Join a "Hike It Out Coaching" Program

Those who choose to walk on love’s path are well served if they have a guide. That guide can enable us to overcome fear if we trust that they will not lead us astray or abandon us along the way
— bell hooks, all about love New Visions

Why coach outdoors?

Outdoor experiences are a great way to transform and connect back to your unique spirit. We receive a daily bombardment of information, pollution, noise, emotions, and interactions that can silence our true spirit. Nature has that passive power to bring us back to listen, observe, and tune into what we are here on Earth for; to serve back to our planet; its land and people.

Lets walk together through some of the Bay Area’s gorgeous natural areas to heal and find transformation on an experience that connects directly back to you! Coaching sessions are typically outdoors, but many times the practicality of a phone call or visiting in a local business is just enough to continue your development.

The practical and professional experience I have as leader of organizations, an educator, and a healer adds a level of perspective and intuition that I use to help guide you through

  • Understanding where you are and where you strive to be in both life and your professional goals. I utilize our beginning sessions to unEarth your story and map out our journey
  • Identifying roadblocks, challenges, your mindset, components of your identity and perspective that may be preventing you from reaching the next step.
  • Learning how to observe the systems of nature and relate it to your own growth, development, adaptations, and maintenance towards a balance in life
  • Developing a system of accountability for yourself and me, as your coach, to keep you on track and moving FORWARD. I support and challenge you to reach your best self

Why coach with me?

"She is a natural born healer equipped with wisdom, intuition, and compassion. I felt incredibly comfortable in her presence as she guided me through the process of tuning into my inner guides and challenged me to relinquish my fears so that I could embrace my own light." -Alexis Pardo, Autism Intervention Specialist and artist

As I coach outdoors, I utilize the teachings of nature and indigenous spiritual principles as guiding forces in my work. I may pick a special location that calls me when I hear your story, or you may be inclined to share a special place that calls to you. Together we support the shifts you seek and ask nature for permission to take her teachings along with us on our journey! I facilitate the experience in nature that can reveal some unexpected opportunities and potentials. The guides I use to support you are gifts from both nature and society.

There are endless amounts of lessons we can draw up when we go outside and here are some examples of what connections can be made. But keep in mind, I truly believe in the uniqueness of the individual and their story, so each person and experience are special in their own way and each session will result in something different.

Here are some ways we can be intentional on our walk:

  • Observe the overall landscape of the area and identify what you notice and this can reveal components of your perspective
  • Focus on your breath and feelings of determination as we walk a challenging terrain; this may tell you something about the amount of risk you are willing to take
  • Notice the plants around you, the natural organisms that catch your eye; they may trigger a memory or an ancient connection

Feel like you’re ready for coaching? Schedule you complimentary consultation today!

Group Hikes, Retreats, and Custom Packages

Gather your friends, colleagues, coworkers, or join a hike to meet new people and build community. There are many ways to participate in a hike. Some events are offered monthly, others happen as "pop-up" hikes, and occasionally I'll do special events. Keep posted on the latest happenings with hikes, social events, and other fun ways to meet me by going to the Events page.

Most of these tickets will be available on Eventbrite. Hikes happen all over the Bay Area on a regular basis
and you can even book me to come to you! 

 Photo taken at The Lands End labyrinth, SF 10/23/16

Photo taken at The Lands End labyrinth, SF
10/23/16

HEALING HIKES

These hikes serve as a good pause and resetting of your inner well-being. Some are ideal for the busy, high functioning, and hard working professionals looking to create an specific time in nature to reground as a self-care practice. Some are more intensive learning, growing, and healing opportunities for some of life’s more difficult situations.

 Photo taken at Serpentine Prairie Trail Redwood Regional, Oakland

Photo taken at Serpentine Prairie Trail
Redwood Regional, Oakland

private 1:1 hikes

Book by appointment only. These turning moments in the day serve as the strongest times for reflection and releasing. 

 Photo taken at Point Reyes National Seashore

Photo taken at Point Reyes National Seashore

private group hikes

For a more intimate experience we can co-create an experience that will serve the most for you as an individual or for a special group like your staff, close friends, or you and your partner. Schedule a consultation call with me and we'll create something beautiful!

Gather in a small intimate group of like-minded and diverse professionals to build a long-term support system as you navigate through your everyday challenges and opportunities. Growth circles gather a group of 6-8 individuals seeking a safe and supportive way to practice the act of restorative dialog, community building, implementing one's own self-care practice, and the sharing of stories as a form of developing deep compassion, empathy in diverse perspectives. Commitments range from a minimum of 6 months to one full year. 

GROWTH CIRCLES


WOMEN'S RETREATS

Looking for a quick getaway with the women in your life? Allow me to craft and customize a weekend or multiple day getaway centered on supporting the female journey. With my tribe of healers and coaches I can craft a retreat to support your group's needs. The Bay Area's abundance of local and accessible retreat locations in nature make it ideal for a specialized experience for healing and rejuvenating. Retreats can include multiple modalities and activities. Just book a consultation meeting with me and we'll be on our way to co-creating this experience.


family healing hikes

Family healing hikes are an innovative way to create an intentional experience between those closest to you. Even in this context, nature provides a connection to family and units of support in the ecosystem you hold in the home.

Depending on the age range, I will craft age-appropriate activities for the children, support the caretakers in their roles and needs to carve out a moment of self care during the hike, and ground your unit(s) in a supportive and guiding approach to finding healing in family dynamics and relationships. 


youth/school groups

As a long-time environmental educator, here is where I get to flex a lot of my professional experience in leading groups through natural areas. If you have a youth group of class that would like to book a field trip with me, I can lead your class through an experience that would capture:

  • the connections we share with our ancestors around our connections to the natural world
  • unEarth hidden stories of people of color on the land and explore the history and diversity of our public lands
  • offer a blend of healing and nature education by incorporating knowledge around the ecology of the area as well as practicing meditative or silent walks through the park
  • approach environmental education with a social justice lens