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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod
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Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod

$405

with Kris Kristufek

Calendar Jul 27, 2018 at 5 pm

Build Your Own Custom Fishing Rod
This is a three-day class:
Friday     7/27/18  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saturday 7/28/18  8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday   7/29/18  9:00 am - 12:00 noon

Tuitition: $180  Materials: $225

Build your first custom fishing rod under the guidance of professional rod builder, Kris Kristufek from LakeLady Custom Rods. You will build a rod up to seven feet long, with choice of action and power, thread color choices, handle choices, and more, using American-made component parts. Then add your own inscription and personal touches.  

This is an intensive course in which all necessary tools and equipment and supplies are furnished.  During three days of classroom instruction, you will learn how to build a fishing rod made from carbon fiber, attached the handle and reel seat, learn guide placement techniques, wrap the guides with fine thread, find the spine, apply epoxy finish and learn basic decorative techniques.

Why settle for big box store rods when you can build a much better rod yourself, custom-made to fit your measurements? 

In order to choose your custom materials which the instructor will order for you, you must register by July 2nd. Registrations will be taken after that date, but selection of materials will be from the choices the instructor brings to class. Students must be 13 years old or older.

About the instructor: Kris Kristufek of Breezy Point, MN, builds award-winning custom fishing rods. He uses only premium blanks and components, creating unique fishing rods for the discriminating angler at LakeLady Custom Fishing Rods. A Certified Professional Rod Builder by the Custom Rod Builders Guild, Inc., he is one of only two such Certified Pros in Minnesota and one of only 36 in the United States. He has build over 2,500 custom fishing rods. Kristufek is becoming known as the "Rod Professor" as he shares his skills, teaching others this interesting craft of custom rod building.

 

 

 

Forest Bathing - Aspen

$20

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Jul 26, 2018 at 10 am

Thursday July 26, 2018
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Tuition: $20

When we bathe with water, we wash away the dirt. With Forest Bathing we are washing away the stress while keeping our clothes on. Nature has so much to offer us, and most of us would benefit by utilizing it more often. Forest Bathing is a popular practice in Japan and is known for improving mental and physical health. By immersing oneself in a forest or other natural environment healing and wellness are supported. During each of these classes we will also be connecting with a local tree species, learning what makes it unique physically and energetically. This week is focused on the family of Aspen (Populus).

Dress appropriately, you may want bug netting or some other form of bug protection.

We will meet at Tranquility Wellness Center and carpool to a nearby location.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely where this class will be held.

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Forest Bathing- Ash

$20

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Aug 23, 2018 at 10 am

Thursday August 23, 2018
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Tuition: $20

When we bathe with water, we wash away the dirt. With Forest Bathing we are washing away the stress while keeping our clothes on. Nature has so much to offer us, and most of us would benefit by utilizing it more often. Forest Bathing is a popular practice in Japan and is known for improving mental and physical health. By immersing oneself in a forest or other natural environment healing and wellness are supported. During each of these classes we will also be connecting with a local tree species, learning what makes it unique physically and energetically. This week is focused on the family of Ash (Fraxinus).

Dress appropriately, you may want bug netting or some other form of bug protection.

We will meet at Tranquility Wellness Center and carpool to a nearby location.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely where this class will be held.

Forest Bathing- Oak
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Forest Bathing- Oak

$20

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Aug 9, 2018 at 10 am

Thursday August 9, 2018
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Tuition: $20

When we bathe with water, we wash away the dirt. With Forest Bathing we are washing away the stress while keeping our clothes on. Nature has so much to offer us, and most of us would benefit by utilizing it more often. Forest Bathing is a popular practice in Japan and is known for improving mental and physical health. By immersing oneself in a forest or other natural environment healing and wellness are supported. During each of these classes we will also be connecting with a local tree species, learning what makes it unique physically and energetically. This week is focused on the family of Oak (Quercus).

Dress appropriately, you may want bug netting or some other form of bug protection.

We will meet at Tranquility Wellness Center and carpool to a nearby location.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely where this class will be held.

Nature Writing: Autumn in the North

$70

with DyAnne Korda

Calendar Oct 6, 2018 at 9 am

Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Tuition: $70 

As autumn’s colorful landscapes peak, we pause to appreciate summer’s bounty and prepare for the season to come. Set aside a day at The Ely Folk School on the edge of the Boundary Water wilderness to discover the richness of your inner harvest through nature writing. You will generate written pieces in a supportive group through reading, discussion, contemplation, hiking, and free-flowing nature writing exercises.

About the instructor: DyAnne Korda is a poet, artist, and experienced writing instructor with students of all ages. She has been published in many journals including The Wisconsin Academy Review, and is author of Path of Belonging, Between Moon and Creek, and Finding the Lost Woman. She was awarded an Individual Artist Grant through the  Donald G. Gardener Humanities Trust to complete her most recent book, This Earth Woman.

Plant Walks

$15

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Jul 28, 2018 at 8:30 am

July 28, 2018
8:30AM- 9:45 AM

Tuition: $15

Meet at Tranquility Wellnes Center

The plants around us have so much to offer. Taking the time to learn about them can bring many rewards to your life. Join Jaime Brennan, herbalist, health coach, and owner of Tranquility Wellness Center as she brings you into the world of our local plants. You'll learn their identifying characteristics, names, uses, and benefits of several plants each Saturday. We may collect some to prepare as a tea. After class the library at the Center will be available if you would like to do further research.

Dress for the weather, and bring bug protection if needed.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely.

Plant Walks
Registration Unavailable

Plant Walks

$15

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Aug 2, 2018 at 8:30 am

August 2, 2018
8:30AM- 9:45 AM

Tuition: $15

Meet at Tranquility Wellnes Center

The plants around us have so much to offer. Taking the time to learn about them can bring many rewards to your life. Join Jaime Brennan, herbalist, health coach, and owner of Tranquility Wellness Center as she brings you into the world of our local plants. You'll learn their identifying characteristics, names, uses, and benefits of several plants each Saturday. We may collect some to prepare as a tea. After class the library at the Center will be available if you would like to do further research.

Dress for the weather, and bring bug protection if needed.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely.

Plant Walks
Registration Unavailable

Plant Walks

$15

with Jaime Brennan

Calendar Aug 11, 2018 at 8:30 am

August 11, 2018
8:30AM- 9:45 AM

Tuition: $15

Meet at Tranquility Wellnes Center

The plants around us have so much to offer. Taking the time to learn about them can bring many rewards to your life. Join Jaime Brennan, herbalist, health coach, and owner of Tranquility Wellness Center as she brings you into the world of our local plants. You'll learn their identifying characteristics, names, uses, and benefits of several plants each Saturday. We may collect some to prepare as a tea. After class the library at the Center will be available if you would like to do further research.

Dress for the weather, and bring bug protection if needed.

About the Instructor: Jaime Brennan has practiced herbalism for over 10 years, studied under master herbalist Rosemary Gladstar, is a Certified Health Coach and is passionate about sharing her knowledge of using herbs that keep her family healthy. She has opened the new Tranquility Wellness Center in Ely.





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