MEET YOUR GUIDE: Gregg has worked in healthcare as a paramedic and an RN from Florida to Alaska. With extensive training in wilderness medicine, he has traveled as far as Central America to be medical support for others in their enjoyment of nature. He brings his compassionate heart with his care for the natural world and the humans that inhabit it in combination with nearly 3 decades of leading people on wilderness explorations. He has been a sea kayak instructor around the country and beyond and has written extensively on the subject. He has been a naturalist and taught courses for Prescott College both in California and the Sea of Cortez, Mexico on marine ecology, leadership and mentoring. Gregg's knowledge of health and healing gained from his years of working as a paramedic and an RN, mindfulness practices, wildlife rescue and meld with his training in Shinrin-Yoku to bring you an immersive sensorial experience in deep nature connection.
Here's what some participants have said about spending time in nature with Gregg:
My playful inner child came out to play. I remembered the curiosity and adventure, the excitement I felt as a child...
-- Tania S.
Delightfully light and remarkably playful. But also deep and meaningful. Gregg helps everyone feel included. -- Nancy O.
This is a perfect way to step away from the concrete jungle... -- Sumati S.
I took a journalist from Quartz Magazine on a Forest Therapy Walk. If you want to learn a little more about the practice, this is the article that came from it:
Trees Please: The Japanese practice of ‘forest bathing’ is scientifically proven to improve your health
The tonic of the wilderness was Henry David Thoreau’s classic prescription for civilization and its discontents, offered in the 1854 essay Walden: Or, Life in the Woods. Now there’s scientific evidence supporting eco-therapy. The Japanese practice of forest bathing is proven to lower heart rate and blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and improve overall feelings of wellbeing.
"You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here."
-- Alan Watts
You can save money on our programs, while getting all the benefits. Similar in scope to the national parks prescription program, we are partnering with physicians, therapists and other health practitioners to help you improve your overall health. Please have your clinician or their office contact us for more information.