This experience is a mindful and sacred adventure to explore your inner and outer worlds using nature as a resource. Come with a question and your curious mind! This is intended for people who want to experience for themselves how powerful, healing and wise nature can be. This adventure is intended with the following objectives in mind: 1) Managing stress and building resilience 2) Deepening connection with one’s self and with nature 3) Exploring and appreciating the natural beauty of this area We will begin with a brief welcome and orientation to point out restroom facilities, as well as what to be mindful of. We will walk to a gathering point where we will begin with short introductions and intentions. I will facilitate a centering practice. Each participant will then be taking a 30 minute solo journey and spend some time observing the experience. After the walk, we will 1) create nature art 2) process this journey either in diads/as a group 3) have solo reflective time We will end with a sweet closing ceremony. Please note: If only one person/if you are a couple, I will offer another location that is a bit more intimate and will be equally as satisfying at the Tilden Botanical Gardens and there will be a redwood grove. I am happy to customize this for special occasions or requests. Examples include honoring birthdays, life transitions and celebrations.
With 16 years of experience as a life designer, executive coach, facilitator and speaker, I have inspired and empowered people to live their lives at work and at home more sustainably and authentically. I have my certifications in ecotherapy, coaching, and art facilitation. In 2003, I received an award from Secretary Colin Powell for my work in the US Foreign Service coaching 350 US Embassy employees and family members through a 198-day evacuation. During my decade working at the Gates Foundation, I had the opportunity to infuse nature in many team building events and became the expert at managing chaos and creating more flow for busy executives. One of my passions is to guide more people on how to turn to nature as a resource for wisdom, healing and inner peace. "If you want to understand everything, turn towards nature." - Einstein
Redwood Regional Park is part of the East Bay Regional Parks District (EBRPD) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in the hills east of Oakland and is the crown jewel of the EBRPD. It is full of beautiful, shady trails and majestic Redwoods. The park contains the largest remaining natural stand of coast redwood found in the East Bay. We will meet in the parking lot at the Redwood Bowl Staging Area at 10060 Skyline Boulevard.
There is likely spotty cell reception once you get to the park. If you need to reach me, please do so by an hour before the event starts. Cell is 206-724-1081. There are bathrooms in the Redwood Bowl picnic area. Let me know if you have any dietary restrictions so I can plan accordingly.
Reflective Nature Walk in the Redwoods