Walking in the wild, knowing you can use the materials around you to make a fire can bring a sense of security that serves far beyond a walk in the woods. Spend a day with other women while you experience first hand, how to gather the proper materials for making a bow drill fire kit. Find your own grace and flow while working with the plant materials to carve them into a fire tool.
- Understand the elements of a successful fire kit
- Learn how to make a bow drill friction fire
- Harvest in a sacred way that brings better survival to you and the plants
This is an all women’s class taught in a way that feeds and fuels the fire inside us, teaches us to be in sacred relationship with harvesting and nurtures our desire for a balance of independence and sisterhood.
Saturday, June 27, 2015, 9-1 in wilderness. Cost - $50
You will leave with a complete fire kit!
Facilitator: Sharon Tollefson
Sharon Tollefson is the co-founder of Women's Reclamation and Renewal programs. Sharon has been exploring the inner and outer wild landscapes for twenty years. She has facilitated thousands of groups of adults and children from California to New Zealand. Sharon's career has included the co-direction of Wilderness Youth Project, and program direction at The Center for Urban Agriculture at Fairview Gardens. Sharon leads Rite of Passage programs, Women’s Retreats and Family Camps with a focus on mentoring through nature connection. She is deeply curious about the path of the conventional world and continues to ask questions around community, relationship and human connections. Sharon embodies a vision of humanity that embraces a holistic life of mutual interdependence within community. Sharon lives near Santa Barbara, and is a wife and a mother of two.
Sharon has a wealth of knowledge and experience facilitating groups for both young and old alike. I was in awe of her insights, guidance, and leadership skills throughout the entirety of the Women's Reclamation & Renewal program. I wish she’d write a book about all she knows. Being in the program and learning from her constantly was the next best thing.