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Queer Nature Skillshare: Self Defense and Equine Connection

Join us for the fourth of our series of skillshares for our LGBTQIA* community of all (a)genders! In collaboration with Women's Wilderness & Queer Nature, we received a small grant from the Open Door Fund to be able to offer community skillshares for the queer community. 

In the fourth skillshare, we will explore the way in which self-defense is embedded in nature as a means of survival. Self-defense extends beyond protection and warding off attacks--it also includes the protective features of healthy relationships and positive connections. After a guest instructor leads us through physical self-defense techniques, you will also get to explore the nature of relationship in a herd of horses. We will take advantage of the themes of horse dynamics, engaging in congruent communication and opening to relational contact. Self-defense and equine connection are a powerful experience for anyone, offering both new skills and personal insight!

These events are for LGBTQIA* people ages 16-99+ years old. We have a suggested donation $10-$35 to cover costs for materials. Registration works by putting down a $10 deposit to hold your space so we can purchase/prep materials and you have the option of donating an additional $0-$25 when you arrive to cover guest instructor and location fees. We will send an email with location information post-registration. If finances are detouring you from registering, please contact us at We are so excited to see y'all!

Due to the nature of wilderness skills, we are needing CONFIRMATION of your ATTENDANCE by April 30th to be able to have time to prep. There is LIMITED SPACE! We're so looking forward to seeing y'all there!

***ALLIES:*** This event is for the LGBTQIA community only. We've got awesome Nature Awareness courses via Women's Wilderness you can check out that we offer!