Wild Belonging

Three-Day Guided Retreat in community & On the Land

This retreat is being put on by Wilder Connections, and will be co-facilitated by Carly Joynt (Wilder Connections), Laura Gilmour (Wild Muskoka Botanicals) and Kate Sutherland (Yours Truly!).

Within each of us is the knowing of a more connected way of moving through this world- one that supports our full aliveness AND our stillness. Wild Belonging is 3 days and 3 nights of engaging in soulful practices to return us to inner ground. In community and on the land we will explore, get real, and remember our belonging to this great whole.

When: March 21-24, 2024. Arrival before 9pm on Thursday evening departure after lunch on Sunday:)

Where: At a private cabin on Kennebec Lake, Arden Ontario

Cost: $350-$550 If you’re gainfully employed, the invitation is to pay the full price, otherwise please choose a place along the scale that works for your budget.

Why: To return home with greater clarity, more light and less to carry:)

For more details as to what's included, flow of the day, and facilitator bios, visit https://www.wilderconnections.com/retreats

past events & workshops


Mask-Making with Plaster-of-paris

Date: January 28, 2023, 10:00am - 4:30pm

Location: TBD Grey Bruce, Ontario

Exchange: $75

Have you ever used plaster-of-Paris to make a self-portrait? Join us for a fun and self-honouring day of artistic creation! 

The workshop involves:

~ A discussion on mask symbolism and mask duality

~ Self-exploration and expression through therapeutic visual art 

~ Morning mask creation with partner

~ Afternoon mask beautification

~ Song punctuation

Each person will go home with a decorated mask of their own face. Materials, refreshments and lunch are provided. 

This is a nice intimate workshop, and space is limited to 6 participants.


HeartSong Weekend Intensive


Deepen Your Relationship with Song and Sounding over a weekend of focused and inspired mini-workshops, song sharing circles, time spent in nature, good food and good company. We will meet you where you're at, and gently push the edges of your comfort zone wider through witnessed and held song and sounding experience. Explore tools for integrating song into your daily life, as a connection practice for relating to the natural world and yourself.

You don't have to be a song writer, or experienced singer to attend. This workshop is for you and your voice, wherever you find yourself.

Co-facilitators: Kate Sutherland and Kim Brodey

Energy Exchange: 
Early Bird (up to Jan 31): $295 
After Jan 31: $335 
Includes dorm-style or tent lodging, as well as meals Saturday and Sunday (guests bring a dish for potluck Friday night) 

Location: Rosseau Sanctuary, Hekkla Ontario

Songlines from the Facilitators... 


My personal relationship with Music feeds me in so many ways, for which I am endlessly grateful. It allows me to explore a rich self-awareness and empowerment journey, deepen my nature and community connection, and dance with life awake and inspired. My purpose for song medicine is to (re)connect people with their birthright to sing, to inspire movement and growth, to bring positivity, hope, love and healing into the world. 

Many songs have come through me into the world, and it is my honour and joy to share this Gift with you all. 


In my 70 years of life, I have been on a journey, with curiosity as my guide, into our humanness, how we make connection, create intimacy, build bridges across differences, and come to know our belonging. 

This journey of healing has been wild and wonder-filled, all fundamental in my development as a facilitator. My intention for all gatherings is we create an engaging and vibrant context, where we explore new territory that invites curiosity, permission and creativity. 

I have had many professions and life experiences. Rural midwife, musician, actor, 37-years of marriage, raising children, grand-mothering, and over 45 years of teaching. All this has, and continues to hone my skills as witness, listener, and mentor.