I’ll introduce some activities to nurture your curiosity and awareness of the natural world, practice heart-led ways of relating to nature and restore your connection with nature, with others and your inner nature.
Keep an open mind, be willing to learn new ways of relating to nature
Some Questions Answered
1. What do I need to bring?
internet connection and computer or laptop (or device-preferably something where you can see all the participants on one screen)
- Quiet area you can close off for this retreat
- Nature Journal pre-retreat activities
- Nature journal and your pen/pencil/colors
- Beverage (water, tea, ) and snacks of your choosing
- Warm layers to stay cozy
2. Is this retreat all online?
In order to make this accessible to a wider community spanning many timezones, I am holding this retreat via Zoom from the comfort of your own place.
We will be taking 2-3 breaks, plus a longer section in nature.
3. Who is this for?
Anyone who enjoys nature journaling and wants to deepen their experience by diving into the heart of nature for more enriching experience. To feel a closer kinship to the natural world.
4. Do I need to know how to draw or nature journal?
You do not need drawing experience. Some experience obswerving nature and nature journaling is helpful, though not required.
5. Is this an instructional class on nature journaling?
This is more about focusing on the experience of being in nature, and we will do nature journaling. If you would like instruction, please see Melinda's online courses or email if you have questions.
6. Will you teach me about how to draw during this retreat?
No, this is not a drawing class. However we will do some contour drawings- so no drawing experience is needed.
We will use nature journaling to deepen our connection to nature subjects
7. Will this be recorded?
To make this feel more like an in-person retreat, I do not plant to record this. Please plan to be here for the entire session to get the most out of it.
I may record parts of the insturctions on the activites for future use.
8. Do you have financial assistance?
I do reserve one seat for a scholarship, additional partial scholarships available through the Scholarship fund. Please email if you would like information to apply.
9. How can I contribute to the scholarship fund?
You would be greatly appreciated!
You can register using the Pay in Forward rate, ($40 goes to the scholarhsip fund).
Or, send a donation to Spark in Nature using the donation link, and email Melinda that you've made a donation.