Connect to Mind Body Spirit

Join us on a Journey for your Soul on our 9th Annual Mind Body Spirit BWCA Wilderness Experience.

Join us on a Journey for your Soul on this women-only wilderness experience. Contemplate the mystery of the North Hegman Pictographs, hug giant trees, connect with other women, share, explore, rest in the hammock and stretch your mind body spirit with some yoga or meditation on the rocks.

This year’s trip will feature an optional Sharing and Showing. A collaborative effort from partipants for participants to give those willing a platform to share their wellness related gifts, talents, or healing arts in a nature-infused environment. It is an opportunity to connect with other like-minded women, make some lifelong friends or simply come for the immersion into it all. Open to all women, if the idea of giving or just receiving calls to you, don’t delay. Trusting we will have a wonderful mix of souls.

This is a short and sweet trip suitable for beginners.  We’ve had women 18-73 on this one.  All meals are included from evening meal the first day to a hearty breakfast before heading back to civilization. While this may not be the most physically demanding trip offered, you will be much more comfortable if you have a good level of physical conditioning, especially upper body strength.

Dates

September 4-7, 2024   4 Days, 3 Nights

Logistics

Maximum group size is 9 women. (6 Opening Remaining) Travel out of Ely, MN Accommodations are Backcountry Base-Camp Style Tenting, Shared Space

Cost

***Register before March 31 and SAVE $100***

Early bird price: $675. Cost after March 31st $775. A non-refundable deposit of $150 secures your space on this journey. The balance is due July 8th. Personal checks are the preferred method of payment of the balance. Credit card payments outside of the initial deposit will have an additional 3% charge. Cost includes all meals, experienced wilderness guide, group equipment, permits and any special sessions while on trail. A packing list and additional information will be provided upon confirmation.

Details: Following is a tentative itinerary.  The woods are unpredictable so find ease in flexibility.  Subject to change with weather, group energy, location, etc.

Wednesday September 4: Meet in Ely, MN at 2pm Kawishiwi Ranger Station.  Travel to forest campground and set up camp.  Practice portaging, use of gear and packing along with a safety briefing and review of wilderness travel ethics using best practices.  Dinner and Rest.

Thursday: Early wake, pack camp and breakfast.  Morning meditation/invocation, followed by travel in vehicles to BWCA entry point.  Portage and paddle in to the BWCA.  Floating lunch and campsite exploration.  We’ll find a suitable spot to base camp and set up.  Dinner, campfire, sharing.

Friday: Wake, Yoga/Meditation time, Breakfast, Paddle to see the sacred Pictographs on North Hegman Lake, Lunch, Hammock Time, Journal, Dinner, Circle Gathering

Saturday: Wake and pack camp.  Brunch, paddle and portage to parking lot.  Farewells and Hugs

Find Your Tribe

Participants are responsible for travel to and from Ely, MN and subsequent campground and entry point near Ely.  Carpooling may be an option.  The trip ends the afternoon we exit the BWCA. An extra night in Ely before or after your trip to have dinner, visit the quaint shops, find your souvenirs, hike the Kiwishiwi Falls Trail, or support the International Wolf Center or Bear Center can enhance your Northwoods experience. Please see FAQ’s for more helpful information or email Melissa at guidingspiritjourneys@gmail.com

To join this Journey, click the button below to pay the deposit and reserve your spot. Last year’s trip filled quickly. Please feel free to email Melissa with any questions or to set up a payment plan.