If you’re new to figure drawing or have experience, please join us for a cozy night of drawing and sketching in beautiful Squamish BC at Grateful Gift Shop. We will have 2 beautiful models to inspire us and Jess, of Would Be Nude Not To, to lead us through sketching exercises.
Paper and drawing boards will be supplied. Please bring whatever drawing utensil you feel comfortable with.
There will be some refreshments provided, Thank you ViaVino. if you'd like to take part please bring your own cup ;)
Grateful Gift Shop will be offering a 10% discount to all of our attendees and Natural Freedom will be doing a small pop-up in-store with their much loved merch!
What to bring:
An open and creative mind
Drawing utensils of your choice (pencils, pencil crayons, ink etc)
This event is open to everyone and anyone interested in getting creative with a group of like minded folks.
If you have questions please reach out to:
Jess at @wouldbenudenotto
See you there!
Join us for an adventurous day of fly fishing along the Upper Squamish River next Sunday! This experience is incredibly rewarding, offering you the chance to catch some incredibly fresh Coho salmon. As we move closer to the ocean, these fish tend to put up a spirited fight, making the thrill of reeling them in super exciting. Additionally, we might even have the opportunity to catch some Bull trout in the specific area we'll be fishing.
This isn't just about fishing; it's a chance to connect with likeminded folks, spend the day in nature, and learn something new about angling.
Where: Upper Squamish River - pin to meet will be sent registered anglers
When: Sunday November 26th
Time: 8am - 3pm
* No experience necessary
* Open to all women & non-binary folks
* All gear provided
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭:
𓆟 A beautiful day along the Squamish river
𓆟 Introduction to fly fishing gear; how to use
𓆟 A fire mid day to stay warm
𓆟 2 amazing fishing guides to lead us + our fav @nicolepurdy
𓆟 A NF goodie bag
𓆟 Snacks and tea
𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠:
𓆟 Dress WARM (wool socks, layers, gloves etc)
𓆟 Camera if you wish
𓆟 Lunch & snacks
𓆟 Freshwater fishing license BC
We cannot wait to fish with you 🎣
Discover the ancient wisdom of herbal remedies at Herb Hangs! Join us on Sunday, October 1, at Always Sunny Fort Langley, from 9:30am to 11:30am.
Learn about 6-8 essential herbs and natural formulas curated for our local climate and common ailments. From seasonal wellness to tackling issues like UTIs and PMS, we've got you covered.
As we transition into the dryness and winter climates, this workshop equips you with the knowledge and remedies needed to stay healthy during the changing of seasons.
Date: Sunday, October 1
Time: 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (Shop opens at noon)
Open to anyone interested in learning𓏲
What to Bring:
- Your favourite mug for herbal tea tasting
- Notepad and pen
Reserve your spot and join us for this enlightening morning of discovery and empowerment!
Join us on October 15th in Tofino, BC, as we present our first event on Vancouver Island!!!! Yayyyyy
Wild Mushroom Exploration, a mushroom foraging event guided by @saraspectrum 💫
As a small group we will spend the morning learning the basics to mushroom foraging and searching for mushrooms in the area like chanterelles, hedgehogs and pines.
Take home all mushrooms you collect as well as every participant will receive their own foraging basket and an exclusive recipe card courtesy of @kikanco.co tailored to the mushrooms you discover during the exploration.
Our purpose for Freedom Foraging is to learn about mushrooms, connect and be in nature together. 𓋼𓍊𓋼𓍊𓋼𓍊
We were lucky enough to go Fly Fishing 4 different times this year. We have amazing guides from Whistler Fishing Guides to lead us into the best spots along the rivers in beautiful Squamish BC. We are shown the fundamentals of Fly Fishing, go over the basics to the gear and get to spend hours in the river practicing our cast. If lucky enough we catch fish. We have targeted Rainbow Trout, Bull Trout, Coho and Pink Salmon. 𓆟 𓆟 𓆟
There is something so special about getting like minded folks out on water to try something new and connect with nature.
The beautiful thing about fishing is the connection with nature and it’s unpredictability. The groups continue to inspire us with so much determination and passion to catch a fish. At the end of each day we are just so grateful for the excitement we all gather from simply being outside together, learning.
We are so excited to continue this GO FISH series into 2024 but for now thank you to everyone who has gotten out of their comfort zone and joined us. 🐟🎣💙
Photos by Mirae Campbell, Kiara Swartz and Doug Hampton
📣 📣Save the Date! We love sports! And summer! And we love setting big, fun goals we can achieve with friends, so with that, Welcome to the Yeehaw Half Marathon by Natural Freedom. An incredible unsanctioned half-marathon happening in Whistler this September 2023.
Whether you're a seasoned runner or new to jogging, this event is for everyone who loves a challenge and a whole lot of fun. Join us and let's make unforgettable memories together!
🪐 Date & Location: Mark your calendars for September 23rd in and around Whistler. Stay tuned for more details about the specific route coming soon!
🌕 Time & Duration: Check-In & Warm Up begins at 8:00am, with the run kicking off at 8:30am. We'll wrap up the race at 12:00pm, followed by a relaxing guided yin stretch from 12:00pm to 12:30pm with Greta Dopp.
🌱 Cost: Registration is $35, and that cost will be going towards ensuring proper course support on the event day.
🤝🏽 Support: This unsanctioned event is all about having a great time while staying safe. There will be folks that hold a level-1 first aid certification, and water support stops will be available along the course. Please respect all paths, other participants, traffic stops, and environmental rules and etiquette.
🌀Training: We've got you covered! Once you complete your registration, you'll gain access to our curated 12-week training plan created by an experienced coach. Keep posted for ongoing tips, offerings, and group runs over the summer.
Unsure if you want to run a half marathon but still want to participate? There will be an option to run 10km instead of the 21.1km as well as we will be looking for some volunteers for the day of the race. Email if interested in volunteering!
This event is open to everyone and anyone looking for a fun challenge this summer. Pull your running shoes out, spread the word, and get ready for an unforgettable experience with the Yeehaw Half by Natural Freedom.
We cannot wait to run with you! 🪐🌱⛰️
꩜ NEXT TAKE A SKATE DATE:
▪️ September 20th 5:30pm 📍Sunset Beach, Vancouver
Never been on a skateboard before? Come try! Can’t wait to get back into it? Come meet new friends!
This event is open to ALL skateboarding levels, rollerblades welcome. Open to as many women & non-binary folks as interested!
Things to note:
- We will enjoy a post skate snack after the event
- No experience skateboarding required
- This event is open to women and non-binary folks
What to bring:
- Padding (if you have it)
- Your own skateboard OR rollerblades
In the case of rain we will re schedule the date. We cannot wait to cruise around with you🌝
Come 𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐀 𝐇𝐢𝐤𝐞 with Natural Freedom on August 28th - Whistler Mountain Edition!
As a group of 25+ we will be hiking the High Note Trail on Whistler Mountain. This is an intermediate 9.5km hike, surrounded by wildflowers and beautiful views of Cheakamus Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park.
We will meet at the Whistler Gondola for 8:45 AM, where we'll gather to collect passes and then upload the gondola. Once at the top of Whistler Mountain, we will then get on Peak chair to bring us to the very top of Whistler. Then we will be guided through a warm-up session led by @biancaeurope to get our bodies ready for the adventure.
After our warm-up, then we'll begin the High Note Trail. We will be sharing a few pit stops along the way to wait and meet as a group; one of which will be for a lunch break! Be sure to bring your own lunch, we will be providing some snacks as well!
At the end of our 9.5km hike we will unwind as a group through a restorative standing stretch led by @gretadoppp
Each hiker will receive a goodie bag filled with some snacks to keep you energized throughout the hike as well as something special from @myhumanessentials
Remember to bring your sunscreen, plenty of water, and don't forget UV protection sunglasses.
Whether you're an experienced hiker or new to hiking, this event is for anyone who wants to get outside, connect with nature and other like-minded folks.
Date: August 28th
Meeting Point: Whistler Gondola
Time: 8:45 AM
What to bring:
-UV protective sunglasses
-LOTS of water
-Dress in appropriate clothing + footwear
Things to note:
-No dogs allowed
- Lift ticket up the gondola when you register
-This event is open to all women and non-binary folks interested!
Spread the word, tag your hiking buddies! We cannot wait to take a hike with you ✨
Join Natural Freedom and Mountain Skill Academy on August 1st from 4-8pm for an introduction to outdoor rock climbing in beautiful Squamish BC. We will be guided through all the in's and out's of outdoor rock climbing by a ACMG certified female guide.
What you can expect to learn:
✺ Climbing equipment and its use
✺ Climbing safety and hazard management
✺ Belaying and safely tying into the rope
✺ Rock climbing terminology and commands
✺ Rock climbing movement skills
✺ Rope management
✺ Lowering skills
✺ Route selection and climbing grades
What to bring:
✺ Weather appropriate clothing
✺ Bug spray + SPF
We will have some snacks and drinks. No experience is necessary. All equipment is included and by all means use your own equipment if you own it.
This event is open to any females and non-binary folks interested!
We can't wait to climb with you 🌀
‘Take a Hike’ with Natural Freedom on July 6th. As a group of 20 total we will hike the Grouse Grind Trail. At the top of the Mountain we will be guided through yin yoga to unwind and release after the workout of hiking the mountain, followed by a gondola ride down.
The purpose of ‘Take a Hike’ is to give the opportunity to get outside and be accompanied by others on a beautiful yet challenging hike.
The event is open to everyone and anyone up for it.
Things to note:
- Tickets will cost $20 CAD
- We will meet at the Grouse Grind Gate Trailhead for 5pm
- We will be guided through yoga at the top of the mountain (Yoga mats will be provided but if you want your own a team member can bring it to the top of the mountain for you)
- Limited spots
- There will be some snacks at the top of the mountain
- This event is open to everyone and anyone
Can’t wait to move with you 🌲
#naturalfreedom #community #takeahike