Fresh air, sparkling scenery, deep silence, colorful birds and so much more await us in the crisp air of Michigan winter.
February marks the heart of the season, and while it can be hard to pull yourself outside, it's an important time of year to keep nature in your self-care practice. We hope you'll bundle up & join us this month for winter forest bathing at both Provin Trails and Blandford Nature Center (on a waitlist), winter foraging & maple tapping at Peace Park, fireside yoga & winter breath cleanse classes (on a waitlist), and MORE!
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These classes are hosted once a month, EVERY month.
Join us consistently to deepen your connection to nature, develop friendships with like-minded people, and expand your knowledge of the incredible wild foods on the land. You can also join us for a single class to see if it's for you!
Join Katie for a morning of relaxation & self-care during this 1-hr winter forest bathing class, which includes breathwork, meditation, and guided forest bathing to help you reconnect & expand your relationship with the winter months.
Join Katie & Luke for a winter foraging exploration! During this class we’ll explore a variety of wild winter foods and place a special emphasis on the upcoming maple tapping season, teaching tips on how to ID maple trees in the winter, the ins and outs of tapping a maple tree & more.
Guided Shinrin-yoku: Winter After Dark Series at Blandford Nature Center!
Tend to your relationship with winter + explore by the light of the moon:
Join our guide Katie & explore the relaxing wellness practice of Shinrin-yoku in the beauty of the winter forest at Blandford Nature Center! This special 3-part serieswill begin with a brief introduction to the background and research of Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”), how it differs from a hike in the forest, and how it can help enhance our well-being in the darkest months of winter. From there, you’ll be guided in 3 separate Shinrin-yoku experiences over the course of winter to help you relax, tend to your relationship with the cold weather season, and explore the beauty of winter in new ways. Each session also includes a luminary lit guided breathing practice to help you cleanse your lungs after a day inside, and ends with a half hour of time indoors, warming up with a hot wild foraged tea, a snack, and time to visit as a community. Hot stone handwarmers provided for our time outside.
We hope to see you there!
Thursday, Jan 5, 6-7:30pm: session full and on a waitlist!
Thursday, Feb 2, 6-7:30pm: session full and on a waitlist!
Thursday, March 2, 6-7:30pm: spaces available!
Each session stands on its own, so you can hop in & join at any time!
Spring is a GREAT time of year to learn about the wild foods growing around your home, and our Rent-A-Forager springtime bookings are already starting to fill up! To schedule a private property exploration & get your personalized report of the wild foods on your land contact Katie soon to request a booking!
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