About

Nature is good medicine. We are ecotherapists, nature connection/wilderness guides, and poets offering workshops and adventures on the land designed to help you reconnect with nature, your most authentic selves, and your truest calling.

Katie Baptist, LCSW, is an ecotherapist, a naturalist, a writer, and a rite-of-passage guide. She is passionate about preserving wild nature, both human and otherwise. Katie holds a master’s degree in women’s spirituality and is devoted to healing through embodied, earth-based practices for reconnecting to ourselves, each other, and the planet. Her psychotherapy practice, Heart Story, is located in midtown Sacramento

Ryan Van Lenning is a nature connection & wilderness guide, poet, and communications consultant. He has published work in Earth Island Journal, Deep Time: The Journal of the Work That Reconnects, Terrain Magazine, Elephant Journal, and various poetry journals. Ryan is a certified Ecotherapist through the EarthBody Institute. He is passionate about facilitating authentic connections between nature and ourselves to assist in The Great Turning.

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