Nature Babies

a series with Stefany Pagé-Douville

Location: NCC Greenbelt (P23)
$130
Maximum 10 spots
Parent with child (newborn - 1 year old)


Pre-registration required. No drop-ins available.

REGISTRATION CLOSED

Wednesdays
From 10:00 am to 11:30 am

October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 2022

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Meet me in the Forest with your babe

Come & partake in a Forest Bathing Experience with your baby, in a very relaxed atmosphere.

Stefany will be providing you both with gentle invitations to deepen both your connections to Nature & each other. There will gentle walks, blanket time, and a community tea & snack.

Space will be there for you to tend to yours and your baby's needs.

There is no right or wrong in Forest Bathing, only invitations to help you ground & connect with your surrounding.

The fresh air, the Fall colors, and nature's symphonies is sure to spark wonder for your baby

{and sometimes even encourages nap}.

What you will need:

A light blanket for you & babe to share

Beverages for you & babe (if applicable)

A baby carrier (trails are not suitable for strollers)

A back pack (instead of a diaper bag) for your essentials

As we want to foster a very relaxed atmosphere, we recommend reserving 2 hours of your time for this experience. 

Who this is for:

Those who wishes to take an hour out of their day and be guided in nature.

Those who are looking for a community of like minded people.

Those who are looking for an experience with their baby.

Parents who are looking for an excuse to get outdoors.

Those who want to take the planning & guessing out, and be led on a local trail.

People who are able to take a slow walk on a fairly easy terrain. 

Parent & baby (newborn - 1 year old)

This is a diverse & inclusive offering. The NCC Greenbelt is open to the public and so you are paying for my energetical offering, not the land access.

If you have any concerns or questions and you would like to discuss prior, please do not hesitate to communicate with me so that we may cater to your needs and make this experience as comfortable as possible for you!

A special Thank You to my mentor, co-creator & friend Alyssa Delle Palme (from Wild Roots Nature & Forest School) for guiding me in this offering; one that she has created and piloted by her.

Meet your Guide

Stefany Pagé-Douville (Stef) is a Mom to humans & animals alike; Reiki practitioner; Meditation teacher; and certified Forest Bathing Therapy Guide. Her pronouns are she/her/elle. Stefany is a mental health & belonging advocate. She is passionate about the power of community, connection, and holding space for every living being. Her primary work focuses on inviting people of all ages to find solace & belonging in nature, whilst sharing & learning about its resources together.

 

Stef has been facilitating gatherings and nature experiences on the unceded, unsurrendered & stolen lands of the Algonquin Anishinabeg people through her own business, Your Healing Circle, since 2018. Stef has worked alongside numerous Ottawa organizations & communities. She continues to deepen her connection with Land through learning opportunities of Land Stewardship with these organizations, with an open-heart & a listening ear.

 

Stef has completed the Nature-Rooted comprehensive program design mentorship through Forest Schooled and continues to be mentored by Caylin Gans. In June 2022 she completed the North Star outdoor survival skills program with Coyote Programs in Kahnawake, QC. Lastly, she is also currently working through the Therapeutic Skills for Outdoor Leaders (with a focus on children) certification through The Therapeutic Forest organization.

 

Come slow down and connect to self & nature with her.

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Note on the Investment Cost:

All retreats are non-refundable and no credits can be given at this time; but if you are unable to attend after registration is completed, we invite you to transfer your spot to someone of your choice. Please advise us if this should be the case.

Options will be given should the program have to be altered due to Covid-19 Provincial restrictions.

Our retreats take place in Nature, based on the notion that there is no such thing as bad weather. Therefore, our retreats runs rain, shine or snow. We ask that you watch for the day's weather conditions and dress accordingly before making your way. 

In case of severe weather storms, the event will be postponed to a later date or cancelled. All participants will be contacted in advance and an option will be given.