Glacier National Park Women’s Retreat, July 2018

 Glacier Quest – On the Trail with Your Wild Soul

A Women’s Retreat in Glacier National Park and at the Dancing Spirit Ranch, Montana

5 Days and 4 Nights, July 9 – 13, 2018

Journey Back to Your Own True Nature

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A medicine walk retreat in the ruggedly beautiful Rocky Mountains of Montana, land of mountain ranges carved by prehistoric ice rivers.

Somewhere in the wilds of Glacier National Park, a small group of hikers steps quietly off trail, their senses attuned. In stillness, they notice the nature all around them. They listen for wildlife and wild wisdom, and attune to whatever details call their attention, both within and around them. 

They seek to know themselves and their purpose in a new way, to access their inner wisdom and guidance. Nature herself reflects to them breadcrumbs along their trail to peace, purpose, and deep connection. She helps release old patterns that no longer serve and restore a sense of healing, aliveness, and clarity that these hikers will take back home into their daily lives.

This is your call: join them.

A Message from Jennifer

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The Glacier Quest women’s retreat in Glacier Park comes on the heels of six-year debilitating chronic illness that flattened me so completely I could barely lift my fingers to type, much less hike and travel. The deeper I’ve gone into the mind-body realm and back to nature, the more my vitality has returned, so I view what I used to call illness as Calling. And now I’m obsessed with callings. They’re the thread that connects all of my work (and pretty much everything I see and hear).

From my sick bed, returning to Glacier where I was once a trail and river guide seemed wildly improbable. Our maiden Glacier Quest in 2017 was a magical return to one of my most healing wild places, to my calling, and to my own true nature, and to share it all with other wild souls. I’m delighted to offer a 2nd annual medicine walk in 2018 to facilitate whatever returns or new trails might be calling to you.

What to Expect

I’ve designed the Glacier Quest women’s retreat to meet you where you are. You will delve into your physical, mental and emotional limitations in the safe and intelligent cocoon of our small group and my loving guidance and leadership. You’ll also delve deep into stillness, presence, and guided introspection.

Our medicine walk will be a combination of wilderness activity and personal growth. We’ll hike every day we’re in Glacier National Park (easy to moderate, 6 to 10 miles) and we’ll also take opportunities to slow or stop for presence, visioning, and connection to our inner knowing. Walking or still, I’ll gently lead with coaching and activities to help release old contracts and social masks, receive guidance from nature and within, and restore a sense of self, of strength, vitality, and wildness, that you can take into your daily lives and wildest dreams.

I’ve connected with esteemed naturalist and wild soul, Melissa Scott, to join us as co-guidess. We’ve put together an amazing array of hikes, sights, and experiences in and around Glacier National Park. Many of the photos on this page are hers. You can learn more about Melissa and her work here.

We’ll explore the receding glaciers of the area and in our own selves, the pristine beauty they’ve carved, 
and better hear our own callings and our wild souls through the calls of the wild.


Avalanche Creek - glacier park women's retreatThe Glacier Quest Retreat might be for you if:

  • You are called to deeper work and not sure what it is or of your next steps
  • You’re in transition in your life or career
  • You feel burdened by keeping it all together, being so civilized
  • You’re experiencing burnout
  • You yearn for a sense of knowing, of connection to your inner wisdom
  • You seek healing and transformation within a community of like-minded women
  • You’re drawn to the wilds of Montana and to see the glaciers before they melt
  • You long for in-person connection with others inspired by spiritual growth and discovery

Retreat Highlights

  • Beautiful - glacier park women's retreatPersonalized coaching with Master Certified Coach, Jennifer Shryock, using my full coaching toolkit, including Mind-Body, Martha Beck training, and nature guide, all within a supportive group setting
  • World-class naturalist and guide, Melissa Scott, to share perspective on natural and cultural history, wildlife safety and awareness, and 25-years experience in GNP
  • First two nights’ stay at the amazing Dancing Spirit Ranch: 160 acres of wide open spaces, a gorgeous gathering barn and “bunkhouse,” a private chef to provide our meals, and so much more.
  • Three days of hiking, presencing, and stillness in Glacier National Park, the Crown of the Continent and headwaters for streams that flow to the Pacific Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, and to Hudson’s Bay
  • In Glacier Park, we’ll stay at the historic and recently restored Many Glacier Lodge.
  • Scenic drive on the world famous Going to the Sun Road with Melissa and Jennifer
  • An intimate group of no more than eight, plus guides


glacier park women's retreat wildflowersYou Will Gain

  • A clearer picture of what’s calling to you and how to answer
  • Tools and inspiration to enrich your experience of your body, your own inner guide, and nature
  • An intimate relationship with the earth and elements
  • A unique, transformative, and fun adventure among a select and intimate group
  • A sense of hope and trust in yourself and your own wisdom

Location & Accommodations

Glacier National Park is located in northwest Montana, bridging the continental divide and adjoining the Waterton Peace Park. The Glacier Park International Airport is located near Kalispell, Montana, about 40 miles west of GNP. You’ll spend your first two nights nearby at Dancing Spirit Ranch in Whitefish, then the next two nights at the historic Many Glacier Lodge on the east side of GNP, having driven the National Historic Landmark, the Going to the Sun Road, and crossed the divide along the way.

Your Registration Includes

Coaching and myriad other activities led by Jennifer Shryock and Glacier Guide Melissa Scott
Accommodations at Dancing Spirit Ranch, Whitefish, Montana on July 9 and 10
Two nights accommodations at Many Glacier Lodge in GNP, Montana on July 11 and 12
Three meals plus snacks on fulls days (with dinner on day 1, breakfast and lunch on day 5)
6-7 hours per day of hiking and group coaching (with plenty of quiet and free time, as well)
A profound experience designed to give you greater access to inner peace, a clearer sense of calling, and empowerment to achieve your goals


July 9 – 13, 2018


$2950 double occupancy

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Space is Limited to 8 participants. Only 4 remain.
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Total price $2700

Note: Travel to and from the Glacier Park International Airport, gratuities, incidentals, and spa treatments are not included in the registration fee.

Due to the physical nature of this retreat, you must be able to walk for 4-6 hrs (approximately 6-10 miles) per day, over uneven terrain in order to participate. If you are not sure about your abilities, please do contact me to discuss further.

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If you cancel on or before May 30, 2018, you will be refunded the registration fee paid, less a $500 administration fee. If you cancel between June 1 – 15, 2018 50% of the registration fee paid will be refunded. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received after June 15, 2018.

Your Adventure Will Look Something Like This

I’m publishing this schedule to give you a sense of how the days flow, but please know Melissa and I will be changing things up along the way—all of it geared toward giving you the best experience ever.  

Calipso orchid - glacier park women's retreatDay 1: Arrival and Opening Ceremony

Arrive at Dancing Spirit Ranch, check in 1:30 pm. Actual arrival time determined by your travel arrangements. If you’ve arrived on a flight to the Glacier International Airport in Kalispell, you’ll enjoy a scenic shuttle to Dancing Spirit.
Orientation and free time to explore 160 acres of wide open spaces, pond toys, a gorgeous gathering barn and “bunkhouse” with separate rooms
Opening Ceremony
Dinner by private chef, brief for Day 2

Day 2: Dancing Spirit Ranch

Guided intention setting activity
Special activities with Jennifer
White space/free time to explore the ranch and sacred sites
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner by private chef

Day 3,4,5: Glacier National Park Day Hikes

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Scenic Tour of Going to the Sun Road (day 2)
Accommodations at Many Glacier Lodge
Hike with Trail Lunch and Nature Coaching Sessions
Special Activities
Transportation by van (provided by Melissa and the Glacier Guides) and foot!

Day 5: Closing Ceremony and Goodbyes

Aglacier park women's retreatfter hiking and more nature coaching, we’ll return to West Glacier late afternoon of day 5, July 13th. From here, we can take you to the airport or you’re free to continue your exploration of the area.

Whatever your personal insights from the Glacier Quest Retreat experience, you’ll leave with a personal practice to sustain your connection to your true nature. This practice will be both intrinsically rewarding and profoundly life-enhancing. Melissa and I will send you off with hugs, a practice, and a lifetime of memories.

FAQ Page

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"Before attending Jennifer's Glacier Quest Medicine Walk Retreat, I felt that I had read enough books, attended enough seminars, and taken enough classes. Despite this, I was lacking some of the confidence I desired as a coach who would like to serve others. I needed a way to bring all of my learning home so I could really own my skills as a coach.

From the first day at the magical Dancing Spirit Ranch to the remaining days in the incredibly beautiful Glacier National Park, Jennifer lead us through a quest to connect with our individual sacred ideals and intentions for the retreat. She helped us identify, observe, and connect to the guidance coming from within us and to all the messages coming through the hikes and the abundance of life all around us.

Melissa Scott joined our group as a guide and her two decades of experience as a naturalist were invaluable to this quest as well. Throughout the journey, both Jennifer and Melissa took care to ensure we got the most out of our experience of learning, healing, and transforming.

More than ever before, I know I can trust my guidance and that means I am emerging from this retreat a much more confident coach. I will take this transformation with me and always hold it close to my heart. Thank you so much Jennifer!"

Sobia Durrani Coaching

Sobia Durrani

"I was skeptical about a Medicine Walk retreat. In fact, in my journal the first day I wrote: 'I can't believe I am doing this! It might be one of the best things I have done for myself...or not?' I am so pleased to tell you that this WAS one of the best things I have EVER done for myself. I believe I have started down the path to a better understanding of who I am and how I want to live these 'golden' years. I am anxious to continue to learn and discern.

(Afterwards, having discovered the power of a retreat): What was once an office, play room, and catch-all room has been transformed into a retreat where I can relax, rest, and ponder. I have moved in a reading chair, lamp, favorite art pieces and even a water feature!

You did an exceptional job of meeting individual needs during the retreat and I especially appreciated the lack of pressure. All I can say is that the accommodations, leadership, both yours and Melissa's, and experiences were well worth the expense. I wish there would be a way to convey that to future retreaters. My friend, who had expressed interest, declined due to the cost. She has hiked all over Glacier, but underestimated the value of your guidance, Melissa's guidance, and the exceptional accommodations. Wait til she hears what she missed!

You are an amazing woman, coach, and (now) friend. I look forward to seeing you again."

Christie Deck

Good medicine"I loved this experience. It fed me in unexpected ways. The beginning day at the Dancing Spirit Ranch was a beautiful start. With Glacier guide (Melissa) and coaching activities (Jennifer), I've developed an appreciation for Glacier that I'm sure I wouldn't have received without your combined expertise. What a fantastic opportunity to develop and increase a love of all things nature!

Jennifer's guidance was lovely: strong and compassionate, gentle and informative. I'm aware of ways of experiencing myself, emotions, and internal guidance that were powerful for me and I leave with new ways and possibilities.

The details like accommodations, meals, hikes were beautifully thought out and there was truly something that always worked for people.

Would LOVE to do this again."

Mary Korsmo

“I’m more aware of beauty around me and now I soak it in, receive it and feel a part of it. There’s a magical give and take with nature that I hadn’t named before. I feel like a gorilla, so surefooted and at one with nature!

I feel elated and free. Over and over, I was rewarded with spectacular views, a sense of accomplishment, and camaraderie. There was a bond between everyone. It started immediately, then continued to grow."

Mona Troy (novice hiker and eldest guest)

"Feeling connected, centered and confident after an amazing retreat with the amazing Jennifer Shryock. I faced some fears on the trail, got inspired by spectacular scenery and seven amazing women. Plus learned a fabulous new mind/body tool, had a sun gong bath and saw a moose. Ahhhh!!!

I wrote pages of guidance in my retreat journal that are so juicy and relevant to all that happened on our trip. (I continue to find confirmation) that the guidance we talked about on the trail is real and can be found in the most playful ways. I am feeling a stronger sense of my body's center today and grateful to have shared this beautiful trip with all of you. Still feeling the stillness and grandeur of Glacier National Park."

Charlene Hoey Coaching

Charlene Hoey
Master Certified Business & Life Coach

I found this retreat so good for the spirit and body, I would gladly go again.
I felt a bit nervous about the trip as I did not know if I had the physical conditioning to be hiking much in the park. I soon found this few day trip was as refreshing, fun and inspiring or more so than a two week vacation. It was amazingly nourishing and refreshing for the mind and spirit. Yes, I did have some very sore muscles. But we had an amazing park guide (Melissa) who gave us  so much helpful information and  support for our level of physical ability. She encouraged and supported us throughout out our hikes.
Jennifer had amazing guidance and insight as we delved into our spirit walk.  I found her instruction and guided activities fun, helpful, supportive and inspiring. Being in nature really did help nurture all of us. And Jennifer and Melissa were very nurturing in our quest, our journey to follow the "inner compass."
I am incredibly grateful for this experience and I highly recommend this retreat. It seemed to spark a very positive change in me. Perhaps it is still unfolding...

Jayne Roberson

Jennifer-Shryock Rainmaker Resumes glacier park women's retreat
Jennifer Shryock, career strategist, executive and mind-body coach, is a passionate mentor to help make it rain in your career and your life. Shryock guides professionals to re-discover what they want, why they want it, and how to get it. She writes, speaks, and leads workshops about how to magnetize opportunity, reconnect to your innate gifts, answer your call and rewire your mind to welcome – and negotiate for – success.


Melissa Scott Glacier Park women's retreat

Melissa Scott is a naturalist, photographer, and guide of multi-day backpacking trips throughout Glacier National Park and high-end natural/cultural history trips around the globe. Dedicated to raising environmental awareness through relevant, first-hand encounters with our natural world, she’s passionate about all things “nature” while incorporating culture and history to add relevance and insight to the experience.