*Please note that details of specific events are on Facebook and are updated more often there*
**All events require pre-registration for planning purposes 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 scholarship 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 include one on one options, sacred circles, death cafes, children and nature events, and workshops.
One on One Client Options
Please see Private Client Information tab for offerings and pricing: http://ignitewell-being.com/private-client-information/
‘Let’s Talk about Sex’ Book Club
(formerly Sex Nerd Book Club):
• April 19th 630-8pm Central (Virtual). Book: Not Always in the Mood by Sarah Hunter Murray
• May 17th 630-8pm Central (Virtual). Book: Odes by Sharon Olds
• June 21st 630-8pm Central (Virtual). Book: Big Big Love by Hanne Blank
The book club events are free (love donations are welcome), open to all genders, and is a part of my professional offerings as a sexuality educator and counselor (under supervision). Books are neutral mediums that can make discussion about sensitive topics easier, such as sexuality). The size is limited to 10 participants. To register, please email me at email@example.com. .
For more information on the book club, see the book club tab in the main menu.
Shamanic Practice Information Sessions and Gatherings:
Upcoming events & dates:
• Introduction to Journeying, TBD, anticipated May 2021
• The Gathering, April 29th, 11-12pm Central (Virtual)
Past sessions covered introduction to shamanic practice, relationship to plants, and death and dying. This session will focus on the basics of journeying, a 15 min journey, self-reflection and sharing and is based off core shamanic practice techniques.
Participants have stated that this introductory session has been the most informative and helpful that they’ve attended. And note that the information adapts across sessions depending on the needs and experience level of the participants.
$15/household (via venmo or quickpay/zelle; if you need to pay via Paypal, please contact me so that we can discuss additional fees)
Size is limited and pre-registration is required 48 hrs before the event by emailing Allison at firstname.lastname@example.org. Zoom details will be sent out within 12-24 hrs prior to the event.
Lunch and Learn
• TBD, June 2021, more information coming soon
Join us for short learning opportunities, centering new ways of looking at well-being. Past sessions, we discussed how art can help individuals be physically and emotionally resilient and create community (social wellbeing and community care; March 2021). In June, we will discuss how using movement not only brings about physical health benefits, but can also boost mental health, through lowered stress (completing the stress cycle), improved focus, and reduced anxiety and depression. Free. Size is limited and pre-registration is required by emailing me: email@example.com.
• April 10th, 4-530pm Central (Virtual), Women
• April 24th, 6-730pm Central (Virtual), Women
For more information, see http://ignitewell-being.com/pleasure-cafe/
Please email me to register at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 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
• April 18th 10-1130am Central (Virtual)
I am so very excited that our circles will resume partnership with The Resiliency Institute, via an online platform. For details and to register, see The Resiliency Institute. Early registration is recommended and size is limited. Synchronous and asynchronous options are available.
Additional information on circles can be found here: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-wild-offerings/
• April 12th, 630-8pm Central (Virtual)
• April 26th, 130-230pm Central (Virtual)
For more information, see Death Café, Naperville – Ignite Well-Being (ignitewell-being.com) Pre-registration is required by emailing me: email@example.com. Our Death Cafes are typically Tuesdays or Wednesdays and alternate between evening and daytime offerings.
• April 9th 130-230pm Central (Virtual)
• April 16th 130-230pm Central (Virtual)
We will gather weekly to connect with our individual creativity. Bring the tools that you need for your craft (writing, sketching, etc) and a comfortable seat, sign in, mute yourself, and get to creating. Use our assigned time to commit to yourself, your inspiration, and to touch in to your creative source (our “fire”).
We will not review pieces or give creative advice; however, if that setting or connection is desired, one is coming soon for our Patreon mid-tier supporters and higher (https://www.patreon.com/ignitewellbeing). Creativity is inherent in everyone, and connection to our creative fires can offer a more holistic sense of well-being and purpose as well as a deeper sense of self. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
• April 5th 630-730pm 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
Wild Family Circle
• TBD, likely July 2021
For 2021, we anticipate offering these family circles starting in July, covid-depending. Please stay tuned. Additional information is here: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-feathering-the-nest/
Naperville Family Nature Meetup
• 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: email@example.com. This event is free. Additional information: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-naperville-family-nature-clubs/
Free Forest School
• On hold locally and nationally for COVID-19
Please register on our local Facebook page (Free Forest School of Chicagoland) and complete their waiver form. This event is free. You are welcome to leave the event early if the timing is restrictive for your child’s needs. Additional information: http://ignitewell-being.com/additional-information-on-naperville-family-nature-clubs/