Let’s pause for a moment...

Taking a gentle breath in, then slowly letting it out.


It feels good, doesn’t it?

Are you feeling exhausted or overwhelmed by the hurried pace of life and longing for a deeper sense of calm, purpose and of joy?

If you have been yearning to slow down, catch your breath, let go of anxieties, and attune yourself to a more natural, intuitive, creative and joyful way of experiencing life, then this retreat is perfect for you!


A 4-day, 4-night boutique retreat in the heart of Nature, replete with nurturing, beauty, creative explorations and spiritual practices.

Join me, Martha Gallagher, internationally acclaimed musician/performer, life transformation-through-joy mentor, conscious movement/dance facilitator and Blessing creator, and experience the wonders and benefits of nurturing yourself, in the beauty of Nature.

"I go to Nature to be soothed & healed, to have my senses put in tune once more."
John Borroughs

Give yourself a much-needed, well-deserved break from your busy routine and the hustle and bustle of daily life to focus on nurturing yourself; in Nature, relaxing, rediscovering your innate creativity, and shifting your awareness to your deeper wellness - body, mind, spirit.

Come, stay, unwind and refresh in the heart of High Peaks of The Adirondack Mountains in northeastern upstate NY - world famous for it’s unspoiled, natural beauty, at a lovely Inn nestled amongst mountains, valleys, meadows, woods, and water.

“For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”
Wendell Barry

This retreat is created to support you as you nurture yourself through natural restorative explorations, practices and activities. Consciously slowing down and connecting with Nature opens space for creative thinking to flow; to a more conscious way of living; to becoming more aware of the moments of wonder, awe and joy - the miracles that unfold around us each day.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself, Life is about creating yourself!”

It is my hope and intention that this retreat will not only be a time of respite for you but will also be a resource for you to turn to even after it is over. Once you’ve returned home, when the old routines, hubbub and habits threaten to undo all the good you’ve given yourself during the retreat, you will have the “tools” that you will have learned at the retreat to help you stay balanced in your new way of being.

“Retreat” means “respite;” breathing space.

The peaceful environment invites you to acquaint yourself more deeply with you, in ways that may feel otherwise inaccessible to you in your daily life. When we do things with love that benefit ourselves, it also benefits the world.

This is not a “do, do, DO” retreat, crammed-full-of-activities, nor is it a corporate intensive disguised as a retreat. It is a respite.

“Nature has been for me, for as long as I remember, a source of solace, inspiration, adventure, and delight; a home, a teacher, a companion.”
Lorraine Anderson

Yes, we will do, but at a deliciously relaxed tempo, luxuriating in what we do with delight and purpose. But there is no test, no finish line, no score - and no rush.

In the company of an intimately-sized gathering of like-hearted women, you’ll enjoy content-rich-yet-relaxed activities, explorations and practices, designed to help you release old thoughts and patterns that keep you from experiencing your inner calm, your creative spirit and your joy in life. This opens space to welcome in and embrace new, more nurturing, nourishing, flourishing, wondrous ways of being.

“I felt my lungs inflate with the scenery - air, mountains, trees, people.
I thought,
‘This is what it is to be happy.”
Sylvia Plath

So What Are the Benefits of a Retreat Centered on Nurturing, Nature, Creativity, Spirituality and Wellness?

It can often be difficult to trust that our life has purpose and meaning, and especially when we are not being “productive”, in the way society defines it. And so we tend to “go, go, GO!” all the time. However, it is the rhythms of the seasons, of the Earth, that show and encourage us to rest, to embrace organic rhythms, allowing for our being to unfold naturally, without forcing or trying to make things happen.

And so we gift ourselves the time and space to slow down and rest; to simply be.

"Adopt the pace of Nature; her secret is patience."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

It’s when we are rested and in a calm state of being that we can embrace the freshness of life and shift into a more inspired state of wonder, awe and curiosity. We open ourselves to a deeper wisdom, creativity and expression.

This doesn’t mean we know all the answers to the questions in our lives. Instead we realize it’s in the not knowing that we can be truly open and receptive - and when we are receptive we can truly discover, learn, create and transform to living with more joy.

Nurture: To care for, to cultivate growth, to cherish. During this retreat you’ll have the time and space to nurture yourself, as well as discover fruitful, inviting ways to continue to nurture yourself long after you’ve returned home. Doesn’t this just sound fabulous?

Nature: Consciously connecting with Nature brings us back into touch with the greater world around us; the natural world, helping us to see the bigger picture of life. This can then have an uplifting effect on our mood and outlook on life, opening us to opportunities for a greater sense of well-being and relief from stress and fear. This helps us feel more joy in life. Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?

Slow Down: Allowing ourselves to pause gives us the opportunity to catch our breath - literally and figuratively. As we slow our pace down we can more easily see unfolding moments and consciously decide how we want to spend those, moments, days; our life. This invites greater clarity in our lives, helping us reduce anxieties and make better decisions. It invites creative thinking and opening our hearts to deeper gratitude.

Creativity: You don’t have to be an artist to enjoy and benefit from creativity in your daily life. Creativity helps promote divergent thinking, which means being better able to approach and think about many ways to solve problems or issues. The more adept and comfortable we are thinking creatively, the more easily we can adapt to changes and challenges in our lives. This opens space within us to welcome and embrace a calmer, more joyful, expansive way of being.

Spirituality: Spiritual practices come in many forms and do not have to be attached to religion. Practices range from meditation to communing with Nature to music, art, dance and other forms of creative expression. Regular spiritual practices and rituals support peace of mind, a contentment in life, a deep sense of gratitude and the ability to more fully live from a place of joy.

Camaraderie: The spirit of friendship and community will make our time together greater than the “sum of the parts.” Meeting new people, making new friends, renewing friendships, or in this ongoing-Covid-world, transforming friendships born on Zoom into live, in-person ones, benefits us through a sense of unity, safety, support and camaraderie. Let us be together in friendship.

Fun. Yes, FUN! Who says taking care of ourselves, delving into spiritual practices and exploring creative avenues can’t be fun? No one I know! So yes, we will have fun!

“I loved the fact that this retreat focused on our wholeness; body, mind, spirit. Oh, and all the laughter…!”
Nurture in Nature participant

Where is this peaceful paradise and why are you here?

You’re nestled in amongst the High Peaks of The Adirondack Mountains of northeastern New York State, a breathtaking corner of this geographically diverse state.

You’re at Nurture in Nature, spending four beautiful days and nights during stunning Fall foliage season on retreat; days of personal relaxation and rejuvenation interwoven with simple yet powerful, uplifting creative explorations and spiritual practices.

In the companionable company of a intimately-sized group of kindred spirits - friendly, delightful women who, like you, desire to enrich their lives through a deeper connection with Nature, inner tranquility, embracing a more relaxed pace, living with joy and experiencing the delights of creativity, inspiration and spiritual connection.

"Hello, sun in my face. Hello you who made the morning and spread it over the fields… Watch, now, how I start the day in happiness, in kindness.”
Mary Oliver

Oh my... the Magic of the Adirondacks!

There is a beautiful place, where “Forever Wild” is not only an ethic, but an official designation - The Adirondacks; your portal to your innately creative self…

"Now and again it is necessary to seclude yourself among mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life"
Morihei Ueshiba

There is something magical in the energy of this lovely region that will inspire you. Take yourself outdoors, to the forest, to the water’s edge, under the open sky - drink in the delights of being in Nature.

"The Adirondacks have long held my heart - and fed my creative soul. I can’t wait to share this beautiful place with you!”
Martha Gallagher

Here, you can be enveloped by the beauty of mountains, lakes, streams, gentle forests, sunsets & sunrises.

New York State's Adirondack Park covers more square miles than Glacier, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite National Parks combined. Nearly the size of Vermont, it includes mountains, lakes, rivers, bogs, fens, and one of the finest temperate deciduous woodlands in the world. The wildlife is diverse, the scenery grand, the atmosphere crisp, balsam-scented, and moody.

Just a stone’s throw away, in the lush forests, lakes, & wetlands that are home to an amazingly diverse array of native and migratory birds, you delight in the magical music of birdsong as their graceful flights inspire you to new heights of creativity and connection.

The Adirondack region is like no other place on Earth.

This corner of the world, the Adirondack Mountain region, is the PERFECT place to spend 4 delightful days of repose, discovery and delight…

By the end of this retreat you will have:

Luxuriated in slowing down, loving the opportunity to rest and refresh.

Relished a deeper connection with Nature and the cherishment of your personal well-being; through nurturing your body, mind and spirit each day

Reveled in your innate creativity, spiritual connection and joy in life, revealed now more fully, inviting you to continue to open, be curious, compassionate, imaginative and delighted by life.

Savored camaraderie and connection through friendships new or known, learned new ways to help keep enlivening newfound possibilities for living a nurturing life, with explorations and practices to support you in maintaining a healthy balance of nurturing, connection with nature, creativity, spiritual connection and joy in your daily life.

The Bark Eater Inn

We’ll spend four lovely days and nights in the charming comfort of The Bark Eater Inn; an Adirondack farmhouse-turned-BnB. Wonderfully comfortable and warmly welcoming - with delectable meals that highlight culinary delights from around the region!

Enchanting, cozy rooms, inviting reading/relaxing areas - both inside and out, a gracious dining room plus acres of on-site trails through woods, meadows to wander at your leisure, a fish pond and the magical yurt, where most of our retreat will take place.

Meghan and Tyler, the Bark Eater hosts, are a delightful couple who will make sure your experience at their Inn is a fabulous one. Friendly and helpful, they are a wealth of knowledge and information on the region and activities for all interests, activity, fitness and age levels.

This gorgeous, tranquil setting is the perfect place to bring your mind, body and spirit into harmony, peace and joy.


Wynde Kate is a renowned Wellness Chef; her meals are not only fabulously delicious, but are also wondrously nutritious. She prepares the scrumptious farm-to-table meals fresh daily, using veggies, cheese, breads and meats from local farms and producers. Nurturing, delectable and leisurely, these meals also literally “set the table” for many an interesting discussion and delightful camaraderie.

Wynde Kate is happy to accommodate special diets in as far as she is able; it will be best to let me know regarding any special dietary needs and restrictions you may have and I will connect you with her in advance.

The Delights

"Now and again it is necessary to seclude yourself among mountains and hidden valleys to restore your link to the source of life"
Morihei Ueshiba

Enjoying gathering with new friends - by the campfire, on a woods walk or around the table - with a glass or cuppa, laughter ringing through the air, sharing newfound insights, inspiration and the enlivening sparked by our creativity/artistry and Nature sessions that have offered you both rest as well as rejuvenation.

Savoring the irresistible aroma of our delicious meals - morning, noon and night - wafting through air as you wend your way peacefully from the yurt or through the garden across the tranquil grounds to the Inn’s welcoming dining room.

Walking in the the woods, the meadows or to the water’s edge, wandering at your own contemplative pace, listening to birdsongs that ripple amongst the trees, simply taking in an intoxicatingly spectacular view of the mountains.

Relishing the relaxed pace of your day, cares having dropped away, a peaceful joy filling your entire being.

About Martha

A joyful “inspirista,” Martha Gallagher delights in life, sharing joy as an internationally-acclaimed musician/performer, life transformation-through-joy mentor, conscious movement/dance facilitator and Blessing creator.

For over 40 years she has been relishing her music journey, exploring, discovering and developing her signature sound, “joie de vivre” style of playing and music creation on the harp. International solo tours, studio recording and producing (7 full-length releases on her indie label Singing Strings), leading retreats and providing inspirational mentorship for musicians engaged much of her life.

The time of Covid isolation changed all that, but not in a negative way, using the time not on tour to create new music (a personal delight!) and begin the wondrous journey of creating herself anew, drawing on known gifts and talents as well as discovering new ones.

Immersing herself in the joyful art of Blessing, she created new, beautiful offerings as The Blessing Woman, working with people to create personalized Blessings for themselves, their loved ones, special places, events and other important aspects of their lives. Hand-in-hand with Blessings, she is a Journey of Joy personal guide and mentor for people who wish to transform living their lives with more joy.

A certified TranscenDance TM conscious dance facilitator, she also created Moving Spirit; a women’s spiritual gathering that draws upon music, spoken word and dance to awaken one’s connection to self - body and mind - and deepen one’s spiritual connection, cells and soul.

Martha believes deeply in the beauty, wisdom and power of the moments of our lives. As support for people’s personal meditation, prayer, meditation, self-care and mental health maintenance practices, she created Just A Moment Music; a subscription series of daily peaceful music moments.

Martha lives in the heart of the High Peaks region of The Adirondack Mountains of northeastern upstate NY with her hubby of 37 years, Dennis. This beautiful place is her home, a place of Nature and spiritual connection, a delightful playground and a place of inspiration. While serious hiking and climbing abounds in the region, her favorite way to enjoy it is through wandering in the forest at dawn or twilight or simply sitting by the river in her back yard, listening to the birds singing.

Recognizing the calming, healing, and inspiring aspects of The Adirondack Mountain region, she has been excited and delighted to share this area and the benefits of it with others. She began leading her signature Nurture in Nature retreats in 2017.

Martha also loves being “MeMa” to her 6 yo grandson, who lives “simply just too far away!” in AZ

Please feel free to email Martha with any questions you may have.

Benefits of the Retreat Experience

“To travel is to take a journey into yourself.”
- Danny Kaye

Giving yourself the time and space of a respite experience, allowing yourself to absorb new ideas, while having diverse experiences in fresh, distinctive and inspiring surroundings, with the presence and support of an uplifting, knowledgable retreat leader/guide and like-hearted attendees; this is a recipe for your genuine enjoyment and success.

Our retreat will be a bijou-sized gathering of like-hearted women, allowing for plenty of time, energy and space for each person to receive personal attention during our group activities. No one need feel rushed or frustrated for any reason. This will be a time of patience and joy.

So, what can you expect of these 4 delightful days and nights?

Time, space and guidance exploring, discovering, expanding and celebrating your

Intrinsic connection with Nature
Instinctive wisdom of self-care
Intuitive compassion and grace
Innate creativity
Organic love of moving and dancing
Delight in connection with others
Unabashed joy in life

AND totally enjoying yourself on a fabulously fun, transformation-inducing retreat!

Wouldn’t it be divine to discover and embrace ways to live your daily life with more calmness, delight, creativity and joy?

How wonderful would it be to discover your deep connection with Nature and how transformative that can be?

How would it feel to be given the keys to unlocking the connection between physical movement and creativity?

Would THAT be worth coming to the gorgeous Adirondack region for?

You Bet It Is!


I have spent decades in the harp world as a performer, teacher, music publisher and workshop leader, so I know that a good portion of my circle of connections is with harpers and harpists.

If this is you, read on!

As you may have noticed, this is not a harp workshop or even a harp-centered retreat. There will be no technique classes or teaching of tunes during this retreat. BUT what you will discover is what excites and supports all enthusiastic explorers on their harp journey:.

Relaxed, natural ways of playing the harp
Access to boundless creativity
Deeper inner artistry and creative expression
Illuminating paths to the freeing delight of improvisation
Playing with unabashed joy!

Have you been feeling bored by yourself, music you play and how you play it? Do you feel stuck in the same place in your playing, no matter how many workshops you take? No matter how hard you practice?

If yes, then maybe what you don’t need right now is another new tune or another class on keeping your thumbs up or a workshop on sight-reading or even improvisation. Maybe what you DO need - and truly desire - is to slow down, let go, relax, refresh, rejuvenate and re-enliven yourself - body, mind and spirit!

Then when you turn to your harp, your music, you come to them from a whole new place - one that allows your creativity and artistry to flow, one that welcomes and embraces the joy of making music.

I am offering special harp time during the retreat for a cozy circle of harpers and harpists to gather to explore and infuse your harp brain, your physical body and your artist spirit with the benefits of the offerings of this retreat.

Testimonials from past Nurture in Nature retreat participants:

“I loved the mix of nature and all the various ways to open our creativity and relax - lots of great rejuvenation time, yummy food, small group, personal time, beautiful location…”

“Great music, food, location, discussions, laughter, spirituality; kindred spirits!”

“The time was generous for the unfolding…”

“It was wonderful to have personal time between scheduled sessions.”

“The camaraderie was terrific!”

“Loved all the experiential learning and exploring time… truly a great retreat and not just a workshop in a pretty place.”

Is This for Me?

This delightful retreat experience is for you if...

You love the idea of gathering in a gorgeous setting with a small group of like-hearted women who, like you, love and long to continue to grow personally, creatively, spiritually.

You would love sustainable ways to nurture yourself, care for your well-being and live life with more peace and from a joy-filled place.

You love the prospect of broadening your creative thinking, and look forward to continuing to build on that long after you’ve returned home from this retreat

You have a love of travel and an understanding of how new environments and routines can reset and refresh your outlook on life.

You’re delighted to explore how to unlock the mysteries of living with less “push” effort and with more abundance of joy!

Explore the Adirondacks

The Adirondack Mountain region of Northeastern New York State is a unique place. Designated by NYS as a “Forever Wild”region, it is six million plus acres of private and public lands. Technically called The Adirondack Park, it is unlike any other state or national park. Strict development and building regulations keep the region free of rampant building.

Beautiful mountains, lakes and rivers, perfect for hiking, skiing, rock and ice climbing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing and many more outdoor activities, draw tourists and seasonal residents each year from all over the globe.

The history of the region is rich with native culture, conservation, and the arts. Saranac Lake, a 30 minute drive from The Bark Eater Inn, is a mecca for visual artists and art lovers. The Lake Placid region, a 20 minute drive, is rich with Olympic history, having hosted the Winter Olympics in both 1932 and 1980. Famous writers, composers, musicians, business magnates, theologians and philosophers have a long history of spending time in the Adirondacks to ponder, refresh and rejuvenate.

Drives through the mountains and valleys are scenic. Roads are generally in good shape, but it’s rare where it’s a straight line from one place to another, and roads can be winding, so just allow a little more time than mileage might indicate.

What You Can Expect

Daily content-rich-yet-relaxed nurturing self-care practices, Nature connection activities, creative explorations, and spiritual practices with Martha, designed to support you as you decompress from life’s stresses and create delightful, meaningful, sustainable patterns for nurturing yourself going forward.

Divine daily meditative opportunities to support you in opening to your inner calm as well as your creative channels.

Illuminating TranscenDance sessions with Martha, using conscious dance to help release stagnancy, negative energy and revitalize your and your body, mind, spirit connection. (Designed for all fitness and mobility levels).

Activities that invite you to discover your deep wells of imagination and creative thinking.

A consciousness-expanding Mindfulness Nature Connection experience with Meghan Kirkpatrick (our Inn host), gardener, herbalist and naturalist.

Personal time to enjoy the opportunities, spaces and settings inviting you to rest, refresh, reset and revitalize your imaginative spirit. On your own, you can choose to explore the region; labyrinth walk, hiking, shopping.

Fun and enlightening culinary session with Wellness Chef Wynde Kate, exploring natural ways to uplift the meals that nourish you.

Learning, exploring, creating, dining, and relaxing with like-hearted women, creating the perfect conditions for forming new bonds of friendship.

Welcome Reception in the garden (weather permitting) Sun.

A special centering time on Sun. evening for intention-setting for the retreat, with musings, chants and short meditation.

Meaningful opening and closing ceremonies with attendee participation.

Fabulous farm-to-table meals, prepared primarily with fresh, local, organic, seasonal ingredients. Dining will be in the Inn’s gracious yet cozy dining room, with porch and outdoor deck seating also available.

Comfy lodging at the Inn or in the on-site cabin on The Bark Eater property (Special retreat pricing for lodging booked only through the Inn)

Access to and enjoyment of The Bark Eater’s gorgeous garden and their on-site trail network.

Beautiful setting, enjoyable, engaging and substantive activities, woods walks, gorgeous scenery, delicious food, wonderfully comfortable accommodations, music, dance, art creation, delightful camaraderie… One could hardly ask for a more wonderful combination of delights!


~ Offerings are subject to change.

~ To create that wondrous community element that is so much a part of the magic of a retreat, full participation in the retreat activities and offerings by attendees is anticipated. Community is very much a part of the retreat experience and the selection and schedule of the various offerings has meaning and purpose. However, please know that all offerings are optional. The invitation to you is to nurture yourself as you feel called to but to also be open to the opportunities within the offerings for your personal growth, transformation and joy.


Delightful Creative Explorations
Inspiring Spiritual Practices
Wonderful Conscious Movement/Dance Sessions
Nature Immersion Sensory Awareness experience (w/)Meghan Kirkpatrick)
Wellness Culinary Delights Experience (w/Wynde Kate)
Welcome Reception - Sun. evening
Retreat Opening Blessing Ceremony and Intention Setting Meditation
Special Performance by Karen Montanaro
Personal time for rest, reflection, etc.
Live music by Martha
Special time/activities for friendship building and hanging out together
Access to on-site network of trails
On-site garden access
Free WiFi at Inn
Meals Sun. PM - Thurs. AM
- Four delectable dinners at Bark Eater Inn
- Three luscious lunches at Bark Eater Inn
- Four delicious breakfasts at Bark Eater Inn


- Lodging - Rooms are being held at a special rate for our retreat. Once you have paid your deposit, you will receive booking/contact info. It will be your responsibility to book your lodging separately from the retreat price.
- Airfare
- Travel costs (gas, tolls, etc)
- Transportation to and from retreat
- Travel and Medical Insurance
- First Aid kit
- Items of a personal nature, including but not limited to phone calls, snacks, laundry services, souvenir shopping, etc.
- Meals or snacks not listed on itinerary
- Personal mentoring sessions with Martha (available at additional fee)
- Beer, wine, alcoholic drinks
- Taxes and gratuities
- Anything not specifically noted in the “what’s included” section
- Cost of accommodation and associated services for overnights en route, caused by weather, flight schedules and other events


Go To Booking

Here are the retreat details in a nutshell.

Lodging at the Inn has been reserved for our retreat. You will need to book your room through the Inn directly and pay for it separately from the retreat payment. Once you pay your deposit contact and booking info will be provided.

All rooms are private; some with private bath, some with shared bath. I’m unable to guarantee a particular room, but requests will be accommodated as best as they are able. I can say that I have seen every room - and they are all beautiful!

Meals (Sun. PM - Thurs. AM) are catered in-house and will feature culinary delights that are fabulously delicious, healthy meals made primarily with local, organic ingredients.

Guests If you have a spouse, partner or friend traveling with you who is not participating in the retreat, please contact me directly regarding the guest policies and fees
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Travel and transportation are not included. You are responsible for arranging your own travel. Information given here is simply for your information and convenience. As a fellow traveler I have made many trips in and out of this area. Please feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions.
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Airports include:
Albany (NY) International Airport (ALB)
Burlington (VT) International Airport (BTV)
Plattsburgh (NY) International Airport (BPG) - connecting flights from certain larger airports on certain carriers.
Adirondack Regional Airport (SLK) Lake Clear, NY - connecting flights from certain larger airports on certain carriers.
Albany and Burlington airports are a 2 hour drive from Keene, NY. Plattsburgh and Lake Clear are about a 1 hour drive. Car rentals are available except at Lake Clear (having a car gives you more freedom of schedule and to explore the region).


Nurture in Nature Retreat

Sept. 17 - 21, 2023 (Arrive 9/17 PM, depart 9/21 AM)

The Bark Eater Inn, Keene, NY



Full retreat, meals (11), special activities



Private room w/bath (tax incl.)
or Private room w/shared bath (tax incl.)

(shared bath) $625.00

Please contact me directly in advance of the retreat about policies and fees if a spouse, partner or friend will be traveling with you.
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If you’re a local who would love to attend the retreat without lodging, please EMAIL me for details. But, you might want to truly nurture yourself by staying at the Inn - it’s a real delight!
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*Early Bird pricing is gone but you can still nurture yourself and attend the retreat!

All you need to do at this time to reserve your spot is pay a non-refundable deposit of $300. You will receive an invoice for the balance, to be paid in full by Sept.10, 2023. I will email you the lodging booking/contact info once your deposit has been received. You will be responsible for booking your own room.

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Put “NiN” in the notes section.
Do you have more Questions? email Me

Payment plans available. Please email me for options.

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Please read carefully:

There is a No Refund policy for this retreat. Cancellation policy must be firm and we strongly recommend the purchase of adequate travel insurance. Our recommendation is Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options

The Bark Eater Inn has their own cancellation policy regarding room bookings, separate from our retreat policy. Please be sure to ask them about their policy when you call to book your room.


Trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended when making travel plans. You can use our suggested Travel Guard Insurance online and choose from several policy options

The idea that we can change ourselves has long fascinated me. Can we really change? Can we transform stale thoughts, actions and habits that hold us back into new ways of thinking and being? Can we shed our “old skin” and become someone new - the person we truly are, in our cells and soul?

The answer that comes to me time and time again is “Yes!” And it goes beyond the idea of it. I have shed a number of “old skins” and continue to do so. It can be a wondrous time of discovery and delight and I so love being able to share a "trail of breadcrumbs” as well as “tools of being” - with others who feel dissatisfied or out of sync with themselves or the culture that surrounds them. While the journey looks different for each of us, there are common markers that can be guides to all of us.

"I am not a teacher, but an awakener!"
Robert Frost

Nurture in Nature explores the joys of these changes and ways in which to bring them about in your life - beginning with nurturing oneself and more deeply connecting with Nature. My hope is that it gives you both permission and a path into your own inner-knowing, so you can discover the pieces of yourself that you feel are missing or askew, and begin to change; to transform your life.

True life transformation isn’t something that simply happens overnight or on a 3,5, or even 10 day retreat. BUT, a retreat can provide the time, space, tools and mindset to put transformation in motion, in a real and sustainable way.

Nurture in Nature provides the time, space and opportunity for you to enjoy relaxing forest hikes in beautiful surroundings while exploring opportunities for reflective writing, nature meditation, the nourishing practice of “forest bathing,”  the transformative practice of conscious dance, the freeing power of making music, creating art and more, including the time to simply do nothing at all, if you so choose.

Join me for this extraordinary time of immersive Nature and nurturing connection. We’ll soak up the beauty of the awe-inspiring Adirondack Mountains as we begin to release and re-shape the stories we’ve been telling ourselves, opening our hearts to curiosity, beauty, and healing. As we explore simple yet powerful creative and spiritual practices we will tap into our innate ability to find joy, awe, wisdom and perspective in the beauty and life within and around us.

Blessings of the Joys of Nurturing in Nature ~