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Adult learning from Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

Spring & Summer

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Local Lessons Connect with your joy and your values. Know this land, your home. Build community. Meet practical needs.

Welcome to Eagle Bluff Skills School At Eagle Bluff Skills School participants learn new skills for sustainable living. Classes immerse learners in unique experiences and local ecoscapes. The Eagle Bluff Skills School was created in the spirit of other folk type schools. Eagle Bluff, known for its exceptional learning opportunities for kids, wanted to provide similar opportunities for adult learners by creating a skills school. Our hope is participants develop a greater sense of place as they explore our region and gain a better understanding of the uniqueness of Southeastern Minnesota. 2

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Classes 4 Calendar 10 Classes Continued 12 Steven Schmidt in Concert 17 NEW CLASS HIGHLIGHT 17 Neighbor to Neighbor 18 Events 19 Featured Skill: Healing Path 20 Registration 22 Our Home 23

28097 Goodview Drive Lanesboro, Minnesota 55949 888.800.9558 (MN, WI or IA) or 507.467.2437 skillsschool@eagle-bluff.org To register for a class, connect with us, or receive more copies of this catalog call 507.467.2437 or e-mail skillsschool@eagle-bluff.org

l As the Skills School continues to grow, we look forward to having an even larger impact on our participants, instructors and community.

More about Eagle Bluff Founded in 1978, Eagle Bluff is a private, non-profit residential environmental learning center providing accredited education programs & outdoor adventures in the scenic bluff country near Lanesboro, Minnesota. Through a variety of programs for children and adults, we provide transformative experiences which empower people to care for the earth and each other.

Funding for printing and distribution provided by the Terhuly Foundation and the Arlin Falck Foundation. When finished, please recycle this magazine by passing it on to a friend. COVER PHOTO: A participant in a Glass Bead Creation Skills School class, creates her first ever handmade glass bead. Learn more about this class on page 7. Photo credit to Gosha Weivoda. AT LEFT: Things are heating up in the praire. Join us for an afternoon of controlled prairie burning this spring, more information on page 9.

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hands on! Class Listing AMISH EXPERIENCE: PIE MAKING DEMONSTRATION MARCH 10; 12:30PM-4PM MARCH 14; 12:30PM-4PM MAY 12; 8:30AM-12PM JULY 14; 8:30AM-12PM JULY 31; 12:30PM-4PM SEPTEMBER 22; 8:30AM-12PM Amish Instructor Are you a pie lover? If so, then join us and learn the ‘how-tos’ from an experienced Amish baker. Your Amish instructor will expertly whip up several types of pies from scratch. Learn about using a wood stove and sample the results with coffee. Not only will you gain insight into the Amish lifestyle, you’ll create warm and tasty memories. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home. Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. REGISTRATION FEE: $55, includes $10 materials fee for your take home pie.

ENERGY BODY UNIQUE CONNECTION

MARCH 10; 8AM-5PM Sue Betts

This one day workshop will explore the energetic field that encases your body and internal organs. This energy, called bio-energy or chi, is responsible for life as it fulfills your need for subtle energy. The vortexes existing in this energetic field are called chakras. The chakras act as points of connection between your physical and nonphysical (astral, extra physical) bodies, enabling energies to flow from one of these vehicles of manifestation to the other. They are the means by which we absorb energy from and give energy to the environment, and exchange energy with others; therefore, they form the core system through which we sustain our energy levels, vitality and health. Considering that our chakras are the energetic ‘devices’ through which we exchange and maintain our bioenergetic level and that the energies of our chakras can vary in quality, to have awareness of what is going on in your chakras is vital to your wellbeing. The last part of the class will focus on aligning your energies with positive intentions during an ancient ceremony known as “Despacho”. REGISTRATION FEE: $95, includes $20 materials fee for book and supplies.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL SOUND EXPERIENCE MARCH 10; 1PM-5PM Rahbi Crawford Enjoy and partake in a transformational music concert. Crystal Bowls and acoustic instruments that resonate with the body and its energy systems are combined to create relaxation, stillness, energy flow, and awareness to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. No effort is needed, just the opportunity to quiet the mind and open the heart. This allows for greater brain wave activity to reprogram past injuries and bring healing to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of our being. Leave this experience relaxed and rejuvenated. REGISTRATION FEE: $40 OPTIONAL FEE: $ 5 for CD - payable to instructor at class.

SHIITAKE MUSHROOM CULTIVATION MARCH 24; 9AM-12NOON Joe Deden Are you interested in growing one of the most popular mushrooms consumed world-wide? This class helps you get started and sends you home with knowledge, handouts, and an inoculated shiitake log. You will learn how to select shiitake logs, choose spawn, use equipment, and more! Class begins with a presentation and then relocates to inoculate logs. Growing and marketing considerations will be discussed. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $10 materials fee for inoculated hardwood log.


TURNING NATURAL EDGE BOWLS AND PLATTERS WORKSHOP MARCH 10 -11 AUGUST 18 -19 TWO DAY WORKSHOP Day 1 - 8:30AM-5:30PM Day 2 – 8AM-5PM Duane Hill Learn how to turn a natural edge bowl and a small platter. Natural edge bowls are winged bowls with the bark still in place. A platter is essentially a shallow bowl. Both projects are a little more advanced than the beginning bowl class. Some experience with bowl turning is required. Note: A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Wood Bowl Turning Workshop. Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring you own, if so desired. For a natural edge bowl, the wood should be half of a log no bigger than 8” in diameter. Wood can be wet or dry. Bring your bowl gouges and any bowl turning tools you may have. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few available to borrow out at class.

AMISH EXPERIENCE: BREAD MAKING DEMONSTRATION MORNINGS; 8:30PM-12PM MARCH 14 & 24, APRIL 21, MAY 22, JUNE 9, JULY 31 & AUGUST 24 AFTERNOONS; 12:30PM-4PM MAY 12, JULY 14 & SEPTEMBER 22 Amish Instructor Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to bake bread in a wood fired stove. After the bread is baked and the butter made, you will enjoy the freshly made bread and butter with a warm beverage. Take home a loaf of freshly baked bread and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home. Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $5 materials fee for bread making supplies.

RAKU FIRING MARCH 24; 9AM-12:30PM MARCH 29; 1PM-4:30PM APRIL 7; 9AM-12:30PM MAY 12; 1PM-4:30PM JUNE 9; 9AM-12:30PM AUGUST 17; 9AM-12:30PM Laremy Ellsworth Raku firing is an exciting ceramics firing technique. It involves quickly heating a piece of pottery, removing it from the kiln when the glaze has melted and placing it in a bucket of wood shavings which can be explosive! Ceramic artist, Laremy Ellsworth, will cover the process of Raku firing from preparing the piece for glazing to cleaning it after the firing. You will also cover glazes and how the different glazes, put through this process, result in different effects and the creation of unique pieces. You will leave class with your unique work of art. After participating in this class you are sure to understand why Raku translates to ‘enjoyment’. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $20 materials fee for clay pot and glaze.

REGISTRATION FEE: $125, includes materials fee.

Invite a friend and make it a day out! Skills School classes are an excellent excuse to get together with friends. What better way to spend time with those you care about then coming together to learn a new skill and meet others who share your interests? This is also a great way to ensure your class will take place, as classes without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. 5


CLASSES continued ADVANCED MOSAICS WORKSHOP MARCH 24 - 25

AMISH EXPERIENCE: HOMEMADE NOODLES DEMONSTRATION

SEPTEMBER 8 - 9

MARCH 24; 12:30PM-4PM

TWO DAY WORKSHOP Day 1 -9AM-5PM DAY 2 - 11AM-4PM Debra D’Souza

MAY 22; 12:30PM-4PM

In this two-day workshop we will explore advanced mosaic techniques, materials and ideas. Delving into Andamento (the LINE), which is king in the advanced mosaic teachings. Concepts of color theory and mosaic history will be covered as well as a handout for later reference. You will be asked to bring an idea/ plan for a larger mosaic project, which we will discuss prior to the workshop. It could be something for your outdoor garden, a piece of furniture or an image you want to work on for your home. The workshop will give you a start towards completing a larger piece that you will be proud to own and share. Some possible project ideas… Small furniture item, Mailbox, House numbers, Birdhouse, Larger 2 dimensional artwork, Gazing ball, or wall mirror to name a few. Two weeks prior to the workshop Deb will contact you to discuss your project and both of you can be prepared to make the most of your workshop time together. Note: Class size is limited to 8. A suggested prerequisite for this class is the Mosaic Basics class. Please bring your design idea, suitable substrate, an open mind and a BIG Smile! Warning: Mosaic Art may be addictive; your life will not be the same!

SEPTEMBER 12; 8:30PM-12PM Amish Instructor Ever wanted to learn how to make your own pasta? Do you look at your boxed store bought noodles and think “How are these made?” Well here is your chance to learn pasta making skills from an Amish cook! This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home, get to know your hostess and learn how to make your very own pasta noodles. Take home a bag of freshly made noodles and get to know our local Amish community. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Amish home. Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $5 materials fee for noodle making supplies.

REGISTRATION FEE: $230, includes $35 materials fee for tools and supplies used to create your mosaic.

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WISCONSIN CHEDDAR CHEESE CURDS APRIL 6; 9AM-12:30PM MAY 11; 9AM-12:30PM Dave Sefton By taking this class, you will learn how to amaze your friends & family by serving squeaky fresh Wisconsin Cheese Curds. You will also learn how to press the curds into a solid form that can be eaten fresh or aged for that “Sharp Cheddar” flavor. Come with questions and leave with knowledge and tasty cheese! The instructor greatly encourages questions and comments. REGISTRATION FEE: $45, includes $5 materials fee.

BEGINNER ORGANIC GARDENING APRIL 7; 9AM-1PM MAY 11; 12:30PM- 4:30PM Sarah Hansen Designed for the beginner, this class will give you the basics of plant biology in simple terms; discuss how to prepare your growing places, and how to choose the best garden for you. Upon completion of this class, you will have a list of possible produce to grow tailored to your own particular space and to the amount of time you want to devote to your garden. REGISTRATION FEE: $37, includes $2 materials fee.


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SEPTEMBER 8; 9AM-4PM Audrey Alfson Do you need to make a change, but don’t know where to start? Are you feeling “stuck” in your job or relationship? Do you just want to be inspired and hopeful for the future? This workshop is for you! A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do or have in your life. In this workshop, you will be walked through a process of identifying and clarifying your life goal and higher purpose. Using a process of mindful self-reflection, you will collect images and design a vision board unique to each individual. This class is perfect to do with a friend (or group of friends!). The workshop is fun and inspiring and promises to leave you feeling eager for the great things that lie ahead! Lunch is included. REGISTRATION FEE: $100, includes $25 materials fee for supplies and lunch.

GLASS BEAD CREATION

ALL CLASSES ARE BEING HELD 12:30PM-5:30PM

APRIL 7; 1PM-4:30PM

APRIL 7 & APRIL 8 MAY 11 & MAY 13 JUNE 18 JULY 13, JULY14 & JULY 15 AUGUST 24 & AUGUST 25 SEPTEMBER 7 & SEPTEMBER 9 JUNE 17 & JUNE 29 (Eagle Bluff transportation is unavailable on June 17th and 29th, participants must drive themselves.) Beverly Sandlin Collect fossils older than dinosaurs! At Whispering Winds, Spring Valley, you will tour fossil collections of ancient sea creatures including Gastropods, Cephalopods, Trilobites, Fisherites, Bryozoans and Brachiopods. Then travel to 2-3 sites to hunt, and collect your own fossils- guaranteed! Bring a bag for carrying your fossils. If you bring a hammer, you must have eye protection. There is always the chance that you could find ice-aged fossils, Native American artifacts, cold water agates, and geodes. The class meets at Eagle Bluff and travels via Eagle Bluff van to Whispering Winds. All ages welcome! Note: Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. Classes with fewer than 3 participants will be self driven.

JUNE 9; 1PM-4:30PM AUGUST 17; 1PM-4:30PM SEPTEMBER 8; 9AM-12:30PM Laremy Ellsworth The art of bead making is one that has been around for thousands of years. From bones to clay to glass, all kinds of beads have been created and enjoyed through the ages. Join in this fun history by learning how to create your very own glass beads. Instructor and artist, Laremy Ellsworth, will demonstrate how to make a glass bead. Bead designs, colors and tools will be covered in class. Safety, including how to properly heat up glass, will also be covered. By the end of class you will have 1-2 glass beads that you created! Note: This class may take longer than the noted time, as beads need time to cool. You will need to bring a pair of non-polarized sunglasses for eye protection. REGISTRATION FEE: $45, includes $15 materials fee.

**Schedule a private fossil hunt, tailored to you. For 1 to 10 individuals. REGISTRATION FEE: 13+ $40, 7-12 $20, 6 AND UNDER Free OPTIONAL FEE: $5 for a laminated fossil site map, several different site maps are available. Cash payable to instructor at class.

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CLASSES continued ARCHERY APRIL 20; 1:30AM-4:30PM AUGUST 24; 1:30AM-4:30PM Colleen Foehrenbacher Range Open! In this beginner class, participants will learn the safety and proper form to shoot both recurve and compound bows. Hands-on target practice and a variety of games will round out this class. Indoor and outdoor ranges will be utilized depending on weather conditions. All equipment is provided. REGISTRAITON FEE: $35

TAXIDERMY 101 APRIL 21; 9AM-12PM AUGUST 26; 9AM-12PM Colleen Foehrenbacher Preparing, stuffing and mounting skins of animals is an ancient art form. In this introduction to the craft you’ll learn basic techniques. After a brief introduction, you’ll prepare a mouse rug or stuffed mouse in an action setting of your choice. All equipment and materials are provided, and you get to keep your mouse! Don’t be squeamish; most people find the process far less gruesome than they imagined!

WOOD BOWL TURNING WORKSHOP APRIL 21 - 22 JULY 14 -15 TWO DAY WORKSHOP Day 1 - 8:30AM-5:30PM Day 2 – 8AM-5PM Duane Hill Join instructor Duane Hill, accomplished wood turner, for this two day, hands-on workshop. Learn the ins and outs of wood turning and spend the weekend working your way up to turning your very own wood bowls. Saturday will serve as an introduction to the art of wood turning and you will be introduced to the lathe and tools. Topics covered will include tool safety and sharpening, wood selection, and basic rounding wood safety. Sunday will be spent on the lathes, practicing and then turning your wood bowl(s). You will have the opportunity to turn 1-2 bowls. Bowl design will be covered. Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own bowl blanks (6-8” diameter and about 3-4” thick). Wood can be wet or dry. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few to borrow out at class. REGISTRATION FEE: $100, includes materials fee.

REGISTRATION FEE: $45, includes $5 materials fee.

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SUSTAINABLE HOME TOUR APRIL 21; 1PM-5PM Joe Deden Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a more energy efficient home? Are you considering either building a new, more energy efficient home or remodeling your current home to make it more energy efficient? If yes, this tour is designed for you. The tour will consist of touring a deep energy retrofit home that documented a 78% reduction in energy use to become the 9th home in the 1,000 Home Challenge. The tour will also visit other sustainable homes. REGISTRATION FEE: $40

SOAP MAKING APRIL 21; 5:30PM-8:30PM Karen Schmidt Hot processed soap making is an alternative method of making soap from scratch allowing for better utilization of essential oils in the final product. Although considered as advanced soap making class, basics will be covered so that even beginning soap makers can attend and all will be empowered with the knowledge and skills to make their own hot processed soap. You will find this class interactive and open for discussion with questions & answers. The hot process soap making will be demonstrated from start to finish with fun samples to take home. REGISTRATION FEE : $45, includes $5 materials fee.


ESSENTIAL OILS 101 APRIL 22; 1PM-3PM SEPTEMBER 9; 3PM-5PM Tori Tecken & Jana Pecinovsky Interested in learning about a more natural approach to healthcare? Want to rid your home of harmful chemicals, but don’t know where to start? Curious about essential oils? Wonder what all the buzz is about? Now is your chance to find out! During this fun class we’ll discuss WHAT essential oils are, HOW to use them, WHAT they are good for, WHY choose Young Living oils, and HOW you can get your hands on them! There will be a brief presentation on Young Living’s most popular oils found in their Premium Starter Kit, followed by snacks made with the oils, and finally you will be making two, all natural products containing essential oils: soothing bath salts and a room spray. There will be door PRIZES! Bring a friend and you’ll get an extra entry. Feel free to share this with anyone you think would be interested. REGISTRATION FEE: $30, includes $5 materials fee

NEEDLE FELTING LEVEL ONE: BASICS AND HEDGEHOG APRIL 22; 10AM-12PM SEPTEMBER 9; 12PM-2PM Tori Tecken Come join us for a fun afternoon of learning the basics of needle felting, and take home your very first sculpture, a sweet Hedgehog! Needle Felting is a relaxing and versatile art form that allows you to be creative in both 2-D and 3-D. You will be able to take home a needle felting foam pad and needle so you can continue making sculptures in the comfort of your own home. REGISTRATION FEE: $45, includes $10 materials fee for tools and supplies.

CONTROLLED PRAIRIE BURN APRIL 28; 1PM-4:30PM Joe Deden Have you ever watched a controlled prairie burn and wondered why and how they do it? This is your chance to learn more and participate. We will evaluate the potential burn site and determine how to best burn it. You will learn to use drip torches, backpack sprayers, fire rakes and swatters. You will need to wear a long sleeved shirt and pants, hiking boots, gloves and have a hat and bandana along. Note: At least 6 participants are needed to makes this work safely, so invite a friend! Class is also weather dependent.

SONGWRITING WORKSHOP APRIL 28; 9AM-5PM Steven J. Schmidt Join us for a hands-on workshop for singer/songwriters. You will begin class with a ‘song circle’ where you will perform a recent composition or two. Instructor and artist Steven will outline his creative process including the tools and resources he employs and guitar playing techniques. You will be given a songwriting assignment and time to work on it during class. Steven will be available to provide encouragement and coaching as you work. You will end the workshop with a second song circle where you will play your newly composed song(s) for the group. This class is designed for songwriters of all levels, novice to experienced, this is an opportunity to develop and hone your craft. Note: Class size is limited to 10. This class is designed for acoustic string instruments (guitars, banjos, etc.), rock ‘n roll artists welcome (no amps). Registration fee covers admission to Steve’s concert Saturday evening. An additional ticket can be purchased for the concert at a discounted price (one guest per class participant), please call to purchase these tickets. Concert is at 8pm. REGISTRATION FEE: $75

REGISTRATION FEE: $40

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21 | Soap Making - pg. 8 21-22| Wood Bowl Turning Workshop - pg. 8 22 | Essential Oils - pg. 9 22 | Needle Felting Level One: Basics and Hedgehog - pg. 9

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28 | Controlled Prairie Burn - pg. 9

10 | Amish Experience: Pie Making

28 | Songwriting Workshop - pg. 9

Demonstration - pg. 4 10 | Energy Body Unique Connection - pg. 4 10 | Transformational Sound Experience - pg. 4 10-11| Turning Natural Edge Bowls and Platters Workshop - pg. 5 14 | Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration - pg. 4 14 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5 24 | Shiitake Mushroom Cultivation - pg. 4 24 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5 24 | Raku Firing - pg. 5 24 | Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration - pg. 6 24-25| Advanced Mosaics Workshop - pg. 6 29 | Raku Firing - pg. 5

MAY 11 | Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds - pg. 6 11 | Beginner Organic Gardening - pg. 6 11 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 11 | Rags to Rugs - pg. 12 12 | Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration - pg. 4 12 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5 12 | Raku Firing - pg. 5 12 | Learn the Language of Food Drying - pg. 12 12 | Wooden Goblet Turning - pg. 12 12 | Nature Art Journaling - pg. 12 12 | Foodies in the Forest - pg. 12 13 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 13 | Sharpening Woodturning Tools - pg. 12 18 | Little Charmer Handbag - pg. 13

APRIL

18 | Handweaving - pg. 13

6 | Wisconsin Cheddar Cheese Curds - pg. 6

22 | Amish Experience: Bread Making

7 | Raku Firing - pg. 5 7 | Beginner Organic Gardening - pg. 6 7 | Vision Board Workshop - pg. 7

Demonstration - pg. 5 22 | Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration - pg. 6

7 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 7 | Glass Bead Creation - pg. 7

JUNE

8 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

2 | The Essentials of Fly Casting - pg. 13

20 | Archery - pg. 8

9 | Amish Experience: Bread Making

21 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5

Demonstration - pg. 5 9 | Raku Firing - pg. 5

21 | Taxidermy 101 - pg. 8

9 | Glass Bead Creation - pg. 7

21 | Sustainable Home Tour - pg. 8

9 | Twig Furniture - pg. 13

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> Building resilient lives and communities one class at a time 9 | The Point Eco-Adventure - pg. 14

18 | Organic Indigo Dyeing - pg. 15

9-10| Bent Willow Chair - pg. 13

18-19| Turning Natural Edge Bowls and Platters

9-10| Mosaic Basics - pg. 14 10 | Twig Furniture - pg. 13 10 | Trout Fly Fishing - pg. 14

Workshop - pg. 5 24 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5

15-17| Canoe Camping Weekend Adventure - pg. 17

24 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

17 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

24 | Archery - pg. 8

18 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

25 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

29 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7

25 | Twig Furniture - pg. 13

JULY 13 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 14 | Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration - pg. 4 14 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5 14 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 14 | The Point Eco-Adventure - pg. 14 14 | Creating Sacred Space - pg. 15 14 | Intentional Living: Make Today Matter! - pg. 15 14 | Preserving the Harvest - pg. 15 14-15| Wood Bowl Turning Workshop - pg. 8 15 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 31 | Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration - pg. 4 31 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5

AUGUST 11 | The Point Eco-Adventure - pg. 14 17 | Raku Firing - pg. 5 17 | Glass Bead Creation - pg. 7 17 | All About the Aronia Berry - pg. 15 18 | Preserving the Harvest - pg. 15 18 | Chainsaw Techniques - pg. 15

25-26| Bent Willow Chair - pg. 13 26 | Taxidermy 101 - pg. 8 26 | Twig Furniture - pg. 13

SEPTEMBER 7 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 8 | Vision Board Workshop - pg. 7 8 | Glass Bead Creation - pg. 7 8 | Wooden Goblet Turning - pg. 12 8 | The Point Eco-Adventure - pg. 14 8 | MN Grown Color: Harvesting and Dyeing with Native Plants - pg. 16 8-9| Advanced Mosaics Workshop - pg. 6 9 | Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County - pg. 7 9 | Essential Oils - pg. 9 9 | Needle Felting Level One: Basics and Hedgehog - pg. 9 9 | Sharpening Woodturning Tools - pg. 12 12 | Amish Experience: Homemade Noodles Demonstration - pg. 6 12 | Amish Experience: Pickling - pg. 16 21 | All Squared Up: Table Runner - pg. 16 22 | Amish Experience: Pie Making Demonstration - pg. 4 22 | Amish Experience: Bread Making Demonstration - pg. 5

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CLASSES continued RAGS TO RUGS MAY 11; 9AM-4PM Dianne Aisenbrey Re-purpose fabric to create rugs using a braided-in technique. This simple method of making a braided rug results in a washable, strong rug. Unlike the traditional method of rug braiding, this braiding technique eliminates the additional step of sewing together the finished braid to complete the rug. Students will be able to complete small rug or get a good start on a larger project. Note: You will need to bring 2 cotton sheets (preferably recycled), a scissors, a heavy object (for anchoring your project), a 9mm M-13 crochet hook. REGISTRATION FEE: $60 OPTIONAL FEE: $15 for hand carved hooks, available for purchase at class.

LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF FOOD DRYING MAY 12; 9:30AM-11:30AM Mary Bell This class covers the basics of food drying and emphasizes Indigenous traditions. Through this class you will learn how to become more selfsufficient by simply drying your food. You’ll have the opportunity to taste, touch, feel, and see a wide variety of dried foods. Drying food saves money, can help eliminate food waste, and embraces the concepts of sustainability. It’s about having access to locally sourced, dried, in-season, healthy foods. REGISTRATION FEE: $30

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WOODEN GOBLET TURNING

NATURE ART JOURNALING

MAY 12; 9AM-5:30PM

MAY 12; 9:30AM-11:30AM Jan Wellik

SEPTEMBER 8; 9AM-5:30PM Duane Hill Learn to turn a wooden goblet suitable for food use or decoration. Various designs, including long stemmed goblets will be discussed. This is a hands-on course. Note: Wood will be provided, but you are more than welcome to bring your own, if so desired. All class participants will need a full face shield. There will be a few availalbe to borrow during class. REGISTRATION FEE: $100, includes materials fee.

This hands-on journaling workshop will inspire creativity of words and art in the wild outdoors. Come explore the natural world and new perspectives with journal writing and art making to honor the power of place and seasonal awareness. All nature journal and art supplies will be provided. “Journaling challenges you in the most positive way, by opening up opportunities for you to explore you own creativity and express your own observations and experiences of the world more fully.” – Keeping a Nature Journal by Wright & Roth. REGISTRATION FEE: $25

FOODIES IN THE FOREST MAY 12; 1PM-4PM Brent Anderson Discover nature’s free grocery store! From fresh and tender fiddleheads to spicy angelica and even stubborn dandelions (if you can’t beat ‘em, eat ‘em), the forests and valleys of Southeastern Minnesota can provide a plethora of palatable plants. After learning how to identify local edible species and exploring their fascinating culinary, medicinal, and natural history, we’ll prepare a delicious meal using plants gathered entirely on-site. It’s fresh, local, organic, and fun! Be prepared to hike and explore off-trail areas. REGISTRATION FEE: $40

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SHARPENING WOODTURNING TOOLS MAY 13; 9AM-5:30PM SEPTEMBER 9; 9AM-5:30PM Duane Hill Learn how to sharpen woodturning tools including scrapers, gouges (spindle and bowl) parting tools and skews. This is a hands-on course. Discussion of tools, steels and their use us will be included. Note: Feel free to bring any wood turning tools you may have. Full face shields are highly recommended. There will be a few availalbe to borrow during class. REGISTRATION FEE: $75


Give the gift of a Skills School Class For family members or friends, a Skills School class makes the perfect gift. Contact us at skillsschool@eagle-bluff.org or by phone (507)467-2437 and we will complete the registration process with you. Print out the confirmation email along with the ticket, wrap it with a bow and present it to the lucky person!

LITTLE CHARMER HANDBAG

THE ESSENTIALS OF FLY CASTING

MAY 18; 9AM-4PM Cheryl Lamon

JUNE 2; 9AM-12PM Marlene Huston

JUNE 10; 9AM-5PM

This mini charmer is 12”x 8” tall and 2.5” deep. This is a great handbag for a beginner to learn some basic techniques. There is a decorative button on the outside pocket and the handbag is closed by a magnetic snap.

Through many years of studying modern fly casting instruction there have been five essential elements identified. Each essential element will be covered in class. Proper and improper casts will be demonstrated and discussed. The five essentials discussed in the class represent the common thread that ties all good casters together. If you have never fly-casted or you fly cast all the time, this class is for you. There will be several instructors on hand and they will work with you at whatever level you may be. This class is modeled after “The Essentials of Fly Casting” (1990) booklet put out by the International Federation of Fly Fishers.

AUGUST 26; 9AM-5PM Bob McNeely

Note: This class will meet and take place at Cheryl’s Fabric Garden, in Downtown Lanesboro. You should know how to thread and use a sewing machine. If you do not have a machine of your own, you may rent one from Cheryl for $5 for the day. REGISTRATION FEE: $75, includes $30 materials fee for fabric and accessories.

HANDWEAVING MAY 18; 10AM-4PM Nancy Ellison Join in on the wave of popularity of woven art. Weave with findings from a nature walk (leaves, grasses, feathers, seed pods, etc.) and/or weave on a small loom exploring techniques that can also be used on other looms. Display your woven works of art proudly as wall hangings. An introduction to inkle, rigid heddle and 4 harness looms will also be given during class. Warped frame looms are available for use and purchase (directly from instructor at class). REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $10 materials fee for yarn, wool and printed resources.

Note: This class will meet at Root River Rod Co., in Downtown Lanesboro. This is a ‘dry’ class and instruction will be taking place on land. If you do not have a fly rod and reel of your own, Root River Rod Co. will have rods you may borrow out. REGISTRATION FEE: $35

TWIG FURNITURE JUNE 9; 9AM-5PM AUGUST 25; 9AM-5PM

Learn how to build a twig coffee, end or sofa table with a barnboard top. Or, choose to build a slab garden bench using red oak logs, or a whimsical twig straight back chair with a barnboard seat. The wood for the furniture will be provided. Bring along a friend to learn and to help you with your project (helper). REGISTRATION FEE: $140/student and $35/helper, includes materials fee.

BENT WILLOW CHAIR JUNE 9 -10 AUGUST 25 - 26 TWO DAY WORKSHOP DAY 1 – 9AM-5PM DAY 2 - 9AM-4PM Bob McNeely On your first day, you will build the hardwood frame for your chair. On the second day, you will learn how to create the flowing lines of a bent willow chair using sand bar willow. No experience necessary. Bring along a friend to share the experience and to help you build your chair (helper). Note: The class end time on the second day may be earlier than noted as it is dependent on the completion of your project. REGISTRATION FEE: $260/student and $60/helper, includes materials fee.

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CLASSES continued THE POINT ECO-ADVENTURE THE SECOND SATURDAY OF JUNE-SEPTEMBER; JUNE 9, JULY 14, AUGUST 11 & SEPTEMBER 8 12:30PM-4:30PM Joe Deden & Mary Bell Come experience a culinary, service learning, eco-adventure! Begin your adventure with Mary Bell, as you learn and help prepare seasonal, Native American, pre-contact foods. Next, explore “The Point”, one of the most bio-diverse places left on the Root River. Learn about the education demonstrations that take place here and give something back by participating in a service learning project such as invasive control, prairie restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, or trail maintenance, to name a few. Finish up the adventure with great conversation over a light seasonal meal savoring some of the items prepared earlier. This class may be cancelled due to weather conditions. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes materials fee for food.

MOSAIC BASICS JUNE 9 -10; DAY 1- 9AM-5PM & DAY 2– 11AM-4PM Debra D’Souza In this two-day workshop, you will create your very own stained glass mosaic! No prior art experience necessary, just the openness to learn and have fun. We will discuss basic history, techniques and materials traditionally used for mosaics. You will learn about tools, substrates, adhesives, cutting and working with stained glass, grouting and finishing options. You will come away with the basic knowledge to move forward on your new mosaic adventure. Your individual mosaic project will measure 8”x8”.

TROUT FLY FISHING JUNE 10; 8AM-12PM JUNE 10; 1PM-5PM Mel Hayner The class covers cold water stream habitat, why trout live where they live, food sources, aquatic insects and invertebrates, fly fishing gear, casting and presentation. Loaner gear is available upon request or you can use your own. We’ll visit various types of streams. This onstream instruction in fly fishing will require a Minnesota fishing license with a trout stamp (trout stamps can be purchased from the local gas station the day of class). This class may be cancelled/ rescheduled due to high water or inclement weather. REGISTRATION FEE: $40

Note: Class size is limited to 10. REGISTRATION FEE: $150, includes $25 materials fee for tools and materials used to create your mosaic.

Summer Camps Find an overnight camp that is perfect for your child or grandchild! Eagle Bluff is home to a multitude of unique and adventurous, overnight summer camps for kids entering grades 3 through 12. Each camp allows the campers to experience the best of Eagle Bluff’s adventure activities on our high ropes courses and at the archery range, but also has its own distinct theme. From learning to handle raptors to discovering what it’s like to sleep outdoors in their own shelter, Eagle Bluff campers gain new skills, build their self-confidence, and foster their relationship with the natural world. Sessions fill fast, so click the summer camps button on our website at: www.eagle-bluff.org for more info. 14

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CREATING SACRED SPACE JULY 14; 8AM-5PM Sue Betts Sacred space is an alignment of vibrational intentions and connection to our inner-world of knowledge and healing powers. We will create this space with nature and invoke our ancestor’s teachings to instill our body - mind - spirit with love and guidance. We believe in the importance of taking time out, finding the space to nourish your body and mind. Join us in this process of discovery, as we leave behind the everyday life of meetings and schedules, and be prepare to meet your direct source of healing. We will guide and teach you to create your own space and experience the source we were all meant to have. Note: You will need to bring a lunch. REGISTRATION FEE: $100, includes $25 materials fee.

ORGANIC INDIGO DYEING AUGUST 18; 12PM-4PM Libby London Learn how to make an organic indigo vat for naturally dying cloth, yarn, and wood. We will explore the ombre and shibori techniques. Linen, cotton, and silk fabrics to experiment with will be supplied. Please wear clothes that can get messy, and be prepared to be outside! REGISTRATION FEE: $60, includes $10 materials fee.

INTENTIONAL LIVING: MAKE TODAY MATTER! JULY 14; 12:30PM-4:30PM Kathy Kasten & Brett Clarke Do you have dreams and goals for your life and want to make a positive difference in the lives of others? Do you long to be significant, make a contribution, do something noble or leave a lasting legacy? Join us for an exciting afternoon as we explore choosing a life that matters. We will discuss your purpose/goals/dreams and give you practical applications to help you reach them. Start small. Believe big. Find your why. Set priorities. Manage your time. Be intentional. These are just a few of the topics we will cover. Join us for an afternoon that can change the course of your life! REGISTRATION FEE: $60

PRESERVING THE HARVEST JULY 14; 9AM-1PM AUGUST 18; 12:30PM-4:30PM Sarah Hansen Enjoy the flavors of harvest all year long! Designed for the beginner this class covers topics of cold storage, freezing, dehydrating and canning. Upon completion of this class you will: 1- Understand how to safely store food in a variety of ways. 2- Be able to choose a food preservation method that fits the food type and your use for it. 3- Know how to choose a dehydrator, blancher, canner, and other tools for food preservation. 4- Have a list of food items you can begin preserving right away. REGISTRATION FEE: $43, includes $3 materials fee for informational folder.

ALL ABOUT THE ARONIA BERRY AUGUST 17; 2PM-5PM Joel & Doreen Goodman Come learn all about Aronia Berries, the super berry featuring three times the anti-oxidants of blueberries! Join Aronia Berry farmers, Joel & Doreen Goodman, to learn about the many health benefits of the berry, sample this tasty fruit, and learn how to grow and harvest Aronia. Following the presentation, you will travel to the Goodman’s farm for a tour and a harvesting experience. The class meets at Eagle Bluff for the presentation and travels via Eagle Bluff van to the Goodman’s farm. The Aronia berries you harvest at the farm are available for you to purchase from the Goodmans at the end of the class. REGISTRATION FEE: $25

CHAINSAW TECHNIQUES AUGUST 18; 9AM-4PM Zach Dieterman In this class we will cover basic chainsaw operation and maintenance, safety practices, and techniques for bucking and felling trees. The class includes a half day lecture/discussion session then an outdoor field portion. Zach works with your individual skill level so whether you are a once-a-year sawyer or property owner engaged in firewood cutting and woodlot management, this class is for you. Attention: Chainsaws will not be provided. You are required to bring your personal protective equipment for chainsaw use in the field portion of class. REGISTRATION FEE: $75

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CLASSES continued MN GROWN COLOR: HARVESTING AND DYEING WITH NATIVE PLANTS SEPTEMBER 8; 12PM-4PM Libby London Join us as we explore the art of growing, harvesting, and dyeing with plants grown here in Minnesota. We will focus on harvesting Goldenrod and Black Walnut together, but may find some other natural dye plants to use on our plant walk. You’ll learn how to process plants and flowers from the forest, prairies, and your own gardens to create beautiful hues. By the end of class you’ll have learned the basic techniques of making dye from a couple of plants available in Minnesota this fall. Participants will need to bring two to three different 100% natural fibers to dye (linen, silk, wool, cotton), that weigh no more than 8 oz all together. Fibers can be purchased at a fabric or craft store.

AMISH EXPERIENCE: PICKLING SEPTEMBER 12; 12:30PM-4PM Amish Instructor Ever wondered what it would be like to live without electricity and modern appliances? Join us to learn about pickling from an Amish family. This is an opportunity to visit an Amish home and learn to pickle a variety of vegetables. You will also get to take home a few jars of pickled snacks for yourself! Not only will you learn a new skill, you will also create many memories. Participants will need to bring 6 pint jars to the class. Note: The Amish do not allow photos to be taken or names to be published. Travel time is included at beginning and end of class. REGISTRATION FEE: $50, includes $5 materials fee.

ALL SQUARED UP: TABLE RUNNER SEPTEMBER 21; 9AM-4PM Cheryl Lamon Complete your very own handmade table runner this fall! Whether you are just starting out or have been sewing projects for years, this class is perfect for you. This lovely table runner will be offered in three color schemes so you can choose the color that you like best. The kit includes everything except the batting which you can bring or you can purchase it at class. Your finished runner will look wonderful on your dining table, mantel or coffee table. Your completed project will measure 14.5 X 43.5 inches. Note: This class will meet and take place at Cheryl’s Fabric Garden, in Downtown Lanesboro. You should know how to thread and use a sewing machine. If you do not have a machine of your own, you may rent one from Cheryl for $5 for the day. REGISTRATION FEE: $67, includes $22 materials fee for fabric.

REGISTRATION FEE: $35, includes $10 materials fee.

Thank you for checking out our catalog! I hope to see you soon at one or more of our many unique classes. If you have an idea for a class or are interested in becoming an instructor, please feel free to contact me at skillsschool@eagle-bluff.org. Kindest regards, Jennie Dieterman - Skills School Coordinator 16

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NEW CLASS HI GH LI GHT CANOE CAMPING WEEKEND ADVENTURE JUNE 15-17; JUNE 15 – 6:30PM THROUGH JUNE 17 – 4:30PM Brent Anderson Experience the beautiful Root River valley during an overnight canoe adventure. Learn the basics of canoe camping from your experienced river guide, then put those skills to the test as we paddle 30 miles of the Root River over two days. Enjoy southeastern Minnesota’s unique Driftless region from a unique perspective, paddling past towering limestone cliffs and lush hardwood forests while watching for Bald Eagles, Great Blue Herons, and elusive River Otters. Share stories around the shore side campfire, then fall asleep to the calming sounds of the river. All essential paddling gear, meals, and transportation to and from the river will be provided. Note: Class size is limited to 12 participants and you must be 18 years or older to participate. You will be tent camping for 2 nights and will need to bring your own personal camping gear, a complete packing list can be found online. A limited number of tents will be available to rent for the weekend and are on a first-come, first-serve basis. REGISTRATION FEE: $295, includes materials fee for supplies and equipment.

Steven Schmidt in Concert

Saturday April 28, 2018 - 8pm Join Steven J. Schmidt for an evening of musical enjoyment. Steven is a recipient of the 2017 Sally Irvine Ordway award for Commitment, recognizing lifetime achievement, contribution and leadership in the arts. He is a Midwestern singer/songwriter who has written over 200 songs, and each one is like a bottle of fine, bourbon barrel-aged stout. He performs his rich, full-flavored original tunes, crafted over the last forty years. Steven is a highly skilled guitarist, who some refer to as “a folkie with chops” and is noted for his fingerpicking, novel chord voicings, use of alternate tunings, and playing up-the-neck. We hope to see you for an entertaining night of folk music. More information is available online at eagle-bluff-skills-school.org. Tickets: $20

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DreamAcres Farm

off-the-grid & full of opportunities By Lissie Harter & Eva Barr

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neighbor to neighbor

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reamAcres is a land collective outside Wykoff that is comprised of four parties, all employing organic agriculture, alternative power methods, and sustainable water practices. Eva Barr and Todd Juzwiak, two founders of DreamAcres, operate a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) business and have become recognized for their wood-fired, farm-to-table pizza. Barr also runs a non-profit organization, the Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative (DRAI), on DreamAcres Farm. After meeting as volunteers in the Peace Corps in Equatorial Guinea, West Africa, Todd and Eva came back to the US to work on farms and then to start an organic farm of their own. In 1995, they purchased the land and started building. As the farm became established, other members joined their collective. As Eva stated, “We liked the concept of intentional community.” DreamAcres Farm started their CSA in 1998 and have been delivering vegetables to Spring Valley and Rochester for over 15 years! The pizza business, which was an outgrowth of week long summer camps that linked agriculture and art, started in 2010. Relying on solar cells for

electricity and wood for baking, the pizza business boasts the first off-the-grid, certified kitchen in Minnesota. The Dreamery Rural Arts Initiative officially started in 2006, offering camps and a non-traditional atmosphere for music and theater performances. The intensive Flourish camp encourages youth ages 11-15 to use a creative process to take original ideas and develop them into artistic expressions. The camp is kept small enough to allow for one-on-one mentoring and a small community setting. The youth can be mentored in puppetry, theater, music, dance and voice, and they showcase their work at the end of the week. It gives youth an opportunity to escape their daily distractions and to focus on artistic impulses in a rural, farm setting. So why start an art initiative on a farm? As Eva explained: “Agriculture is a creative art. Farmers are the most creative and resourceful people I know. Yet, we do not commonly associate “artistic” output with agriculture. Agriculture is an “art-” ificial nurturing of life, just as the arts, when they are most effective, are. I am interested in making space for artistic expression in a context that is

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brimming with natural creative processes to raise questions about the ‘natural’ and the ‘artificial,’ and what is essential to sustain the variety of life and livelihoods on this planet...” In an era that is technologydriven with an increasing disjoint between rural and urban life, art perhaps can help pose these questions that bridge gaps, questions about place, connection, community and identity in a world that contracts even as it is torn apart. Eva and Todd continue to run their farm and their arts initiative, bringing people together and encouraging others to keep dreaming, to keep creating and to work towards the use of sustainable environmental practices.

PIZZA ON THE FARM OFFERED MOST FRIDAYS MAY - SEPTEMBER; 5PM-8PM

During pizza service, all are welcome to come and enjoy pizzas from the wood-fired oven while watching the bluffs glow in the sunset. All pizzas are vegetarian and made from scratch using seasonal ingredients grown on the farm! COST: $15-$25 per pizza

If you are interested in more information, contact DreamAcres at 507-352-4255 or visit their website at http:// http://dreamacresfarm.org/. dreamacresfarm.org/.


Seasonal

EVENTS Upcoming family event...

Becoming an Outdoor Family June 15-17 August 3-5 Choose your own adventure: rock climb, canoe, geo-cache, campfires, raptors and more. This is a one of a kind experience for you and your family!

Dinners on the Bluff ... March 3

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness: Past, Present and Future Steve Piragis

April 7

In Search of the

Ivory-billed Woodpecker Jim Fitzpatrick

FOR A FULL LIST OF OUR SEASONL EVENTS VISIT WWW.EAGLE-BLUFF.ORG AND CLICK ON SEASONAL EVENTS

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My Healing Path By Sue Betts

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y life’s journey has been about healing. For over 16 years I have been in recovery for addiction. In 2001, I checked into an outpatient treatment facility for 30 days. Through group therapy and attending AA support meetings, I learned to trust in a power greater than myself. This started me on the path of self-discovery and healing. Understanding I needed more, I went back to school and studied the healing arts of western modalities and eastern therapies. It was important for me to understand the body’s interruptions of thoughts and feelings and how it affected my

actions. I learned that through the 5 senses we articulate touch, sound, smell, taste and sight. This is how we perceive and manifest our world. We learn patterns through our life and create our perception of how we interpret the world. In the science of epigenetics it’s been found that it’s the perception of your environment that controls your genes. You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more importantly, change your perception of your environment— and thus change your response to it.

In my disease, I could not see that I had a choice to change. I thought this was the way it was going to be. That is, until I learned that it was LOVE WITH HUMILITY how I perceived the information (energy) and LIVE WITH REVERENCE learned about the eastern mythologies. Both KNOW SELF-DISCIPLINE Information from Eve Adamson’sWITH article “Michael Pollan: Three Simple Rules for Eating” at Co-op Stronger Together which helped me

The three directives of a spiritual warrior

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discover I could change (evolve) my health and mind. The first class I took was Reiki: a Japanese healing technique used for stress reduction and to promote relaxation. I learned how the meridian and chakra system connects our physical body to vibrational alignment. As an enthusiastic learner I began to understand the connections I’d lost. As a result of my educational experiences I have developed a blend of modern therapies in combination with eastern philosophies. My integrated approach to treating pain is to focus on healing by identifying disconnects that exist between spirit, mind and body. I will be shifting into another path of teaching; Re-connecting and healing the emotional link of today’s dis-ease. Root River Recovery is about creating a safe environment and experiencing the healing process. I will be creating and teaching workshops for Creating Sacred Space, Addiction, Meditation, Our Energy Body and


ENERGY BODY UNIQUE CONNECTION MARCH 10; 8AM-5PM Explore the energetic field that encases your body. This energy called bio-energy or chi, is responsible for life as it fulfills your subtle energy needs. Vortexes, called chakras, exist within our body. REGISTRATION FEE: $95, includes $20 materials fee for book and supplies.

Sue Betts

Sacred space is when we make a conscious shift from our busy thoughts to sharing and letting go. Recovery Coaching. A recovery coach is a professional sober life coach. This is someone who guides and supports a person in recovery from addiction and helps prevent relapses. The goal of a recovery coach is to be actively involved in the life of a recovering addict in order to prevent a relapse from happening. Throughout the ages, spiritual leaders have shared rituals, practices and specific points to heal bodies. We now live in a time where modern science acknowledges the wisdom of the ancients in a manner that honors both the old and the new. Healing is a journey. Sometimes we need help. In our search, intention and action can be used to create and manifest our own healing environment. On my journey of learning, I have studied and graduated from the following programs: 2004-2006 Practitioner of Healing

Arts, Massage Therapist, Thai Therapist, TuiNa Therapist; Owner and Therapist of Prana Healing Center, Lanesboro-MN 2007-2010 ongoing studies with the shaman cultures of Peruvian Oero – Inca Healing and, the Hawaiian Kahuna – Harry Uhane Jim with the teaching of Dr. Hank Wesselman and, North America Healing practices; Practitioner of Energy Healing Arts –Reiki Teacher/ Master - advanced energy healing; Soul Mentoring – Mentor others and myself through nature and ancient teachings. 2007-2015 Clinical Supervisor – Mentor and Teacher of Business Ethic and Energy programs 2013-2015 Ayurveda Wellness Practitioner 2017 Yoga for Recovery with Dugra Leela and Recovery Coaching with Minnesota Recovery Connection

2018 Owner and Teacher of Root River Recovery

CREATING SACRED SPACE

JULY 17; 8AM-5PM

Sacred space is an alignment of intentions and actions. Creating a safe environment through grounding exercise, living mandala, meditation and prayer bundles to invoke your intention with the universe. REGISTRATION FEE: $100, includes $25 materials fee.

OTHER CLASSES OFFERINGS MINDFULNESS FOR LIFE Learn how to become aware of the present moment, and acknowledge and accept one’s feelings, thoughts and senses.

AYURVEDA DAILY SELF CARE This Introductory class teaches the concepts of the doshas and the qualities they represent. The second expands on the importance of selfcare in daily/weekly routines. 21 25


What you need to know: our policies EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

We offer two class registration rates: a discounted “early-bird” rate for those who register more than three weeks before a class begins (class fee listed in this catalog) and a “regular” rate (a $5 increase from listed prices) for those who register within three weeks of the class’s start date.

CLASS REGISTRATION

Register for a class online at eagle-bluff-skills-school.org or call (507)467-2437. Upon confirmation of registration, space in the selected course is reserved. Classes are intentionally kept small and may fill quickly, so registering as early as possible is encouraged. Registering at least 3 weeks prior to the class start date is advisable as classes without a minimum number of registrations, by the week prior to the class, may be cancelled.

WAITING LISTS

Eagle Bluff Skills School will keep a waiting list for all filled classes. Individuals on the waiting list are contacted only if space becomes available.

CANCELLATIONS

If Eagle Bluff must cancel a class, participants will receive a full refund. Class cancellations are typically made no later than 1 week out from the scheduled class date. Participants who cancel their registration more than 14 days prior to the class start date will receive a full refund. Those who cancel their registration 14 to 8 days prior to the class start date will receive a 50% refund of the total registration and materials fee, to cover administrative costs. Participants who cancel their registration 7 days or less prior to the class are not eligible for a refund. For those classes that are weather dependent, cancellations will be made no later than 24 hours before the scheduled class time. See above for how refunds will be handled.

AGE

Classes are open to those ages 16 and older. A fully enrolled adult is required to attend with participants younger than 18. In some instances, the instructor may choose to open the class up to younger participants, this is noted in our class descriptions.

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

In the operation of Eagle Bluff Skills School programs, no individual or group will be discriminated against because of race, gender, national origin, age or disability.

PETS

Eagle Bluff skills School is responsible for assuring the health and safety of all participants. In keeping with this goal, we do not allow participants to bring their pets to class, unless specified by the instructor to do so (as part of the class). For more information concerning our policies, please visit our course policies page on our website at eagle-bluff-skills-school.org.

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Enjoy our campus and home in southeast Minnesota’s bluff country Eagle Bluff Skills School is based at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center, located west of Lanesboro, Minnesota on the Root River. Lodging for Skills School students is readily available in the area. Ample recreational opportunities in the area exist for family members and extended stays.

Surrounding Communities

LEARN MORE Chatfield, Minnesota ci.chatfield.mn.us Harmony, Minnesota exploreharmony.com Lanesboro, Minnesota lanesboro.com Mabel, Minnesota cityofmabel.com Peterson, Minnesota petersonmn.org Preston, Minnesota prestonmntourism.com Rushford, Minnesota rushfordpetersonvalley.com Spring Valley, Minnesota springvalleyminnesotatourism.com

LODGING

CAMPING

Our surrounding communities offer a variety of lodging options and are just a few miles away. Stay at area bed and breakfast establishments, resorts or hotels.

Choose one of Lanesboro’s two municipal campgrounds, nearby Forestville State Park, or one of many private campgrounds in the area.

FOOD

If you love the outdoors, this is your place! Eagle Bluff’s campus features nine miles of hiking trails that loop from Root River to bluff tops to tall grass prairie. River canoeing, kayaking, hiking, bicycling, birding, golfing, and fishing are favorite local activities. Eagle Bluff’s campus is also known for scenic ropes courses with scheduled public sessions in the summer months.

Eagle Bluff Skills School students are welcome to bring a lunch. A refrigerator is available for use. Coffee, tea, and water are complimentary during onsite classes. If you choose to leave campus for lunch, nearby Lanesboro is home to a variety of restaurants.

RECREATION

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Located at Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center

From the East: • Take State Highway 16 to Lanesboro. • Go north on Highway 250 (Parkway Ave) for about 1/2 mile until you are approaching downtown. • Turn left on County Road 8 (Between Root River Outfitters and Mrs. B’s Inn) and travel 2 miles. • Follow brown directional signs to turn right on County Road 21 (blacktop) and travel 1 1/4 miles. • Turn right on Goodview Drive (gravel) and travel 2 1/2 miles to the Eagle Bluff Campus.

From the North, South, or West: • Take Highway 52 to Fountain. • In Fountain follow brown directional signs to turn east on County Road 8 and travel 7 miles. • Turn left on County Road 21 (blacktop) and travel 1 1/4 miles. • Turn right on Goodview Drive (gravel) and travel 2 1/2 miles to the Eagle Bluff Campus. Coursebook design | NewGround, Inc. | OnNewGround.com

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Eagle Bluff Skills School - Spring/Summer 2018  

Choose local lessons. Connect with your joy and your values. Be empowered to grow skills for joyful living and a sustainable world. Check ou...

Eagle Bluff Skills School - Spring/Summer 2018  

Choose local lessons. Connect with your joy and your values. Be empowered to grow skills for joyful living and a sustainable world. Check ou...

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