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Pleasure Project: Reclaiming Female Pleasure

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3343 W Douglas Blvd

3343 West Douglas Boulevard

Chicago, IL 60623

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The Pleasure Project, Reclaiming Female Pleasure, will explore what pleasure means; what brings participants pleasure through meditation and journaling; our ability and comfort with accessing pleasure; how being disconnected from joy and pleasure leads to a less embodied, less holistic life; and the social justice/feminist issue of pleasure.

Over 3 sessions, 2 hours each, we will utilize accessible tools to examine pleasure, including yoga, herbalism, and wild edible plants.

The sessions are open only to those that identify as women, as women and pleasure can be a taboo subject and we would like to create a safe space for discussion. Pre-walking infants are welcome to attend.

Each session is $40. Please wear comfortable clothing, dress in layers, and bring a yoga mat, cushion, and journal.

Session 1: Yoga+Creativity

8/18/19

9am-11am

In the yogic model of the body, creativity and pleasure are intimately connected in the second chakra. Using outdoor yoga, meditation, and the creation of a pleasure journal, we will inquire into areas of creativity and pleasure within the body and set intentions around the manifestation of a more embodied and joyful life. We will also learn about the second chakra and yoni health, including yoga exercises to connect with your pelvic floor and energetic womb space.

Herbalism + Self-Care

10/6 /19

9am-11am

Herbalism is the medicinal use of plants, and we will explore how plant allies can be used for substantive self-care, wellness, and stress management, all of which are necessary to access joy and pleasure in life. We will utilize whole body sensing of 3-5 herbs to connect with their energetics and enter a relationship with the plants. We will create massage oils and salves for participants to bring home.

Wild Edibles + Body Image

11/10/19

9am-11am

Comfort with your body is necessary for receiving and accessing pleasure and joy. We will discuss utilizing plant allies for pleasurable eating and nurturance as well as body neutrality and positivity; Health at Every SizeTM; and mindful and intuitive eating, movement, and meditation techniques. We will explore plant preparation and storage for fall and winter, such as the making of jams, ferments, and foraging for edible roots.

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Allison Mitch is a physical therapist and healing arts practitioner (yoga, reiki, herbalism), part time professor, and mom – an eclectic professional and personal mix that birthed her own WILD woman through the recognition of the connection and depth with all of life. In her WILD Woman circles, she seeks to create a sacred and inviting space for self-reflection, meditation, healing, and reconnection with nature for the return of soulfulness, or “re-wilding”. Allison is also committed to increasing the connection of her community with nature by offering family-friendly nature excursions as well as nature-influenced sacred circles for children. Allison offers one on one sessions for fitness, wellness, prevention, and holistic health, using therapeutic exercise, soft tissue mobilization, yoga, meditation, and/or reiki, all of which incorporate nature therapy, either subtly or explicitly. For more information, visit her website www.wildwomaninthesuburbs.com, find her on Facebook and Instagram @wildwomaninthesuburbs or Twitter @wildintheburbs


Nina Lawrin is a permaculture designer, visual artist, herbalist, and urban forager. She is the owner of loveren collections, an experience dedicated to education and re-connection to nature through everyday wild perennial foods in the Midwest as well as a Co-Founder of The Permaculture Chicago Teaching Institute. Nina is a Fulbright Alumni where she has worked alongside numerous permaculture sites including Eloolo Permaculture Initiative and Damaraland Farming Cooperative, cultivating their “waste streams” to share and create nontoxic, research-driven, site-specific artwork. She started her foraging journey learning from the San community in Namibia and Botswana in 2016. Nina is a certified permaculture designer who has studied under permaculturalist, AnnaMaria Leon, and has taken workshops with Brad Lancaster, Eric Toensmeier, and Dan Halsey. Lastly, Nina is a proud certified tree keeper with Openlands #1248 . Instagram @ loveren_collections

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