Wind Walker New England Fall Retreat

September 17-19th, 2021
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Spend a Revelatory Weekend in Nature with Friends who Speak the Same Language

Imagine yourself emerging from a post pandemic haze, and joining us in the colorful autumn forests of Southern Maine as we embark on a Wind Walkers Weekend Retreat.

After being stuck at home for over a year, there is no better time to retreat, rejuvenate, set out on an adventure, connect with like-minded people, and MOVE BEYOND the same four walls. 

Experience Wind Work® training, brilliant fall foliage from a canoe, share your experiences with others, partake of nourishing food, unwind and heal in a ceremonial sweat lodge, and stroll with us as we bask in the soothing wisdom of the wind.

During this Transformational Retreat with the Wind Clan Community you will gather the tips and tools necessary for navigating life safely, creatively, and prosperously.

Are You Ready to satisfy a deep inner craving in a truly creative, thoughtful, and most importantly, safe way?

JOIN US for this in-person, joyful, celebratory, life-changing weekend event as we Ride with the Wind in a majestic, pastoral setting.

Leave This Retreat Nourished and Refreshed

  • Experience an exhilarating energy shift and change of attitude.
  • Add magical wind work® tools to your tool kit.
  • Meet New friends and Reconnect with the Wind Clan.
  • Experience the freedom of moving forward with grace and ease.
  • Align to your Magnetic North with a Clear Path toward your 2021 Goals and Dreams.
Renee-Baribeau-Wind Whistler

Let’s Face it, we need to sit together in community with like minded friends, and fall in New England is heavenly!

After over a year of being stuck at home, we need to retreat, rejuvenate, go on an adventure, connect with like-minded people, and actually experience SOMETHING other than the same four walls. 

So my question to you is this: Are you ready to to satisfy your deeper craving, and do so in a truly creative, thoughtful, and most importantly, safe way?

Are you ready to get back to deeply transformational retreat with the Wind Clan Community to gather the tips and tools necessary for navigating safely, creatively, and prosperously?

If so, join us for this in-person, weekend event in Nature.


Cost for the weekend is based on a sliding scale $695-$895*

Retreat includes: 

Dinner from Friday Night  9/17 to Breakfast on Sunday 9/19.

Shared Lodging in Rustic Yurts or Group Room.

Wind Work® Training by Renee Baribeau and Advance Wind Work Apprentices.

Optional Canoe Trip or other Afternoon Activities.

Evening Ceremonial Sweat Experience in a Wood Fired Sauna.

Masks will be worn at all in-door events.

A negative COVID Test will be requested from all participants.

*You can contribute toward a scholarship fund.


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Nothing Gold Can Stay

Robert Frost

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

From A Poem for Every Night of the Year


Renee Ceremony

Your Guide, Renee Baribeau, The Practical Shaman, is the award winning Hay House author of Winds of Spirit.
My life had been filled with as much success as failure, from running my own restaurant (oh, yes, I’m a chef too) to going broke, to owning several homes including my dream cabin on the Saratoga Passage.
I was striving to be recognized and it seemed that for every step forward there were at least two steps back. In fact, I felt like I was literally running uphill, and against the wind. I kept wondering: is life supposed to be this hard? Then one day, four years ago, it seemed I finally had a big breakthrough, when I entered an essay contest for a book called Pearls of Wisdom, featuring personal growth luminaries such as Jack Canfield, Marci Shimoff, and Janet Bray-Attwood.
And I won! My story, ‘Creativity, the Recipe for Awakening’ was selected. Suddenly, my wisdom and story, was being published by a mainstream publisher, replete with promotional events and online publicity. I was on top of the world!
I fully expected this to be the spring board to my brand as the Shaman Chef. I could see it all coming: the cookbook, the cooking show, a guest appearance on Oprah. My time had come at last! Once again my dreams were squelched when I failed to make the top-ten finalist for the Next Food Network Star, and did not land a book publishing contract in the Next Top Author Contest. Then my family disowned me for “airing out the family’s dirty laundry.” I felt wind slapped, just like the day after the grand opening of my restaurant, when my father and business partner suffered a massive stroke.

And like you, I deserved to win. After all, I’d renovated a house in the slums with my own hands at the age of 20. At that time I lived in a Transient Hotel in NYC in order to begin my cooking career. I believed if I worked hard enough, the self-hatred would dissolve. I was a good person, dedicated, and hardworking but still, REAL SUCCESS eluded me. WHY?

Every idea I ever launched, gained momentum at the onset, then the wind died. Doldrums set in, and I began thinking that maybe I was defective, floating aimlessly in the sea of life.

Then one day, while walking along Ebey’s Landing, in Washington, listening to the wind howling through the Douglas firs, I realized that being able to bend with the wind is not enough. We should also be able to move gracefully through our lives like sailboats. Yet, as we do so, different energies impact us. Some of these forces are external and some come from within.
Every moment is an opportunity for us to reset our inner compass, not only in space and time, but also physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Navigation is a creative act. By responding appropriately to the various winds that blow through our lives, we can become adept sailors, capable of navigating to any destination of our choosing. I began again, this time writing a book that would inspire others, who like me, had felt shipwrecked.

From that day forward, I promised myself I would figure out why real success and happiness kept eluding me. I would understand what the hell I was doing wrong. And that is how Wind Work® was discovered.


Let me be clear. I did not create this work. Rather, it was revealed to me, and all I’ve done is follow the thread of revelation from ancient wisdom to practical application.

This is what I do best and why I’m called ‘The Practical Shaman.’

As a shaman, I teach you how to live your life in harmony with all things, living, non-living, animal and human. As a practicalist, I provide you with real tools and methods to bring this grounding into your daily life.

Over the course of my spiritual seeking, this ancient Wind Work® was revealed to me. I spent the last few years translating its revelation into a step-by-step system that you can apply to your own personal journey of awakening.

I have written about this system in my bestselling Hay House book, Winds of Spirit, and now, in this five-week course, I take you by the hand and guide you through its principles. Training of this nature cannot be found anywhere else.

And, as a master community builder, I have assembled and engaged an eclectic online community of like-minded experts and spiritual seekers that hold each other accountable in doing this work. The community is unlike any other, and its ability to both catalyze and support your transformation is worth 10x the cost of the program.


The winds of Spirit are here to move us through the changes necessary to heal ourselves, each other and Mother earth. This course will give you practical and effective ways to ground your vision into the here and now. It will help you remove the obstacles standing in our way of tilling the soil. It will guide you to plant seeds to be grown and tended to, in order to yield the harvest of your dreams.

Renee Baribeau with Wind Whistle

Sure, you can read a book, or tens of books for that matter, on personal transformation, practice its principles, and even experience an awakened moment or two. But few to none of these books provide a clear, concise, step by step pathway to transformation that is reliable, immutable and at the same time, changes at the direction of the wind.

Further, and perhaps most of all, my students seek me out again and again because of my uncanny ability to be direct, and get to the heart of a problem. I apply my years of experience and learning to teach you how to navigate the trials and tribulations of life with joy, grace and confidence.

Renee provided me with the foundation for growth at a time when I was feeling stuck

Renee L. Harkey

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I am beginning the year with more clarity, gratitude and determination to live my best life and so I thank you!



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