Meet in-between the labyrinth and pond
Come learn how to thrive while you survive in nature using some hands-on wilderness skills. We will learn some techniques for deepening our connection with nature, practice friction fire, and discuss different ways to make your own survival shelter. We will use the ancient survival skills to deepen our own connection to the earth and deepen our confidence in our ability to care for ourselves in the wild!
A Colorado native, Sandy Chervenak has been exploring the wilderness since 1987. She began formally practicing outdoor survival skills in 2011 when she attended Trackers Earth courses near Portland, OR. In 2012 she deepened her skills while working as a field guide for Mountain Homes Youth Ranch, a wilderness therapy company in Utah. In 2013 she moved her work closer to her home in Boulder, CO, starting work with Cottonwood Institute, Women’s Wilderness Institute, and Feet on the Earth. She also taught Wilderness Survival Science at Boulder Prep High School, and gave workshops on primitive skills at the Rainbow Gathering of 2014 and The Arise Festival in 2015. A certified yoga teacher and lifelong musician, she brings body awareness and musical enrichment to her work outdoors. She believes that primitive skills are not only about having valuable tools to help one survive in the wilderness, abut also about connecting deeply with the world that supports our existence, and simplifying life in order to ease some of the complications of modern life. In this way, she will bring both tools to connect with nature, and tools to survive in nature, to Sister Winds this year.