What is Elderflower?
Elderflower Womenspirit is a womens' spirituality festival that takes place every August, in the Mendocino Woodlands of Northern California. Since 1988, women have gathered together to create this festival, to create a time and space for healing and growth, as well as a growing community of empowered women.
Elderflower Womenspirit gives you four days of rest and relaxation, camping in cabins or tents by a creek in a beautiful redwood forest. Enjoy gourmet catered meals, with vegan options. Camp amenities include hot showers!
The festival is a grassroots volunteer event. There are no paid staff, presenters or entertainers. It is a participatory spiritual experience; the rituals, workshops, entertainment and other activities are created by the women who attend. Every woman is encouraged to bring her own unique talents and contribute to the diversity of the festival by leading and participating in workshops, rituals and other activities.
The festivalis a non-denominational gathering, so women of any spiritual path are welcome to participate. We honor the Divine Feminine, however She chooses to manifest in our lives. Our rituals celebrate the Goddess and the sacredness of nature.
Elderflower Womenspirit workshops have included a wide range of topics: Drumming, songs and chants, movement and dance, crafts, writing, divination, ritual, herbal magic and medicine, tarot, psychic skills, astrology, Reiki, herbal medicine, bodywork, yoga, meditation, Goddess lore, various spiritual traditions, crystals, sexuality and gender issues, political topics.
Elderflower Womenspirit activities include hiking, sports, massage, an open air market, our Friday Night Performing Arts Show, 12 Step Meetings, Silent Auction and our Treasure Table.