Whole Mama Retreat - Sold Out

Charlotte Mason observed, “If mothers could learn to do for themselves what they do for their children when these are overdone, we should have happier households. Let the mother go out to play!”

Announcing the Whole Mama Retreat on March 24-26, 2023 at the Wild + Free Farm Village in Head Waters, VA. Join us for a weekend to restore your heart, care for your soul, nourish your body, and inspire your mind.

We'll soak-up the beautiful surroundings in the Allegheny mountains, grow our skills in hands-on classes, go for hikes on the Farm Village trails, learn from each other, share our stories, and enjoy nourishing meals together.

Retreat Schedule

Friday, March 24

3:00 PM - Check-in (Store Open)
5:00 PM - Welcome Reception
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Group Session
8:30 PM - Bonfire

Saturday, March 25

7:00 AM - (Optional) "Mindfulness & Movement" (Bring Mat)
8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Morning Session
10:30 AM - Morning Activities
12:00 PM - Lunch
1:00 PM - Afternoon Handcrafts
3:00 PM - Free Time (Store Open)
6:00 PM - Dinner
7:30 PM - Evening Session
8:30 PM - Bonfire

Sunday, March 26

8:30 AM - Breakfast
9:30 AM - Group Session
11:00 AM - Check Out (Store Open)

Note: Registrations are transferable to another mama but non-refundable and cannot be transferred to another event. Unfortunately, we are not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies.

Retreat Details

The cost of Wild + Free Whole Mama Retreat is $299, which includes your lodging, supplies, and meals from Friday night to Sunday morning.

Wild + Free Groups: If you're coming with a Wild + Free Group, let us know when you sign-up and we'll arrange for you to room together.

On Children: Because of the shared sleeping arrangements, we regret that we cannot accommodate nursing infants at this retreat.

Cancellation Policy: Tickets are transferable to another mama but non-refundable and cannot be transferred to any other event.

Wild + Free Farm Village

The Wild + Free Farm Village is located an hour and a half west of Charlottesville, VA and three hours from Washington DC.

Wild + Free Farm Village
6983 Cowpasture River Road N
Head Waters, VA 24442

Most GPS systems will try to take you on Cowpasture River Road SOUTH, which will get you lost. =) Be sure to go NORTH, and you'll be just fine.

Please note that your cell service will drop-out within a half hour from the Farm Village. We encourage you to plug-in GPS to your phone before this point. We'll have WiFi access and phone lines when you get here.


Lodging at the Wild + Free Farm Village is "summer camp style" with bunk beds and shared baths. We have several bunk rooms of varying sizes and will do our best to pair you with friends or the perfect roomies for your stay.

We've gone out of our way to make your stay comfortable with cozy organic bedding, Tuft & Needle mattresses, and special touches like OddBird bath towels and organic soaps, shampoo, and conditioner in the showers.

If you're coming with a Wild + Free Group or friends, let us know in the comments when you sign-up and we'll arrange for you to room together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bring My Nursing Infant?

Because of the close sleeping arrangements, we are not able to accommodate nursing infants or children under the age of 18. Unfortunately, there are no exceptions.

What Are the Closest Airports?

The closest airports to the Farm Village are: Shenandoah Valley Regional Airport - (1 hour), Charlottesville, VA - (1.37 hours), Lynchburg, VA - (2.12 hours), and Washington (DC) Dulles Airport - (2.52 hours).

Can I Bring My Daughter?

This event is limited to mamas only.

Do You Offer Cancellations and Refunds?

Registrations are transferable to other attendees but are non-refundable. We are not able to make exceptions, even with last-minute emergencies.

Is This Retreat Faith Based?

Everyone is welcome, and the content will be neutral. But due to the intimate nature of personal stories, there will likely be mentions of faith.

Are meals included?

Yes, we'll provide five meals starting with dinner on Friday night and ending with breakfast on Sunday morning. We can accommodate the following dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, and vegetarian.

Please note:

We require all guests to sign liability waivers and photo release forms in order to participate. Here are some additional policies at the Farm Village.

If you have any other questions, please email us.

Be Our Guest at the Farm Village

After all these years of dreaming and casting vision, Wild + Free finally has a Farm Village! Join us for one of our first retreats to experience the beauty of this place and be refreshed by the community of like-minded mamas.

We still have a lot of dreams for this place and a lot of work to do, but as the shadows begin to grow longer and the leaves start to turn into vibrant colors, we couldn't help ourselves but to start hosting retreats here!

Ainsley Arment