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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.

Sep
26
Sat
Forest Yoga Nature Rx – Fall (9/26)
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Rejuvenate yourself with forest yoga walks by stepping outside and away from electronics to connect with nature, quiet the mind, and reduce stress. Walks will begin with a brief ecological overview of the area, continue with invitations to deepen connection to nature and self, then conclude with a tea ceremony of locally harvested plants. We’ll focus on energy exchange with the natural world, discover our place within it, and foster an appreciation for all that nature provides.

During each walk we will pause to tune the body with yoga postures. The walks will be gentle and suitable for all levels. These walks are scheduled to follow the seasonal blooming of native plants.


To fully enjoy your forest yoga walk, please be aware we ill be practicing social distancing so come prepared with:

  • FACE MASK
  • Sturdy hiking shoes. The walk will be slow paced, but best to be prepared for various terrain
  • Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions such as sun, insects, rain, temperature.  We will practice rain or shine.
  • Yoga Mat – If you don’t have one, a beach towel or other full body-length ground cover will be sufficient. A couple of extra mats will be on hand, but not enough for everyone.
  • Water
  • Most locations have bathrooms. Please plan to use the bathroom before the walk begins.
  • Leave cell phones at home or in your car. The instructor has a phone for emergencies. This is a time to disconnect. If you need the security, then you’ll be asked to turn it off during the walk.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.  Safety will be determined on site at the beginning of the walk should thunderstorms be present.

Please complete our TRI participant release form and email or bring with you on the event date, as well as our electronic COVID waiver.

SATURDAY 9:00 – 11:30 AM 

Tuition*

September 26 (Waterfall Glen, Darien): Single – $30; Bring a friend for only $20 more

Waterfall Glen’s prairies, savannas and oak-maple woodlands contain 740 native plants species, 75 percent of all the plants known to grow naturally in DuPage County. As a result of this rich variety, more than 300 species of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles and another 300 of invertebrates use the forest preserve either year-round or during their migrations.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.  Safety will be determined on site at the beginning of the walk should thunderstorms be present.

 

October 17 (Sagawau Canyon, Lemont): Single – $30; Bring a friend for $20 more


Forest-Yoga-Marie-Zubinski

Marie Zubinski’s passions are nature and healing.  She has been teaching yoga since 2011, is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Native Landscaper and Certified Permaculturist.  Supporting her yoga instruction she is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Cranial Sacral Therapist, so her classes are alignment based, with a focus on deep release.  Marie has found, and believes that Earth is the best healer and everyone deserves to spend more time outdoors!  Her classes mix body awareness/exploration with finding medicine through being in reciprocal relationship with natural systems.  She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Ecological Psychology and ECO ART Therapy.  She invites you to join her in nature, where she feels home and alive!


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

Oct
17
Sat
Forest Yoga Nature Rx – Fall (10/17)
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:30 am

 

Rejuvenate yourself with forest yoga walks by stepping outside and away from electronics to connect with nature, quiet the mind, and reduce stress. Walks will begin with a brief ecological overview of the area, continue with invitations to deepen connection to nature and self, then conclude with a tea ceremony of locally harvested plants. We’ll focus on energy exchange with the natural world, discover our place within it, and foster an appreciation for all that nature provides.

During each walk we will pause to tune the body with yoga postures. The walks will be gentle and suitable for all levels. These walks are scheduled to follow the seasonal blooming of native plants.


To fully enjoy your forest yoga walk, please be aware we ill be practicing social distancing so come prepared with:

  • FACE MASK
  • Sturdy hiking shoes. The walk will be slow paced, but best to be prepared for various terrain
  • Dress appropriately for outdoor conditions such as sun, insects, rain, temperature.  We will practice rain or shine.
  • Yoga Mat – If you don’t have one, a beach towel or other full body-length ground cover will be sufficient. A couple of extra mats will be on hand, but not enough for everyone.
  • Water
  • Most locations have bathrooms. Please plan to use the bathroom before the walk begins.
  • Leave cell phones at home or in your car. The instructor has a phone for emergencies. This is a time to disconnect. If you need the security, then you’ll be asked to turn it off during the walk.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.  Safety will be determined on site at the beginning of the walk should thunderstorms be present.

Please complete our TRI participant release form and email or bring with you on the event date, as well as our electronic COVID waiver.

SATURDAY 9:00 – 11:30 AM 

Tuition*

 

October 17 (Sagawau Canyon, Lemont): Single – $30; Bring a friend for only $20 more

 

Sagawau Canyon Nature Preserve supports rare and unique plant and animal habitat and features the only natural exposure of bedrock in Cook County.

EVENT WILL HAPPEN RAIN OR SHINE.  Safety will be determined on site at the beginning of the walk should thunderstorms be present.

 

 

 

 


Forest-Yoga-Marie-Zubinski

Marie Zubinski’s passions are nature and healing.  She has been teaching yoga since 2011, is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Native Landscaper and Certified Permaculturist.  Supporting her yoga instruction she is also a Licensed Massage Therapist and Cranial Sacral Therapist, so her classes are alignment based, with a focus on deep release.  Marie has found, and believes that Earth is the best healer and everyone deserves to spend more time outdoors!  Her classes mix body awareness/exploration with finding medicine through being in reciprocal relationship with natural systems.  She is currently working on her Masters Degree in Ecological Psychology and ECO ART Therapy.  She invites you to join her in nature, where she feels home and alive!


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