Events and Services Summary

*Please note that details of specific events are on Facebook and are updated more often there*
**All events require pre-registration for planning purposes, time management, and space restriction, approx. 48hrs in advance. Events are subject to cancellation if registration is low. No drop-ins please**
*** I have purposefully kept my prices low and offer many free gatherings. If you are financially restricted and would like to receive a service or participate in an event, contact me directly to discuss a sliding scale or alternative options for paid gatherings you’d otherwise be unable to attend.***

****Payment for group events/workshops are due 48hrs prior to the event.  Refunds will be honored up to 24hrs prior to the event****

Offerings are regularly updated and include one on one options, sacred circles, death cafes, children and nature events, and workshops.

  

One on One Client Options I currently see private clients for post-rehab/injury fitness, personal training, yoga, reiki, shamanic practice, and sexuality counseling. Please see Private Client Information tab for offerings and pricing: http://ignitewell-being.com/private-client-information/

 

 

Workshops/Group Offerings

 

Savor Book Club
Upcoming dates:

  • Oct 25th 6pm Central (Virtual). Book: Enjoy Sex by Meg J Barker

The book club events are free (love donations are welcome, venmo @ignitewellbeing), open to all genders, and is a part of my professional offerings as a sexuality educator and counselor. Books are neutral mediums that can make discussion about sensitive topics easier, such as sexuality. Our book clubs complement other monthly topics, so please check out other workshops, including lunch and learns.

The size is limited to 10 participants. To register, please email me AT LEAST 48 hrs prior to the event at ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com

For more information on the book club, see the book club tab in the main menu.

 

Teleparty

Upcoming dates

  • Oct 7th 8pm Central (Virtual), Dick Johnson is Dead

Join us to examine death and dying through popular media using a virtual teleparty.  This is an opportunity to engage in media literacy and death education with Allison, a death cafe facilitator and shamanic practitioner.  October’s teleparty will examine Netflix’s Dick Johnson is Dead.  To register, please email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com AT LEAST 48 hrs prior to the event.

 

 

Lunch and Learn
Upcoming dates:

• That’s Kinky, Sept 22nd 1230pm Central (Virtual).

We will discuss kink – ideas around what it is (activity, orientation, etc), the history of pathologizing and stigma, ways to navigate consent and communication, etc

• Role Play and Furries – Basics (plus how-to), Oct 20th 1230-130 (Virtual).

Timed for Halloween and to complement our Savor book club pick (Enjoy Sex by MJ Barker), we will discuss adult dress-up, including the basics of role play and furries and how to explore these options with partner/s.

• Spooky Sex, Oct 27th 6-730* (Virtual).

Another ‘lunch and learn’ timed for Halloween, but during the evening so more folks can participate. We will share stories about spooky sex – awkward moments, funny snafus, and/or something you are curious about but too “spooked” to try – we have all experienced these and can learn from each other (and hopefully get a good laugh out of what it means to be a sexual, embodied human).  Please note that this will not be a space to share or heal sexual trauma – those are unique and specific needs best addressed by a mental health practitioner.
Email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com to register. Size is limited and pre-registration is required 48hrs minimum in advance of the event (registration closes 2 days prior to the event). Event is $10/household, with sliding scale options (venmo @ignitewellbeing). This offering complements our Savor book club pick for September: Existential Kink. Please consider attending both.

 

Lunch and Learn events are short learning opportunities, centering holistic ways of looking at well-being. Many sessions are free for community support, some are paid, all are professional offerings.  In past sessions, we discussed: how art can help create resilience, green exercise, and sizeism.

 

 

Pleasure Café:
Upcoming dates:

  • Sept 25th, 1pm Central (Hybrid, Virtual+In-person), Women + Nonbinary folk
  • Oct 6th, 730pm Central (Virtual), Women + Nonbinary folk
  • Oct 31st, 1pm Central (Virtual), Women + Nonbinary folk

For more information, see http://ignitewell-being.com/pleasure-cafe/ Please email me to register at ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com. Early registration is recommended and size is limited. $10/each (payable through venmo or quickpay/zelle; if paying through paypal, please contact me to discuss additional fees; sliding scale/free is available for those in need)

 

Participants must complete a group session agreement prior to participation and are expected to maintain confidentiality of and safety within our shared space. Participants are welcome to complete a post-assessment survey of their experience.

 

 

WILD Woman Project Circle
Upcoming Dates:
• Oct 3rd 10-1130am Central (In-person)

For details and to register, see The Resiliency Institute. Early registration is recommended and size is limited. Asynchronous online options are available.

Additional information on circles can be found here: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-wild-offerings/

 

 

Death Café
Upcoming dates:

  • Oct 11th, 6pm Central (Virtual)

For more information, see Death Café, Naperville – Ignite Well-Being (ignitewell-being.com) Pre-registration is required by emailing me: ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com. Our Death Cafes are typically Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays and alternate between evening and daytime offerings.

 

 

Fireside Fridays
Upcoming dates (every Friday; with our creative circle sharing around the full moon):

  • Sept 24th, Oct 1st, 29th 1pm Central (Virtual)
  • Creative Circle: Sept 17th 1pm Central (Virtual)

Find more information here: Fireside (Creativity Gatherings) – Ignite Well-Being (ignitewell-being.com)

To register, email me by 48 hrs in advance of the event at ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com

 

Yoga and Mindfulness for Sensuality

Upcoming dates:

  • Sept 21st, 28th, Oct 12th, 19th 830am, **new time** Oct 26th 12pm Central (Virtual)

This offering is a  weekly class that will explore yoga and mindfulness through the lens of embodiment and sexual well-being.

This is a virtual class via zoom (hybrid options are available for local individuals). Payment is sliding scale, tier 1=$15, 2=$10, 3=$5 (venmo @ignitewellbeing). Teens can attend with parents.

To register or for more information, please email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com Or see my webpage for information on this and similar events here: http://ignitewell-being.com/sexual-well-being-main/ (website updates are on-going, thank you for your patience)

 

 

S e x Positive Parenting Group
Upcoming dates:
• Oct 3rd 6-7pm Central (Virtual)

For more information, please see: Sex-Positive Parenting – Ignite Well-Being (ignitewell-being.com) Payment is sliding scale, tier 1=$15, 2=$10, 3=$5 (venmo @ignitewellbeing). To register, please email ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com

 

 

Patreon-Community Connection
Upcoming Dates:
• Oct 1st 12-1pm Central (Virtual).

This is a virtual gathering for mid-tier Patreon supporters to offer community connection, support, and discuss various aspects of well-being (physical, mental, spiritual, sexual, social, etc).  Discussions will be determined by the needs of the community.  Free.  To support me on Patreon and have access to exclusive content there, please see https://www.pateron.com/ignitewellbeing

 

 

Shamanic Practice Information Sessions and Gatherings:
Upcoming events & dates:
•TBD, likely September 2021

Past shamanic practice sessions covered introduction to shamanic practice, relationship to plants, and death and dying.

The Gathering is a quarterly offering for shamanic practitioners of various training, traditions, and levels of experience to gather, connect, and learn from one another.  This is not a mentorship or training. Free, virtual over zoom.

Pre-registration is required by emailing 48hrs+ in advance: ignitwellbeing.naperville@gmail.com
For more events, please see the website: https://www.ignitewell-being.com Trainings in shamanic practice are offered approx once a quarter, in addition to ‘the gathering’

 

 

Wild Family Circle
Upcoming Dates:
• TBD, contact me if you are interested in attending

During this shared experience we will incorporate meditation, intention setting, art-based ceremony plus child-led wild edible harvesting to nurture bonding & deepen your family relationship and nature connection.
Cost to attend is free, but donations are recommended and appreciated to The Resiliency Institute (previous pricing was $30/caregiver-child pair, $10/each for additional children.  ***Pre-registration online is required by emailing ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com 48+hrs in advance of the event***

 

Additional information is here: http://ignitewell-being.com/information-on-feathering-the-nest/

 

 

Naperville Family Nature Meetup
Upcoming dates:
• On hold secondary to rising covid-19 numbers

We will meet at a local park, allow the children to explore and hike and play.
For more details or to register, email me: ignitewellbeing.naperville@gmail.com. This event is free. Additional information: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-naperville-family-nature-clubs/