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.

Oct
26
Sat
Fall Farm Yoga (Sat afternoon)
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Resiliency Institute is a nonprofit organization using permaculture education and design to foster nature and human connection, grow food security, and build resilient communities. Yoga is the perfect permaculture tool – it fosters personal resilience, wellbeing, and social connection.

 

Because of the complementary benefits of yoga to permaculture and resilience, we will now be offering regular yoga at The Resiliency Institute.  Located on The Conservation Foundation’s historic McDonald Farm in Naperville, The Resiliency Institute offers a beautiful edible Forest Garden as well as a welcoming indoor space for classes. When the weather allows, we will experience yoga outside, surrounded by gardens and nature. We will move through vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and craft an herbal tea with plants from the garden and farm. Yoga, tea, and nature connection for regeneration and resilience – a perfect way to start your day.

 

Sunday morning class is family-friendly; Saturday class is adult/older teens only please. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat and beach towel or cushion. In the case of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.

$15/individual.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline Friday, October 25thhttp://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/  Please make us aware of any physical limitations so that class can be welcoming for all; however, if limitations are significant, please consider private yoga sessions with Allison as an alternative.

 

Class is taught by Dr. Allison Mitch, a physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki), ecologist, part time professor, and mom – an eclectic professional and personal mix that birthed her own WILD woman through the recognition of the connection and depth with all of life. In her circles, she seeks to create a sacred and inviting space for self-reflection, meditation, healing, and reconnection with nature for the return of soulfulness, or “re-wilding.”

 

Location is 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd. Naperville. For more information, call Connie Kollmeyer at 630-477-9910.

 

 

 

Oct
27
Sun
Fall Farm Yoga (Sun morning)
Oct 27 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

The Resiliency Institute is a nonprofit organization using permaculture education and design to foster nature and human connection, grow food security, and build resilient communities. Yoga is the perfect permaculture tool – it fosters personal resilience, wellbeing, and social connection.

 

Because of the complementary benefits of yoga to permaculture and resilience, we will now be offering regular yoga at The Resiliency Institute.  Located on The Conservation Foundation’s historic McDonald Farm in Naperville, The Resiliency Institute offers a beautiful edible Forest Garden as well as a welcoming indoor space for classes. When the weather allows, we will experience yoga outside, surrounded by gardens and nature. We will move through vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and craft an herbal tea with plants from the garden and farm. Yoga, tea, and nature connection for regeneration and resilience – a perfect way to start your day.

 

Sunday morning class is family-friendly; Saturday class is adult/older teens only please. Beginners are welcome. Bring a yoga mat and beach towel or cushion. In the case of inclement weather, class will be held indoors.

$15/individual.  Pre-registration is required.  Registration deadline Friday, October 25thhttp://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/learn/learn-classes/  Please make us aware of any physical limitations so that class can be welcoming for all; however, if limitations are significant, please consider private yoga sessions with Allison as an alternative.

 

Class is taught by Dr. Allison Mitch, a physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki), ecologist, part time professor, and mom – an eclectic professional and personal mix that birthed her own WILD woman through the recognition of the connection and depth with all of life. In her circles, she seeks to create a sacred and inviting space for self-reflection, meditation, healing, and reconnection with nature for the return of soulfulness, or “re-wilding.”

 

Location is 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd. Naperville. For more information, call Connie Kollmeyer at 630-477-9910.

 

 

 

Nov
17
Sun
WILD Mother*-Daughter Circles
Nov 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

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 mindfulness activities.

Circles are not associated with a singular path or religion, but rather, an inclusive coming together with women from all paths. We all come from different spiritual/cultural backgrounds and gather around the ideas of Sisterhood (having each others backs, empowering one another), a respect for the earth (wildness, turning to nature as a teacher) & co-creation (the understanding that just as we co-create our experience in circle, so do we co-create life on earth).

Recommended daughter ages are 8 years old and up. Open to 6 mother/daughter pairs.

Please bring the following items if you have them available:  Journal and writing utensil, yoga mat, a pillow or cushion to sit comfortably on the floor for meditation, and inside shoes or slippers. You may also bring an item for the altar.

Circles will meet in accord with the new moon, as this is traditionally a time for going inward and self-reflection.  Each new moon circle is inspired by a unique theme.

2019 New Moon Schedule
SUNDAYS  11:00 – 12:30 pm

  • November 17
  • December 15

Fee: Per mother-daughter pair – $30 for 1 circle or $75 for 3 circles (to be used for 2019 circles only)

Online registration and pre-payment required. No Walk-ins. Registration closes 1 day before the event.

Allison Mitch is your WILD Woman Project Circles Facilitator. She is an ecologist, physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki), part time professor, and mom – an eclectic professional and personal mix that birthed her own WILD woman through the recognition of the connection and depth with all of life. In her circles, she seeks to create a sacred and inviting space for self-reflection, meditation, healing, and reconnection with nature for the return of soulfulness, or “re-wilding”.  Allison is also committed to increasing the connection of her children and her community with nature by offering family nature excursions (Naperville Family Nature Club) in Naperville and the surrounding suburbs. www.wildwomaninthesuburbs.com