classes, retreats, & life coaching providing
Care for the Wild Soul
“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare;
it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
If you’ve landed at this website, you’ve likely experienced a call from your Deepest Self
- to seek a new adventure, to make a big change, to locate your own unique path,
to become your fullest, most authentic self. What you might be seeking now is support along the way -
support with mapmaking, outfitting, getting in shape for, and navigating the path ahead.
Through Earth•Story•Spirit, I provide support for your journey.
I believe that an investment in your relationships with the Earth, with Story, and with Spirit
will provide the clarity, direction, and sustenance you need to create and live your best life.
Nurturing connection to Earth promotes strong presence within our own bodies, grounding in place(s), & full participation in our lives. A deep connection to the Earth & a practice of living in harmony with the seasons calm & de-stress our bodies. When we are present and grounded, we listen to, and care for, what poet Mary Oliver calls the “soft animal of our body.”
When our truest self is deeply rooted, it is inspired to grow & flourish.
Nurturing connection to Story puts us in touch with the wild and transformational world of meaning-making through narrative. True agency & power come from owning our stories, both those past & those yet to be told. Imagination is our most powerful asset in both story-making &
in journey-taking (which are, in essence, the same thing).
I love helping people of all ages build strong imaginations and embrace a mythic mindset.
Nurturing connection to Spirit consists of allowing space for awe, wonder, possibility,
as well as our “inter-being” with all Life. It requires active participation in living as part of a greater whole,
in honing connection, compassion, and community.
It also demands an acceptance of mystery, a willingness, as Rilke has said, “to live the questions.”
I am here to help you plot a course worthy of your deepest longings, to fuel your way with a
strong imagination, to hone the skills you need to craft a beautiful life -
all from a strong grounding in Earth, Story, and Spirit.
Dare the journey
I’m Tracey Parker Kindall.
I’m a coach, teacher, scholar, and story curator.
I started Earth•Story•Spirit in 2019 to help people connect with their wildest, most authentic selves in order to lead beautiful meaning-filled lives. Through E•S•S, I offer a variety of classes, retreats, and
life coaching packages. I also regularly offer programs to help establish Women's Circles.
I teach history at McCall's private and internationally accredited
by my background, which includes a lifelong passion for story, 25 years of service in the non-profit sector developing research-based programs,
13 years of homeschooling, a BS degree in Biology and
MS degree in Folklore Studies, training as a RYT500 yoga instructor,
and over 15 years teaching people of all ages and abilities. I love travel,
being a parent, and living within a family of enthusiasts.
I gratefully embrace a life story full of quirky
adventures, ups & downs, mishaps, triumphs, and tragedies.
Earth, Story, and Spirit are the "three graces" that
have sustained and nourished my own journey.
I live with my human, furred, avian, and botanical family
in the beautiful mountains of Idaho. Thank you for visiting!
classes & events
a series of workshops facilitating greater presence, self-awareness, balance, & joy
at the CUB in McCall, ID
Session 4: The Heart of It All
Saturday, Dec. 10, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Session 5: Voice
Saturday, Jan. 14, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Session 6: Knowing & Imagination
Saturday, Feb. 11, 9:00am to 1:00pm
Session 7: Encounters with the Sacred
Saturday, Mar. 4, 9:00am to 1:00pm
a 9-month program to facilitate the establishment of sustainable & nourishing Circles
in Boise & McCall
watch this space or
contact me to find out more about upcoming Circles
to inquire about
grounded in Earth, Story, & Spirit,
contact me using the contact tab
Upcoming Retreats & Events:
NEW! One-Day Retreats
at Mavens' Haven Retreat Center, Lucile, ID
Cozy Community: A Retreat for Introverts
Friday, January 20, 9:00am to 6:30pm
The Wisdom of the Waning Crescent:
Embracing the Path of the Crone
Friday, February 17, 9:00am to 6:30pm
R & R for Caregivers
Friday, March 3, 9:00am to 6:30pm
Caring for the Wild Feminine 2023
an annual Earth•Story•Spirit retreat
at Mavens’ Haven Retreat Center
Friday, May 19 through Monday, May 22
Adventures in the Greenwood:
Forests & Trees in Folklore & Myth
Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning at
Boise State University
1:30pm to 3:30p, Thursdays, April 3, 10, 17, 24
register here: https://www.boisestate.edu/osher/
"Tell me, what is it you plan
to do with your one
wild and precious life?"
~ Mary Oliver
"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit"
~ e.e. cummings
"You have influenced my
life in such a positive way,
to look at the world with
more color and vibrancy.
I am so glad to have you
as one of my teachers."
"Best. Course. Ever!"
Thank you for being
you and shining your
wonderful light into this
Wonderful, erudite and
amazing instructor. I
would take any class
"You are a master
storyteller and your
ability to weave a
beautiful narrative into
class is always creative
and refreshing but also
always to the point."
"Your calm grounded
energy is so comforting
and soothing. Thank you
for this gift of peace."