Wild Wisdom Walk-shop


Wake up your primal body,

Learn powerful Earthgym practices,

Deepen your connection with the Wild


...with Mick Dodge and the Earthgym Tribe


Friday, August 22 – Sunday, August 24  (NEW DATES!)

Stone Bear Retreat Center in Soda Springs, CA

     (Near Donner Summit in the Sierra Nevada Mountains,

      20 minutes from Lake Tahoe, 3 hours from San Francisco)




This summer’s weekend walk-shop is a rare opportunity to train directly with Mick Dodge (the Barefoot Sensei, star of National Geographic TV’s “The Legend of Mick Dodge”) and three core members of the Earthgym Tribe – Jacquie Chandler, Carolyn Brown and Rachel Flower


Reserve your spot now!



     Follow your feet and the earth will teach


Together we will weave a deeper relationship between land and body, movement and stillness, sensitivity and strength, intensity and rest.


In a beautiful Sierra retreat center along the Yuba River, you will:

  • Wake up your senses and tune into nature’s ways.

  • Explore barefoot walking and find your natural walk.

  • Partner with trees, stones and other natural elements in Earthgym practices.

  • Dance as fire, run as wind. 

  • Go on a personal Earthgym quest.

  • Bring your insights and questions into a sacred circle of like-hearted humans.



     Remember, Recover, Restore


Remember our true nature...

          Recover our connection with the land...

                    Restore our true story, as part of Life.


Under the stars, we’ll gather around the fire and share what we have mused from the Land. With dance, song and story, we’ll bring to voice and form what the Earth longs to teach.



     Let the land shape your movement

     and the movement shape your mind


You’ll learn and practice ways to keep going deeper on your own, to:

  • Expand your awareness of the natural world and stay connected every day.

  • Access your primal wisdom and align your life walk with it.

  • Ignite with your fire whenever you need to. 

  • Hear your deep knowing and trust your instincts.

  • Get re-inspired to grow, give and let go.



What will you walk home with?

You tell us... when you head home on Sunday, and in the weeks and years after.


We hope you will come away more alive, clear and grounded within the whole vibrant web of life.


We trust you will bring home powerful practices to continue aligning your walk, your talk and your life with your wild wisdom.


We know you will carry your wild wisdom back to your homeland.


Come and find out for yourself !



Who is this weekend for?

People who want to deepen their connection with the Wild. People young, old, fit, not-so-fit, curious, committed. People who are ready to try new ways to weave back into nature’s reality, tap into the Earth’s evolutionary smarts and strength, and discover what it means to “make sense.”


Who are we?

We are a team of Earthgym guides and special guests:


Mick Dodge - the Barefoot Sensei, star of “The Legend of Mick Dodge” series on National Geographic TV and co-creator of the Earthgym practice.


Jacquie Chandler – Primal design master; co-creator of the Earthgym practice; Producer Consultant, Mick’s wardrobe and personal assistant on “The Legend of Mick Dodge”; Creative Director of the Earthgym Tribe; Founder of Sustainable Tahoe and passionate ally of Water.


Carolyn Brown – Long-time Earthgym practitioner, innovator and guide; founder of Earthbody Alive and Up2yoga. With deep experience in yoga, dance, fitness, eco-activism, communication and wilderness questing, she weaves movement and meditative practices to connect with the Wild and live from our wild wisdom.


Rachel Flower - Experienced Earthgym guide, speaker, transformation coach and founder of the Senssoma Institute. With a rich background in meditation, brain-science and conscious movement practices, Rachel is passionate about bringing ‘wild wisdom’ into the arts and business.



     Change your walk change your talk




Stone Bear Retreat Center is located on 160 spectacular private acres near Donner Summit in California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains, adjacent to Tahoe National Forest. The sparkling Yuba River runs through the property, offering pools for swimming and river music for unwinding.  More info


Food & Lodging

All meals are included, for vegetarians and meat-eaters. Please let us know of any food allergies or limitations when you register.


You can camp on the Land or stay in a cabin (shared or solo).

The beautiful, large cabins are warm and cozy, with 2 queen beds and 1 twin bed, plus private bathroom and gas fireplace. Linens are included with the cabins.  Check out the cabins here


For camping, please bring all of your own camping equipment and supplies. (We will provide your food, eating utensils, etc.)


There is a limted number of cabins, so if you want to ensure you have a bed, reserve your spot as soon as you can.



Program fee $215 if paid by July 20, $250 thereafter  (UPDATED)

includes all materials for primal design crafting and use of a hand-crafted Earthgym staff for the weekend


Food & Lodging

Friday dinner through Sunday afternoon (2 nights)  (UPDATED)


Option 1 Camping:    $175

Option 2 Cabin of 3:  $290

Option 3 Cabin of 2:  $360

Option 4 Cabin of 1:  $590


Space is limited, so reserve your spot as soon as you can.




Email  tribe@theEarthgym.com

with your name, phone number and lodging preference. You will receive payment instructions and other details.





Email us  tribe@theEarthgym.com