9 Monday Sessions
5pm – 7pm PST
July 5th – August 30th
Join us for an empowering nine-week online course to dive deep into the intricacies of being a *woman of color in nature. This course is designed to integrate lifelong nature connection, foster a growing community of wild women of color, and support your connection to self and ancestry.
*We refer to “women of color” in as many ways as they want to define themselves.
This course will guide you through a variety of internal work:
- Connect with the natural world through intuitive practices
- Deepen your relationship with your own ancestors, lineage, and traditions
- Spend time with an engaging group of women of color, including experienced nature connection mentors
- Strengthen threads between your identity as a woman of color and your love for nature
You will leave this class with a cultivated sense of self as a wild woman of color!
This course will be held in Summer 2021 and will gather for a weekly video conference on Mondays from 5pm – 7pm. Class exercises will include writing, drawing, meditation, and discussion. There will be short weekly homework assignments intended to complement our class time.
Program details will be sent out to students prior to the series starting with session links and additional information.
The cost for this online program series is $295. We are offering scholarships up to 50% of the program cost. To apply for a scholarship, click here.
Week 1: Introduction
Monday – July 5th, 2021
Week 2: Earth
Monday – July 12th, 2021
Week 3: Air
Monday – July 19th, 2021
Week 4: Water
Monday – July 26th, 2021
Week 5: Fire
Monday – August 2nd, 2021
Week 6: TBA
Monday – August 9th, 2021
Week 7: Altars & Sacred Space
Monday – August 16th, 2021
Week 8: Service to Ancestors & Earth
Monday – August 23rd, 2021
Week 9: Closing Ceremony & Integration
Monday – August 30th, 2021
Meet Your Instructors
Shivani spent her youngest years playing with her sister by the creek and in the woods behind their home in Ontario. She loved watching the backyard landscape change with the seasons. She later moved to a concrete jungle, following her parents’ job relocation. For years, Shivani felt that something was missing in her heart and soul, but she couldn’t tell what it was. After completing her Masters in Public Health, she decided to move to the rural Snoqualmie Valley and was overloaded with nature nostalgia, fresh air, a dynamic landscape, and a sense of belonging. Her heart was filled, and she immediately began taking on both nature mentor and mentee roles, teaching as quickly as she could learn. Shivani sees that nature connection is an incredibly powerful tool for building healthy communities. She is now committing herself to spreading nature connection to as many people as possible. You can sometimes find Shivani tending to plants, hanging out with kids, exploring riverbeds, having a fire with her friends, or playing Ukulele. If you follow the sound of laughter, you might also find Shivani – she loves to laugh!
Davis is a lifelong student and social justice advocate deeply committed to connection and community. Growing up in Duwamish territory, she was able to participate in nature connection programs that inspired her love of tracking, edible plants, storytelling, songs, ecology and intentional relationship building, which later fueled her passion as an Environmental Science major at the University of San Diego. Because of these programs, she was able to cultivate a sense of self within a loving community, within herself, and in the land. In the past 17 years she’s participated in numerous programs and become a mentor herself. She has led in EMPOWER Women of Color retreats, worked for Multicultural centers and started a nature connection school in North Seattle called Barefoot. Her roots come from the Hopi and Purepecha people, and also from Northern Scandinavia. When not working as a mentor, Davis can be found camping, engaging in community, journaling, cooking, or standing up for what she believes in.