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HELLO & WELCOME TO THE FOREST STUDIO

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 holistic 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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AN ENLIGHTENED LIFE

What does it mean to live an englightened life? What is calling to you?

This 6 month course will support you to explore what living a spiritual life means to you. Develop mindful practices to weave spirituality into your everyday life.We will examine different spiritual practices with a strong emphasis on connecting with the natural world. Inclusive of all faiths and spiritual beliefs and practices.

NOURISH FOR WOMEN

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.

NATURE-BASED MINDFULNESS

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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EMBRACE MIDLIFE

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.

COMPASS FOR MEN

What if there was a different way for men to live and love?

Men are not always good at asking for help but like women they want to be seen, heard, understood, and to belong. COMPASS is a Mind, Body, Spirit wellness intensive designed to help men reconnect with self, tend to their body and feelings, learn new communication skills, and mindfully shift habits or behaviours that are no longer working for them. It consists of weekly coaching support and email/text follow up with the focus being on a personalized action plan to keep you accountable to your goals and the big picture. This coaching package can be renewed each month if you find it helpful.

COACHING & MENTORSHIP FOR YOUNG WOMEN

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.

 

WELLNESS WORKSHOPS & CONTEMPLATIVE ART COURSES

 
Wild & Beautiful: Creative Expression in Nature
NEW OVERSEAS EDITION starts Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 7:00 PM PST (Thursday, August 11 for overseas time zones.) For women who want to deepen their commitment to personal and spiritual growth, connection with the natural world, creative expression, and mindfulness.
Aug 10, 7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Online Classes
 

ONLINE BOUTIQUE