Ventura Wild Adult Workshops   – ALMOST FREE CLASSES

 These classes are being offered as a gift to our community in these challenging times. We wanted to make them free, but we also want to build our scholarship fund for children’s access to our programs, and we also want to intentionally instill a sense of value for these offerings. 

So while we put our heart and soul into these offerings, we hope you consider what you can offer back to children and nature connection – and what you need in your own life. We trust that you will give what you can, and receive our gift with love. 

Nature Connection for Parents – an Intensive  

Join a small group of parents that want their own nature experiences. This can be just for you and your own personal journey, but it will definitely ripple into your family and community as well. We will move through sensory awareness and a deeper nature connection, knowing your local ecosystems, cycles and sustainable living, skills to dig deeper, explore your own curiosities and inspirations (these don’t even have to be about nature!), and finally move into meaningful applications in ways that feed your soul, body and mind.

All classes start the week of May 26 and…

  • Day and time to be determined from survey
  • Cost = $20 – $80 sliding scale
  • 4 – 8 people in a group
  • Includes virtual zoom classes and some youtube videos, online research and writing possible
  • Includes in-person – social distancing practices following CDC recommendations
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Guiding Children in Nature – a forum to share and learn   

Parents, nannies, grandparents, teachers and anyone that wants to be more effective nature connection facilitators with children of various ages and abilities. This is an interactive participatory class, where we practice and experiment with activities, share challenges and successes, and even do some research and field observations. This will be a very exciting, insightful and powerful class to grow nature connection as wellness and a profound resource for parenting and educating children

Pine Needle Baskets and other Vital Skills Workshop 

A small group of adults will gather remotely AND outdoor gatherings in-person with careful social distancing. There will be all the materials needed for learning to make pine needle baskets. We can also explore cat tails and other materials. Bring snacks, comfy chairs and come as you are! I hope this group can continue indefinitely!

Join Heather in these explorations and sink into a deeper calm, a lighter step and a moment just to breath, notice the natural world and forget about all the rest. There will be sharing observations and information, and there will be silence, gently facilitated reflection, journaling or just being without intention or goals. You design your experience within loose possibilities and grand expectations.