2019 WIlderness Retreat for

Mothers & Children

Welcome! Welcome! Welcome! We are glad to have you here!

Applications are Available in February 2019 

**Please Email Gigi if you'd like to receive information when the retreat is open for application.(email at end of page) Thank you!!

Please closely read the following information regarding applying

for the 2019 Retreat for Mothers and Children.

We look forward to creating this sacred 'time out of time' with you and your children and to honoring the late summer in a meaningful, memorable and mysterious way. More than ever this retreat feels essential. Also essential is our ongoing commitment to creating access for all communities (all backgrounds, cultures and countries of origin) 

in wilderness-based retreat work. We believe robust and diverse dialogues need to be cultivated to fortify the roots of resiliency, our individual and collective soul stamina

and the courage for the work of these times.

So, if this is the year for you and your child/children to be held in the embrace of this wilderness retreat at Ekone Ranch, please read the following information!


The tuition for the Retreat consists of TWO PARTS.

FIRST is the fee to cover the budget. This includes the children's staff and program, delicious and mostly organic meals and Ekone Ranch's land use costs.

SECOND there is a guide fee for Gigi and Kassey's work (before, during and after the retreat.) This is not budgeted into our retreat costs and we ask for families to pay at the level they are able based on income and value/reciprocity for the work.

1.  Retreat FEES for 2018:  $800 - for mother & one child 

                                                 $925 - for mother & two children

                                                 $125 - for each additional child

2.  GUIDE FEE:  $300-$150 

We offer partial scholarships for families who qualify. Payment plans are also available. Please contact Gigi for an application.

TUITION DOES NOT INCLUDE:  Tents or camping equipment. Please note that all participants will be on teams to provide clean-up in the Yummy Tummy after meals. 


Due to an abundance of interest for this program and to streamline our process the application process has changed. Please note the following:

​1. Contact Gigi or Kassey for Mother's application, Health History Forms (one for you and each child) and Personal Release Form.
2. Send ALL COMPLETED forms listed in Step 1 to Gigi at gigi@relationalwildnessdotcom.
3. Once ALL forms are COMPLETED and received you will receive a note back that they are being reviewed. (Please note that the Personal Release Form is a pdf file and has special instructions at the top of page two of the pdf about how to send.)
4. March 8th will be the first closing date for application submissions. **After this time we will take applications on a space available basis.** Decisions will be made and families will be contacted on March 15th by 5:00pm. 

5. Once a confirmation of a space email has been sent, participants will also receive directions for registering by sending $300 deposit. 

6. Upon receiving the retreat confirmation email, a deposit is required within a week.

Once the program is full we will maintain a waitlist.

Please make check or money order payable to:

Birthing the Mother LLC

c/o 20316 90th Ave NE

Bothell, WA 98011.


*In the event that a cancellation is necessary, prior to June 1, 2019 we will refund 50% of the deposit. After June 1, 2019, we are unable to refund your deposit. We are also unable to refund deposits or tuition paid for a person who must leave the retreat early or due to natural disasters. Finally, if you need to cancel your registration anytime after June 1st, your tuition will be refunded only if your spot is filled. 

Please note that we are not able to accommodate all food allergies and are successful at working with gluten, dairy, soy and corn sensitivities/allergies. The other food allergies are case-by-case and we will work with you during the registration process to determine whether or not we can safely meet your families needs.

QUESTIONS:  If you are from Seattle, Portland and other areas and have questions call Gigi at 206-321-3276. If you are in the Olympia area and have question you can call Kassey at 360-561-5216.