A place where you can leave the busyness and stress of the world behind  - and be supported to reconnect to self and the natural world around you. If you are craving solitude and introspection, and wanting to learn and grow, shift patterns and find happiness on a daily basis then you have landed in the right place. 

The Forest Studio offers wellness and contemplative arts courses, and personal coaching services that are enriching and experiential, engaging mind, body, spirit, and the elements of the natural world. We believe that being in connection with the forests, oceans, stars, and everything wild is the best medicine for our well-being, growth and happiness - and for the regeneration of the planet.

We also design beautiful and affordable digital prints and accessories to inspire a kind world, and to remind you to live an awake and embodied life. In our minds, kindness towards others and compassion towards self is the key to well-being in this complex world.

You can learn more about our services and courses below, and shop in our online boutique. New workshops and courses are featured monthly. We want you to feel at home here, so please feel free to ask questions or chat with me about what you need. I am here to help.

Be Well, Rachel



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Guidance, connection, and clarity through big life transitions.

When we are faced with difficult life situations that rock us to our core, we look for things to anchor us and to make meaning of what is happening. Transpersonal coaching is a mind, body, spirit approach to help you move through these profound life transitions like finding new purpose in your life, changing your identity, evolving your career, forming new relationships, and adjusting to divorce, illness, death, grief and loss. It is an invitation to explore what is being called to your attention, and to support all parts of yourself through these challenging times so you come out stronger and wiser. Spiritual support and counsel is inclusive of all beliefs and faith.


Tending to the body and feeding your inner life.

It is not easy to live feeling out of alignment with or at war with your body. This is often a life long struggle for many women. Changing your relationship with your body requires curiosity and self-awareness, compassion, deep love, acceptance of all parts of self, and daily practices for health at every size. Switching focus from weight loss to inner work can be freeing and rewarding, and full of rich insights that will help you feel more at home and at peace with your body. NOURISH is a Mind, Body & Spirit Intensive with weekly coaching sessions and text support to help you through this heartfelt journey.


Awaken your senses and wonder.

Do you dream about slowing down, emptying your mind and completely regenerating your strength? Being in connection with the forests, oceans, stars, and everything wild is the best medicine for your well-being, happiness, and spiritual growth. Nature Based Mindfulness Coaching can help you deepen your connection and spiritual practice with the natural world, and fall in love with the beauty of nature. This work will help reawaken a vivid sense of interconnection within yourself and the world around you. A natural remedy to build resiliency, and strengthen mental health and wellness. Virtual or outdoor sessions available.

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There are new parts of you waiting to emerge and new stories to live.

You are not alone if you are feeling lost or disorientated in middle age. This is the time when careers are changing, kids are growing up, parents are aging, health issues may be emerging, retirement is near, and death and grief are more common. These experiences force us to redefine who we are in the world, readjust to loss, and accept that our bodies are aging. This developmental process can sometimes feel deeply unsettling, and that is why people refer to it as a mid-life crisis. The ego has a difficult time letting go of who we were or who we want to be. There is a blueprint to help you through this developmental stage and transformation so you feel more fully engaged in a meaningful, balanced, happy life.


Design a meaningful career, team and future.

Life throws many surprises at us, and while we cannot predict the outcome of any situation, we can take control of how we respond to certain situations. Coaching can help you get specific on what you want for your future and – most importantly – why. Then together we can figure out how to adopt the most useful mindset to achieve your career goals, along with the right strategies and routines to get there as quickly as possible. More coaching options for leaders and teams under the "Organization Tab" above.


You are never alone in this thing we call life!

Life can get overwhelming at times, and you may feel alone and confused about what action to take. Sometimes all you need is a cheerleader or a big sister to have your back, and be there to listen, support, problem-solve, and share lessons learned from travelling down a similar road. Coaching and mentorship can give you tools and techniques to successfully navigate this thing we call life - and once you learn these techniques they will serve you for the rest of your life.



Wild & Beautiful: Creative Expression in Nature
For women who want to deepen their commitment to personal and spiritual growth, connection with the natural world, creative expression, and mindfulness. First LIVE class starts June 12, 2022.
Jun 12, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Online Group