Autumn Equinox 2021


Wild Roots Foraging have created this incredibly special event to bring you an Autumn Equinox gathering you will never forget

Gather with other women to nourish yourselves, connect to your inner wild woman, and feel free to be your authentic selves

Reclaim the lost wisdom of our ancestors by learning about wild foods and medicines

Enjoy some nourishing wild food dishes lovingly prepared by hand

Make your own wild teas with what you forage

Take part in a full moon ritual and empowering meditation for letting go and finding your creative energy for the month ahead

enjoy a sacred mugwort ceremony

And share your stories with each other around a crackling beach fire with a sacred women’s circle

If your soul screamed YES to all of this, then book your space and let us save you a cosy spot by the fire?


3pm Wild Food & Herbal Medicines Walk

Seaside, woodland foraging walk with wild mindfulness. You will be foraging for your own herbal teas and to decorate our fire circle Don’t forget to bring your baskets or something you can carry your foraged goodies in!

4.30pm Decorate Fire Circle

You may bring offerings for our circle, other guests, or simply to decorate the fire circle with. 

Suggestions would be things like:

– Food
– Crystals
– Candles
– Lanterns
– Fruit and vegatables of the season
– Poetry and books
– Arts and crafts
– Flowers

Please keep anything fresh as organic as possible, to avoid bringing toxic chemicals to natural environments. 

5pm Sit down for Wild Teas and a Wildcraft Workshop

During our foraging walk, we will collect the herbs we are drawn to, to make ourselves our very own wild tea, during this workshop. This is your chance to ask me anything you need to know to empower yourself to make your own herbal medicinal teas. 

6pm Wild Food Dinner

Around this time, we will sit around the fire to share a wild food dinner, cooked up by yours truly. A chance to learn about some of the ways our local wild foods can be prepared and eaten, in hope of inspiring you to cook with them yourself. My aim is to make all my dishes easy enough to be achieved by anyone with a willingness to learn, so we can begin working more with the land as we learn and grow. 

6.45pm Sacred Mugwort Ceremony

After dinner, we will relax and let our food settle, as I teach you all about our very own, native, sacred herb, Mugwort. You will learn how our ancestors used it as both a food and medicine, and be lead into our very own sacred ceremony with this wonderfully magical and journeying herb, freshly prepared and served as a warming drink over the fire. 

Please note: this won’t be a potent herbal preparation, in order to make it safe for anyone attending who is pregnant. It will be prepared on the evening, so it will be just the same as eating any other herbs in our food. 

7.15pm Full Moon Ritual

After our ceremony, you will be guided with a full moon ritual. Our equinox moon is known as the Corn or Harvest moon and while we will be a few days out, there will still be enough of the moon’s light to work with in helping us reflect on our past together, honour that which no longer serves us and let it go.

7.45pm Meditation and Women’s Circle

Following our ceremony, I will guide you in meditation and then we will open up our listening circle. Women’s circles are special, safe spaces, where everyone is truly heard. A space where we are free to be our true, authentic selves, in a completely judgement free environment. 

8pm Drumming and Singing Circle

We will be ending the evening with a song, so I invite you to listen to this track and try your best to learn the words so you can join in. If you have a drum or any kind of percussion instruments (or just something that makes a noise when you bang on it), please bring this with you.

The song we will be singing is called Savage Daughter and you can listen to the track and practice, ready for the day, here.

Learn more about our amazing wild women practitioners!

Lucy Cuzzocrea

Foraging Tutor & Wild Women Facilitator

Lucy is a wild food educator, who runs local foraging walks and wild women events in Teesside. She is also a qualified community organiser, who feels passionately about the power of community, reconnecting with the lost knowledge of our ancestors to heal both ourselves and nature, and also in supporting women to find their power. She set up Wild Roots Foraging in 2020 not long after COVID hit, during which time she realised how important and needed her work was, especially throughout such challenging times. She now wishes to continue to spread her message and help as many women as possible, reconnect to their inner wild woman and find ultimate freedom!

Rachel Knox

Wild Women Facilitator

Rachel is a Wild Roots Wild Women Facilitator and supports Lucy with her work, as well as assisting with events, leading walks and circles, and working as admin both behind the scenes and for the Wild Roots Wild Women Facebook group. Rachel is extremely skilled with felting crafts and is known for making fantastic nature felting creations.

Emily Treadgold

Sound Healing

Emily is a Sound Healing practitioner in training with the Sound Healing Academy. She uses a holistic approach in all of her work. Her group sound bath sessions involve a gentle guided meditation to bring your focus inwards and to encourage the sounds frequencies to do some healing. The instruments she uses are a frame drum, Tibetan singing bowls, chimes, shaker and her voice. Come as you are, relax and be nourished by these beautiful sounds.

Sarah Garside

Dru Yoga

Sarah’s yoga journey began 26 years ago at her local college. From there she travelled around the world studying different styles of yoga before finally discovering Dru yoga in Snowdonia. It was there that Sarah trained as a Dru Yoga teacher. Dru was perfect for her. It helped to deepen her connection with nature even more and allowed her teach to all abilities due to its adaptable and flowing nature.

Katherine Atwell-Griffiths

Gong Bath

Katherine is an artist working in the visual and healing arts. She has a degree in Fine Art from Oxford Brookes University and trained in sound healing under Sheila Whitaker, working primarily with the gongs. Based in the North East her work revolves around private and group gong baths, sound healing, meditational drawing, nature to abstraction, walking as drawing and drawing for wellbeing. Katherine is also an associate tutor with The Arts School.

Everything Lucy has created here speaks to me on the deepest level! She is helping me rediscover my connection with Mother Earth, helping me along on my journey to replenish and nurture my soul. Life has knocked the wind out of me over the last couple of years and I’d forgotten who I was and what I needed. Wild Roots is more than ‘just’ foraging courses, it’s about reconnections and about re-grounding yourself. Lucy is very inspiring and empowering and also has the best collection of hats!

Tracy Reeve

Would you love to join us but worried it’s a bit too far to travel?

Check out these accommodation venues on Air BnB!

Or have a look at some of the campsites and glamping sites close to Saltburn!

Let’s make something beautiful together.