Workshops & Events
A map and compass are incredibly useful, however what if for whatever reason you don’t have them or a GPS? During this class we’ll discuss and practice various ways to find the cardinal directions as well as some safe movement techniques you can use if you find yourself off-trail in a variety of environments. To understand natural navigation we’ll also learn basic compass use and gain an understanding of magnetic variation and how/when to apply it when navigating. We’ll look at ways to find either direction or what you’re looking for including: scouting technique, stars, sun, wind, insects, birds, and vegetative patterns to name a few.
If you’d like to look like a wizard when a piece of rope finds its way into your hands, then this is the class for you. Come ready to learn a wide assortment of knots, hitches, and lashings for a variety of purposes. Perfect your disdainful glance for commercial straps and buckles as you quickly use a simple rope or line to make a solid tie down. We’ll be practicing all kinds of skills that require knots: lashing poles to trees, moving safely up and down a climbing rope, making a tripod/quad-pod, building shelters, etc.…
This is a hands-on, FUN workshop to learn what improv is and how you can use it to boost your confidence. If you’re a creative person, then Improv is the holy grail to put those creative juices in. OR if you’re not a creative person, Improv is a blender where you can put your awkward ideas into to make the juice. No matter what happens, you get great practice for thinking on your feet and some good laughs along the way. We will be playing improv games and getting silly, so make sure to bring your goofy mask and open your mind to the possibilities!
Let’s experience our wild primal power in sacred space as we weave nature’s four elements into exploring our divine feminine and masculine energies. Leave this workshop feeling empowered, connected to mother earth, tapped into your primal instincts and a little more balanced. This workshop is perfect for people desiring to be more vulnerable and willing to play and move
Too often we hear about the outdoors from a white/cis/hetero/wealthy/male/ablebodied/nuerotypical lens wether its in magazines or stores or trails or sustainabilty. Join me as I discuss how I reclaimed my narrative of the outdoors from what it meant to be outside to how I currently navigate outdoor recreational activities being my authentic self. Participants will learn the what, so what and now what of challenging dominant narratives of what the outdoors should look and feel like. The time is now to expand the narrative of how to engage in the outdoors from your own authentic lens and to challenge organizations to view the outdoors in a more inclusive and intersectional way.
You don’t need an encyclopedic knowledge of wild plants in order to incorporate foraged foods in your kitchen. Learning to tell the difference between lambsquarter and nettles requires the same skills set as distinguishing between lettuce and cabbage. Students will learn about seasonal foraged ingredients, taking them from raw materials to finished dishes. Hands-on time with these ingredients will be emphasized, and students will get to feel for themselves how they are translated into recipes that anyone can make.
I would like to utilize this opportunity to discuss how pursuing adventure and time in nature is especially cathartic and empowering for mothers. During my time, I will address the stigmas and barriers that often hinder mamas from prioritizing their own wellness and provide practical tips that encourage women to develop routines around self-care.
Join Carrie of Heartwood Visuals to spend time exploring deeper connections to each other and nature through the magical power of drawing (okay not quite “magical”…but definitely powerful!). In this workshop we will practice basic visual note-taking skills and will build on these skills to dabble in place-based nature sketching and begin exploring visual storytelling techniques. No drawing experience is necessary, but please bring a notebook or sketchbook and a few of your favorite drawing tools.
This workshop provides women an opportunity to dive into activities surrounding how we can find liberation through play and curiosity. Utilizing nature, play, and mindfulness, participants are free to engage with the side of themselves that go against what is “normal” through artistic expression. Mindfulness techniques, nature connection, and laughter will be a part of this community gathering.
We will look at morphology of different wild and non wild animals and talk about what we can learn about these beings through their footprints on the land and then we will wander and see what we find.
We will talk about how different animals move their bodies and then play with moving our own.
Ignite your day *(or weekend) and awaken your spirit in this invigorating yoga and meditation class. We’ll energize our full bodies, align with our greatest potential, and set an intention for our soul to shine! No experience necessary, all are welcome.
Unwind from your day and reconnect with yourself in this gentle sixty minute yoga class. Includes breath work, relaxing and restorative postures, and a guided meditation. No experience necessary, all are welcome. Suggested to bring a sweater and/or blanket.