“Take note, and summon the wailing women; send for the most skillful among them. Let them come quickly and take up a lament over us, that our eyes may overflow with tears, and our eyelids may gush with water.…”

Friday, Feb 10th, 5pm-7:30pm
(doors at 4pm)
Saturday, Feb 11th, 10am-5pm
Sunday, Feb 12, 10am-3pm

NOTE: No drop-ins please. All participants must be present for the duration of the weekend. Thanks for helping us create a solid container


Earlybird General Admission
(limited spots available)
Earlybird Locals** Admission
(limited spots available)
General Admission:
Locals Admission:

**Are you LOCAL?: You are considered “local” if you will be sleeping in your own bed for duration of this event.

General admission to this event is priced to make it accessible and affordable, please pay at the highest level that you can afford to do your part in making this event accessible to low-income and marginalized people. Sharing resources more equitably is a critical skill if we are dedicated to healing and justice. PLEASE CLICK THIS LINK TO THE GREEN BOTTLE, to determine what rate you should contribute.

If the above admission rates are beyond your reach, please get in touch to apply for a reduced rate spot:


Women’s Grief and Gratitude Lodge

WHEN:  February 10th – 12th, Friday – Sunday
FACILITATORS:  Grief Doula Nala Walla, Storyteller Harvest Moon, Song Leader Ahlay Blakely.
LOCATION:  Fred Lewis Cabin, in Port Townsend, WA
REGISTRATION: Email us to get on the waitlist for this event.


In days of old (but not so long ago), women have traditionally come together to weep and wail for this world. Our tears are holy food for spirit, and our sacred snot is a potent lubricant for change.

We are overdue for some juicy women’s wailing, during these times of deep crisis and confusion. Creating space to honor our grief in community is a critically important form of cultural activism. And since grief and gratitude go hand in hand, our full-hearted grieving paradoxically restores our access to joy.

For this special Weekend Lodge, we will welcome the women of our community into ritual space together in the ways that women have always done–by weaving stories with our hands, our voices, and our bodies.. Quinalt Elder Harvest Moon, will combine her skills as master basket-maker and storyteller to help us braid together deepest grief with deepest gratitude. And grief songstress Ahlay Blakely will weave us in song throughout the Lodge. Grief Doula Nala Walla will offer somatic practices to connect us with the ancestral wisdom in our lineages.

Our ritual will involve the simple technologies of drum, song, deep listening in small groups, and space for movement and expression, which includes good old-fashioned drumming, wailing and heartful dancing! Let us gather now to cry out together for healing, for justice, and peace to return to our world.

The Lodge will be providing simple, nourishing lunches and dinners. As much as possible, food will be organic, local, and will include gluten and dairy free options.
MENU (please note that times listed are approximate)

Friday Dinner @ 7: Nourishing soup, corn bread, baked squash and green salad.

Saturday Lunch @ 1: Sandwich making bar and potato salad. Contributions of sandwich meats, cheeses, spreads, veggies etc are encouraged.

Saturday Dinner @ 5 (?): Wild Salmon, roasted root vegetables and massaged kale salad.

Sunday Lunch @ 1: Greek pasta salad with a side of leftovers!
We welcome you to bring additional snacks and treats to share (and side dishes if you are a local!!) Please bring your offerings on Friday for the kitchen witches to organize.

Breakfasts are not included. Please arrive Saturday morning and Sunday morning having already eaten, and ready for ritual.

EMAIL as soon as possible with any atypical allergies or dietary preferences so we can be sure to accommodate everyone.