Private and Group Experiential Outdoor Experiences
BioForest Restore Guided Forest Experience is designed to restore native plant species as well as personal and place-based traditional ecological knowledge and cultural practices.
A Guided Forest Medicine Walking Ceremony
BioForest Restore is a Guided Forest Medicine Experience created to connect folks with Nature by offering experiential teachings of various place-based earth-honoring traditions and rituals. Its mission is to spark curiosity and provide experiences in nature that serve to revive ones spirit and restore ones mystical connection to wild places.
Prepare for a three hour journey through three planes of existence. We will gather sacred medicine from each plane and integrate it as part of this co-creative, earth-honoring ceremonial experience with nature.
Activated Earth acknowledges, with respect, that the land where we will gather is ancestral, unceded land of the Anikituwagi, more commonly known as the Cherokee. We pay respects to the ancestors, past and present, of this land.
Do you want to learn how to activate your innate intuitive powers and receive insights and guidance from Nature?
Are you ready to experience anamnesis (sacred remembrance) and rediscover your ancestral knowledge and gifts?
BioForest Restore will support you in co-creating and cultivating healing and awakening through relationship tending with nature consciousness.
The spiritual transcendence from an encounter in nature, like other mystical experiences, is healing both to the psyche and the body. Quieting the autonomic nervous system helps to release endorphins and leads to lowered blood pressure, boosted immune system, reduced stress, and reduced depression and anxiety.
The emotional catharsis, even including tears, from experiencing nature as an ally while being supported and guided in a safe and sacred container- is yet another physiological manifestation of our own limbic system that you may experience.
BioForest Restore is infused with elements such as shamanic guided meditation, breath-work and earth-honoring ritual and ceremony as well as teachings on concepts such as animism, spiritual ecology and transcultural shamanic cosmology. We also dive into tree and plant identification and teachings on their mystical, magical and medicinal properties. We will close out the experience with a Mayan water-element letting go ritual in the sacred waters of the Pisgah National Forest.
We will learn about and experience the following:
• Land acknowledgement
• Calling in directions, ancestors, guides and medicine songs
• Spiritual ecology and practicing Ayni (sacred reciprocity)
• Experiential teachings on place-based practices for honoring ancestors and making sacred offerings
• Chakra Activating Meditation for amplified radical embodied sensory awareness
• Shamanic journeying through Andean cosmology
• Activation tools for communicating with nature intelligence
• Deep dive invitations into exploring the knowledge and medicine these sacred mountains hold for us to discover
• Medicinal tree and plant identification and teachings
• The role of ritual for embodiment and integration of wisdom teachings
• Mayan water-element ritual
Private Session: 2 hours / $120 per person
After a brief "spirit talk", your private BioForest Restore session is curated to fit your vision for our time together in the forest. The experience will unfold naturally and we will be guided by Nature for the highest and best medicine needed at present.
Group Experience: 3 hours / $45 per person (4 person minimum)
Group BioForest Restore experiences are hosted for up to ten participants.
MEET YOUR GUIDE
Hi, I'm Yanina. I have had a deep affinity with Pachamama- Gaia since I can remember. I am here to guide you in tapping into your natural power to reach a state of non-ordinary consciousness known as “liminal state." In this supported space you will remember your kinship with forest consciousness effortlessly and harmoniously. Anamnesis (sacred remembrance) is defined by a recalling to mind, or reminiscence. The forest is calling you in and will lovingly guide you in experiencing the awe and beauty of the process of anamnesis within its gentle embrace.