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Welcome beloved sister to Women in the Woods retreat.
This is a soul-filled adventure in the woods using art, writing, walking and playful creativity to stretch your body, mind and spirit.

Pause and rest. Take a breath. Receive. Connect.


This retreat is for women seeking a creative experience, who love to make a mess, and in the mess - find a "message" and seek wisdom.

Perfectionism isn't encouraged here. Honoring what's right for you is celebrated. It's for mothers, daughters, sisters and best friends, it's for wild women, soulful women and wise women - It's for YOU!

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This is a unique experience unlike any you have had before! Our retreat is designed with YOU in mind, with a Friday evening and Saturday schedule at a stunning location close to home in Ozaukee county. Convenient and affordable, a rich and soul filled experience where you can fill your cup!

What's Included

  • Greeting and circle connection with other women

  • Delicious dinner in the Barn (options available)

  • Evening walk and journal inquiry

  • Bonfire in the woods

  • Approximately twelve hours of intentional creative work in a loving, supportive community of wise women

  • Yoga or guided meditation under towering white pines

  • Soul nourishment and mandala building

  • Small group shares and creative writing with Barbara

  • Mixed media art class creating your Wise Woman using paints, collage papers and embellishments with Kelly

  • Delicious lunch in the Barn (options available)

  • Body movement breaks

  • Your own medicine basket filled with retreat goodies

  • Red Thread Ceremony to amplify retreat sisterhood

  • Quiet time and reflection in the woods to re-imagine yourself

  • All participants will walk away with an original art piece, a journal and many new friends!


Friday evening kick-off September 24th 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Saturday September 25th 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Truly, the time is now.... don't wait


Write, Create, Connect!

Absolutely no art or writing experience needed, just an open heart!





Why not? As women we wear many hats and do multiple activities, rarely taking any time for ourselves. This is a weekend for YOU to have fun, dive deep into your wise woman self and transform through writing, creativity and nature, a beautiful investment in yourself!

Women in the Woods Retreat Hosts


Barbara Papamarcos

Barbara identifies as a  woman "unmasked", honest and brave.  During the retreats, she shares personal stories and reveals her growth journey with others.  Barbara uses writing and art to bridge the hand/heart/brain connection. She is an educator, single mom and women's advocate.  Barbara can be seen walking her big pup, Luna, around town in Grafton, Wisconsin


Kelly Thompson

Painter, teacher, dreamer, and healer with paint...

Kelly is an artist, teacher & Red Thread facilitator who guides women and girls in discovering their creative essence and inner wisdom. She uses Intentional Creativity® as a means to bring form and language to that which is uncovered during the creative process.
What is revealed can be healed through written words, symbols, drawing and painting. Through this sacred journey, women are empowered and develop a deeper connection to their own creative essence and personal medicine to transform themselves.

Questions? Contact us!


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