My name is Allison. I relocated to Naperville, IL in the summer of 2017 with my family. I am on a seeker's journey to restore and maintain the sacred in life as well as develop connection in the community. My educational background and trainings include: wildlife ecology (MS), yoga teacher training (RYT 500), doctorate of physical therapy (DPT), reiki master, and trainings in shamanic techniques, including herbalism. I draw on all of these tools for my event offerings, one on one sessions, and writing.
About my creative vision and intention:
My creative vision is to promote re-wilding for healing and wellness using art, sacred circles, meditation, movement, nature & community. Rather than seeing humans as mechanistic beings, separate from nature, I recognize that we are, as a species, interconnected and integrally related to our ecosystem. True healing and wellness comes from an incorporation of all ways of being (physical, emotional, mental, spiritual = integrative, holistic health) and a deeper relationship with the earth. To support this vision and my niche, I offer holistic wellness methodologies including: nature outings for children and sacred circles for women as well as one on one sessions for fitness training, corrective exercise, soft tissue mobilization, nature therapy, reiki, meditation, stress management, and/or yoga (fitness or therapeutic-oriented). In the future, I will be extending an invitation for mother/daughter circles as well as gender-inclusive children's gatherings, expected to start in September 2018.
About my writing:
Part of my creative visioning involves writing essays and poetry, with the intent of seeing in the darkness and bringing light (ie knowledge and perspective) to others. I am using my blog and poetry to explore the "wild" (instinctual, intuitive), the esoteric, the unseen and subtle as well as the status quo, and the intersectionality of the social, political, and spiritual. Because of this, the blog posts are not always family-friendly and might contain language and concepts not suitable for the work environment. I do, however, post family-friendly ideas and specific information on my Naperville Family Nature Club page.
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