Your Healing Circle
Where Togetherness & Belonging in Nature is at the core of what we do.
We encourage people of all ages to get outdoors and to nurture their relationship with the Land, its history, and all its living things through different learning opportunities.
We invite you to come as you are wholeheartedly, and connect with others, with Land & with all living beings.
Our hope is that you feel completely safe.
We are here to hold space for you in a small & intimate setting.
Previously called The Healing Circle Farm, Your Healing Circle is where our roots - our story - first started in 2018. Before even owning a Farm.
At the end of 2021, we made the difficult decision to sale the Farm, and we moved back to Ottawa, Ontario for our family's mental health. We took a long needed break to winterize and come back to our purpose, mission, and the 'why' we started this soul-filled & passion-filled business in the first place.
Our story started with a need for connection, belonging & 'me too' moments. The farm simply became the cherry on top. It's through those connections & partnerships that we realized that the energy we wanted to put into the world - in our circles - could be replicated anywhere with nature's & plants' accessibility. And so the space may look different from the farm's, but the mission doesn't change!
We operates on the notion of:
This land is for all living beings.
We strongly believe in the collective’s ability to bring change. That, immediate actions in a small-scale setting can make impactful changes on the grander scale. We believe that it starts with us human beings. But to bring about change we must nurture ourselves first; and doing so alongside like-minded people is the fuel our body just might need.
We were not meant to go through life alone.
A listening ear; a space that nurtures belonging & safety; and a place where play, curiosity, mindfulness & meaningful connections take place we believe is the best antidote! We want all to feel safe, be loved, feel listened to, and have a sense of belonging and respect when setting foot in Nature.
While we might be the Guides, Nature is the Healer & she provides the medicine.
To provide a small scale, yet impactful, connection-based experience to the community through different learning opportunities, aimed towards wellbeing & therapeutic practices in the outdoors.
This currently includes: Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing Therapy), Forest & Farm Schooling, Indigenous environmental learnings & discussions, Afro-Caribbean cultural gatherings, Lunar Groundings, Yoga, Mindfulness Meditation, Movement, and more. These, done by people with the knowledge & experience in their fields.
Additionally, we have offered educational learning opportunities on how to implement environmentally sustainable behaviors - which included foraging, bush crafting, small & meaningful steps on eliminating single-use plastics, green gardening, caring for smaller livestock, and more.
You can see what we're up to here
"Perfect place to unwind with nature. It is a very welcoming place, tranquil and very friendly. The Nurture in Nature workshop was amazing and would very much recommend this place! They pay attention to all participants, snacks were delicious and so many beautiful little touches to make you feel welcome. I will be back for sure." ~ Sonia
"An amazing space to connect with animals and nature! The owner is such a gem and makes it all so welcoming." ~ Mianda
“I also love the ambiance. You have created a space where we not only feel welcomed, but we feel like it's our own. Sort of like come home, going our own beautiful backyard.” ~ Annik
"I loved the location, being in nature, meeting new people, sharing, meditating and fire." ~ Anonymous
Forest Bathing “is a great way to reconnect and recharge. Good for mind, body, soul. A different approach to Therapy." ~ Anonymous
Welcome Friend! I'm Stef!
I'm a mama to humans & animals alike;
Homeschooler to wildlings;
Energy-shifter, Reiki practitioner, & certified Forest Bathing Therapy Guide;
Green witch & wildcrafter of natural medicine;
and belonging & mental health advocate.
I am passionate about the power of community, connection, and holding space for every living being, and so I invite you to find solace as we gather in nature, share & learn about its resources together.
I know that there is immense magic in togetherness, and so I welcome you and I hope you find grounding while together.
I'm so glad you're here!
what "healing" means
Your Healing Circle
To us, Healing...
Means: making the time for you!
That could look like: sitting in stillness & journaling; gardening as a community; learning about herbs whilst sipping on organic teas around the fire; taking a slow walk in the forest whilst bathing in its energy; moving your body through dance & yoga under the stars; gathering with friends and sharing many laughs.
Means: Giving your body the space to indulge in exactly what it needs in the present moment, without judging it.
Means: Intertwining nature & honoring sacred teachings in all that we do.
AND, It Means:
Sitting with a community of like-minded people, gathering in a safe space where sharing happens, and where being loved and accepted is part of the core values
Something for everyone!
At Your Healing Circle there is something for everyone!
For us, Community means 'all'.
This is why we are now offering programs & experiences that suits people of all ages. Whether you love nature, animals, walks in the forest, camp fires, community of like-minded people, etc. we have something for you here!
We equally believe in letting kids explore, try, discover & create; and we firmly believe that learning happens through children's own intuitive rhythms & following their curiosity.
Weather you speak French or English our programs are bilingual.
Come join us!