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Wisdom Camp 2024: Depth and Desire

Pre-Festival Offering
Thursday July 11, 2024

9 am – 5 pm

cost: $59.00


Discern your path to the conscious love, sexuality, and relationships you’ve always wanted.

Are you seeking a space where your spirituality and sexuality can come together in a hot and holy ‘yes’?

Where you can explore the depths of love, intimacy, and relationship styles without fear or judgment?

Look no further than this year’s Wisdom Camp – a transformative day-retreat for hungry hearts ready to embark on a journey of self-examination and communal growth.

At Wisdom Camp, we invite you to stop apologizing for your wonderings and longings, stepping instead into loving the questions themselves. Instead of shame and shut-down, dive deeply into inner inquiry, collaborative learning, and grounded play.

In a safe(r) and nurturing environment, we’ll delve into questions many are asking: about getting our touch (platonic and erotic) needs met, consent, mindful embodiment, kink, tantra, and alternative relationship expressions. We are on a quest for the inner and collective freedom to create relationships that honor our unique needs and everyone involved.

Throughout our time together, we’ll be guided by the ancient wisdom of venerable contemplative traditions, especially (believe it or not!) the teachings of Jesus – an advocate for scandalous grace and love without limit. Be challenged to hear Jesus’ message afresh, beyond stale assumptions and into the diversity of human experience.

Every body is welcome at Wisdom Camp: Whether faithful or doubter, queer or straight, kinky or vanilla, trans or cis or nonbinary, asexual or hypersexual, monogamous or polyamorous or still questioning, you’re invited to discover, deepen, and celebrate your God-given expressions in ways resonant with your deepest values, including Jesus’ call to love, justice, and abundant living.

Wild Goose Festival is a space where people of diverse backgrounds bravely ask many of life’s most pressing questions, playing and listening to a symphony of responses. Wisdom Camp: Depth and Desire offers a facilitated container inviting curiosity, courage, and collaboration into specific questions with a cohort of fellow learners.

Wisdom Camp: Depth and Desire invites us to reflect on and activate our own sacred sexuality, bringing together mind, body and spirit to live life more abundantly.


The Tantra of the Christ: What Jesus and Mary Magdalene can teach us about Flesh, Healing, and Conscious Love
with Michael Morrell and Jessica Rosemarie Ricchetti

The Magic of Yoga Eros™ – Cultivating Sensuality for Creativity, Vitality and Well-Being
with Dee Yergo

The Foundations of Pleasure
with Aline Defiglia

From Purity Culture to Polyamory: Finding a Sexual Ethic That Works For You
with Jennifer C. Martin

Erotic Self-Care as a Contemplative (Christian) Pathway into Wellness
with Jon Carl Lewis


Michael Morrell

Michael Morrell (he/him) is an award-winning, best-selling author, collaborator on The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation with Fr. Richard Rohr, founder of Wisdom Camp, and a founding organizer of this very justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. He co-parents his two astonishing kiddos in Asheville, NC.

Michael curates contemplative and community experiences, taking joy in holding space for the extraordinary transformation that can take place at the intersection of anticipation, imagination, and radical acceptance. Readers and writers can check out Speakeasy, Michael’s network of off-the-beaten-path spirituality books — and those who love talking about them. You can read his ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture at MikeMorrell.orgClick here for more.

Aline Defiglia

Aline Defiglia (she/her) LCSW, MPH is a licensed psychotherapist and coach adventuring at the intersection of integrated health, healing, and the restoration of connection with self, community, and the sacred. Her practice specializes in mind and body healing modalities, life coaching, consulting, hypnotherapy, and all-around skill building for crafting the life you want.

Aline is a long-time participant and co-creator at the Goose. She founded and nurtures the on-going evolution of the Relating Arts Tent experiences and joyfully schemes with fellow facilitators, healers, and mischief makers of The Grove, and has been a pivotal partner in Wisdom Camp for years. Her current (ahem) passions include integrating conscious sexuality information and experiences into deconstructing Christian spaces. Along with her 5-year-old son, Aline lives and plays in Chattanooga, TN. On any given day, you might find her going on adventures with her son, hiking, riding horses, traveling, out on the water, dancing, hosting community events at her house, or reading one of the many books piled on her nightstand. Click here for more.

Dee Yergo

Dee Yergo (she/her) is the Founder and Creatrix of the groundbreaking Yoga Eros curriculum which supports students to expand their emotional resilience while leveraging the power of sensual energy for vitality, creativity and overall well-being. For over a decade, Dee has been working at the intersections of yoga, meditation, Thai Body Work, sacred sensuality, birth, energy work, trauma-informed healing, personal development, coaching and transformation work in the catharsis model. She is the Founder of Prana Prenatal Yoga in New York where she trained and mentored dozens of birth professionals, yoga teachers, meditation coaches, mental health professionals and professional life coaches.

As a facilitator Dee is known for sharing esoteric wisdom, spirituality and science-based tools with diverse student populations both nationally and internationally offering methodology that is simple, accessible and actionable. She is passionate about the idea of bringing healthy and conscious sensuality into the mainstream, using yoga as an access point and vehicle, for the sacred life-force energy of eros.Click here for more.

Jennifer C. Martin

Jennifer C. Martin (she/her) is a writer, editor, and speaker living in Richmond, VA, with her two partners, two children, a dog, a cat, a frog, and several chickens. She writes, reads, and speaks about religion, politics, polyamory, sexuality, culture, entertainment, and more.

When she’s not trolling on Twitter or updating her blog, Dirtbag Christian, she’s in the kitchen making baked goods, doing yoga, editing, writing, homesteading, gaming, or going to therapy. She is a member of the United Church of Christ and a former Pentecostal Republican who was born and raised in Cleveland, Tennessee — the headquarters of the Church of God. Click here for more.

Jon Carl Lewis

Jon Carl Lewis (he/him) is an avid student of Christian sexual ethics from a queer, contemplative lens, and is a candidate for the Master of Arts in Public Ministry.

As a openly gay man seeking ordination as a deacon in the UMC, he struggles with how the Jesus story and Christian community can answer the call to relevance by newer generations seeking guidance and support for remaking their world — a world they want to look a lot more like the kin-dom of God, a world in which they can live unashamed, full lives in creative, authentic, holy communion with people and ideas very different from their own.. Click here for more.

Jessica Rosemarie Ricchetti

Jessica Rosemarie Ricchetti (she/her) is a Priestess and Energy Alchemist. Her soul-work is rooted in supporting those who are embodying wholeness, honoring the Divine within, and sharing their own unique magic with the world.

Jessica leads transformational experiences through an alchemical blend of ceremony and ritual, Soul Journey Breathwork, women’s circles, and retreats. She is the author of Wisdom of the Shadow, Wisdom of the Divine Feminine, and Love Notes to my Heart. Click here for more.

Check In for pre-festival events will be available on Wednesday from 1 pm to 5 pm, and Thursday from 7am to 9 am.
If you’re tent camping, there’s no additional campsite charge for Wednesday night.
Some campsite locations are restricted due to large venue tent construction in several areas.
RV campers will need to purchase an additional night.

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