Using a combination of children's yoga, coyote mentorship, herbalism, and Indigenous stories through a Metis lens, we will work to build meaningful connections as we walk and explore the seasons. We will look at a large project of shelter building, explore some foraging and medicine making, discover nature crafts, and at times even look at the garden & wetland conservation.
Each session will have a familiar flow for the adults and children to lean into with ample time for uninterrupted play and adult connection time. All itineraries are intuitive and curated for the energies in the collective and will aim to follow some of the excitement the children show.
Groups will be held at the Woodland Escape walking our ridge and using my healing lodge. Depending on the season and the skill we may also incorporate long exploratory walks in the nearby woods at the free Kennebec Trails, about a 20 minute walk to access and at least a 90 minute trail.
Guest speakers may also play a part throughout the year. This program will run fall, winter and spring. There will be NO summer offering.
The Woodland escape is an insured site as is the business Fireweed Learning Community. To work within our insurance but also to create a long term learning environment a parent or guardian must attend with a child. Although insured, fire skills, climbing skills etc. are considered risky play and therefore do require a waiver to be signed to participate.
This programming is geared for children ages 5 to 10 however younger siblings can join us (babes in arms and kids under 3 are free, however they must be attending with an older sibling). While I will attempt to include young children in the mix they will mostly be the responsibility of the parent bringing them and it is the parents' sole responsibility to insure small children are comfortable. All parents and children must dress for the weather and the BUGS and bring their own meals, snacks, water, and hiking packs.
Fall Session dates: October 7, 21 (10am-3pm) November 4, 18 (10am-3pm) December 2, 16 (10am-3pm)
The investment into this program is $240 plus HST per child. For those with multiple children or in need of financial support please reach out privately for options that may be available.
Registration is limited to a maximum of 10 children.
WHAT I BRING AS THE EXPERIENCE GUIDE... I am a 460 hourr trained yoga teacher including 100 hours of children's specific programming. I hold 2 permaculture design certificates as well as a diploma in agriculture. I'm a fully certified medical intuitive and reiki master and all of my loves flow into my work with adults and children. I work daily to heal my Metis roots, learning and incorporating tracking, plant medicine and Anishinaabemowin into all I do. I have worked as a tour guide in 3 continents and am seasoned at running events for both adults and children that enable all to remember the magic of being alive and embrace healing from within!
Register Today! If you are registering more than 3 kids, please reach out to me via email.
Tawny Stowe is a Metis business owner who works on the traditional unceded lands of the Anishinabeg peoples now known as Arden, Ontario, Canada.
Tawny is a steward of land and resources which allows her to embody her role as the Woodland Priestess helping parents return home to themselves and their children through a (re)connection to the Earth. She teaches a remembering of the Mind-Body-Soul through the sharing of childrens’ stories, song, food, creative activities, gardening, spirituality + yoga practices, and nature exploration.
Tawny is a Master Reiki Practitioner, has two Permaculture Design certificates, studies animal tracking & herbal medicine, is an oracle reader and has over 400hrs of yoga Teacher Training which includes 100hrs of Children's Yoga.
Tawny is the proud mother of one 6 year old active and curious boy who inspires her to step up as a community leader for better land stewardship practices and spiritual transformation. She volunteers in the homeschool community from Kingston to Brockville and is an active member of the Highland Waters Metis Council.