: $495/FULL

Camping (Nearby Campsite): $395

All registration options include lodging choice for 3 nights, lunches + dinners, and activities. Organic oatmeal will be available for breakfast and you are welcome to bring food to make a heartier breakfast on your own.

If choosing Indoor Cot/A.M., you must bring your own cot or air mattress + linens.

If choosing Camping, you will be at a nearby campsite and must bring your own gear.

Refund Policy

No refunds or credits are available once you have registered unless the event is cancelled. If the event is fully cancelled by the host, you will receive a full refund. 

Photos from Past 

Winter Retreats


Michelle is the founder of The Cavewoman Way. This particular retreat is inspired by the week Michelle spent in person with Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estes learning to bring her work to life in group settings, and the profound impact Women Who Run with the Wolves has had on so many women she knows (including herself!). She is a Transpersonal Counselor and Ceremonialist with experience leading Plant Spirit Journeys, Soul-centered Dreamwork, Women's Circles, Ceremonial Drumming, and Nature-Based Retreats. To learn more about Michelle, visit THE CAVEWOMAN tab.

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