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Twin Eagles Wilderness School
eNewsletter - December 2015

Winter Holiday Greetings from Twin Eagles Wilderness School! What a special time of year this is. The days are at their shortest, and the nights are at their longest. People are taking time to have a break from work and be with family. The spirit of giving is strong. Quietude and snow have blanketed the land. Have you spent time outside recently? The landscape seems to beckon to us, inviting us deep into the silence for a time of reflection and renewal, whispering secrets that call us forward on our life paths. If you haven't yet, give yourself and your family the gift of embracing this call of the wild, even if just for 30 minutes. It offers a welcome reprieve from the stress of the holidays, and is what memories are made of.

December has been full of moments of deep nature connection and mentoring here at Twin Eagles. Our adult year long students have been practicing the ancestral arts of wilderness survival including building and sleeping in primitive survival shelters, making fire by friction, and steeping in inspirational stories of the ancients almost supernatural feats of awareness. Kids at our youth programs have been reveling in the gifts of the season as well, out having adventures on the land while living life to the fullest! The spirit of wildness and resilience is strong here in our community!

Here is what we have in store for you in this months eNewsletter:
  • Feature Article: Herbal Tea Recipes
  • Give the Gift of Nature Connection!
  • Wilderness Immersion Program
  • Support our Year End Scholarship Fundraising Campaign!

Feature Article: Herbal Tea Recipes

erbal Tea Recipes

I write this article on herbal tea recipes with a cup of steaming hot wild rosehip tea before me. The bright red orbs swirl in my glass. Several weeks ago I was out gathering the last of these rosy jewels right from the bush. After giving thanks for this wild treasure, I carefully dried a jar of them for this moment. This is one of my favorite herbal tea recipes and it's so simple to make. All that is needed is a pot, rose hips, and some water. Like so many other areas of life, when it comes to making your own herbal teas, less is more. This is the art of tea. For cultures all over the world have been brewing and serving tea for thousands of years. And in its simplicity, it's really nothing more than brewing together a few delicious plants for the tasting.

The herbal tea recipes I offer you here represent a gesture of friendship and togetherness - for who doesn't love sharing a cup of tea with a friend or loved one, even if that's you with yourself? These herbal tea recipes are more than just a drink, they offer you an invitation to slow down and savor the finer subtleties and pleasures in life, as you connect with nature. So I invite you to take that perspective as you read on...

Tea is one of the most extensively consumed drink in the world, next to water. And there's good reason for that. There are herbal tea recipes that...Continue reading here!

Give the Gift of Nature Connection! There is still time!

With so many choices of what to give these days, consider giving a gift that is truly lasting. A gift of authentic experience. Rather than electronics, give engagement of the senses. Rather than money, give memories. Rather than wind-up toys, give wonder. We have all sorts of special deep nature connection programs available for youth, teens, and adults. Take a look below:

Winter Break Camps

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Spokane, WA
Tue Dec 29, Wed Dec 30, & Thu Dec 31 · 9 am - 3 pm

Winter Break Camps Get your kids outside this winter with Twin Eagles Winter Break Camps! Winter here in the Inland Northwest is a magical time. The landscape is transformed by a blanket of snow, and there is a stillness upon the land. Rather than holing up, get outside this winter! Like all Twin Eagles Youth Programs, our winter break camps bring out the best in kids by connecting them deeply to the natural world, forging strong community, and developing genuine self-awareness. Our highly trained instructors draw out kids' passions through nature based activities like tracking wild animals, building snow shelters, learning primitive skills & crafts, storytelling & Songs around a warm campfire, and much more! Click here to learn more about our Winter Break Camps!

Wooden Bow Making Workshop

Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults and motivated older teens
Friday January 8 @ 6pm - Sunday January 10 @ 5 pm

Bow Making Workshop Make your own wooden long bow at our bow making workshop!! Just imagine shooting bulls eyes with your very own handmade wooden long bow. Experience a deep connection to your indigenous ancestors as you discover this ancient art.

During this bow making workshop, participants will learn the skills to build a longbow, how to choose the wood, the tools needed and their use, how to make bow strings, and how to finish the wood. Shooting the bow will also be covered. By Sunday, your bow will be ready to shoot. You will be taught the instinctive shooting method (the same method used by people who relied on the bow in their daily lives). You will leave with a bow and the understanding to be able to build another bow on your own.

Click here to learn more about our Wooden Bow Making Workshop!

Weekly Homeschool Youth Nature Program

Twin Eagles Community School

For kids ages 6 - 13 · Sandpoint, Idaho
One day per week, Thursdays 9 am - 3 pm
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Seasonal Blocks (~9 sessions each)

Homeschool Nature Program Come join our original weekly program for homeschool youth that explores deep nature connection and the wilderness arts through nature based mentoring. Students truly steep in a timeless experience of the natural world with teachings of the naturalist, the tracker, the wanderer, the herbalist, the ecologist, the survivalist and the scout. Now in its ninth year, Twin Eagles Community School is a tremendous opportunity for youth to experience knowledge of place and nature awareness all in a powerful atmosphere of cultural mentoring. Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Community School!

Snow Cave Expedition

Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults
Friday January 29 @ 7pm - Sunday January 31 @ 3 pm

Snow Cave Expedition We'll climb high into the mountains of Idaho to touch the essence of winter and feel an all pervasive quiet inside and out. Outdoor leadership skills and nature based teamwork will come together as we build and sleep in an incredible snow cave that will keep us warm and toasty in the cold winter night. We'll get a taste of winter survival and how nature provides lavishly even in the darkest time of year. Click here to register for our Snow Cave Expedition!

Weekend Teen Wilderness Programs

Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous

For teens ages 13 - 18 · Locations throughout the Inland Northwest
Weekends run Friday evening through Sunday Afternoon
Autumn, Winter, & Spring Sessions

Teen Wilderness Programs
Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous offers awesome experiences to teens throughout the Inland Northwest and beyond to sink deep roots to the earth through wilderness skills while soaring high through full-on group adventures. Teens learn leadership by working together as well as applying their sensitivities through ancient earth based skills and crafts. This is a powerful opportunity for teens to encounter the wild around them. As well, teens have a chance to touch their own inner wildness by giving unique voice to their inner selves amongst a community of peers and mentors.

Winter Session: Snow Cave Expedition
Spring Session: The Incredible Edible Journey

Click here to learn more about Twin Eagles Seasonal Teen Rendezvous!

Sacred Space with Barry Moses

A weekend, nature based journey of inner transformation for adults

Friday February 26 @ 7 pm - Sunday February 28 @ 3 pm
Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho

Sacred Space We are deeply honored to be bringing back Barry Moses from the Spokane Tribe of Indians to facilitate this powerful weekend of nature based personal empowerment.

During this workshop, we will open up a very safe and sacred heart space, where participants will have the opportunity to connect deeply, share about themselves vulnerably, and have opportunities to experience powerful healing. We'll look at why we are the way we are, and have real opportunities to make authentic change in our own lives.

It is great for folks who want to explore their inner landscape, take personal responsibility, and step into a greater experience of personal power. Participants should be ready and willing to open their hearts, share vulnerably, and help hold that space for others. Many have found that there is something powerful beyond words about connecting with the spiritual healing practices of the place where we live.
  • Deepen your sense of personal power and freedom by experiencing nature based inner work
  • Experience deep connection to place through local, indigenous inspired ceremony
  • Deepen your experience of community as your journey through the weekend experience together
Click here to learn more about Sacred Space.

Intro to the Art of Mentoring

Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho
Friday March 18 @ 10am - Sunday March 20 @ 5 pm

Intro to the Art of Mentoring Learn Twin Eagles' extraordinary mentoring process that builds resilient connections amongst nature, community, family, and self. We'll explore both one on one mentoring techniques as well as cultural mentoring practices to inspire others to experience the joy of discovery, and ignite hope and responsibility for the Earth in the next generation. Click here to register for Intro to the Art of Mentoring!

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Workshop

Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults and motivated teens
Friday April 22 @ 7pm - Sunday April 24 @ 3 pm

Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Gather experience of time-honored plant use through herbal remedies and edible wild plants. We'll journey deep into ethical harvesting, processing, preservation, and preparation of wild plants. We'll work with herbal remedies including tinctures, salves, poultices and more, as well as an assortment of edible wild plants, from roots to fruits, and stalks to seeds. Experience personal empowerment through our plant allies. Click here to register for our Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants Workshop!

Bird Language Workshop

Cedar Springs, Sandpoint, Idaho · For adults and motivated teens
Friday May 13 @ 7pm - Sunday May 15 @ 3 pm

Bird Language Workshop We'll learn the language of the forest that allowed our earth based ancestors to move as one with nature. Discover how the sounds and movement in the natural world all have great meaning, which unlocks the secrets of animal communication. This is a truly subtle and sublime set of teachings that intensely increases one's awareness, allowing more up close encounters with wildlife, and increased inner silence, instincts, and intuition. Click here to register for our Bird Language Workshop!

Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program

Deep Nature Connection Weekend Series

Do you yearn to feel like a part of nature rather than an onlooker? Do you feel a responsibility to our Earth? Are you seeking your contribution to the world? Do you want to fully experience nature rather than just learn about it? Do you want to find a community of like minded people? Are you seeking truth, the truth of who you really are?

If you answered yes to even some of these questions, then consider the Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program. It is all about taking the essence of nature and weaving it into our modern experience. It is about feeling the kinship that comes only from roaming the wilderness together. It is about diving deep into the underground of human consciousness, and discovering the hidden gems that await. It is about deep mentoring that brings out the very best of who you are.

Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program is a transformational journeys that brings back to life the skills and wisdom of our earth based ancestors:

Wilderness Survival & Primitive Skills
Wildlife Tracking
Wild Edible & Medicinal Plants
Permaculture & Regenerative Design
Nature Based Mentoring & Cultural Restoration
Naturalist Training
Bird Language & Native Scout Teachings
Inner Tracking - Know Thyself

This program is a huge step forward on the path of deeply connecting with nature, community, and consciousness.

Enrollment is now open for the 2016-2017 year. Interested, or know someone who might be? Learn more about the nine month Twin Eagles Wilderness Immersion Program here, and please spread the word about this amazing program!

Support our Year End Scholarship Fundraising Campaign!

Over the past three weeks, many of you have generously donated to the Twin Eagles Scholarship Fund. These gifts have made great progress towards supporting families to attend Twin Eagles who could not otherwise afford to. Thank you for your support!!

As a reminder, we are truly a community-supported organization and rely on the generosity of the community to support a wide range of families to participate in our school. For over ten years, we've served thousands of kids, teens, adults, families, and organizations with high-quality deep nature connection mentoring programs.

It takes a village to raise a child. Community support is the name of the game, whether it is gifting our staff with special treats, offering permission to use local land, volunteering at our programs, and/or making financial donations each year. We depend on you to help make our work possible! What can you offer this year?

We have just a single week left to complete our fundraising for this years Scholarship Fund.

Please consider making a generous donation today. You can do so here:

Donate Now

You can also mail checks or money orders to us at:

Twin Eagles Wilderness School
433 Cedar Springs
Sandpoint, ID 83864

Thank you for considering this request. Together, we're guiding our community, one person at a time, to build meaningful relationships with the Earth, and to discover their place in it.

Blessings to you and your family this special winter holiday season!

Tim Corcoran
co-Director & co-Founder
Twin Eagles Wilderness School

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