Dear Forest Friends,
I hope this update from Toadstool Walks finds you well, warm and rested. I have been enjoying the muffled quiet of winter in Boston, taking time to reflect and plan for the spring while making sure to get outside and breathe the fresh crisp air. Red-tailed hawk have been very present on my walks lately at the Arnold Arboretum and the lack of foliage makes them easy to spot. I’ve enjoyed some blue-bird skies against some glistening snow-covered branches while out on my cross country skis. As the days slowly get brighter, I am reminded that spring is not far away.
This past January I attended the first ever trainer gathering with The Association Of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). I spent 5 rich days in Joshua Tree with 17 other certified forest therapy guides and trainers from all over the world. We were able to connect and deepen into the practice of forest therapy as guides, mentors, and trainers with the support of our director and founder. Last year I assisted 2 forest therapy guide trainings with ANFT in Ottowa and Ohio. This year I will be apprenticing on some trainings starting this March in Maryland. As part my commitment to continue growing, learning and deepening into my own personal practice as a guide, I will be attending an Immersion called Way Of The Circle in New Hampshire this May. If you are interested in deep circle work, perhaps you’ll join me there!
I am so happy to announce that my spring calendar is now live and includes ongoing regular forest bathing walks, half-day retreats, a multi-week series in May, a restorative day-long forest and sound immersion and a 4-day retreat in the Berkshires in June. Check out my 1-1 nature-connection mentoring services, tarot forest mapping, and some very special collaborations with some wonderful beings.
Looking forward to connecting and bearing witness with you this spring.