EACH SEASON WE OFFER:
40 DAYS OF WIL²D
It begins with a face-to-face gathering of women in a garden yoga studio followed by 40 Days of Supported Practice...
Be Inspired to Live Deliberately - Next Session: Begins Saturday, April 11th, 2020
40 Days of WiL²D is for you if:
you would like to get clarity on your priorities
you feel like your to-do list is running you rather than the other way around
you are feeling overwhelmed or stuck
you to need to heal from a crisis, relationship, grief, habit, divorce or anything else
you want to reconnect to yourSelf
would like to connect with other like-minded women
are curious about how to cultivate practices that will deeply empower your life
you would like to be part of a growing community of amazing women
This is begins with an in-person mini-retreat in a yoga studio on an urban farm... It is followed up with 40 Days of email support. It closes with an in-person fireside circle to continue the connections made with the group over the 40 Days...
Take a break from your daily routine and come experience something totally deliberate. Terry-Lynn and Lori have created a space and experience for women to gather together to gain clarity, get grounded and be deliberate. These offerings are for every woman. We have saved a space for you. Come join us and live life deliberately!
SIGN UP NOW FOR:
**Cancelled / Postponed** due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19
40 DAYS OF WiL²D - Spring Session
April 11th, 2020 @ 2PM - 6PM
**will be rescheduled asap**
CLOSING FIRE CIRCLE TBD @6:30PM - 8PM
GATHERINGS TAKE PLACE AT NO HARM FARM IN KELOWNA, BC
See Below for Pricing & Upcoming Dates
40 DAYS OF WIL²D
We believe that “…each time women gather in circles with one another, the world heals a little more…”
A gathering at the yoga studio on No Harm Farm to begin the journey... At this opening gathering we will arrive with a gentle grounding yoga practice (absolutely no yoga experience necessary), followed by a guided inquiry writing process, a guided meditation and tea grown from the gardens right outside of the studio to connect us with nature... Gathering women in nature results in a powerful start…
40 Days of Writing Prompts in our signature WIL²D Journal…
40 Days of Email Inspiration designed to keep the fire of motivation burning brightly and to remind us of the commitment to these life transforming practices…
A personalized Guided Meditation created and sent to your phone to support your journey…
A fire sharing circle at the close of the 40 days to connect and commune together once more (alumni are invited to all future sharing circles as a way to build and strengthen community)
WHAT TO EXPECT
Let us paint the picture for you...
On Saturday afternoon you will easily leave your busy day behind as you enter into the beautiful, natural setting of No Harm Farm, located in North Glenmore. As you enter the adorable yoga studio set under the ancient willow tree and beside the herb gardens, you will be welcomed by this sacred space, naturally lit by windows that look out onto the garden and the forest. Beeswax candles burn on the altar in the centre of this intimate space, inviting you in. The healing scent of all natural essential oils, specially chosen and blended to help you arrive and relax, will greet your senses.. You feel your shoulders come down. You will choose a spot that has been carefully prepared just for you, curated to ensure your comfort... a yoga mat, a blanket, props, a journal and pen. Settle in with a cup of herbal tea made lovingly from plants grown on-site, as other women - looking to decompress, just like you - begin to arrive, take their place in the circle, and begin to exhale. The chatting begins softly, as it always does, and new connections are created. The birds, too, join the chatter in the trees, just outside the windows.
Your Willd facilitators (Lori and Terry-Lynn) join the circle after each of you has chosen her place and settled in. They are so excited to welcome each of you into their ever-expanding circle of Willd Women, and as they open the circle, the session begins. “Over the next four hours we will arrive here in body, mind, heart and soul… We will learn together, relax together, and connect to ourselves, to each other and to the rhythms of nature… Your job was to show up and you have done just that. Our job is to ensure that you leave inspired, refreshed, clear and empowered to live your next forty days- and beyond- deliberately.”
A one minute introduction to you as we go around our new circle… who are you, and perhaps a word or two describing how you are feeling in this moment. Relief is sensed as you realize that there are no awkward ice-breakers, and that everything already feels easy and natural. Phew!
Lori and Terry-Lynn share their own stories and you feel as though you’ve known these women your whole life. You begin to feel at ease as you see where your journeys and experiences are shared. You are surprised to hear parts of your own heart being expressed in theirs. You feel relaxed knowing that they are NOT “experts” with all of the answers, but rather shoulder to shoulder on this journey with you. Already, a deep sense of connection starts to build within this little circle.
Next up, Lori and Terry-Lynn will gently guide you through an intention-setting process, allowing you to get clear and powerfully focus on what you want to prioritize over the Forty Days of Practice that will follow our gathering. Some guided inquiry writing in your WILD Journal will set your path- for your eyes only, of course.
A break...a wander through the gardens and the food forest perhaps. Maybe a little quiet time on a blanket on the grass, taking in the resident chickens who might be free-ranging outdoors. Quiet contemplation... A chat getting to know a new friend is most likely what will happen… connection - to you, to another, to nature. More beautiful tea to enjoy, harvested and blended especially for you from the gardens that surround you now...
We’ll gather once again on our mats in the yoga studio. Beautiful music plays in the background as we begin a gentle yoga practice. As we begin to move our bodies, all of your thoughts about not being flexible enough, not having really done yoga before... begin to dissipate. This yoga is designed solely to ground and relax the nervous system. No headstands. No twisting legs overhead while balancing on one hand. This practice is beautifully calming... and deeply restorative. You didn’t know this kind of yoga was a thing… Maybe yoga is your thing after all… As we arrive at the end of the yoga practice, we are invited to get comfortable… really comfortable. Lying down, using props and eye pillows and blankets… we relax and settle in. Get comfy and get cozy. Nothing to do but breathe deeply here, and just let go… listen to Lori and Terry-Lynn’s voices as they guide you through an ancient and powerful guided relaxation practice, incorporating the inquiry writing work done earlier in your journal. You float away, never so relaxed, never so aware, as the music plays and the voices guide, the candlelight dances, and the essential oils heal. Please don’t let this end…
You cannot believe that we are nearing the end of our gathering. How is it possible that it is nearly six o’clock? Where has the afternoon gone? Wow. The clarity. The inspiration. The deep restoration. Lori and Terry-Lynn explain how easy it is to experience a “lift” during a gathering such as this, and yet so hard to maintain once we leave and return to our day to day lives. They explain how each of us, now, will carry the ritual, the practices, and the inspiration off of our mats and into our lives for the next forty days - together - in our own lives. They outline how each page of the journal has been carefully crafted to peel off the layers and to inspire us to remember our priority, our clarity from this glorious afternoon. They will be sending you home with your own Journal to carry on the work… The guided meditation that we’ve just experienced is sent directly to your phone, allowing you to listen daily for the next Forty Days. The yoga practice is provided, and some “ritual” take home gifts that Lori and Terry-Lynn have carefully created and gathered in order for you to flow most easily into your own practice, will be explained. Each morning for the next forty days, you will receive an inspirational, supportive email to help you to stay focussed and empowered to engage with these beautiful practices… You are now able to repeat this intimate gathering at home on your own, knowing that each woman around this powerful circle will be doing the same with you for the next forty days. Amazing. Reconnecting to YOU, to what YOU need, daily for the next forty days, will absolutely result in living your life deliberately…in living WillD.
You decided to attend on the pay-what-you-can basis and you’re nervous that what you’re paying isn’t enough. You’d like to give more - but you’re reassured that whatever you pay is perfect. And you understand that Lori and Terry-Lynn really mean that. You place your payment in an envelope and put it in the basket at the door of the studio and begin to gather your things. After good-byes and laughs and a few hugs you make your way home. You are so excited to continue this work tomorrow morning and for the next Forty Days knowing that all of these badass women will be doing the practices daily with you - including Lori and Terry-Lynn.
What a beautiful day!
Toward the end of the Forty Days of your personal Practice, you are all invited to return to No Harm Farm once again, along with any WiLLD alumni from previous sessions. We will gather in the garden around the fire, where we will continue to build this powerful community of WiLLD women, and share what has been happening as we’ve settled into these practices. Friendships are built, connections are bonded... Healing happens.
What a beautiful community! You are so glad you did this for YOU :) And each woman is so very grateful that you, too, are part of this circle...
PAY WHAT YOU CAN
We want to ensure that money is not a barrier to our gatherings so we have created a pay what you can (PWYC) program... Want to learn a bit more about it? Find out below...
OUR INVESTMENT PROGRAM
What is pay what you can?
Women of Wild are offering the 40 days of WiL²D on a Pay What You Can (PWYC) basis for a variety of reasons. Often offerings like these are out of reach if paying full market value is required. We want all women to be able to attend including single moms, women who are broke at the moment, artists, other yoga teachers, women struggling with mental illness, students. We support and make space for everyone. For some, taking this time out of their lives is a risk. Will it be worth my time? Will it be a waste of my very hard earned money? Will I feel that I received good value? For these and many other reasons we offer choices of payment plans...
There are three ways you can pay:
Option #1: Pay in Full at Market Value: We offer this only because pay-what-you-can makes some people deeply uneasy and they would rather just have it all settled before the workshop gets started. If that’s the case, you can pay the market value of $197 upfront.
Option #2: Payment Plan for Market Value: Again, we’d rather you do PWYC but, if that feels uncomfortable to you, another option is to make four payments of $50 over a schedule of your choice within one year, with the first payment made by the end of the workshop.
Option #3: PWYC: This is how we invite you to pay. This means that you will e-transfer a $25 deposit to confirm your spot. This deposit is refundable up until two weeks before the gathering. At the end of the gathering, in the last 15 minutes as we finish and settle up, you can pay whatever you want to pay on top of that, whatever you are able. Whatever you pay is perfect. There’s no minimum. There’s no maximum.
*To be very clear: this is a legitimate PWYC deal. We want this to be accessible and sustainable for you. We want you to feel that you received EXCELLENT value for you money.
"Super comfy with yoga mats etc. You work very well together!"
"Loved the space. So peaceful. So beautiful and calming. Loved the meditation and the yoga practice. Loved the thought provoking writing practice. I hope we can do more of these!"
"So very thoughtful, beautiful and cozy space. Loved the whole thing and your personal stories woven through. Thank you!"
"You are both shining examples of living life deliberately. I love that each of these daily writings have a message, a deliberate communication and not just yammering on to fill the page. I’m so very, very fortunate to have your wisdom and this community. Keep on shining your light my beauties….."
Lisa (40 Days of WiL²D Participant)
I came to Wild in response to the niggling inner voice that I sense to be a truer me. I want to pay deeper attention to this true self. With the courage and passion to teach, Terry Lynn and Lori provide a myriad of experiences (both right and left brained) that gave me words, ways, community to explore and receive this inner mystery of “Who am I?”
Maureen (40 Days of WiL²D
The gathering was beautiful. The space was so thoughtfully prepared. The yoga was accessible and restoring. The meditation deeply restful. Thank you for this time and space. I am grateful to have participated.
Lynn (40 Days of WiL²D Participant)
REGISTER FOR UPCOMING SESSIONS:
40 DAYS OF WiL²D - SPRING EQUINOX SESSION
APRIL 11, 2020 @ 2PM - 6PM
CLOSING FIRE CIRCLE TBD MAY/2020
40 DAYS OF WiL²D - SUMMER SOLSTICE SESSION
JUNE 20, 2020 @ 2PM - 6PM
CLOSING FIRE CIRCLE JULY 30, 2020 @ 7PM - 9PM
WEEKLY WIL²D YOGA CLASSES
Practice with us at No Harm Farm
Tuesdays @ 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm
Join us for a gentle, grounding yoga practice. Absolutely no yoga experience needed and all mats and props will be provided for you. Yoga is followed by a deeply healing Yoga Nidra (guided meditation done lying down in shavasana) and a cup of tea grown right outside the studio in the gardens... Every Tuesday evening from 6:30 pm until 8:00 pm. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020