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What exactly is WEird?

Wild Embrace integrated relational deepening (WEird) specializes in the art of being human through experiences oriented toward authentic expression and community weaving. 

WEird invites you to come as you are, offering experiences to lean in to what it means to be alive. With radical hospitality, WEird creates and holds a safe space to explore your own authentic way of being and connection to self, others, your community, the world, and beyond. 

Wild Embrace is based in Burlington, VT.  Experiences and services are offered remotely worldwide and in-person in local community spaces. 


WEird offers

  • guided nature, arts, and connection centered experiences

  • death and social-relational education, workshops, and services

  • community resource liaising

  • creative consultation and development services

Wild Embrace aims to meet folks where they are, and bring them into alignment with their most authentic selves. Connecting to the natural world of our environments, engaging in the experimentation with and exploration of expression, sharing our stories, and developing relationships and connection with an emphasis on reciprocity are at the core of the WEird experience.


Embrace your weird, embrace your wild, open your heart, and come together!

Your Guide

Skunk Bouchard

Founder, Forest & Nature Therapy Guide,

Death Doula, Artist, Community

Advocate & Liaison, Creative Consultant,

Beta Reader & Developmental Editor, Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certified, Silly Goose, Goblin at Heart, Beacon of Nonsense, Gap Filler

Founder and sole practitioner, Skunk Bouchard, is the heart and mind behind Wild Embrace: Integrated Relational Deepening. Living just to the left of convention and at the intersection of complicated identities, Skunk finds deep truth and insight in the nooks and crannies of individual experiences and the liminal spaces where the magic of our stories weave together to become one. With interests and experience vast and varied, Skunk is whim-driven and shows up wherever happens to be calling.

"All we see or seem is but a dream within a dream."

Edgar Allen Poe

"Life's a garden. Dig it."

Joe Dirt

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