The Women’s Wilderness Institute to Host Self Reflection Course in Utah Desert Canyons Next Week, May 14-17, 2009

The Women’s Wilderness Institute
p) 303.938.9191
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5723 Arapahoe Ave., Suite 1B
Boulder, CO 80303
www.womenswilderness.orgBoulder, CO, May 6, 2009-The Women’s Wilderness Institute wishes to announce that there is still time to enroll in their upcoming course, Next Steps with Katie and Sandra. Next Steps has been designed to support woman who wish to rejuvenate any aspect of their life, deepen personal understanding and proactively work with personal objectives around balances, choices, transitions and expectations.This four day trip allows participants to discover their relationship to the natural world while discovering their “authentic selves through personal reflection.” Throughout the trip, daily reflection is interspersed with hikes and yoga while participants also learn about the essentials of back packing, camping and wilderness orienteering.Take this journey and renew a commitment to yourself and share experiences with terrific women in an energized and supportive environment. Past participant Ginna McFarling, age 52, from Atlanta, GA reflects on her experiences with Next Steps, “Sandra and Katie had great questions and reflection to help each of us do individual work and take home tools to continue. Also, I loved sharing this trip with my daughter.” Next Steps includes two private coaching sessions, with Katie or Sandra and optional pre-trip readings and “warm-up” exercises. Give yourself the gift of reflection and enroll today.To register for Next Steps with Katie and Sandra, or any of our other 50+ courses in backpacking, fly fishing, rock climbing, mountain biking, yoga or creative arts in the outdoor visit our website, or call us, 303.938.9191. We also have outstanding summer courses and trips for girls of all ages. If volunteering is on your list of things to do we would to have your smiling face as part of our community! Call us today to see how you can get involved.
The Women's Wilderness Institute is a non-profit organization started in 1998 with the mission of strengthening the courage, confidence, and leadership qualities of girls and women, through the challenge and support of group wilderness and community-based experiences. It is located in Boulder, CO.

Next Steps with Katie & Sandra
Take a step towards identifying, achieving and living your personal goals while drawing inspiration from Utah’s slickrock canyons. Experienced life coach Katie Asmus and Sandra Gaskill, a therapist specializing in Hakomi, have designed this course for women who wish to rejuvenate any aspect of their life, deepen personal understanding and proactively work with personal objectives around balance, choices, transitions and expectations. This retreat includes two private coaching sessions with Katie or Sandra (pre- and post-trip), optional pre-trip readings, and a wide range of reflective activities interspersed with day hikes, yoga and time to explore new directions. A gentle backpack to a base camp in the heart of Utah’s winding canyons, natural arches and vast mesas also makes this course a great introduction to basic backpacking skills. No backpacking experience necessary. Begins and ends in Grand Junction, Colorado. Offered by The Women's Wilderness Institute. Enroll online at or call 303.938.9191. May 14-17. Tuition: $715.

Katie Asmus M.A., L.P.C
. describes her life purpose as “bringing forth the innate wisdom within every-BODY,” and “opening people’s minds and hearts to greater possibilities.” Katie incorporates present-moment awareness, creative arts, relationship to the natural world, and body-mind connection to support people in connecting to themselves, others, and life more deeply. Katie leads trips for The Women’s Wilderness Institute and Outward Bound, is on the faculty at Naropa University and Prescott College, and has a private coaching and psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO. Learn more about Katie at

Sandra Gaskill M.S., L.P.C., is an accomplished outdoor leader with deep appreciation for nature and a love for supporting people in discovering their authentic selves through personal reflection. Sandra’s work is influenced by Hakomi—a body-centered practice that pulls from Eastern philosophy and Western psychology to connect mind, body and spirit. Her down-to-earth style, extensive international travel and life experience make Sandra an exceptionally accessible and effective leader. Sandra has led trips for TWWI since 2000, she’s also a whitewater guide and has a private psychotherapy practice in Boulder, CO. Learn more about Sandra at

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