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Unleash your creativity with the power of mindfulness and nature connection. Over the weekend, you will slow down, unplug, and awaken your senses to explore your connection to yourself and to the forest. In addition to forest therapy, we will be engaging in a contemplative journaling process that will offer you new ways of perceiving your art and your relationship to it.
Lake Arrowhead is one of Socal’s most beautiful mountain communities. Breathtaking views of the mountains rest alongside the serenity of old forests and peaceful lakes. There’s no better place to escape into nature and listen quietly to the land and to ourselves.
Strawberry Lodge is a historic lodge dating back to the 1920′s when guests came up to the San Bernardino Mountains for a rustic getaway. The gabled roof and hand hewed beams give this lodge the true character of an authentic mountain retreat. It has a warm pine interior, woodsy charm, comfy furniture, and the large living room features a natural stone woodburning fireplace to sit around and relax with others. The outside wooded area around the lodge offers up a spectacular setting for barbeques, an afternoon activity like horseshoes, volleyball, or a life sized checkers.
Ben ‘Crow’ Page is a certified forest therapy guide and trainer, council carrier and alternative educator based in Southern California. He is the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA LLC, an organization dedicated to transformative nature therapy and contemplative practice in nature. Since his practice began, Ben has been featured in such publications as Women’s Health, USA TODAY, Sierra Magazine, the Washington Post and People. Beyond his own practice, Ben also mentors and trains guides with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. He holds a B.A. in religious studies from Carleton College and an M.A. in human development and social change from Pacific Oaks College.
*If you elect to stay in a shared room, you can expect to share a room with someone of the same gender.