• Summer Solstice Hiking Retreat

    Tilden Regional Park

    On the Summer Solstice, I invite you on a day-long hiking retreat for women led by myself and my dear friend Erin Reese for a magical day-in-nature retreat in the San Francisco Bay Area! Have you participated in a Summer Solstice ritual day, to celebrate the seasons? We will honor the Sun and the element of fire. We will cultivate our passion and spirit to clear out the old. We will make way for the season: new life, abundance, and joy. We will renew our hearts with a guided hike, ritual, visualization, to create intentions centered on celebrating the Summer Solstice. We gather as friends, as sisters, healers, and leaders. Women of all ages. Early Bird registration discount is before May 31st for $15 off. Code: EARLYBIRD When: Saturday, June 22 Time: 9am-2pm Where: Inspiration Point, Tilden Park Cost: $95-$125, sliding scale How to register: https://bit.ly/2M68ozq XXoo Annette P.S. RSVP-in on meetup is not registering for the retreat. You have to register on eventbrite. The registration link is: https://bit.ly/2M68ozq P.P.S. To get the discounted pricing, register before May 31! CODE: EARLYBIRD. P.P.S. Tilden's wildflower guide: https://www.ebparks.org/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=24530

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  • Sunset Hike

    Inspiration Point

    $5.00

    Meet: 6:30pm Hike: 6:45pm Do you love hiking but haven't found your "people?" Or maybe you go solo but want to make more like-minded friends? Or maybe you've been intimidated with other meetup groups because they are so big and co-ed? Or maybe you're more spiritually inclined and want to connect to nature on a deeper level? Or maybe you want the perfect excuse to get away from work and family, to have just a few hours of time for YOU? Who to expect: Rad women What to expect: We will start with a circle for introductions & community building. Soon after we start hiking, we will do a group meditation where we go into silence for the following hour or so. Once we break the silence we discuss what we saw, heard, smelled, and felt. Bonus*** grounding activity where you can take your shoes off and walk on the grass barefoot! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ Want more mileage? Consider a second loop! - RSVP here so we know you're coming! - Be on time! Give yourself extra time to arrive, to park, use the facilities before we start. Arriving always takes a few minutes longer than you think, so plan ahead for this! - Bring water, snacks, and layers! Questions? Email [masked] Trail Directions: Inspiration Point, Tilden, Berkeley Inspiration Point to Wildcat Peak is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Berkeley, California that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from March until October. The $5 fee is to defray costs for running this meetup group.

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  • Hike near Lake Anza, Wildcat Gorge, Meadows Canyon! (Around 4.5 miles)

    Meet: 8:45am Hike: 9am Do you love hiking but haven't found your "people?" Or maybe you go solo but want to make more like-minded friends? Or maybe you've been intimidated with other meetup groups because they are so big and co-ed? Or maybe you're more spiritually inclined and want to connect to nature on a deeper level? Or maybe you want the perfect excuse to get away from work and family, to have just a few hours of time for YOU? Who to expect: Rad women What to expect: We will start with a circle for introductions & community building. Soon after we start hiking, we will do a group meditation where we go into silence for the following hour or so. Once we break the silence we discuss what we saw, heard, smelled, and felt. Bonus*** grounding activity where you can take your shoes off and walk on the grass barefoot! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ Want more mileage? Consider a second loop! - RSVP here so we know you're coming! - Be on time! Give yourself extra time to arrive, to park, use the facilities before we start. Arriving always takes a few minutes longer than you think, so plan ahead for this! - Bring water, snacks, and layers! Questions? Email [masked] Trail Directions: Park at Lake Anza Parking lot The hike: Proceed to the Lake Anza entrance near the bathhouse and swim area. Outside the bathhouse area, turn left and follow the paved Lake Anza Trail a few hundred yards. At the Spillway, cross the bridge to your right and then turn left onto the Wildcat Gorge Trail to descend to the creek. At the bottom of the dam, you’ll see a small stone building which was the old pump house for the lake. Continue down Wildcat Gorge Trail past the Curran turnoff for approximately 0.75 mile. At the bottom of the canyon, turn right onto Meadows Canyon Trail, near the Lone Oak Picnic area. Follow Meadows Canyon Trail uphill for about 1.5 miles where you’ll make a right, near the top, onto the Curran Trail. Descend on the Curran Trail for .62 miles where you’ll return to the Wildcat Gorge Trail. Turn left to follow Wildcat Gorge Trail the way you came in and it will connect with the Lake Anza Trail back to the parking lot.

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  • Hike near Lake Anza, Wildcat Gorge, Meadows Canyon! (Around 4.5 miles)

    Meet: 11:45am Hike: 12pm Do you love hiking but haven't found your "people?" Or maybe you go solo but want to make more like-minded friends? Or maybe you've been intimidated with other meetup groups because they are so big and co-ed? Or maybe you're more spiritually inclined and want to connect to nature on a deeper level? Or maybe you want the perfect excuse to get away from work and family, to have just a few hours of time for YOU? Who to expect: Rad women What to expect: We will start with a circle for introductions & community building. Soon after we start hiking, we will do a group meditation where we go into silence for the following hour or so. Once we break the silence we discuss what we saw, heard, smelled, and felt. Bonus*** grounding activity where you can take your shoes off and walk on the grass barefoot! https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ Want more mileage? Consider a second loop! - RSVP here so we know you're coming! - Be on time! Give yourself extra time to arrive, to park, use the facilities before we start. Arriving always takes a few minutes longer than you think, so plan ahead for this! - Bring water, snacks, and layers! Questions? Email [masked] Trail Directions: Park at Lake Anza Parking lot The hike: Proceed to the Lake Anza entrance near the bathhouse and swim area. Outside the bathhouse area, turn left and follow the paved Lake Anza Trail a few hundred yards. At the Spillway, cross the bridge to your right and then turn left onto the Wildcat Gorge Trail to descend to the creek. At the bottom of the dam, you’ll see a small stone building which was the old pump house for the lake. Continue down Wildcat Gorge Trail past the Curran turnoff for approximately 0.75 mile. At the bottom of the canyon, turn right onto Meadows Canyon Trail, near the Lone Oak Picnic area. Follow Meadows Canyon Trail uphill for about 1.5 miles where you’ll make a right, near the top, onto the Curran Trail. Descend on the Curran Trail for .62 miles where you’ll return to the Wildcat Gorge Trail. Turn left to follow Wildcat Gorge Trail the way you came in and it will connect with the Lake Anza Trail back to the parking lot.

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  • Hike near Lake Anza, Wildcat Gorge, Meadows Canyon!

    Tilden Park, Berkeley

    Meet: 8:45am Hike: 9am Do you love hiking but haven't found your "people?" Or maybe you go solo but want to make more like-minded friends? Or maybe you've been intimidated with other meetup groups because they are so big and co-ed? Or maybe you're more spiritually inclined and want to connect to nature on a deeper level? Or maybe you want the perfect excuse to get away from work and family, to have just a few hours of time for YOU? Who to expect: rad women What to expect: We will start with a circle for introductions & community building. Mid-way through the hike, we will do a group meditation/activity. The rest of the hike will be in silence -this is the bonus for introverts! Afterward, we will debrief! IF you want more mileage, we can do a second loop (likely at a faster pace). - RSVP here so we know you're coming! - Be on time! Give yourself extra time to arrive, to park, use the facilities before we start. Arriving always takes a few minutes longer than you think, so plan ahead for this! - Bring water, snacks, and layers! Questions? Email [masked] Trail Directions: Park at Lake Anza Parking lot The hike: Proceed to the Lake Anza entrance near the bathhouse and swim area. Outside the bathhouse area, turn left and follow the paved Lake Anza Trail a few hundred yards. At the Spillway, cross the bridge to your right and then turn left onto the Wildcat Gorge Trail to descend to the creek. At the bottom of the dam, you’ll see a small stone building which was the old pump house for the lake. Continue down Wildcat Gorge Trail past the Curran turnoff for approximately 0.75 mile. At the bottom of the canyon, turn right onto Meadows Canyon Trail, near the Lone Oak Picnic area. Follow Meadows Canyon Trail uphill for about 1.5 miles where you’ll make a right, near the top, onto the Curran Trail. Descend on the Curran Trail for .62 miles where you’ll return to the Wildcat Gorge Trail. Turn left to follow Wildcat Gorge Trail the way you came in and it will connect with the Lake Anza Trail back to the parking lot.

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  • Sat Dec 22- Retreat: Recharge Your Spirit for 2019 (we start with a hike!)

    Register here--> https://bit.ly/2QoyvTG December 22,[masked]am, ask to arrive at trail head at 8:45am Berkeley, CA *this is a co-ed event Join me for this epic day-long retreat that will prepare you for the best version of you in the New Year. You will walk away with tools and strategies that will empower you to: -Reconnect with your inner wisdom around who you truly are and what you desire -Align your body, mind and spirit and learn tools to recalibrate daily -Create financial abundance in alignment with your purpose and your full worth -Achieve personal and professional goals Close out 2018 with loving reflection and start 2019 with purpose, intention, and excitement! This full-day program will include: -A heart-centered hike in nature with guided reflections -Meditations and grounding exercises to connect with body and spirit -Guided visualizations to articulate the boldest version of you in 2019 -Designing purposeful goals and a strategic plan to achieve them -Internalizing mindset and neuroscience-backed frameworks to stay motivated -Building a diverse and inclusive community of support and accountability You will walk away with a mindset, a strategic plan and a community of support for the most amazing year of your life! Head into the new year feeling energized, grounded, connected, powerful and IN CHARGE of what you are creating for an outstanding 2019! ***You must register through eventbrite. You are not confirmed by only RSVP-ing on meetup.com. Use my discount code Annette19*** Register here--> https://bit.ly/2QoyvTG *This is a CO-ED event, led by me, Brigette Larrusso of Embrace Change, Thomas Rosenberg of RegenerateCoaching, Luz C Gonzalez Powerhouse Peak Performance Coach.*

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  • 30 Day Virtual Journey: Ignite More FUN!

    Needs a location

    Green Friday Offer: Join me on this virtual journey, Little Adventures, Big Impacts on Your Life Get off of technology, have fun again, and continue to grow by having more FUN! $97 for 15 minute group call everyday, for 30 days! Pay here: https://www.paypal.me/apoliwka We'll be efficient, to the point, so you can get on with your life, with small actions you can take on How you'll benefit: • Receive daily tasks that are easy and fun • Bring back joy that you used to have, or increase your current level! • Great way to include friends and make a bigger impact https://mailchi.mp/46c44ca1d5bc/30dayjourney

  • FREE Webinar: How to Start Hiking!

    Needs a location

    My name is Annette Poliwka, I hosted an interview series, Release Your Feminine Wild, Fall in Love with Nature & Embrace the Authentic You! I want to continue getting women outdoors- so we can be inspired and empowered in our bodies & minds! I developed this FREE webinar to help YOU get outdoors, into nature, and loving the wilderness! Click here to sign up! https://bit.ly/2QxIW3i

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  • FREE Webinar: How to Start Hiking!

    Needs a location

    My name is Annette Poliwka, I hosted an interview series, Release Your Feminine Wild, Fall in Love with Nature & Embrace the Authentic You! I want to continue getting women outdoors- so we can be inspired and empowered in our bodies & minds! I developed this FREE webinar to help YOU get outdoors, into nature, and loving the wilderness! Click here to sign up! https://bit.ly/2Pg9Z6P

  • FREE Webinar: How to Start Hiking!

    Needs a location

    My name is Annette Poliwka, I hosted an interview series, Release Your Feminine Wild, Fall in Love with Nature & Embrace the Authentic You! I want to continue getting women outdoors- so we can be inspired and empowered in our bodies & minds! I developed this FREE webinar to help YOU get outdoors, into nature, and loving the wilderness! Click here to sign up! https://bit.ly/2SESMlD