Elka Wilder lived off-grid in a river canyon for 23 years, and loves to help people, especially women, connect deeply to their own wild natures through song, dance, food, healing touch, plants, and more. She led women from all over the world in vision quests, sweat lodges, wild foods gathering workshops, and sharing circles. She’s guided hundreds of people in learning how to cook with fire, create and tend sacred spaces, chop wood, can preserves, and bake bread. Since leaving her wilderness home, she has been finding ways to integrate the gifts of nature in the context of the modern world, while honoring and appreciating the unique blessings of each individual.
This is a letter received recently from someone she worked with in New Mexico over 10 years ago:
"I will never forget my experience in the canyon with you -- it will always be held as my deepest connection to who I truly am -- stripped of the need or ability to hide -- the veil lifted -- freed from the burden and noise of ego, desires, and wounds. I will cherish the awakening for all of my days, as will I remember your delight of my own blossoming into myself. Your authenticity, transparency, vulnerability, childlike bliss, wisdom, genuine celebration for others finding their way home, your incredible singing, and your beautiful presence will live forever in my heart's memory. And I love your writing so please keep it coming.
I've long desired the opportunity to say a great big, heartfelt "THANK YOU"!!!"
Link to a song here