Classes

The Resiliency Institute offers courses, classes and events that empower people to live, grow, and build resilient lifestyles, landscapes and communities. Take courses like Permaculture Forest Gardener, Bioregional Herbalism, and Edible Wild Plants. Join us for Nature Rx with Shinrin-yoku/Forest Therapy, and Forest Yoga. Women can connect monthly during WILD Woman Project Circles. Find us throughout the Chicagoland area speaking and exhibiting about fruit tree guilds, permaculture, growing food security, renewable energy, and resiliency. Enjoy opportunities to connect at our plant sales, Permablitzs, potlucks, fundraisers and more.

Apr 5 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sindt Woods
Enjoy a one hour introductory Shinrin-yoku walk guided by a Certified Forest Therapy guide to discover this restorative practice that emphasizes soaking in the sounds, scents and sights of nature for slowing the body, stilling the mind and opening the heart. We will walk slowly and enjoy the journey of each step as we engage ... Read more...
Apr 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In April you’ll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden – fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers – ... Read more...
Apr 14 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Resiliency Institute
Participate in a gathering of women where the focus is on taking time to support yourself and being supported by other women. The WILD Woman Project is a world-wide movement of CIRCLES, spiritual gatherings, during the new moon. Circles are a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, and connection with community. They create a sacred space for participants to ... Read more...
Apr 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In April you’ll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden – fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers – ... Read more...
Apr 20 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm The Resiliency Institute
Devote an afternoon to exploring yoga and herbalism for female intimate care and honoring female pleasure. Learn about yoni health, including yoga exercises to connect with your pelvic floor and energetic womb space. Explore herbal preparations for intimate health, including lubricants, yoni steam, and massage salves. Connect with the energetics of 3-5 herbs to create your ... Read more...
Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In April you’ll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden – fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers – ... Read more...
Apr 25 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Naperville Community Gardens
Join us at our Community Fruit Tree Guild located at the Naperville Community Gardens on West Street and help us prepare it for the upcoming season.  We will be trimming and mulching, and teaching attendees all about fruit tree guilds! Bring work gloves, a water bottle, a shovel if you have one, and your questions! ... Read more...
May 3 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sindt Woods
Enjoy a one hour introductory Shinrin-yoku walk guided by a Certified Forest Therapy guide to discover this restorative practice that emphasizes soaking in the sounds, scents and sights of nature for slowing the body, stilling the mind and opening the heart. We will walk slowly and enjoy the journey of each step as we engage ... Read more...
May 5 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Cultivate a SHARED experience between mother (female caregiver) and daughter to nurture bonding & connection while deepening your relationship. The WILD Mother*-Daughter circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include our daughters. Plan on experiencing meditation, intention setting, ritual, and ceremony, plus some movement-based ... Read more...
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Resiliency Institute
Participate in a gathering of women where the focus is on taking time to support yourself and being supported by other women. The WILD Woman Project is a world-wide movement of CIRCLES, spiritual gatherings, during the new moon. Circles are a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, and connection with community. They create a sacred space for participants to ... Read more...
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Private Residence
Join Ellyn, The Resiliency Institute’s Bioregional Herbalism instructor, as she shares her journey and lessons learned restoring 2 acres of woodlands/wetland. Meet the many native high-value medicinal and edible plants she has introduced, several of these will be in bloom at this time. Today you’ll discover and learn about the uses and growing requirements of ... Read more...
Jun 7 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm Sindt Woods
Enjoy a one hour introductory Shinrin-yoku walk guided by a Certified Forest Therapy guide to discover this restorative practice that emphasizes soaking in the sounds, scents and sights of nature for slowing the body, stilling the mind and opening the heart. We will walk slowly and enjoy the journey of each step as we engage ... Read more...
Jun 30 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Cultivate a SHARED experience between mother (female caregiver) and daughter to nurture bonding & connection while deepening your relationship. The WILD Mother*-Daughter circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include our daughters. Plan on experiencing meditation, intention setting, ritual, and ceremony, plus some movement-based ... Read more...
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm The Resiliency Institute
Participate in a gathering of women where the focus is on taking time to support yourself and being supported by other women. The WILD Woman Project is a world-wide movement of CIRCLES, spiritual gatherings, during the new moon. Circles are a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, and connection with community. They create a sacred space for participants to ... Read more...
Aug 25 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm The Resiliency Institute
Cultivate a SHARED experience between mother (female caregiver) and daughter to nurture bonding & connection while deepening your relationship. The WILD Mother*-Daughter circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include our daughters. Plan on experiencing meditation, intention setting, ritual, and ceremony, plus some movement-based ... Read more...