Imagine a world where families boycott the Black Friday craze & stay present with one another. Notifications get turned off, phones & other devices are tucked away & the TV becomes covered with a tablecloth as a reminder to press pause. The family spends the day getting lost in page turning books or excited over putting together a big puzzle. Instead of getting frazzled by the flocks of people shopping for deals for things the family likely doesn't need, everyone plays a board game, hide n’ seek (no one is too old to play hide n' seek...) or cooks together. Maybe you decorate the house, go outside to hang lights, hike, do yard work or make art! Maybe you do it all. But without a device telling you to purchase something. You experience the day together as one and remain present.
Just writing it feels like a big deep breath. In between & amongst those experiences are smiles, big and small feelings, sensory awareness, problem solving, exercise, hard work, benefits of nature, creativity & more. Days like these are memories for families to cherish forever. Do we need to dare you? Okay... we dare you to have a day like this with the fam, even if they groan, and not post about it. Just live it! See what happens. How does everyone feel afterwards? Seems like a fun thing to plan over a yummy thanksgiving meal after an outpouring of family love and a gratitude blessing.
This season, amidst all of the materialism madness & overloading ads - Hike & Heal Wellness will be chillin' in the corner by our mascot Grandmother Oak grinning, waiting to listen & ready to provide comfort when you need us. We are here if you’d like to give something different this year. Instead of worrying if you purchased the right "thing," give a family member a weekend to focus on themselves for once. Give your mom or daughter a bonding experience where health, new experiences & growing your relationship is at the forefront. Give a friend a day to develop something they are truly interested in - their intuition. Give your family of teens & tweens an overnight camping experience around Earth Day to celebrate your love for nature & each other. Give an adult in your life a weekend to de-stress, recalibrate, ramp up the healing and bury the anxiety in the great outdoors. Give experiences. It can be affordable and life changing.
The 2020 program schedule is up & running. Registration is open for everything but summer camp (it opens the start of our fiscal year- Jan 1), prices are at their lowest between now & Dec 31 so really, there’s no pressure. We are just here if you need us. We’d love to practice self-care with you, connect deeply with our outer landscape & continue to build a mindful community of great humans with you as a part of our family.
Breathe deeply, grow together.
Team Hike and Heal
A year from now, you will wish you had started today. -Karen Lamb
Spring into Nature Retreat
June 5-6 & July 10-11, 2021 | Self-care, self-care, self-care! Peel away layers of stress as this holistic wellness retreat helps unravel the best version you. Benefit from a full-day experience at the beautiful Magnolia Bluff County Park & get a bonus mini-retreat in summer! Each experience will invigorate, inspire and leave you feeling whole. Ground on a guided forest therapy walk in the morning, enjoy lunch & end the day with Yoda Nidra & a sound bath surrounded by the birds & breeze through the trees. See more details below.
Fall into a Day of Mindfulness
A full day retreat that will help you reconnect with your truest self is just around the corner! See below for details. No 2021 date is currently scheduled for this retreat. Please check back periodically, or email Moira to tell her you want one to be hosted. The more people interested, the more likely it is to run. You will then be contacted if one is scheduled. Thank you!
Hike, Heal & Hum
July 10 or 11 from 9am - 12pm | Benefit from time in nature and stress reduction. Connect with like minded people and experience many different ways to live well. Begin with a guided Forest Therapy Walk and end with a Sound Healing practice. Spend a Sunday morning (our preferred day) feeling grounded, grateful & playful. Find joy and take care of yourself in a new, yet familiar way.
Wild Plant & Foraging Nature Series
$275.00 - $875.00
If you answered yes to several of the questions above, then this nature series may be for you! Learning the answers to those questions is just a fraction of what you will gain from registering for the Wild Plant & Foraging Nature Series. Learn more below! Registration deadline for the Spring Series is March 31.
Grow Your Intuition Retreat
April 24-25, 2021 | Want to learn more about your own intuitive abilities? Do you hear, see or smell things that are hard to explain? Are you wondering why? Dive into this group! Join us for a hands-on retreat where you will learn to trust your inner wisdom through intuitive play! Day 1 will be all outdoors (forest bathing). Day 2 will be a virtual experience of psychic play to practice skills. If COVID numbers are low, there may be an option to gather in-person. The price also includes a sound healing meditation to be scheduled at your convenience with Krista Pfohl of The Awakened Center.
Fall Forest Bathing Retreat
2021 Date Coming Soon | Kate Bast of Shinrin-Yoku Madison is teaming up with Hike and Heal Wellness for a weekend of deep nature connection, healing and wonderment. Immerse yourself in the sensory experience of forest therapy, while learning how to integrate it into your everyday life for optimal well-being. Your guides will help open the door, while the forest does the healing. When date/location is confirmed, registration will open. Subscribe to get notified!
Summer Women's Kayaking Retreat
August 19 - 22, 2021 | Bring the flow back into your life! Be a weekend warrior and become empowered with like-minded women in the Northwoods on the Three Lakes Chain! This is a trip for active women who would like additional support in their journey towards self-care. This is a great adventure for women who love the outdoors, want to experience something new and need a tribe to connect with. See below for more information.
$100.00 - $200.00
Surprise someone special with the gift of experience! Hike and Heal gift cards are delivered to the recipient by email and include instructions on how to redeem them at checkout. Our Gift Cards have no additional processing fees and never expire. Giving the gift of experience is environmentally friendly, leaves lasting memories and honors their health and wellness. A win-win-win... hooray!
Hi, Moira here. When I'm not playing with my dogs, listening to music, enjoying nature or being with my friends/family, I'm probably writing. Read these blogs for wellness opportunities we offer at Hike & Heal, ones I know that are awesome or just some tidbits about living a healthier life.