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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.

Jul
19
Sun
Farm Yoga: 7/19 (Summer)
Jul 19 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

 

Yoga, tea, and nature connection for regeneration and resilience – a perfect way to start your day!

Because of the complementary self-care benefits of yoga to permaculture and resilience, we are offering yoga located on The Conservation Foundation’s historic McDonald Farm.  When the weather allows, we will experience yoga outside, surrounded by forest gardens and nature. We will move through vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and craft an herbal tea with plants from the garden and farm.

 

Class is family-friendly. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and beach towel or cushion.

Class will be held outdoors weather permitting, or indoors in the case of inclement weather.

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering.*

Tuition*:

July 19:  $15    (Registration deadline Friday, July 17) $15

August 17: $15 (Registration deadline Friday, August 15) $15

Summer Session (both classes, non-transferable to other seasons) for $25

Pre-registration is required – sign ups the day of the event cannot be accommodated. 

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, shamanic practice, reiki) and faculty member of The Resiliency Institute

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

Wild Family Cirlce: 7/19 (Summer)
Jul 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Resilience through connection.

Join us to cultivate your wild-child(ren) and family! During this SHARED experience we will incorporate meditation, intention setting, ritual, and ceremony plus some fun movement-based mindfulness activities to nurture bonding & connection to deepen your family relationship. The WILD Family Circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include all genders of children and caregivers.

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.

Additional information: Recommended ages are 6 years old up to younger teen. Open to 16 participants.

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering. Please complete our form prior to class: https://form.jotform.com/201606858927162*

Summer Session: Sundays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – July 19, August 16

Tuition*: Per Parent/Caregiver-Child pair – $30 for 1 circle or $55 for 2 seasonal circles (Non-transferable to other seasons). $10 each additional person.

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

Location: The Resiliency Institute:  Clow Education Center, McDonald Farm 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!

 

Wild Woman Project Circle: 7/19 (Summer)
Jul 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us to discover your inner WILDness, or wholeness of being, through 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 gatherings during the new moon. Each uniquely themed Circle is a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, creativity and connection with community.

wild-women-circle-hands-naperville-illinoisWe 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 and healer) & co-creation (the understanding that just as we co-create our experience in circle, so do we co-create life on earth).

You can’t pour from an empty kettle — join us to rejuvenate!

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.

 

Sundays 2:00-4:30 pm


Tuition*:

July 19 $30

August 16 $30

REMAINING SUMMER SESSION: $55 (Non-transferable to other seasons)

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 to The Resiliency Institute (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering. Please complete our form prior to class: https://form.jotform.com/201606858927162*

Allison Mitch is your WILD Woman Project Circles Facilitator. She is a physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki, shamanic practitioner) For more information, see:  www.wildwomaninthesuburbs.com

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!

 

Aug
16
Sun
Farm Yoga: 8/16 (Summer)
Aug 16 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Yoga, tea, and nature connection for regeneration and resilience – a perfect way to start your day!

Because of the complementary self-care benefits of yoga to permaculture and resilience, we are offering yoga located on The Conservation Foundation’s historic McDonald Farm.  When the weather allows, we will experience yoga outside, surrounded by forest gardens and nature. We will move through vinyasa, pranayama, meditation, and craft an herbal tea with plants from the garden and farm.

 

Class is family-friendly. Beginners are welcome.

Bring a yoga mat if you have one, and beach towel or cushion.

Class will be held outdoors weather permitting, or indoors in the case of inclement weather.

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering. Please complete our form prior to class: https://form.jotform.com/201606858927162*

Tuition*:

July 19:  $15    (Registration deadline Friday, July 17) $15

August 16: $15 (Registration deadline Friday, August 14) $15

Summer Session (both classes, non-transferable to other seasons) for $25

Pre-registration is required – sign ups the day of the event cannot be accommodated. 

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, shamanic practice, reiki) and faculty member of The Resiliency Institute

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!

 

 

 

 

Wild Family Circle: 8/16 (Summer)
Aug 16 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Resilience through connection.

Join us to cultivate your wild-child(ren) and family! During this SHARED experience we will incorporate meditation, intention setting, ritual, and ceremony plus some fun movement-based mindfulness activities to nurture bonding & connection to deepen your family relationship. The WILD Family Circles follow a similar monthly theme as the WILD Woman Project Circles but are shortened and adapted to include all genders of children and caregivers.

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.

Additional information: Recommended ages are 6 years old up to younger teen. Open to 16 participants.

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering. Please complete our form prior to class: https://form.jotform.com/201606858927162*

Summer Session: Sundays 11:00 am – 12:30 pm – July 19, August 16

Tuition*: Per pair – $30 for 1 circle or $55 for 2 seasonal circles (Non-transferable to other seasons). $10 each additional person.

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

Location: The Resiliency Institute:  Clow Education Center, McDonald Farm 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, IL 60565

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!

 

Wild Woman Project Circle: 8/16 (Summer)
Aug 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Join us to discover your inner WILDness, or wholeness of being, through 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 gatherings during the new moon. Each uniquely themed Circle is a time for meditation, intention setting, healing, creativity and connection with community.

wild-women-circle-hands-naperville-illinoisWe 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 and healer) & co-creation (the understanding that just as we co-create our experience in circle, so do we co-create life on earth).

You can’t pour from an empty kettle — join us to rejuvenate!

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.

 

Sundays 2:00-4:30 pm

 

Tuition*:

July 19 $30

August 16 $30

FULL SUMMER SESSION: $55 (Non-transferable to other seasons)

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 to The Resiliency Institute (right sidebar) earmarked for supporting WILD Woman.

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

*COVID update: we understand that this is a fluid situation. Class will meet all state recommendations at the time of the offering. Please complete our form prior to class: https://form.jotform.com/201606858927162*

Allison Mitch is your WILD Woman Project Circles Facilitator. She is a physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki, shamanic practitioner) For more information, see:  www.wildwomaninthesuburbs.com

*Your participation makes our Growing Food Security outreach programming possible – THANK YOU!