Women in Nature

October 24, 2020

27th Annual Women in Nature
October 24, 2020 | 8 AM-3 PM
Now is the time for women to nurture the body that has carried them far, feed the soul that has guided them and steward the land that has served them. Join us for one of the longest-running events at Indian Creek Nature Center: the 27th annual Women in Nature workshop. This event is sure to leave you refreshed and connected to nature.
What to Bring 

Please plan to dress for both indoor an outdoor experiences during Women in Nature. We recommend the following: comfortable layered clothing, sturdy shoes for walking/hiking, refillable water bottle, hat, sunglasses and a yoga mat or towel if participating in yoga. Note: The best part about Women in Nature is being outside in all weather! Feedback from previous participants has been outstanding regarding the outdoor experience of the hikes in rain. Please bring a rain jacket and rain boots, if appropriate. We will have a limited number of ponchos to borrow.

Why attend Women in Nature? 

Nature Center board member, Emily Flowergarden’s, top two reasons to attend:

  •  An opportunity to have a weekend “getaway”, extremely rare to stay so close and feel like a weekend retreat.
  • She wanted to set aside time to enjoy ICNC with a purpose and the comfort of a ladies event with several choices and as well as having a “safe” place to just be.

2020 speakers

Jenny Chadima, Life Coach | Overcoming doubt, trauma, fear & addiction

Jenny Chadima is a certified alchemy life coach and 200 hr yoga teacher. Fitness has been a consistent part of her life for more than a decade, and for 6 years she was an athlete in the competitive world of bodybuilding, earning a title as a National Gym Association Bikini Pro.  Most refer to her as an inspiration because of her incredibly positive spirit, but there were times in her life when she didn’t shine so bright. Jenny’s journey is one that began from a dark place filled with grief. She will share a glimpse into her past and how she overcame doubt, trauma, fear, and addiction in order to become the successful and purpose-driven individual that she is today. You will walk away inspired, empowered, and challenged to find your own path to purpose. Jenny’s presentation will conclude with a gentle yoga practice and meditation.


Cat Cantrill, Studio Vitality Owner | Lead yourself to loving you — what do you love about you?

As a coach, teacher, performer and entrepreneur, Cat Cantrill has one mission: to Empower Women. Cat is the owner of Studio Vitality, Cedar Rapids’ own women’s empowerment powerhouse that assists women in rediscovering themselves and their sensuality through fitness, dance and the art of burlesque. Studio Vitality offers classes both in person & online. She also is the founding mother of her own burlesque troupe, The Va Va Voom!. Cat has produced, directed, choreographed and sold out multiple burlesque shows in the Cedar Rapids and Iowa City area since 2013. Cat has also coached and mentored women though her coaching programs such as Spark — an 11 week transformational coaching program to re-ignite your life with your deepest desires for travel and transformation. She has taken women to Paris, London, Dublin, St. Thomas, Turks & Caicos and soon to be Amsterdam.  She is also the founder of Kick Ass Red Lipstick, an online encouragement group of empowered women who are out to change their lives through the power of self-investment.  Her book “Kick Ass Red Lipstick” was released on Amazon and Barnes & Noble in January 2016. Cat has had the honor of being nominated for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Woman of the Year in 2016 and was a recipient of the inaugural Cedar Rapids Gazette HER Magazine 2018 Women of Achievement award. Cat will teach you the same powerful message she teaches her clients and students in her Cedar Rapids studio — she will take you on a four step journey that will show you how to switch that negative body image mindset from everything that is “wrong” with your body to everything that is RIGHT! You will leave with a whole new perspective on not only how you look at your body, but how you interact and talk about your body.  It is time for you to start loving you!

October 24, 2020

27th Annual Women in Nature
October 24, 2020 | 8 AM-3 PM

Cost: Members $60; Nonmembers $75.
After October 18 add an additional $10 to these rates.

2020 Schedule 

8:00-8:30 AM: Check in/registration + social time + breakfast
8:30-8:35 AM: Welcome message
8:35-9:25 AM: Speaker 1
9:30-10:15 AM: Hikes or indoor activities
10:20-11:15 AM: Speaker 2
11:20 AM-12:05 PM: Catered lunch, visit vendors, chair massages, get outside!
12:10-1:05 PM: Speaker 3
1:10-2:00 PM: Hikes or indoor activities
2:05-3:00 PM: Speaker 4
3:00 PM: Door Prizes




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