Skill Set: Three Online Workshops

Healing Pleasure Wounds with Yarrow

Ethical Non-Monogamy

Financial Literacy for 20-Somethings

These ONLINE workshops are offered through the on-site Skill Set retreat community. Those who attend the on-site Skill Set retreat may attend for free. Those not participating in the on-site program may attend for $10 per workshop.

Check out the on-site Skill Set reatreat here.

Skill Set: Healing Pleasure Wounds with Yarrow

An Online Workshop

Designed for the beginner in plant magic, Healing Pleasure Wounds is an invitation to explore our roadblocks to experiencing pleasure with the support of plant-spirit medicine. With the help of beloved plant ally Achillea Millefolium, we will make space for wounds of unworthiness, scarcity, or powerlessness in determining our pleasure; welcome support for sacred boundary tending; and explore how an animisitc, enchanted relationship with the natural world can open gateways for pleasure healing and liberation. 

August 30, 10am-12pm EDT

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Program Cost: $10 (free if participating in Skill Set on-site retreat)

Meet The Presenter

Mercedes Elena

Mercedes Elena

 

Mercedes Elena (she/her) is a sex educator, herbalist, and pleasure coach on a mission to help you realize that you are inherently worthy of pleasure, just as you are. Her pleasure practice draws on European paganism, queer magic, and plant-spirit medicine to help folks release shame, embody joy, and celebrate their pleasure. Mercedes holds a B.A. in Reproductive/Generative Health and Herbal Medicine from The Evergreen State College. She studied traditional Western Herbalism at the Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism and is currently completing an M.Ed. in Human Sexuality at Widener University. Learn more about her work at pleasurelorepodcast.com or on Instagram @pleasure.pagan.

Skill Set: Ethical Non-Monogamy

An Online Workshop

 I know what you’re thinking, is it really possible to ethically engage in romantic and/or sexual connections with more than one person? Many believe it is. At its core non-monogamy is an invitation to define for ourselves the ways we want to love and be loved. In this workshop we will touch on topics such as core values, unpacking jealousy, navigating triggers, sex positivity and heart opening. Whether you are non-monogamous, or are just learning about it, this workshop is for you. The deepest intention is to become more skillful at creating fulfilling and nourishing relationships, whatever structure we choose!

August 31, 2-5pm EDT

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Program Cost: $10 (free if participating in Skill Set on-site retreat)

Meet The Presenter

Marisa Hope Benson

Marisa Hope Benson

 

Marisa Hope Benson (she/her) is an embodiment coach who guides people through somatic practices and sound healing to invite in transformation. She has a BS in Movement Sciences, is a yoga teacher (200hr YTT), a Reiki practitioner (Level II), and most recently has been exploring sound, song and the power of voice. In the spring of 2020 she enrolled in an Empowered Voice program by (Emma Rose Lynn) which has deepened her vocal play and exploration. She looks forward to sharing many of the teachings and wisdom she has learned with you in her workshop!

Skill Set: Financial Literacy for 20-Somethings

An Online Workshop

What are some things a 20 year old can do to set themselves up for financial security in the short and long term? This workshop focuses on hard skills and understanding of basic financial tools such as credit scores, compound interest and investing. This workshop is intended to offer an understanding of mainstream financial concepts while remaining critical of how money moves through our capitalist system. Ethics and personal values will be the lens through which we address and discuss these concepts. By the end of the workshop, you will have specific skills you can use to make and reach financial goals.

September 1, 2-5pm EDT

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Program Cost: $10 (free if participating in Skill Set on-site retreat)

Meet The Presenter

Robin Cornell

Robin Cornell

 

Robin Cornell (he/him) is a long time Rowe camp counselor and Skill Set attendee. He holds an MBA focused on sustainable innovation from the University of Vermont. Recently, Robin married his long-time partner whom he met at Skill Set in 2015. His hobbies are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, cooking and reading.

Skill Set Camp

A Retreat for Young Adults 20-30

August 29 – September 2, 2021

The Rowe Center is hiring a new co-director for our Skill Set Retreats! We are looking for someone who is passionate about the potential of young people to change the world, with ideas for how to continue to grow and improve the Skill Set program. Click “Learn More” and look under “Program Leadership Openings”.