Find a Certified Nature Retreat Leader Near You!
This directory is a comprehensive guide of inspirational Certified Nature Retreat Leaders
who offer many different kinds of retreats in Nature.
Deb Matlock / Wild Rhythms
Deb (she/her) grew up in Colorado and is deeply committed to nurturing the connection between people, animals, earth, and spirit. She has spent twenty-five years working as a professional environmental educator and naturalist. Deb offers nature-based spiritual life coaching, nature connection practitioner training, workshops, and retreats through her business, Wild Rhythms.
Deb created a body of work called Nature-based Spiritual Arts™ and offers professional training in this work for nature connection practitioners, spiritual companions, and community leaders. She is passionate about helping people find connection and deep spiritual meaning in their lives and in the places where they live. Deb holds a Master of Arts in Environmental Education from Prescott College and is pursuing her doctoral degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England. Her research focuses on integrating the more-than-human voice into environmental education and nature connection programming. You can find out more about her work at www.wild-rhythms.com
Sarsa Buck / email@example.com
Sarsa (Sara) Buck is a Certified Retreat Leader and Nature Retreat Leader living in the northern woods of Colorado. It is her deep aspiration to create and hold sacred and transformative space for people who long to reconnect with their awakened hearts and wild nature. She has spent the greater part of a decade living in the deep woods of Colorado, adapting to off-grid living, living in a conscious community, and deepening her meditation and earth based practices and traditions. Sarsa has been an alignment focused yoga instructor, receiving her certification from Samadhi Center for Yoga and Meditation in 2011. Since her initial yoga certification, she has undergone deep study in feminine embodiment and womb healing practices. Her embodiment offerings include yin yoga, vinyasa, Ashtanga yoga, cultivation of Shakti energy, Qi Gong,and female specific Taoist practices. Sarsa is also a meditation guide, devotional dancer, and belly dancer. She loves to bring all that inspires her into the spaces she creates and believes there are so many ways one can reconnect with their bodies in a healing way. Sarsa also holds a certification from Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute in permaculture design and is deeply driven to adapt her own lifestyle and educate others in more sustainable ways of living and being. You could say all that she wishes to offer are invaluable tools to achieve inner and outer sovereignty.
Lauren Dickinson Orion Retreats
Energy Medicine Practitioner, Certified Retreat Leader, Artist & Orion Retreats Founder, Visionary multimedia Artist and Shamanic Art Therapy Facilitator.
Lauren took an interest in the healing arts at a young age and knew early on that she wanted to help people in the way of hands-on healing.
As a young adult after leaving art school, Lauren started her formal studies in energy healing, leading to a life-long pursuit and quest to facilitate soulful healing and its highest expression for her clients. Her studies have included professional certification as a Reiki Master Practitioner, Alphabiotics, Core Synchronism, professional coach training, metaphysical studies, bioenergetics, and most recently Shamanism and the Enneagram.
Lauren is facilitates a greater expression of life energy, healing, and personal awareness and growth with her clients. She enjoys traveling and journeying to many sacred energy sites of the world: Uluru, Australia, Sedona, Arizona, and Mount Shasta, California, where she currently resides.
Tanya Robideau / firstname.lastname@example.org
Tanya is a Certified Retreat and Nature Coach, living in Massachusetts, who offers a variety of creative and inspiring retreats for women who have a desire to reclaim life thru self-exploration, fun & adventure, connecting with others, education & learning, self-love & laughter, and finding purpose & goals to stay motivated and moving forward .
Tanya has had a 20 year career in Correctional Programming working with incarcerated men and women as well as served as a Community Group Leader providing camaraderie, restoration and spirituality around multiple topics. She brings her interpersonal and specialized skills, combined with keen intuition and a desire to provide hope and real change, to any woman looking to create positive future endeavors. Tanya creates a sacred space for women to go deep within themselves to remember who they really are and discover ways to strive for what they really want.
She uses nature, self-reflection, group activities, physical movement, education, travel, self-love expressions and more in her retreats. She invites you to join her on this Quest with her! Tanya’s life motto: “Live Life NOW” stems from her battle and victory over cancer in 2010. She fought for her life and believes in creating a life that’s worth fighting for. Ask Tanya about creating a private custom retreat that is tailored just for you.
Lynda Berger / Colorado email@example.com
As a Nature Retreat Leader, Lynda guides you through a sensory exploration of how our senses offer a deep connection between the natural world and our inner being. Where does that feeling of awe and wonder come from, why does that smell/aroma time travel us to a sense of place a specific memory? Why is BE-ING in Nature so important to our sense of WELL-BE-ING.
Whether it is a 3-hour Nature walk/hike, or a 3-hour stand up paddle board retreat, a 1- or 2day retreat, you will come away feeling refreshed, renewed and with a deeper sense of connection to the natural world. And you will come away with some new skills or activities that continue to deepen your sense of rejuvenation when out in Nature. Your senses will be further attuned to the healing connection with Nature and, in turn, a healing connection with yourself.
The Nature retreat activities are drawn from her wealth of experience and training as a Certified Nature Retreat Leader, Wisdom of the Whole Coach, Holistic Health and Wellness Nurse Coach, Energy Healer, Aromatherapist, Holistic Stress Management Instructor, and Paddleboard and Ski Instructor.
Judy Jasek and Chris Roth are Certified Nature Retreat Leaders and offer retreats in beautiful places.
Both Judy and Chris have spent years experiencing Nature and its profound healing. They are avid trail hikers, snowshoers and backpackers. Their friendly and infectious style makes people feel at home in all settings. They specialize in taking eager outdoor people to a variety of locations in Colorado and beyond.
Their work with outdoor retreatants is based on the belief that people can create the life of their dreams and the retreat experience can open doors to new possibilities. They enjoy educating people about how connecting with Nature is essential to one’s health and well-being; a foundation that will nourish our relationships with family, friends, work, the earth, and even our pets.
Lisa Garcia | INDIGO Nature Retreat
Lisa Garcia is a Certified Nature Retreat Leader and an outdoor enthusiast who finds joy, inner peace, harmony and love in the beauty and abundance of nature. Using nature as her medium, her work focuses on developing human capability through self-discovery and helping others co-author a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Lisa believes our talents, strengths and imperfections all combine to make us unique beings with gifts to positively impact the world.
Lisa currently owns and operates INDIGO Nature Retreat located in the Pisgah National Forest. The forest boasts lush hardwoods, mountain streams, huge moss covered boulders and abundant wildlife. INDIGO is a place where nature, meditation, yoga and art combine to slow the world down and enable the mind, body, spirit connection. INDIGO is a place where Spirits are emboldened to be authentic, rise to life’s challenges and blaze new trails …all for the purpose of positively impacting the world. Although INDIGO is available for retreat rentals, Lisa leads women’s Nature retreats throughout the year.
Reggie Weber | Wellness Nature Adventures
Reggie Weber is a Certified Nature Retreat Leader, Certified Retreat Coach and Holistic Health Nurse who practices healing touch for animals and educates clients on the benefits of essential oils. She is an experienced Naturalist and takes people on horseback and foot into the big open western landscape.
She offers retreats for both men and women in Minnesota and Wyoming and brings the beauty of the mountains to her individual and custom Nature retreats. Her work includes horse retreats along with self-care experiences for women and private couple retreats. She is also the host of the popular Green Women Podcast where women who care about the climate crisis and wish to learn how to bring activism to their lives and careers tune in for support. https://greenwomenpodcast.buzzsprout.com/
Ursula Lesic | Nature Navigators
Nature Navigators offers fun opportunities in the Pittsburgh area to support togetherness outdoors. Directed by Certified Retreat Coach and Nature Retreat Leader Ursula Lesic, this organization offers Nature-based retreats and events that help people get outside. With a background in Human Resources and Fortune 500 companies, Ursula understands the competing priorities that are placed on individuals and families in their busy lives.
She also offers professional talks about the value of Nature to conferences, companies and educational organizations and is available to develop programs to meet your team’s needs. She offers retreats located in beautiful settings in the eastern U.S. that blends the distinctions of meditation, movement, and collage with coaching. Ursula inspires trusting the “Leader in You” and in building communities of people who understand and appreciate the value of Nature.
Dan Watson | Rugged Heart Retreats
Dan Watson is a Certified Nature Retreat Leader that brings his love of people and the Texas landscape to his retreats. He partners with his wife, Sherry Haferkamp, to offer retreats to people who are healing through divorce, addiction and other hard life transitions. They bring their backgrounds in therapeutic models to the programs they design in Nature locations.
Dan and Sherry work with couples and families to restore hope by leading outdoor experiences at the campfire, star gazing, hiking local trails and more. They are strong mentors and role models for people who have known the challenges of disappointment and who are on a path to heal their rugged hearts.
Andrea Wazny | You Are Always Enough
Andrea Wazny is a Life Coach, Certified Retreat Leader and Certified Nature Retreat Leader and offers retreats in beauty-filled locations in Michigan. She is a wife and mother whose passion is helping professional women find more happiness and fulfillment in their lives while realizing and achieving their highest potential. Andrea’s personal philosophy is that you must challenge your mind to change your life.
Both nature and faith have always played a significant role in Andrea’s life, and she shares that powerful combination with other women in the retreat process. Nature, being an influential teacher, can provide solitude, healing, and restoration of our spirit. Faith can enrich and enhance our lives in a deeply
meaningful way. Andrea couples her love of nature and faith into her retreats along with soul work to bring forth a transformational experience. Her retreats include such topics as faith & family, purpose, clarity, self-care, self-awareness, and personal growth.
Chris and Amanda Weidner | Colorado firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Weidner combines his love and knowledge of nature with people and environmentalism during the retreats he leads in the clean crisp air of Colorado. He offers guided hikes and other outdoor Colorado experiences.
He also partners with his wife, Certified Retreat Leader Amanda, to awaken new experiences, and create space for growth in the spirits of their retreatants. As Certified Nature Retreat Leaders they both believe that while exploring and learning are valuable, it is important to allow nature to speak to you. They also invite clients to experience the deep silence of nature and to find meaning in those moments. Their main goal is to give their retreatants a chance to experience the healing, soothing, and inspiring side of Nature during their one day and weekend retreats. They know that taking the time to let Nature back into your life is the best way to reset, relax, and reinvigorate.
The Certified Nature Retreat Leader Program is co-led by two respected and experienced leaders in the field of environmental education and leadership training:
This comprehensive training develops graduates who become eco-literate and skillful in guiding people in meaningful outdoor experiences combined with the sensitivity of the retreat process.
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