Mindful Naturalist Outings by appointment
Wild Foraging | Birthing Fire | Making Tea (2 Hours) is an invitation to spend time in nature in a way that invites healing and connection to Self and the Natural World. The experience includes a nature meditation practice to expand consciousness in the wild, foraging wild foods to fully engage in smell, texture, sound, flavor and sight, birthing fire from gathered birch bark, white pine and kindling and cumulates in making hickory and white pine tea.
Forest Bathing (2 Hours) integrates ancestral awakening practices while hiking in the natural, more than human world. These practices such as walking through the forest like a fox, listening like a deer, seeing like an owl are portals to feeling fully alive. The mind engaging in natures elements invites connection to different aspects of the self; earth-grounding, water-creativity, fire-personal empowerment, air- self compassion, and ether-self-expression. Like meditation, Forest Bathing fosters relationship, connection, and the joy of being in the mystery of nature.
Naturalist Hiking (2 Hours) is a four-season hiking experience making observations native to Connecticut’s Northwest Highlands such as spotting mussels along a riverbank signally home of muskrat and otter, listening to the flutter of fallen leaves as a frog passes by, taking in breath fragrant conifers, spotting a beaver exiting a river canal carrying woody branches in its front paws, listening to waterfall and a flowing river around a bend.
Various writers have participated in Mindful Naturalist Outings and highlighted their experience in The New York Observer, Town and Country, and the Daily Mail.
Photos taken in Connecticut's Northwest Highlands where the Mindful Naturalist Outings take place.