Nature invites us to step out of autopilot. We come alive through activation of the senses and remembering we are intimately connected with the world. The beauty of the land invites presence, helping us shift away from challenging thoughts. Nature meditation invites stillness and slowness as we merge with natural rhythms, instead of forging ahead at an unsustainable, accelerated pace. Nature invites balance and equilibrium through witnessing the stillness of a tree. Nature practice is a way of accessing love, joy and child-like curiosity. The land reminds us spaciousness is available. When we pay attention and bring contemplative awareness to our time outside, we can return to the modern world more relaxed, present and loving.
The Journey Back Home
I forgot my true nature for many years. Capitalism, consumerism and marketing happily carried me in a different direction away from the mysteries of the outdoor world. I became caught up with checking off the “expected” boxes of being a modern woman. As I became distant from the outdoor world, I felt increasingly dissatisfied. Yet all along the land waited. The Earth patiently allowed the time to prioritize coming back home, returning to what felt real and nourishing. After spending magical time immersed in the raw beauty of Iceland in 2019, I knew with certainty guiding others to reconnect to the planet was a part of my path.
Nature mentoring focuses on helping people reconnect with themselves and the land in their life. Each personalized nature session includes discussion of a theme, private guided meditation, time for questions and development of a weekly or monthly home program. Your sessions will be customized to fit your learning style, ability and lifestyle.
Nature Practice Mentoring is for you if:
- You’re wanting to develop a deeper connection with the land where you live
- You’re interested in mindfulness meditation and curious how to take your practice outdoors
- You’re experiencing chronic illness or recovering from CIRS, looking to develop a nature practice to support your healing journey
Some session topics include, but are not limited to the following:
- Attuning to sensory experience
- Allowing the beauty of nature to remind us of the beauty within
- Accessing stillness through time with trees and rocks
- Finding steady ground and support through awareness of rocks and soil
- Opening to spaciousness by connecting to sky
- Remembering playfulness through experience with the elements
- Cultivating joy through experience with animals and plants
- Witnessing natural laws through awareness of cycles, seasons and death
- Engaging in deep listening
- Stepping away from ego-based roles of spectator and dominator
“The land knows you even when you are lost.” – Robin Wall Kimmerer