Upcoming events at Treehaven
Yoga and the Chakras
Jan. 11-13, 2013 (Registrations due Jan. 4, 2013). Explore the human energy system known as the chakras and their relationship with yoga during this weekend retreat. Chakras are integral to every aspect of one’s being-mind, body and spirit. They are energy centers through which the life force flows, helping one to maintain mental, emotional, physical and spiritual balance.
Instructor Gigi Heinz’s teaching style is infused with passion and energy. She has a BS in health promotion and wellness from UW-Stevens Point and is a certified yoga instructor, RYT, with Yoga Alliance. Gigi has been teaching and practicing yoga for 10 years, and has been a business owner and operator for the past eight years. The retreat runs from Friday at 5 p.m. through brunch Sunday.
2013 Wolf Ecology Workshops
Jan. 12-13 (Registrations due Jan. 4) or Feb. 23-24 (Registrations due Feb. 17). Treehaven offers the most thorough, participatory learning experience available for the person interested in learning about Wisconsin’s wolf population. The tradition of solid, quality wolf ecology workshops at Treehaven continues with guest instructors from the Timberwolf Information Network. Participants will become immersed in the natural history of the wolf. Discovery will occur in the classroom and field. Topics include behavior, management, history within human society, and much more. The workshop runs from 9 a.m. Saturday through noon on Sunday.
Native American Flute Workshop
Jan. 18-19, 2013 (Registrations due Jan. 13). Flutes are designed based on an individual’s anatomy. Each flute is personal and has its own personal song the owner must find. Not only will those attending have the satisfaction of making their own flute, they will be given instruction on how to play it. No musical experience is required. All that’s needed is the willingness to work with one’s hands, exercise the fingers and experience a form of cultural art indigenous to the North American continent.
Instructor Tom Gustin has been making a style of Native American flutes by hand for more than 20 years. The workshop runs from 7 p.m. Friday through 4 p.m. Saturday.
Jan. 18-20, 2013 (Registrations due Jan. 7). Experience the traditional art of snowshoe weaving. Treehaven’s snowshoe weaving workshop is woven with a friendly atmosphere, excellent instruction, a historical look at snowshoeing and a hands-on chance to weave a masterpiece.
Each participant will take home one pair of beautiful, functional Ojibwa snowshoes, an elongated trail shoe coming to a point at each end; the Bear Paw, a shortened oval design; or the Alaskan, an elongated trail shoe coming to a point at the tail with a rounded toe. Shoes will be completed with the exception of varnishing. The workshop begins Friday at 7 p.m. and goes through Sunday lunch.
Snowshoe Furniture Weaving
Jan. 19, 2013 (Registrations due Jan. 7). Take a day to learn the ancient weaving pattern and knot used in traditional snowshoe making to create a folding snowshoe rocker. Rockers with a warm amber glow add a cozy grace to any home, cabin or business.
Chris Johnson, Treehaven’s environmental educator, provides enthusiasm, patience and experience. She works well with people of all weaving abilities and will gladly provide the assistance needed to accomplish the mastery of this art. Level of difficulty has nothing to do with size of the furniture.
Workshop begins at 9 a.m. Saturday and will run until completion or 7 p.m.
For more information or registration for any of these workshops, contact Treehaven Campus, W2540 Pickerel Creek Rd., Tomahawk, WI 54487; (715) 453.4106; firstname.lastname@example.org; or www.uwsp.edu\cnr\treehaven and click on Public Programs Calendar. Class size is limited for all workshops. Early registration is advised.