Upcoming Mindful Nature Retreats, 2023

March 25 – 26, Spring Ephemeral Wildflower 1-night Backpacking Retreat for Women in the North Carolina Wilderness. We will caravan to a wilderness area in Western North Carolina with a stunning array of spring wildflowers. Limited to 7 participants. We will learn how to identify spring wildflowers, and which ones are edible, medicinal, or toxic. Throughout the retreat, we will practice mindfulness meditation, forest bathing, disconnecting from devices to connect to the earth, ourselves and each other. Contact me for more information. $125

April 8, Spring Ephemeral Hike in the South Cumberland State Park, Collins Gulf Trail to Horsepound Falls and Collins River. Day Hike! Limited to 5 participants. Learn about the spring ephemeral wildflowers of Southern Appalachia. We’ll talk about edible and medicinal plants, ecology and cultivate mindful presence in nature. Two waterfalls in 4.5 miles. $25

April 11, Spring Ephemeral Walk with Forest Meditation. Rock Creek Loop Trail, Cumberland Trail State Park. 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. Bring a lunch. Limited to 10 participants. Learn about the spring ephemeral wildflowers of Southern Appalachia. We’ll talk about edible and medicinal plants, ecology and cultivate mindful presence in nature. $20

April 20 – 23, Earth Day Backpacking Retreat: Compassion for the Earth, Ourselves. For women. Limited to 7 participants. We will identify spring ephemeral wildflowers, and cultivate mindful presence and compassion in nature. Research shows that when we spend 3-nights in nature, backpacking, disconnecting from devices, something happens. Our minds become calm. The stress and tension in our bodies eases. We slow down and become deeply present. Contact me for more information. $300

June 9 – 11, Mindfulness in Nature, 2-Night Backpacking Retreat in the Tennessee Wilderness. For women. Limited to 10 participants. Build self-confidence in your outdoor skills, learn about native plants and herbal medicine, cultivate mindful, compassionate presence in the wilderness. There will be some creek crossings. Contact me for more information. $200

July 29, Mindfulness of Nature, Waterfall Day Hike in the Tennessee Wilderness. Learn about native plants and their medicinal and edible properties. Contact me for more information. $75

October 15-18, Fall Color Appalachian Trail Camping Retreat with Day Hikes. For Women. Limited to 8 people. Build self-confidence in your outdoor skills, learn about native plants and herbal medicine, cultivate mindful, compassionate presence in the wilderness. Research shows that when we spend 3-nights in nature, disconnecting from devices, something happens: our minds become calm, the stress and tension in our bodies ease, we slow down and become deeply present. Contact me for more information. $300.

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