Registration

Class Registration

Payment: Our preference for course payment is by check to avoid supporting credit card companies and the fees they assess. Checks are to be mailed to The Resiliency Institute, P.O.Box 5721, Naperville, IL 60567 and must be received before the course date. Paypal is another payment option offered, but may impose a processing fee.

Refund/Cancellation Policy: A full refund is offered for any class that we cancel. A refund for 2-3 hour classes will be offered if you notify us within 48 hours prior to the class start time. A refund for full day or weekend courses will be offered when you notify us up to 1 week prior. Please email us at contact@theresiliencyinstitute.net to let us know you need to cancel. If you have registered for the class, do not show up, and do not communicate your absence prior to the class, then you will be charged the class fee. We respect our instructors time and knowledge and hope you do too by registering, paying, and attending.

WILD Mother*-Daughter Circle 11/17/19

Sun, November 17, 2019 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 – 1:00 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


WILD Woman Project Circle 11/17/19

Sun, November 17, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Forest Therapy Wellness Walk: Winter

Sat, November 30, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take time to improve your health, reduce your stress during the busy holiday season, and experience pleasure while on a guided leisurely walk in nature on the farm. This is time to nurture yourself, to relax, engage your senses, and bathe in the pleasures of your surroundings.  On these wellness walks you will be introduced to fun, deep ways of connecting with nature that can dramatically increase the benefits of being outside.  Attend this series of walks to learn these skills so that you can apply them to your everyday life.

We may warm up by the fire, or end inside for some nature treats!


Shinrin-yoku FREE Fridays

Fri, December 6, 2019 05:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Please complete our participant release form and email or bring with you on the event date.


Forest Therapy Wellness Walk: Winter

Sat, December 7, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take time to improve your health, reduce your stress during the busy holiday season, and experience pleasure while on a guided leisurely walk in nature on the farm. This is time to nurture yourself, to relax, engage your senses, and bathe in the pleasures of your surroundings.  On these wellness walks you will be introduced to fun, deep ways of connecting with nature that can dramatically increase the benefits of being outside.  Attend this series of walks to learn these skills so that you can apply them to your everyday life.

We may warm up by the fire, or end inside for some nature treats!


Forest Therapy Wellness Walk: Winter

Sat, December 14, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take time to improve your health, reduce your stress during the busy holiday season, and experience pleasure while on a guided leisurely walk in nature on the farm. This is time to nurture yourself, to relax, engage your senses, and bathe in the pleasures of your surroundings.  On these wellness walks you will be introduced to fun, deep ways of connecting with nature that can dramatically increase the benefits of being outside.  Attend this series of walks to learn these skills so that you can apply them to your everyday life.

We may warm up by the fire, or end inside for some nature treats!


WILD Mother*-Daughter Circle 12/15/19

Sun, December 15, 2019 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM


WILD Woman Project Circle 12/15/19

Sun, December 15, 2019 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM


Forest Therapy Wellness Walk: Winter

Sat, December 21, 2019 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Take time to improve your health, reduce your stress during the busy holiday season, and experience pleasure while on a guided leisurely walk in nature on the farm. This is time to nurture yourself, to relax, engage your senses, and bathe in the pleasures of your surroundings.  On these wellness walks you will be introduced to fun, deep ways of connecting with nature that can dramatically increase the benefits of being outside.  Attend this series of walks to learn these skills so that you can apply them to your everyday life.

We may warm up by the fire, or end inside for some nature treats!


WILD Woman Project Circle – WINTER

Sun, January 26, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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 access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature. Circles also provide a forum for creativity, community, and ritual. These ingredients result in a unique alchemy of moving into a wholeness (WILD-ness) of being.  

The WILD Woman Project 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). 

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.

WILD Woman Project 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.


Fee:

Winter Session:  $75

January 26 $30

February 23 $30

March 22 $30

We are offering a sliding scale registration for students, or those experiencing financial hardship – $20.  Please contact Connie for further details and to enroll: Connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net
If you are feeling generous and have the income, please consider making a donation (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, February 8, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition*
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $150, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


*Your participation makes our “Growing Food Security” programs possible– THANK YOU!


Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course 2020

Sat, February 22, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

2020 EDIBLE WILD PLANTS CERTIFICATE COURSE
Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment.

LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Basic plant identification skills are required to take this class.

A short quiz must be taken to determine plant id proficiency or participants can provide documentation of a plant id class or other evidence of knowledge, or enroll in our pre-course Plant ID Class.

 

 


COURSE MEETS THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS +

  GRADUATION CEREMONY DECEMBER 7

February 22      March 21       April 18      May 16      June 20     July 18   

August 15        September 19     October 17      November 21  

Plan to attend all classes. In order to receive the certificate, only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up.  No make up classes can be offered.

GRADUATION CEREMONY 11:00 am  – 2:00 pm SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

An event not to be missed! 

TUITION*:  Includes tuition, Edible Wild Plants Cookbook, course materials and supplies.  You will be responsible for bringing in four prepared lunch dishes to share during the course.

“Early Bird” – Register by October 31:  $795 check / $830 PayPal

“Special” – Register by November 30:  $825 check / $860 PayPal

Regular” – Register by December 31: $855 check / $900 PayPal

“Late” – Register by January 31: $885 check / $920 PayPal

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net

 

WORK STUDY

A work study opportunity is available to one qualified candidate. In exchange for 25-30 hours of work, the work study candidate’s course fee will be reduced to $450. Work will include assisting the instructor with class preparation, classroom set-up and clean-up, loading and unloading class supplies, making copies, assisting with the recipe book, and taking photos during class to share on social media at least three days throughout the course. The candidate will be required to meet the instructor at 8:30 am each class meeting date as well as other dates (typically the Friday’s prior to class) to forage for plant specimens which will also serve as a valuable, additional learning opportunity for the applicant. Ideally the candidate lives in or very near Naperville, and must commit to attending every class.

By December 1st, email Jodi@theresiliencyinstitute.net with a description of your financial need and your intention for taking this course. We will accept a maximum of 5 requests before selecting the recipient.  Award will be determined by December 15.


*Your participation makes our “Growing Food Security” programs possible– THANK YOU!


WILD Woman Project Circle – WINTER

Sun, February 23, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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 access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature. Circles also provide a forum for creativity, community, and ritual. These ingredients result in a unique alchemy of moving into a wholeness (WILD-ness) of being.  

The WILD Woman Project 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). 

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.

WILD Woman Project 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.


Fee:

Winter Session:  $75

January 26 $30

February 23 $30

March 22 $30

We are offering a sliding scale registration for students, or those experiencing financial hardship – $20.  Please contact Connie for further details and to enroll: Connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net
If you are feeling generous and have the income, please consider making a donation (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, March 7, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, March 15, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

 

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15   April  19    May 17     June 14    July 26     Aug 23     Sep 20   Oct  11    Nov 8

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $850 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $875 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


WILD Woman Project Circle – WINTER

Sun, March 22, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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 access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature. Circles also provide a forum for creativity, community, and ritual. These ingredients result in a unique alchemy of moving into a wholeness (WILD-ness) of being.  

The WILD Woman Project 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). 

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.

WILD Woman Project 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.


Fee:

Winter Session:  $75

January 26 $30

February 23 $30

March 22 $30

We are offering a sliding scale registration for students, or those experiencing financial hardship – $20.  Please contact Connie for further details and to enroll: Connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net
If you are feeling generous and have the income, please consider making a donation (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, April 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, April 11, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal


Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course 2020

Sat, April 18, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

2020 EDIBLE WILD PLANTS CERTIFICATE COURSE
Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment.

LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Basic plant identification skills are required to take this class.

A short quiz must be taken to determine plant id proficiency or participants can provide documentation of a plant id class or other evidence of knowledge, or enroll in our pre-course Plant ID Class.

 

 


COURSE MEETS THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS +

  GRADUATION CEREMONY DECEMBER 7

February 22      March 21       April 18      May 16      June 20     July 18   

August 15        September 19     October 17      November 21  

Plan to attend all classes. In order to receive the certificate, only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up.  No make up classes can be offered.

GRADUATION CEREMONY 11:00 am  – 2:00 pm SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

An event not to be missed! 

TUITION:  Includes tuition, Edible Wild Plants Cookbook, course materials and supplies.  You will be responsible for bringing in four prepared lunch dishes to share during the course.

“Early Bird” – Register by October 31:  $795 check / $830 PayPal

“Special” – Register by November 30:  $825 check / $860 PayPal

Regular” – Register by December 31: $855 check / $900 PayPal

“Late” – Register by January 31: $885 check / $920 PayPal

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Click on the Pay in Full to proceed with a check or PayPal payment.

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net

 

WORK STUDY

A work study opportunity is available to one qualified candidate. In exchange for 25-30 hours of work, the work study candidate’s course fee will be reduced to $450. Work will include assisting the instructor with class preparation, classroom set-up and clean-up, loading and unloading class supplies, making copies, assisting with the recipe book, and taking photos during class to share on social media at least three days throughout the course. The candidate will be required to meet the instructor at 8:30 am each class meeting date as well as other dates (typically the Friday’s prior to class) to forage for plant specimens which will also serve as a valuable, additional learning opportunity for the applicant. Ideally the candidate lives in or very near Naperville, and must commit to attending every class.

By December 1st, email Jodi@theresiliencyinstitute.net with a description of your financial need and your intention for taking this course. We will accept a maximum of 5 requests before selecting the recipient.  Award will be determined by December 15.

 


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, April 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15   April  19    May 17     June 14    July 19     Aug 16     Sep 20   Oct  18    Nov 15

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, April 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15   April  19    May 17     June 14    July 26     Aug 23     Sep 20   Oct  11    Nov 8

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, April 19, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

2020 LEVEL 1 BIOREGIONAL HERBALISM COURSE 

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15    April 19     May 17     June 14    July 19     Aug 16     Sep ??    Oct  18    Nov 15

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


WILD Woman Project Circle – Spring

Sun, April 26, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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 access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature. Circles also provide a forum for creativity, community, and ritual. These ingredients result in a unique alchemy of moving into a wholeness (WILD-ness) of being.  

The WILD Woman Project 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). 

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.

WILD Woman Project 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.


Fee:

Spring Session:  $75

April  26  $30

May 31 $30

June 28 $30

We are offering a sliding scale registration for students, or those experiencing financial hardship – $20.  Please contact Connie for further details and to enroll: Connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net
If you are feeling generous and have the income, please consider making a donation (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, May 2, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal


Permaculture Forest Gardener Certificate Course 2020

Sat, May 2, 2020 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

9:00 am -12:00pm one Saturday a month for 9 months, beginning February 08, 2020.

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines,Whole Foods Market Edible Forest Garden and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat for wildlife; areas for nature exploration and learning; soil regeneration and carbon sequestration systems; community building opportunities; and peaceful places for reconnecting humans and nature.

This year will offer a Certificate option for those who complete all coursework and quizzes, and CELEBRATING all your new knowledge on December 5th.


DATES & TIME: 

Saturdays:  9:00 am – 12:00pm
Feb 8, Mar 7, Apr 11, May 2, June 13, July 11, NO AUGUST, Sep 12, Oct 10, Nov 14

GRADUATION Ceremony with family & friends:  Dec 5

Plan to attend all classes. Make up classes cannot be offered.

Tuition
Includes all supplies and take-home materials, for payment received by:

October 1-31: $440 Check/$460 PayPal

November 1-30: $455 Check/$475 PayPal

December 1-31: $470 Check/$490 PayPal

January 1-30: $485 Check/$500 PayPal


Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course 2020

Sat, May 16, 2020 09:30 AM - 03:30 PM

2020 EDIBLE WILD PLANTS CERTIFICATE COURSE
Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment.

LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Basic plant identification skills are required to take this class.

A short quiz must be taken to determine plant id proficiency or participants can provide documentation of a plant id class or other evidence of knowledge, or enroll in our pre-course Plant ID Class.

 

 


COURSE MEETS THE THIRD SATURDAY OF THE MONTH FOR 10 MONTHS +

  GRADUATION CEREMONY DECEMBER 7

February 22      March 21       April 18      May 16      June 20     July 18   

August 15        September 19     October 17      November 21  

Plan to attend all classes. In order to receive the certificate, only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up.  No make up classes can be offered.

GRADUATION CEREMONY 11:00 am  – 2:00 pm SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

An event not to be missed! 

TUITION:  Includes tuition, Edible Wild Plants Cookbook, course materials and supplies.  You will be responsible for bringing in four prepared lunch dishes to share during the course.

“Early Bird” – Register by October 31:  $795 check / $830 PayPal

“Special” – Register by November 30:  $825 check / $860 PayPal

Regular” – Register by December 31: $855 check / $900 PayPal

“Late” – Register by January 31: $885 check / $920 PayPal

CLASS IS LIMITED TO 16 STUDENTS

Click on the Pay in Full to proceed with a check or PayPal payment.

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net

 

WORK STUDY

A work study opportunity is available to one qualified candidate. In exchange for 25-30 hours of work, the work study candidate’s course fee will be reduced to $450. Work will include assisting the instructor with class preparation, classroom set-up and clean-up, loading and unloading class supplies, making copies, assisting with the recipe book, and taking photos during class to share on social media at least three days throughout the course. The candidate will be required to meet the instructor at 8:30 am each class meeting date as well as other dates (typically the Friday’s prior to class) to forage for plant specimens which will also serve as a valuable, additional learning opportunity for the applicant. Ideally the candidate lives in or very near Naperville, and must commit to attending every class.

By December 1st, email Jodi@theresiliencyinstitute.net with a description of your financial need and your intention for taking this course. We will accept a maximum of 5 requests before selecting the recipient.  Award will be determined by December 15.

 


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, May 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15   April  19    May 17     June 14    July 19     Aug 16     Sep 20   Oct  18    Nov 15

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, May 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15   April  19    May 17     June 14    July 26     Aug 23     Sep 20   Oct  11    Nov 8

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


Bioregional Herbalism Course 2020

Sun, May 17, 2020 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

2020 LEVEL 1 BIOREGIONAL HERBALISM COURSE 

The Resiliency Institute Bioregional Herbalism Course meets 9:00 am -4:00 pm one Sunday a month March – November, and has a graduation ceremony Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Bioregional Herbalism Course Stinging NettlesBioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Build your personal resilience by discovering how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection for yourself and the natural world. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support.

Receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the series. Only 1 class may be missed to receive a certificate.

Class size is limited to 15 students

 

DATES & TIMES: 

 

Level 1 Bioregional Herbalism will meet 9:00 am – 4:00 pm for 9 months on the following Sundays:

March 15    April 19     May 17     June 14    July 19     Aug 16     Sep ??    Oct  18    Nov 15

GRADUATION CEREMONY: 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM DECEMBER 5

Plan to attend all classes.  Make-up classes cannot be offered.


TUITION: (includes tuition, all course materials and supplies)

Register by October 31:  $800 check / $840 PayPal

Register by December 30:  $829 check / $865 PayPal

Register by January 31: $856 check / $900 PayPal

Register by February 29: $880 check / $950 PayPal

Due to the limited class size, in order to avoid restricting others from registering for the class, your registration is not complete until a minimum $300, non-refundable, deposit is received.  Payment plans can be arranged.  Please contact Connie Kollmeyer for assistance:  connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net


WILD Woman Project Circle – Spring

Sun, May 31, 2020 02:00 PM - 04:30 PM

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 access their inner guidance while allowing for deeper connection to other women and nature. Circles also provide a forum for creativity, community, and ritual. These ingredients result in a unique alchemy of moving into a wholeness (WILD-ness) of being.  

The WILD Woman Project 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). 

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.

WILD Woman Project 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.


Fee:

Spring Session:  $75

April  26  $30

May 31 $30

June 28 $30

We are offering a sliding scale registration for students, or those experiencing financial hardship – $20.  Please contact Connie for further details and to enroll: Connie@theresiliencyinstitute.net
If you are feeling generous and have the income, please consider making a donation (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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