Over the past year, in the unprecedented times of “social distancing,” we have become acutely, even painfully aware, of our physical need to hold and be held. The everyday hug. The compassionate touch. The comforting embrace. The playful cuddle. The gentle squeeze of hands. The intimate caress. Many of us were alone and lonely, longing for a closeness that we were denied by circumstances beyond our control. Even if we share our homes with others, the need for connection seemed much larger than what any of us could hold. As restrictions are being lifted, the keen sense of needing to be held and to hold remains.
The Embrace of Nature is an invitation to develop a reciprocal relationship with the natural world in which we can learn through the mirror of nature how to be held and how to hold in nurturing, comforting, and generative ways.
Due to the increase in COVID in Vermont and elsewhere, we have decided to offer The Embrace of Nature virtually beginning in October 2021 and will reschedule an in person program for Spring or Fall 2022.
As in an in-person program, there will be informative sessions on listening to the natural world, understanding what is being said to us, and being a mirror for others. Participants will take solo walks with a question or task related to The Embrace of Nature between sessions. When we gather the following week, we will share and mirror the stories from the land.
- Program Leader: Fran Weinbaum, Co-Guide TBA
- Program Dates: 5 2 hour sessions beginning in October 2021. Dates to be announced by September 1.
- Fee: Sliding Scale $175 - $250 for 5 sessions. Deposit of $75 requested with registration. Group Size: Minimum 6; Maximum 12.
- Participants provide: Access to ZOOM for virtual meetings. A quiet space or headphones is important.
For questions or to register, please contact us.