Online: Stoking Your Inner Fire
Feeling like something is missing in your life? As an adult or a parent it can be easy to forget that you need to take time to nourish yourself. What parts of you have been sitting on the back burner, waiting for the right time? Today is the day that changes.
In this 5-part series, we will explore our challenges, dreams, creativity and passion as we re-stoke our inner fire. Facilitated by mentor Justin Pegnataro, join a circle of adults who seek to live a vibrant and full life. Go on adventures through your inner wilderness to bring back your fire and share its warmth and light with your village.
This course includes:
– 5 weekly Wednesday evening video calls from 7:30-9pm
– Two assignments to complete between each meeting
– Two 1:1 mentoring calls with Justin
– Interactive sharing with your classmates between meetings
Enrollment is limited to 8 participants. Sign up today!
Meet Your Mentor
Justin is dedicated to helping people live vibrant, healthy lives filled with connection and purpose. His own journey began over two decades ago when he moved into the forests of Connecticut for four months and lived with just a sleeping bag, knife, and sack of rice. Since then, Justin has immersed himself in the natural world, embarking on a hero’s journey of personal growth and transformation. From 2007 – 2018, Justin led Two Coyotes Wilderness School, connecting people to the wildness of nature and the wilderness of their own internal landscapes. Justin has mentored hundreds of children and adults in discovering who they are, claiming their personal power and in finding a deep sense of belonging within their own communities and the more-than-human world.
The core of Justin’s work focuses on creating healthy lifestyle and relationships while exploring the landscape of inner healing and transformation. He seeks to help others become the author of their own lives. Justin’s therapeutic style is influenced by Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Therapy and Internal Family Systems approaches, as well as the natural world. Nature offers both challenge and sanctuary and is a rich landscape filled with metaphor and meaning that empowers the therapeutic process.
Justin is a licensed professional counselor candidate in Colorado and received an MS in Mental Health Counseling from UMASS Boston. Learn more at justinwildheart.com
NEW: Heartwood Wilderness Skills Apprenticeship Program
Parents often ask, “How can I learn and experience all the things you teach my child?” Join the Heartwood Wilderness Skills Apprenticeship Program for your turn in the woods with our mentors! This program will run from September 2020 – June 2021. Enrollment will open in June 2020.
For ten months, adult students will be mentored in wilderness skills in order to foster a deep relationship to the landscape and our local ecosystem. You’ll learn how to walk into the forest and find the materials you need to make primitive tools & crafts and build a fire or a shelter. You’ll forge personal connections to the animals, plants, and trees that share your local habitat.
In this program you will see that it’s not just people in stories or on TV who can make fire without matches, know which plants to eat and which to avoid, or tell you what animals live in a place by the tracks in the mud. You will come to understand that there is a large and diverse community of people bringing these skills into their lives and you are already invited to join in. Reconnecting with your inner wildness just takes some “dirt time” to practice your newfound skills, and the development of new habits that encourage curiosity and quiet observation.
Our nature connection approach to wilderness skills does not focus on having the perfect gear, or the best tools and clothes. Our goal is to help you feel comfortable in nature by experiencing how many of our needs can be met in the woods rather than in the store.
Check back in June for more details about dates and how to register! In the meantime, please email our Program Director, Steph at email@example.com with any questions.
|Stoking My Inner Fire||18+||Links provided after registration||7:30 - 9pm||Wednesday May 27 - June 24th||$210|
|Heartwood Wilderness Skills Apprenticeship Program||18+||More info coming soon!|