is co-founder of Wildtender. Noël is dedicated to helping people build meaningful relationship with self, earth, and community. Having found healing and belonging while hiking the Big Sur wild, Noël is honored to create this opportunity for others through Wildtender’s immersive wilderness programs.
Embark on a rare and transformational journey through the majestic and seldom-traveled backcountry of Big Sur, ending at the sacred coastal grounds and healing waters of Esalen. Among the fleeting gifts of Spring – free-flowing creeks, boundless wildflower fields, and vibrant wildlife – immerse in nature with an intimate wandering village, practicing awareness and community, and learning fundamental skills to feel at home on the earth.
This workshop is a partnership between Esalen and Wildtender, an organization that offers immersive outdoors excursions that establish intimacy with place, build earth-based skills, facilitate healing, and gather wisdom from the land and its many inhabitants. During this Wildtender Pilgrimage, you'll spend April 1-4 hiking and camping in Big Sur's Ventana wilderness. On Friday April 5, you'll arrive at Esalen and spend the weekend there. Esalen is sponsoring the weekend portion only.