Enjoy This Organic Life
Enjoy This Organic Life

Sep
21
1:00 PM13:00

Women's Wellness Workshop 1: Nourishing Meals

WORKSHOP FLOW:

1 p.m. Intro & Welcome

1:15 p.m. Yoga with Peggy Frain of True Nature Yoga

Peggy Frain will guide you through mindful breath work a full-spectrum yoga practice designed to rejuvenate a connection with your sense of self-appreciation and wellness. She has taught alignment-focused, heart-centered yoga for over 9 years and has been practicing for close to 17. Peggy opened True Nature Yoga Studio in Evansville’s historic downtown in 2012, later converting it to Evansville Mindfulness Coop. Though the space has changed hands, she teaches classes there on Wednesday evenings. Peggy also teaches yoga to female inmates at Dane County Jail and started the Yoga & Mindfulness program at Rock County Juvenile Detention Center, a program still in use today.

2 p.m. Raleigh’s Hillside Farm tour & harvest

2:30 p.m. Nourishing meals class with Kristen Martinek of Enjoy This Organic Life

During Kristen’s workshop, attendees will learn what it entails to nourish ourselves intuitively and shift our diets according to the seasons and our cycles. Kristen will go through each phase of our cycles and discuss how it alters hormones; subsequently changing our energy levels & dietary requirements. Attendees will learn ways to connect with and listen to their body and how to holistically support their individual needs through their dietary and movement choices.

Kristen Martinek is deeply passionate about holistic wellness, living simply, mindfully and sustainably, and stewarding the Earth and her relationships with gentle consciousness. After studying nutrition in her undergraduate, Kristen felt there to be a strong disconnect between how government funded nutrition was being taught & implemented, to how she intuitively viewed heath. It was from this disconnect that led her on a journey of exploring health from the ground up, starting on an organic farm in Hawaii. It was there Kristen began to connect with Health on an intuitive, holistic and inclusive level. The seed had been planted here, however, her journey was not linear. After exploring so many different self-imposed dietary approaches, from vegetarian, to vegan, to raw vegan... Kristen came to realize years later nutrition is not about just the foods we consume (and don’t). True health comes from embodying the notion that one diet does not fit all, that one diet does not fit one person necessarily from season to season and as women, our food choices vary throughout the month according to our cycles. When we let go of labels, of the “shoulds” and reconnect with what our bodies are truly asking for, we step into one of the most sacred parts of nourishing our Womanhood. Kristen worked for Raleigh’s Hillside Farm in 2018.

4 p.m. Reflections & intentions

FAQ

Do I need to practice yoga regularly to attend?
No! Peggy has been teaching all skills levels for decades and will adjust the class to meet all participant needs.

Do I need to bring anything?
Please bring a water bottle, layers as most of the day will be outside or in open buildings and fall can be unpredictable, a yoga mat if you have one (we’ll have extra for those who don’t), a notebook and pen for recording your experience and intentions, and, most importantly, an open heart.

Event details

When: Saturday, September 21st, 1-4:30 p.m.
Where: Raleigh’s Hillside Farm, 901 N. Marsh Rd, Brodhead
Who: Anyone with an interest in eating healthfully, intuitively and/or seasonally; the class will be limited to 15 participants
Extras: In addition to workshop material, registrants will leave with Kristen’s e-book The Peaceful Palate

Sign up for all three workshops and receive 10% off your total purchase with code BEWELL10 (Cost savings of $21!)

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Jul
13
9:00 AM09:00

DIY Lip Balm & Deodorant

The majority of personal care items on the market today are laden with synthetic products; many being ingredients we don’t recognize and are harmful to our health. Thankfully there are healthier alternatives you can create right at home with simple, naturally derived ingredients! In this class, we will learn how to make homemade deodorant, beeswax-based lip balms & herbal infused body scrubs. Each student will take home a 4-ounce jar of deodorant, an 8 ounce jar of body scrub & a tube or two of lip balm they craft themselves. A variety of essential oils & dried herbs/flowers are provided but students are encouraged to bring their own if they desire something specific.

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Jun
9
9:00 AM09:00

Intermediate Soap Making

Build upon your basic soap crafting skills and discover how to create more complex soaps. In the intermediate course, Kristen will teach you how to add in colors, layers & create fun designs/textures in your final product. Basic essential oils, food-based additives & natural colorants are provided by instructor, however students are encouraged to bring their own from home if they desire anything specific.  

Please visit driftlessfolkschool.org to register.

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Jun
8
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Soap Making

Learn the basics of crafting your own vegetable-based soap in this hands-on course that will yield a batch of soap for each student to take home {each batch equates to roughly 8 bars}. Some basic essential oils & food-based additives are provided {i.e. oats, coffee grounds} but students are encouraged to bring their own from home if they desire specific scents or texture additives.

Please visit driftlessfolkschool.org to register.

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May
7
9:00 AM09:00

DIY Deodorant & Lip Balm

Now-a-days conventional body care products are produced with exhausting lists of harmful chemicals; many being ingredients we do not recognize, let alone are able to pronounce! Thankfully there are simple, healthy alternatives that you can make right in the comfort of your own home. In this class, we will learn how to make homemade deodorant & beeswax-based lip balms with all-natural ingredients. Each student will take home a 4 oz jar of deodorant & container of lip balm that they craft themselves. Come join the fun and learn how nourish your skin the natural way!

Please visit driftlessfolkschool.org to register.

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Nov
6
9:00 AM09:00

Basic Soap Making

Come learn the basics of crafting your own vegetable-based soap in this hands-on course that will yield a batch of soap for each student to take home. Students will be able to use essential oils of choice and any other natural additives of their preference (oatmeal, coffee grounds, etc). 

When: Sunday, November 6th

Where: Viroqua, WI {EXACT LOCATION TBD}

Cost: $65 (includes the cost of materials)

Please visit driftlessfolkschool.org to register.

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