What do I wear?
Layers are important. I recommend dressing one layer warmer than you think you will need. Keep in mind you will be moving very slowly and spending quite a bit of time not moving at all. You won’t be generating body heat the way one does when hiking for example. Comfortable shoes or boots are always a good idea depending on the season of your walk as well as full length pants and a long sleeve shirt.
What do I need to bring?
An open mind and an open heart and not much else really. We often spend time sitting on the forest floor and therefore a cushion or “sit upon” may be something you’d like to bring. I do have a few to lend out as well if you feel like you need one and you don’t have one.
If you’re attending one of our retreats you will receive a “what to pack list” with further details.
What if it's cold the day of the walk?
The old adage, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear” is something we agree with. Threatening thunder and lightning storms as well as winter cold are basically the only 2 weather situations that would cause your walk to be rescheduled to a later date.
Can I bring my kid(s)/dog(s)?
If you’re attending a public walk, in respect for your fellow forest frolickers unfortunately 4 legged friends and Children under the age of 12 shouldn’t be brought along. Although these beings are great blessings and companions there is the possibility of distracting the walk and thus taking away from yours or another participants experience.
As a Mother and a pet owner I also appreciate the “distractions” these family members may create can be blessings and gifts during a walk. Therefore I’m happy and pleased to work with children or a 4 legged friend or two for private walks. Private walks are more flexible and adaptable to group needs than Public walks.