A 20-week eco-mindful journey, traveling with in circle to return to your nature in nature.

Return to the wellbeing that is your nature.

This course includes a workbook, weekend retreat, live weekly facilitation & Wilderness Quest that guide you to heal naturally & mindfully. Introduced over the summer when school is out (& the weather is nice) this is a deep immersion into your nature in nature to learn evidence-based & time-tested skills, lessons & activities as you return to your nature & an older archetypal way of being. Come explore and experience the eco-psychological benefits of a more mindful & natural life as you come home to the natural world to find yourself & way.

Read. Watch. Learn.

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home. 
gary snyder

Come home together

It's time to come back to ourselves, each other & nature. COVID is over, now is our chance to return to a new normal: play, reset & return.

Why should I take this course?

There are so many benefits to nature, eco-mindfulness & deep wilderness experiences, but the bottom line is that we remember how to be natural in nature & natural is healthy.
With COVID things have become even harder for young or emerging adults, increasing anxiety, depression, addiction, suicidal ideation, insecurity, obesity & nature deficit disorder, while preparing for an uncertain future. 

BENEFITS: MENTAL. anger management, anxiety, bipolar, depression, OCD, personality disorder, disassociation, trauma healing & recovery
BEHAVIOR. ADD, ADHD, ODD, Pathological Lying, DMDD
TRAUMA. physical/emotional/sexual abuse, adoption, attachment disorder, bullying, divorce, COVID disassociation & PTSD
ADDICTION. eating disorder, co-dependence, substance and technology
GRIEF & LOSS. death, divorce, disease, and life transitions (moving . . .)
EDUCATION & TRANSFORMATION. life skills, goal setting, mirroring, problem solving, mindfulness, deep listening & empowerment.

Nature is the oldest counselor. 

Nature cultivates a mindful awareness of the synchronicities and symbolism that surrounds us. Beginning with Mindful Awareness and ending by Living your True Self, this path leads you step by step home to yourself. 

Nature itself is the best physician. 

Weekend Workshop: Followed by 12 weeks of skills, instruction, activities, and lessons

This course is designed to help you navigate the depression, anxiety, addiction, ADD, ADHD & nature deficit disorder of our time, BUT it is really about having fun, making friends, camping, exploring, learning independent skills & more.
  • Learn to center & self-regulate through centering, presencing & grounding.
  • Develop skills of mindfulness, radical acceptance, visualization & self-compassion.
  • Use natural metaphors & embodied practices of sensory meditation & contemplation.
  • Embrace the power of nature to create wellbeing, acceptance, confidence & independence.
  • Become a life learner with nature as your teacher & guide.
  • Discover how to lead others & connect with mirroring, storytelling & facilitation.

Journey inside & out

Navigate your life passage with ancient tools to guide you in a summer program designed to:
  • Wilderness Quests are found in all cultures as a way to initiate youth into adulthood, fostering independence within a circle of interdependence..
  • Enjoy flexible eco-mindful content from a workbook & online combined with in person outside circles, hikes & camping in a relaxed & fun environment.
  • Come explore the beautify of nature & learn basic outdoor skills, plant & animal identification & tracking, as we return to nature as our ancient home.

Who is this path for? 

This path is for young people (ages 14-18) who seek to reconnect to their nature in nature through wilderness play & exploration. Do you enjoy nature & want to have time with friends or make friends outdoors? You don't have to meet any requirements for this to be for you. You could be looking for direction, confidence & independence or just want down time to reflect & reconnect with your life. The truth is everyone has something (s) to process after COVID & this is a perfect way & time to get in touch with your feelings, grieve lost people, time or opportunities. You could be celebrating graduation or spending time with your best friend before college. There is no wrong reason to take this course, because it is really for anyone & everyone.
A walk in the woods walks the soul back home.
 M Davis

What's included?

Live in person 3-day Retreat
(6.30, 6:30-8 & 7.1-2, 1-5 PM)

10 additional live sessions at eco-art center, Sundays 2-5:00 PM in Olympia, WA

3-day Rite of Passage in deep nature, overnight with food provided (details to come)

Depth Psychology

Active Imagination, Archetypes, Collective Unconscious, Individuation, Shadow, Self, and more


We guarantee you an exceptional experience with flexible learning paths and professional guidance

Eco Psychology

Grounding, Tree Breathing, Mirroring, Sacred Space, Ritual Offering and more


We will check your deliverables and grade your performance

Terra Psychology

Participate in our online forum, share thoughts and ideas, increase connection, get help with your studies


Outstanding features for highly customizable Courses, Units, Lessons, and Quizzes.

How to navigate

Choosing your PATH
Write your awesome label here.
I immersed myself in nature, crawled, as it were, into the very essence of nature . . . The only important thing is to follow nature.
c g jung

Heather Taylor-Zimmerman

A Playful Nature Guide

Heather loves nature and walks daily in the forest by her home as a form of  wilderness therapy. She believes deeply in the healing power of nature and the skills and lessons of this path.

Charlton Hall's Workbook

The Inspiration & Model

This course includes a 250 page workbook for each participant and is rooted in the facilitation of the facilitator's manual. Deep gratitude  is given to Charlton Hall for his ground=breaking work.

Inner Learning & Reflection

Skills, concepts, and lessons lead you inward.

Outward Application & Exploration

Natural mirroring, symbolism, and synchronicities lead you outward

Inner & Outer Movement & Balance

Make the world a better place for all

Friday 6:30-8 Earthing: walk barefoot in kinship 

Embrace nature as a relationship. (6.30)

Saturday 1-5:00 Kinship: open to animal guidance

Approach animals as kindred spirits. (7.1)
Live & In person Weekend Retreat

Sunday 1-5:00 Creation: claim your creative legacy

Co-create in balance with nature as nature. (7.2)
We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. 
chief seattle

This is a trailhead to a journey home

Below you will find the schedule & structure for your journey, but it is really alive within you & all around. As you journey through the seasons of the year, you connect to the seasons of your life from the deep introspection of spring to the growth & blossoming in summer, returning to the earth in fall & dropping deep into the fallow period of winter. In the description below you will see a number of abbreviations to indicate what is included in each month. For example, the: T: is for the theme; A: is for activity; C: is for concept; & M: is for metaphor or natural connection to & embodiment of the season. 

Coursework and play . . .

Each week content drops & you get an email that goes to the new material. Content is given in the workbook as well as in videos & prompts with a discussion group & partner work in person & in our hive. We get to go outside!

Mindful Awareness

Session 1 (6.25)

T: Root deep in the present
A: Forest Medicine Walk & Family Tree Roots Exercise
C:Introduction & Exploration of basic concepts & skills, including non-judgmental intention, doing & being & presencing (being here now).
M: Rich Soil & Composting the past to root deep & grow

Radical Acceptance

Session 2 (7.2)

T: Grow in Self-acceptance
A: Find your Place in Wilderness & Family
C: Growing through deep self-reflection to stabilize your emotions, center in meditation, assess stressors & prioritize positive change. 
M: Grow in balance toward the sun & the soil of the earth

Embodied mindfulness

Session 3 (7.9)

T: Integration of mind-body
A: Befriend a Tree & Rooting to Branch Up & Out
C: Discriminating between the rational & emotional, body & mind split to put the 2 halves of ourselves together as a whole, inside & out. 
M: Tree breathing & sensory integration, past & future


Session 4 (7.16)

T: Let change blossom
A: Stress Inventory & Animal Guide Active Imagination
C: Looking at needs & wants to identify underlying intent, motivation & desire. What do you want . . . really? Separate & let go of false influences.
M: Growing toward your sun, guided by your life calling.

Living in
the Now

Session 5 (7.23)

T: Presencing & living NOW
A: True Self Drawing & Coyote/Wolf Teaching
C: Identifying upstream & downstream thoughts. Learn you are not your thoughts & positive self-talk. Living in sacred space & time. 
M: River flow & Feeding the Wolf Story


Session 6 (7.30)

T: Rite of Passage




Session 7 (8.6)

T: Medicine Walk



Nature as Metaphor

Session 8 (8.13)

T: Natural Metaphors Guide Us


Nature as

Session 9 

T: Listen to Her Teachings


Nature as

Session 10 

T: Nurture Self-Love


Nature as 

Session 11 

T: Heal Your Nature


Living in
True Self

Session 12 
(Rite of Passage)

T: Become ONESelf


Embodied Imagination & Sensation

Foster deep listening, looking, and learning in a path that integrates mind, body, and spirit to reconnect your nature to nature. Remember the power and presence of nature to heal the schisms of your life. Experience the wild majesty and mystery of fallen leaves under a forest canopy that speaks of alchemy and forgotten ways to transform yourself and world.
Tranquility, serenity, & beauty of nature taught me how to find happiness in life & in the silence of eternity.
debasish Mridha

Healing done naturally your way. 

While the skills, strategies, and concepts from different cultures are introduced, it is us up to you to embody them in your own life and way. You create self-generated rituals, meditations, and reflections. This is your path.

"I go to nature to be soothed and healed." John Burroughs
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

A sustainable future is rooted in the world.

As our ancestors lived in balance and appreciation of nature, we return to a life of homeostatic gratitude to offer our children a path forward into a sustainable and livable world. 
"The earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all." Chief Seattle

Walk alone

Enter the forest

Walk in nature.

Pick a place

Enter partnership

Find a place to return to.

Pick a tree

Make a friend

Create a friendship.
The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.

Tools for your journey . . .

Each week is designed to lead you further into yourself and the forest. Because you are surrendering to the emergent nature of nature, the weeks are not outlined as they are in other classes. Forest Bathing does begin with the same introduction, asking you what you are willing or wanting (called) to leave behind, and it ends with the same conclusion to provide containment and integration. It is its own rite of passage. 

Tools for your journey . . .

Turning with the cycles of nature, we receive the gifts of the seasons & learn tools to help us navigate our relationship with nature & ourselves as nature.

Make a drum

Vision, create, paint & dedicate a drum or rattle.

Create a Power Circle

Create a circle of power, purpose & boundaries.

Power Practice

Partner to increase your transformation by 65%

Mindfullness Practice

Yoga, Medicine Walk, Meditation & More

Depth + Ecopsychology = + Terra Psychology

Deep Healing
Forest bathing heals us from the depths of our being. 
Walking in the forest heals us, increasing our immunity, cognitive capacity and happiness while decreasing our stress, depression and confusion. So we walk, sit and rest.
Deep Breathing
Breathing with the trees we breathe deep.
Bathing in the energy of the forest we exchange carbon and oxygen, drinking deep in exchange with our forest friends. Breathing is as important as walking in forest bathing.
Deep Listening
Amidst the trees we listen deeply to the forest song.
Forests are still but trilling with life. You just have to slow down and be in relationship with the life around you-- Whether it is an ancient cedar tree or a small salamander..
Deep Seeing
We look into the depths and see the invisible in the forest.
Practice techniques and guidance that support financial self-care to earn what you’re worth, give generously, spend consciously, reflect your values and build a legacy.

Return home to yourself and nature.

Each week you will walk on stepping stones that connect your nature to nature through the seasons and the changes in the natural world. These steps vary without a set schedule. You will get an email when new content comes and you can engage with it or not as you feel called.