Events and Services Summary

*Please note that details of specific events are on Facebook and are updated more often there*

**All events require pre-registration for planning purposes and space restriction.  Events are subject to cancellation if registration is low.  No drop-ins please**

*** I have purposefully kept my prices low.  If you are financially restricted and would like to receive a service or participate in an event, contact me directly to discuss scholarship or alternative options.***

 

Offerings include one on one options, sacred circles, children and nature events, workshops, and adaptive yoga classes.

 

One on One Client Options

Please see Private Client Information tab: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/private-client-information/

 

Workshops

Shamanic Practice Information Session: On May 15th at 12 pm, via Zoom , Allison will discuss the basics of shamanic practice: defining the practice broadly, shamanic world view, the shamanic understanding of dis-ease, and review some common misconceptions of this spiritual tradition.

The lecture is free but donations for The Resiliency Institute, a non-profit, are appreciated. Size is limited and pre-registration is required 24 hrs before the event by emailing Allison at wildwomaninthesuburbs@gmail.com. Zoom details will be sent out within 12 hrs prior to the event.

 

Permaculture Book Club:   On May 20th at 12pm via Zoom, we will discuss the works of author Stephen Harrod Buhner. Buhner is a prolific author about topics relating to the human-nature connection and plant medicine (herbalism). In his writing, he discusses communication with nature and how traditional cultures had access to wisdoms from nature via a sense of deep kinship and sensitivity to the natural world.

The book club is free but donations for The Resiliency Institute, a non-profit, are appreciated. Size is limited and pre-registration is required 24 hrs before the event by emailing Allison at wildwomaninthesuburbs@gmail.com. Zoom details will be sent out within 12 hrs prior to the event.

 

Gentle Gardening: PT Tips On How To Support The Body’s Ease: On May 22nd at 12pm, join Allison via Zoom to discuss the ergonomics of gardening. Allison will address posture tips, exercises, stretches, and tool ideas for body-supportive gardening and injury prevention.

The lecture is free but donations for The Resiliency Institute, a non-profit, are appreciated. Size is limited and pre-registration is required 24 hrs before the event by emailing Allison at wildwomaninthesuburbs@gmail.com. Zoom details will be sent out within 12 hrs prior to the event.

 

The Pleasure Project, Reclaiming Female Pleasure, will explore what pleasure means; what brings participants pleasure through meditation and journaling; our ability and comfort with accessing pleasure; how being disconnected from joy and pleasure leads to a less embodied, less holistic life; and the social justice/feminist issue of pleasure.

Returning in 2020

 

WILD Woman Project Circle

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 21st, 2-430pm

Please register through the Resiliency Institute here for the circle: http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/  Early registration is recommended, past circles have SOLD OUT prior to the event.

Circles are $30/each, with class package options

Additional information here: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/additional-information-on-wild-offerings/

 

 

Wild Family Circle

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • June 21st  11am-1230pm

 

Please register here: http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/

Early registration is recommended. Classes are $30/caregiver-child pair, $10 for each additional child *Please note this circle is open to all genders of children and caregivers starting in January 2020.  Specific mother*-daughter events will be offered 2-3 times as separate events (see below)*

Additional information is here: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/additional-information-on-feathering-the-nest/

 

 

Wild Girl Circle

 

Upcoming Dates:

  • May 23rd 2-330pm

 

Join us via zoom for this special event, in honor of Mother’s Day month. Open to all womxn, this circle will be a free-er flowing circle space for the girls in our lives to discuss what it means to be a girl, the transition to womanhood, questions they have, or support that they might need. There will not be a set theme or ritual, but discussion of these topics (ex. how to use ritual and nature to support transitions) are welcome. This circle will not be offering medical advice but will be a space to facilitate conversation and support each other in exploration of the topics. Their adult womxn are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more details and registration, please see: www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/

 

 

Circle of Stones

 

Upcoming dates:

 

  • TBD

 

 

Circle of Stones is a co-facilitated full moon circle with Karen Moon of the Divine Feminine App, exploring different paths and tools for spiritual development. Circle will be facilitated by participants on a rotational basis, leading the circle through elements of their discipline. This circle’s intent is for a space of shared knowledge, development, vulnerability, and responsibility.

This circle is open to all genders, but is adult only. Nursing infants and toddlers are welcome.

Pre-registration is required via Eventbrite

 

 

Death Café

 

Upcoming dates:

  • May 7th 730-845 pm
  • May 21st 1230-130pm (kid-friendly)

 

We are now facilitating Death Cafes (for more information see https://deathcafe.com/) Although death cafes are typically conducted in-person, we are meeting virtually to make this service accessible during this particularly potent time (COVID-19).  Pre-registration is required by emailing me: wildwomaninthesuburbs@gmail.com

 

 

Adaptive & Therapeutic Yoga

 

Upcoming dates:

 

  • TBD, COVID-19 depending

 

 

I have partnered with NextSteps Chicago to offer a once a month adaptive, therapeutic yoga class for people with disabilities and their caregivers (caregivers are FREE to attend if they assist their loved one).  Cost is $20/class.  Participants will be assessed for goals and outcomes prior to and following class. To register, please call NextSteps at 708-467-0657

 

 

Yoga on the Farm

 

Upcoming dates:

  • June 21st 9-10am

 

Join us for yoga at the farm. We will move through vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and craft an herbal tea from our edible forest garden. Nature connection and a mindfulness practice for regeneration and resilience.

 

Sunday morning class is family-friendly. Beginners are welcome. Please bring a yoga mat and beach towel or cushion. In the case of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.

Pre-registration is required, and the registration deadline is approximately 36 hours before class. Register here http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/ Please note that courses roll out seasonally on The Resiliency Institute’s website

 

 

Naperville Family Nature Meetup

 

Upcoming dates:

  • Coming soon one weekend this spring for seasonal meetups

 

We will meet at a local park, allow the children to explore and hike and play.

For more details or to register, email me: wildwomaninthesuburbs@gmail.com.  This event is free. *Please let me know if you have dietary restrictions. Additional information: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/additional-information-on-naperville-family-nature-clubs/

 

 

Free Forest School

 

Upcoming dates:

 

  • TBD (COVID-19 depending)

 

 

Please register on our local Facebook page (Free Forest School of Chicagoland) and complete their waiver form.  This event is free.  You are welcome to leave the event early if the timing is restrictive for your child’s needs. Additional information: http://wildwomaninthesuburbs.com/additional-information-on-naperville-family-nature-clubs/