IN THE WILDERNESS OFFERINGS

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Holy Listening

Via Zoom in any safe, outdoor space at your disposal - No Charge (FREE)

Do you know the importance of making time and space in our lives for prayer and solitude? It’s easier said than done, especially in a world that not only accepts but values;

1) Being busy - it disguises business as being “productive”,

2) Not slowing down or resting - which is perceived as laziness,

3) Not feeling - which is viewed as “weakness” or “too emotional”

4) Self - Well, to be blunt, we live in a world that is sooo obsessed with "self"; self care, higher self, self love, etc. that we don't leave room for what GOD wants. Most of us are constantly surrounded by so much worldly stimulation; coming from new age traditions, the world wide web & substances, that we leave no room to hear from our creator.

Let’s go against the grain and follow Jesus’ example in Matthew 14 instead! “After He had dismissed the crowds, He went up the mountain to pray.” Matthew 14:23.

Jesus Himself saw the importance of spending time alone, outside, in the presence of His father, praying and communing with His true source of direction, wisdom, peace & love. Since we are called to be like Him, let’s decide RIGHT NOW to dedicate time to cultivating our relationship with our Lord and savior and opening ourselves up to living the life we were created for! I’ve learned from experience that God speaks the loudest in silence.

Come as you are, every Saturday morning for a time of Holy Listening! Dedicating this time to stillness, quiet, breathing, praying, listening and reflecting; allowing God to speak truth into our lives, grow us, heal us and equip us!

Though I will be there guiding us through prayer and meditation (Lectio Divina style), this is NOT a "group event", this is literally a time YOU are setting aside to meet with your savior. I am merely the facilitator of time.

So find a quiet outdoor space and show up! I will be streaming live from outdoors, you can tune in from wherever you are in the world too, just be sure to be outdoors if possible as well. No extra "stuff" needed, bring only yourself. Feel free to roll out a mat to move around on in case you feel discomfort remaining in a single position for an extended period of time. I will be recommending a few therapeutic postures before we start, that you are welcome to get into and play around with if you become uncomfortable at any time during your quiet time. A journal might also be useful if you have one, I like to write down what I feel God is saying to me at the end of my quiet time with Him so I can refer to it later. 

God is calling, will you answer? Remember, you're NOT coming for me at all; you are showing up to meet with Jesus! Like I said, I am just the facilitator of time.

Email me to register & request the Zoom link ---> contact.inthewilderness@gmail.com

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In the Wilderness, Women's Day Retreats


Lead by Hilda & Danielle In Mariposa County

re·treat  *  /rəˈtrēt/  *  verb 

Withdraw to a quiet or secluded place.


"In the wilderness … you saw how the LORD God carried you, just as a man carries his son, in all the way which you have walked until you came to this place." Deuteronomy 1:31

Payment plans available. 

LEARN MORE ---> HERE

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Private Yosemite Day Tours

Year Round

Want to experience Yosemite National Park with a local? Look no further!

*Roundtrip Transportation from your hotel/Airbnb in Mariposa OR most places in Mariposa county.

*Road-trip snacks, lunch & water (please give notice if you have any allergies)

*Entrance into the park and transportation throughout the whole day is included

*Customize your day! See the world famous bucket-list spots or venture off the beaten path. Limited mobility? I can take you to spots that require NO HIKING or pull right up to a breathtaking lake for a picnic with amazing views! Want an active day? Let's strap on our hiking boots and hit the trails! Or maybe enjoy some refreshing stand up paddle boarding on the lake!

*Flexible start/end times

*Want to add a bit of mindfulness? As  certified nature therapist, meditation teacher & therapeutic mobility trainer (think yoga, but not), I can do that! Want some fun and professional photos to capture your time in this national treasure? As a professional photographer, I can do that too!

-Half day is 4 hours and includes snacks & water

-Full day is 8 hours and includes lunch & water

-Maximum of 3 guests per tour

Forest

Private Nature Therapy Session

Outdoors In Nature (Mariposa County)

Forest bathing/therapy, lead by a CERTIFIED nature therapy guide. There are many people leading Shinrin Yoku/nature therapy sessions out there who are not certified to guide. Always make sure the person you are giving your trust to is qualified to lead you in the service they are providing.

Shinrin meaning "forest" and Yoku meaning "bath" in Japanese is a Japanese practice known (scientifically) to reduce stress levels, help us think more clearly, restore vitality and bridge the gap between us and the natural world. 

We will allow nature enter through our ears, eyes, nose, mouth (when possible), hands and feet.

Studies also show that people who spend regular, mindful time, unplugged in forests have lower heart rates, lower cortisol levels (stress hormone), lower blood pressure and higher parasympathetic nerve activity. Overall improving our physical and mental quality of life.

Please keep in mind, like all other therapies, Nature therapy is not a "one session, fix all" approach. It takes time for each person to process and navigate their own healing journey. HOWEVER, I can tell you that science shows benefits in as little as one session, I too can vouch for this from personal experience; you will certainly get a glimpse of this therapies life enhancing benefits after the very first session!

This 1 on 1 option is ideal for those who want the freedom to schedule their walks according to their availability.

Email me to request an invoice to register ---> contact.inthewilderness@gmail.com

Check out my "small group" option for a similar experience; offered quarterly, at a lower price.

Forest Path

Intro to Nature Therapy - Small Group Sessions

Outdoor in Nature - Next Group Session is May 22nd @ 11am in Yosemite National Park, CA

Relax & revive with this power hour of Nature Therapy/Shinrin Yoku introductory experience! Read more about this therapy modality on the Private description.
We will meet at beautiful Yosemite National Park where we will then drop into our Nature Therapy (Shinrin Yoku) intro session.
I will explain what Shinrin Yoku is, where and when it originated, the benefits of forest bathing and how to do it (and NOT do it). Then, I will guide you through a couple of therapeutic practices before setting you free to embark on your own experience of "Forest Bathing" for a set amount of time before bringing us all back together to share what we each encountered within and without while connecting with nature, sharing is optional. A light snack will be provided at this time. I am vegan, so the snacks will be vegan. 

Each participant will also be given a "Shinrin Yoku in a bottle" essential oil blend as a keepsake, to bring the experience and benefits home with you, long after our time together has ended. Use topically for a soothing self massage, diffuse it in your home, or put on your reflex points. 

INCLUDED:
- Intro to Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing) Informative Mini Class
- 1 Shinrin Yoku (Forest Therapy) Session with a CERTIFIED Nature therapy guide.
- A Full Sized Dropper Bottle of "Shinrin Yoku in a Bottle" custom essential Oil Blend
- Vegan Snacks

NOTES:
* This event is for people 12 and older. Parent signature required for minors.
* Do not embark on ANY new physical activity before consulting your physician first.
* Water NOT included, please bring your own hydration. I will be providing light snacks such as trail mix and fruit.
* Bring a towel, blanket or exercise mat to sit on for the "mini class" portion of the session
* You will be emailed the exact meeting point after signing up.
* Entrance into the park is not included. This can be purchased at the park entrance gate. Make sure you research if day passes are required for our date of service. Those passes are $2 when required and can only be purchased online, ahead of time. They are separate from the park entrance fees.

Get in touch to request an invoice to register.

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A Weekend to Remember

because you are a traveler, not a tourist

Connection * Adventure * Soul

Yosemite like you've NEVER experienced it before!

Bespoke small group adventures, beyond the valley floor.

* Max group size is 6 guests (plus hosts/guides).

*Women & men are both welcome

* Full day tours & full weekend options available.

Contact me to find out the next departure date(s) or head over to my sister site to learn more now. ---> Into the Wild

* Weekend & daily experiences offered multiple times per year.

* Lead by a local.

Will you be here on a specific date and want to set up your own private tour? Check this out ---> CUSTOM PRIVATE TOURS

Have more specific questions not found on either website?

Send them over below.

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Serene Saturday's

75 to 90 minute in person (outdoors) sessions in Mariposa County at 9am

Allow me to take you on a blissful journey to help you tune into your mind & body through deep passive stretching, mindful breath work & nature therapy; utilizing a few helpful props and personalized guidance every step of the way. Enjoy this nurturing experience all in a soothing outdoor setting.

Who is this class for?
* Those who desire to feel deeply relaxed, grounded & peaceful.
* Those who desire to become more flexible & mobile.
* Those who desire to push beyond their mental limits and do deep work in their bodies, using professional guidance and their breath.
* Those who want to slow down a bit & practice weekly nurturing.
* Those who want to be pampered & are not afraid of being touched. Aromatherapy scalp, neck, and forehead massage are offered at the end of each class.
* Those who want to enjoy the warm, morning sunshine on their skin & get that necessary dose of Vitamin D! Shade available for those with sensitive skin. Sunblock is also recommended if you burn easily. 

What to bring:
* An exercise mat 
* A bolster, strap, blanket & sandbag. I have 2 extra sets for rent on a first come basis. These are for $7 per set.
* Water for post session

Notes:
* Class size limit is 7 students MAX. 
* Reserve your spot via email at: contact.intothewilderness@gmail.com 
* Investment is $15 per class / per person.
* Summer Session: 
July 2nd, July 9th 2022
August 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th 2022
September 10th, 17th, 24th 2022

For Funsies: Don't want the good times to end once the session is over? Hang out for a bit and fellowship over an organic post session smoothie bowl!!! Smoothie bowls are $10 and they cover the cost of the ingredients used to make the bowls (NOT for profit). Just let me know at time of booking that you'll be staying after to hang out and if you'd like chocolate or vanilla. 
For Funsies NOTE: This is not a full day hang out sesh (I wish it could be), just a little extra time to connect a bit deeper over a meal together. 💛

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Visit Our Sister Sites!

Even more fun!

World Worth Wandering: Where it all began! Check it out, it's a fun place to browse.

Into the Wild: 1 - 4 day American adventures, to all the places you want to explore deeper, trust me.

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