Active Public Group Co Ed Lesson Sundays 1:30 pm RSVP/ New Teen Saturday Day Program
Active Public Group Co Ed Lesson Sundays 1:30 pm RSVP/ New Teen Saturday Day Program
Teen Empowerment and Embodiment Day Program Ages 13-17
Starting March 2023, 2nd and 4th Saturdays
10:30 am-4:30 pm Asheville area N.C.
Professional Field Archery Instruction
Survival and Thrival Skills
Class limit 8
Cost $150 monthly (2 modules) Pay for 4 modules in Advance $276 (Save $24)
A woman owned private Homestead cove about 25 minutes North of downtown Asheville.
This 5000 year old Art from China and Tibet involves using physical exercises to optimize energy within the body, mind, and spirit, with the goal of improving and maintaining health and well-being.
We will shoot traditional recurve bows of various strengths at targets. We will learn the "USA Archery" National Archery Association Style of shooting. We will learn about empowering Archery Goddesses from around the World.
Sisters are responsible to bring their own Bag Lunch
Skill of the Day can include:
EARTH: Foundational Survival Skills- Grounding: Shelter Building- Stealth Camping, Navigation using Map and Compass, Knot tying, Intro to Making a "Bug Out" Bag, Safe Knife, hatchet and splitting Maul Handling Skills and maintenance, AXE THROWING, Grounding and Centering, Boundaries. Learn to be comfortable and safe out in "Nature."
FIRE: Firecraft and Inner Light: Learn to make different kinds of fires for different purposes and kindling techniques tailored to group skill level. ( Match, Iighter, Ferro rod, Flint/Steel, char cloth making, magnesium, arc plasma waterproof lighter) Anatomy of the Human Energy Field and the heart center, Cultivating your inner Light.
WATER: Water Purification and Emotional Intelligence: The Magic of Water. Multiple water filters will be demoed with a water purifier group build. Emotions-Empowered Listening, Learn Skills to process Anger and Frustration safely and effectively. Cultivating self love, acceptance and compassion. The difference between Courage and Bravery. Power of Breath. movement and sound to move energy, Learn about healing stones for support, grounding and psychic self defense.
Ancestral Skills and Rights of Passage: Herbal Medicine and infusion Making, Wild Foods, Empower and Celebrate your Menstruation and your female body. Spa Day, Chants and Song. Folklore. Myths and legends of empowering female archetypes.
AIR: Nature Mysticism: Guided Meditation and how to "Drop in" Finding your "Spirit Animal", Inner Child and Safe Haven, Maps of the Cosmos, .How to perceive and Interact with the Consciousness in Nature called the "Spirit of Place," traditionally called the "Fae." Folklore. Dowsing. Clearing practices and discernment.
Heritage skills: candle making and create Foods like Pemican, Kraut , Kefir and Homemade Butter, Soap making and more... Learn to be comfortable and at home in Nature. Learn that you are Nature itself!
We will learn skills from the Nationally Renowned "RadKid" and "Rad Women's" Program. How to spot and avoid danger. How to fight if you actually get into one namely 'stun and run" moves. What to do if your "drunk uncle" comes onto you at the family BBQ, How to spot and not fall for "Grooming" How to deal with Bullying whether it's in person or cyber bullying, How to know what a "safe person" is. Avoiding and Escaping Abduction. What to do if you get lost and more. See the "Radkids" section of this website for more details.
This is a form of dance done in a circle where everyone does the same simple moves and you form a moving mandala. These community circle dances have been done worldwide since the dawn of time to foster community, fun and the sacred. All dances have a theme. Some are ancient, some very new. It's important to flex from "fight or flight" in our self defense training to togetherness, safety and creativity in the dance. This allows our full spectrum of humanity to be exercised. We will end the day with heart centered stillness.
This will be a closed group of 9 including instructor. No drop ins allowed to foster safety and camaraderie... Course starts April 2023
Cost $150 monthly (2 modules) Pay for 4 modules in advance. $276 (Save $24) Cash, check, Venmo accepted.
Alexandra Tait is the Creatrix and Lead instructor of Artemis Archery Asheville and the Wild Wisdom trainings. She brings a lifelong passion of Archery, ancestral skills, embodiment and dance to this program. She is seasoned in the field of woman’s empowerment, personal sovereignty and self reliance. She has been fire keeper for the S.E. Woman’s Herbal Conference, Archery instructor at the Firefly Primitive Skills Gathering and Staff at the Michigan Woman’s Music Festival. (The largest woman’s festival in the world) for many years. She has also taught at the Glastonbury Goddess Festival. U.K. and many more. Because of the dangerous (weapons and self defense) and sensitive (Rights of Passage/ cultivating intuition) nature of this program this bio will be a little more detailed.
As an Interfaith Minister and spiritual counselor she encourages a personal relationship with the divine by cultivating your intuition and empowerment from within. Alexandra is also a member of the “Sisterhood of Avalon” An international Celtic woman’s mysteries organization deeply connected to nature, female divinity and cultivating personal sovereignty through transformation.
Alexandra “escaped suburbia with a backpack at age 19 and travelled extensively in the USA, Europe, Egypt and Israel. She serendipitously worked in Norway as an art dealer to finance her travels. She primarily lived in England in the warm weather and with the tribal people of Egypt in the winters. She had the opportunity to immerse herself in the sacred sites of both lands enriching her ability to tap into magic which she loves to share. Her travels were an extraordinary education which showed her so many ways to live upon this Earth from completely primitive to high tech.
Upon returning to the states 5 years later Alexandra got very involved with environmental education and activism to protect the beautiful planet she came to know and love. Soon, she felt like she was creating “band aids” of laws without addressing the root cause of pollution; consciousness. She chose to start with herself. She travelled and explored extensively WITHIN for the next 25 years in the fields of wholistic health and healing.
Dance is her passion having studied Five Rhythms ecstatic dance with Gabriel Roth and others and Circle Dance at Touchstone Farm in Massachusetts for six years. She has attended numerous dance camps and teaches circle dance at festivals and gatherings.
Her private practice has been at the Appalachian School for Holistic Herbalism in Asheville for the past 15 years. In 2021 She became a Qigong instructor with Healing Tao USA. She balances her time between teaching Archery and Qigong and doing Healing sessions. This summer will be her tenth year leading Artemis Archery Adventure Day Camp.
Note: Even though many topics taught in this course are very serious and intense like self defense, and working with sharp knives, axes, bows and arrows requiring utmost safety, focus and respect; Alexandra knows how to balance it with a sense of humor and a lot of fun!
Indeed, she brings many unique perspectives and gems to share from her amazing journey to her “wild wisdom” courses…
See AlexandraTait.com for her healing arts website
Click her to read testimonials from adult women who have experienced Alexandra's trainings.
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Artemis in Greek and Diana in Italy is the Goddess of the Wild Wood. The protector of women and children in childbirth. The supreme archer and daughter of Zeus. Being his favorite he told her she could have anything she wanted for her birthday. She answered to be able to run free in the woods with her bow and 60 of her magical female companions and never have to marry. In those days marriage was akin to slavery to your husband. This does not mean that Artemis women don't take lovers, it means they are self reliant. Artemis was the twin sister of Apollo who was also an archer- Greek God of music, dance, medicine and poetry. Artemis and her sister companions were legendary for circle dancing at his palace in the evening. The first written conservation laws in the Western world are attributed to Artemis and Diana. If you cut down a sacred grove of trees you would suffer the wrath of Artemis's arrow.
The Supreme Hindu Goddess of 10,000 names. She holds Her bow. "The Goddess who holds the bow represents every emotional possibility. From pleasant and agreeable to fierce and formidable. Her intracacy is not unlike our own complex nature. Although she may seem sweet and demure with flower arrows and a sugar cane bow her weapons become sharp and deadly when demons need slaying." Yoga Journal
One of four power objects. Her bow is made of sugarcane and her arrows are flowers. Each of the 5 flowers represents the 5 senses. When you shoot each flower arrow away, you deepen into your core of stillness... Her sugarcane bow represents the flexibility of mind to expand outward and to go within thereby releasing the sweet nectar of Spirit.
On the hill overlooking the Vanderbilt mansion stands Diana with her favorite hunting hound. Guardian and Lady of the Wild Wood. Biltmore Estate encompasses 10,000 acres of virgin forest.
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