My occupation as a yoga teacher and naturalist outdoor guide inspires me to integrate the natural world with the mindful practice of yoga. I believe the synthesis of nature and yoga deepens the present moment experience by engaging all of the senses which intensifies the experience of prana (energy). Caroline Myss explains it best. "When we are outdoors a vibrational field merges with our own and enhances the quality or the flow of energy through our body."
Various writers have participated in my yoga and nature integration journeys and highlighted their experience in The New York Observer, Town and Country, and the Daily Mail.
My Naturalist Outings include Forest Bathing, hiking, and snow-shoeing through thousands of acres of hiking trails in Litchfield County. For over a decade I've been leading guests from The Mayflower Inn and Spa through the Hidden Valley, Macricostas and Steep Rock Preservations of Washington, CT. My passion is connecting people to nature and sharing its flora, fauna and history.
Enjoy scenic views, meadows, woodlands, rivers and hay fields while discussing important topics such as outdoor ethics ("leave no trace"), wilderness first aid and forest as medicine.
Deepen yourself in the present moment while embracing the mind, body, spirit and soul connection in nature and experiencing the healing effects that only a bath in nature can provide. Studies have shown Forest Bathing can lower blood pressure, heart rate and stress levels and boost the immune system.