Nature Connection Workshops for Women by Women

Eight workshops carefully crafted and bundled into two different series to awaken and empower your connection with yourself, the Earth, and each other. Choose one or both – discounts apply when you register for more than one workshop series or combine with our Nature Retreats for Women.

We welcome all sincere students regardless of how they identify. Please contact us with any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Survival Skills Series 

Cultivate the feeling of empowerment, connection with the earth, and profound sense of belonging that comes from practicing survival skills. Through skill-building, nature-based reflection, and storytelling, you’ll deepen your understanding of yourself and learn how to live with the natural world, as part of it, rather than seeing the wilderness as just a challenge to survive.  

Oct 20 – FIRE

  • learn fire construction and tending
  • use various methods and materials to create a fire with confidence and ease
  • create your own bow drill kit and receive coaching to birth your first coal

Nov 17 – SHELTER

  • acquire experiential knowledge of trees and survival uses
  • learn the 5 key siting considerations for a survival hut
  • learn various construction methods
  • build your own waterproof debris shelter

Apr 20 – BIRD LANGUAGE

  • learn to distinguish the five common voices of bird language
  • identify the shapes of alarm
  • practice bird mapping techniques
  • learn powerful sensory awareness practices to slow down
  • practice activities to engage your whole body in a natural setting

May 18 – WILDCRAFT (wild food)

  • learn to identify wild plants that are safe to eat
  • cultivate an ethical, safe, and honoring relationship with plants
  • learn to prepare and cook wild foods
  • learn how to invite new pathways to living more harmoniously with nature and each other

LOCATION: All workshops take place on beautiful Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Tacoma, and Kitsap. Location details will be sent prior to each meet-up.

COST: $300, plus $50 materials fee for the entire series; $25 discount applies when you register for more than one workshop series/retreat.

ENROLL: Space is limited. Enroll now!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nature Crafting Skills Series

Working with your own hands invites you to be still, within the present moment – for complete concentration to the work at hand. Holding your creation brings a connection to the Earth and the many traditional cultures who honored the plants, fibers, and animals of the land they lived with. Each class will cover the basics of traditional crafting to create a small ‘keepsake’ item of function and beauty. Participants will also take home the tools used in class for continued crafting beyond our time together.

Dec 15- CARVING 

  • seed intentions for this group
  • learn techniques to safely carve with a woodcarving knife
  • work with Ocean Spray to carve double pointed knitting needles or a sewing needle or eating sticks/hair sticks
  • visit a bulrush stand and learn about the life cycle of this invaluable plant

Jan 19 – BASKETRY 

  • learn traditional basket-making techniques
  • weave a small bulrush basket 
  • hear stories of the connection between weaving and our ancestors

Feb 16 – LEATHER CRAFT

  • learn to use a leather aul
  • craft a pouch made from leather 
  • weave an ancestor item into your pouch
  • share song and story and deepen community 

Mar 16 – WILDCRAFT (plant medicine)

  • collect and harvest cottonwood buds
  • learn about tinctures
  • learn about healing properties of cottonwood resin and its uses among humans and bees
  • create an infusion 
  • make a tincture via a folk medicine way 
  • take home a handout to make honey-infused medicine at home
  • closing circle

LOCATION: All workshops take place on beautiful Vashon Island, just a short ferry ride from Seattle, Tacoma, and Kitsap. We meet inside at Vashon’s beautiful Co-housing Community Common House with access to a kitchen for crafting and storing lunch items. Outdoor activities will be either on the property or at near-by locations. All location details will be sent prior to each meet-up.

COST: $300, plus $125 materials fee for the entire series; $25 discount applies when you register for more than one workshop series/retreat. Participants will take home all hand-crafted items as well as a woodcarving knife and leather aul for continued crafting at home.

ENROLL: Space is limited. Enroll now!

 

 

“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separated from.”

~ Terry Tempest Williams