What we're about

Between every two pine trees there is a door leading to a new way of life. ~ John Muir

I am looking forward to co-creating this conscious community of women in Austin that believe we can do more to support each other personally and professionally through awareness, curiosity, and presence. If this resonates with you, we’d love to have you join us as we learn to listen to our own inner wisdom and empower each other through the beauty and wisdom of Nature.

This is a FREE meetup for adult women that will meet regularly for guided reflection, connection and slow to rigorous activities through Austin’s incredible trail systems, in Nature and online during Covid! Nature provides the perfect backdrop to unplug from the hustle, ground into stillness, bask in gratitude and open our minds and hearts to awe, wonder and transcendence. Can you think of a better setting to prioritize self-care, move our bodies, and connect with others and the natural world?

CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY:

Our intention is to build an active, harmonious community of diverse, interesting women by offering meaningful activities in Nature (and online during Covid!) that allow our members to come together to have fun, while nurturing our minds, bodies, and spirits. Our desire is that this investment of time and energy will make it easier for us to open our hearts to forming new friendships that lead to lasting and meaningful relationships. Our goal is that every member feels comfortable and able to become further integrated into the WeWiN community and we welcome participants stepping forward to share their gifts by co-leading events with the community. All members are asked to not post or push promotions or sales pitches in order to promote authentic connection and openness. We further remind all members to keep personal conversations shared at events confidential. All women over 18 are welcome regardless of race, creed, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation or disability status.

ABOUT YOUR ORGANIZER:

Rhonda spent many years of living two distinct lives; one as a successful business leader in a corporate setting while juggling the challenges raising two sons as a single mother, and one searching for every opportunity to immerse herself and her family in nature to re-charge, whether that be the neighborhood trail system, the most non-commercialized yet accessible beaches or wandering around the vastness of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

In 2017 Rhonda changed that and began integrating the two, doing more and more of her work in nature. https://imaginework.com/nature-coaching/ . She also created and led the co-creation of New Orleans' WeWiN Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/Women-Empowering-Women-in-Nature-WeWiN-New-Orleans/ .

NOTICE OF ASSUMED RISK:

*****Everyone is responsible for taking care of their physical needs.*****

Women Empowering Women in Nature (WeWiN) organizers and event leaders are volunteers who do NOT maintain health, auto, home, life, accident, or other insurance policies applicable to members of this community. In order to participate in our events, the Participation Agreement and Accident Waiver and Release of Liability will need to be completed before your membership will be approved: https://imaginework.typeform.com/to/ZujyGkYc . It can be completed on your computer or mobile device and will automatically email you a copy.

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Kundalini Yoga and Energy Work

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Choice is the path to healing. We may not be able to change the past or erase memories, but you can shift old behavior patterns and decrease the intensity of blind reactions. Learn to embrace change and open yourself to accepting all emotions that come up. Kundalini and energy work help you build self-awareness and create space for you to clear out the old and strengthen good habits. The choice is up to you. With loving kindness, Jes

WHAT TO BRING: No experience or equipment necessary. You can wear jammies if you want. You can sit in a chair, on the floor or yoga mat – whatever makes you feel good, comfortable and safe! We do invite you to bring Your beautiful self, hydration, yoga mat or blanket or chair, yoga blocks or props if they are in your practice, tissues for breathwork, and an open mind and heart.

This will be a virtual event over Zoom and the zoom link is AVAILABLE BELOW where location used to show up in meetup.

If you haven't used Zoom before, it's a video communications tool where we'll be able to see and talk to each other. It's best to join 5-10 minutes early as your computer may have to download plugins to function on your computer. And if you'd like to play around with controls prior, here's a great article that will guide you: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-Meeting ...

ABOUT YOUR HOST:

Jes McCue says that growing up in a small town in south Texas, some of her first meditative experiences were exploring ‘stillness’ in the fresh hay of her family’s farm. She's always been drawn to nature and have also found many hours of bliss in the mountain peaks of Colorado and gentle waves of South Beach. Exploring Austin's many and varied trails help her prepare physically, emotionally, and spiritually for the strains, challenges, and demands of engaged parenting, work and life.

NOTICE OF ASSUMED RISK:
Everyone is responsible for taking care of their physical needs.
Women Empowering Women in Nature (WeWiN) organizers and event leaders are volunteers who do NOT maintain health, auto, home, life, accident, or other insurance policies applicable to members of this community. In order to participate in our events, the Participation Agreement and Accident Waiver and Release of Liability will need to be completed before you register for any events:

https://imaginework.typeform.com/to/ZujyGkYc

which can be completed on your computer or mobile device and will email you a copy.

CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY:
Our intention is to build an active, harmonious community of diverse, interesting women by offering meaningful activities in Nature that allow our members to come together to have fun, while nurturing our minds, bodies, and spirits. Our desire is that this investment of time and energy will make it easier for us to open our hearts to forming new friendships that lead to lasting and meaningful relationships. Our goal is that every member feels comfortable and able to become further integrated into the WeWiN community and we welcome participants stepping forward to share their gifts by co-leading events with the community. All members are asked to not post or push promotions or sales pitches in order to promote authentic connection and openness. We further remind all members to keep personal conversations shared at events confidential. All women over 18 are welcome regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability.

Summer Rewilding Expo (Birds, Bees & Saving Trees)

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Earlier this year two of my like-minded neighbors (now also WeWin members :) !!! ) and I began co-hosting seasonal rewilding expos for friends, neighbors, and family at our respective homes in Wyldwood. This season we are excited to invite WeWin to Rewild with us! During our events, we are known to sip on native and spiced teas while viewing nature-centric artwork, peek at wild-caught honeybees and taste a multi-year reserve of their annual offerings, discuss what's naturally growing in our landscapes along with the plants being propagated and any wildlife observed, and stroll on guided nature therapy walks. Lastly, a selection of seeds will be distributed with an invitation for attendees to participate in a 'Grow-Along' in the upcoming season. Our event usually spans over three days but given the sweltering heat, we'll be offering the following brief experiences in one day. Come join us!
ITINERARY (10 AM - 2 PM)
· Meet at Simply Wyldwood, gate opens at 9:30 AM, site highlights tour to begin from parking lot promptly at 10 AM. From there we will consolidate into fewer vehicles to carpool to next location which is one rural block away.
· Gaia's pop-up art Gallery, Native & Spiced Tea Lounge open at 11 AM (@ second location)
· Birding Brunch-picnic style bagged lunch near active birdfeeders *
· Honey Tasting and beehive remote viewing via binoculars (bring 'm if you have'm)
· Wildlife Habitat and Ecology Tour at an adjacent residence, walkable from the main event site
· Guided Nature Therapy experience at 1PM
· "Grow Along' invitation at farmstand **
*more on Birdwatching in Bastrop here.
**more on Recovery Gardens here.
WHAT TO BRING:
Everyone is responsible for taking care of their own physical needs, and we recommend at a minimum that you bring:

  • Cool clothing and comfortable walking shoes
  • Sun protection (hat, umbrella for personal shade)
  • Water
  • Travel mug for tea
  • Blanket, Chair or Pad for sitting
  • Bagged lunch
  • A willingness to embrace wabi-sabi

Optional: Bug spray, Binoculars
**** Please leave your FurBabies at home for this event. ****
ABOUT OUR EVENT LEADER:
Rachel is a native New Yorker in pursuit of happiness through an environmentally sustainable lifestyle that includes propagating pollinator gardens with native and adaptive plants, charming and tending to wild-caught honeybees, implementing soil regeneration and permaculture techniques, and appreciating biodiversity with her family at their homestead in central Texas. She is a watercolorist, naturalist, self-coined spicetress (one who grows and experiments with spices for healing), and certified Nature therapy guide. She enjoys identifying wild medicine, pressing wildflowers, practicing land and body stewardship, and revisiting indigenous practices for wisdom in the modern world.
CONSCIOUS COMMUNITY:
Our intention is to build an active, harmonious community of diverse, interesting women by offering meaningful activities in Nature that allow our members to come together to have fun, while nurturing our minds, bodies, and spirits.
Our desire is that this investment of time and energy will make it easier for us to open our hearts to forming new friendships that lead to lasting and meaningful relationships.
Our goal is that every member feels comfortable and able to become further integrated into the WeWiN community and we welcome participants stepping forward to share their gifts by co-leading events with the community.
All members are asked to not post or push promotions or sales pitches in order to promote authentic connection and openness.
We further remind all members to keep personal conversations shared at events confidential.
All women over 18 are welcome regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, political affiliation or disability.
NOTICE OF ASSUMED RISK:
Everyone is responsible for taking care of their physical needs.
Women Empowering Women in Nature (WeWiN) organizers and event leaders are volunteers who do NOT maintain health, auto, home, life, accident, or other insurance policies applicable to members of this community. In order to participate in our events, the Participation Agreement and Accident Waiver and Release of Liability will need to be completed before you register for any events:
**https://imaginework.typeform.com/to/ZujyGkYc **which can be completed on your computer or mobile device and will email you a copy.

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