• Monthly, sliding scale, for 4-12 adults, and weather-permitting (rain dates are pre-scheduled)

  • Meeting locations given when you register

  • 20% of proceeds to local nonprofits


  • Free and open to the public, often kid-friendly

  • Visit my Facebook page for upcoming dates

Please review FAQ and Pricing before contacting me with questions.

"Natalie has a well-balanced combination of knowledge and sensitivity toward nature along with a lovely centeredness. I know I can speak for the others in saying I felt welcomed into the beautiful space of the James with other like-minded folks. We meditated, explored, journaled, and shared. Looking forward to the next one!"

- Michele R.

mindful hikes + trail runs

This workshop begins with a guided nature hike or trail run and (seasonal) river dip followed by a mindfulness meditation. Why running? It's often easier to slow down after we speed up for a bit.

  • Hikes: Every second Sunday from 1pm - 2pm

  • April - October trail runs: Every third Tuesday morning from 6:15am - 7:15am

  • November - March trail runs: Every second Saturday morning from 9:30am - 12:30pm

  • $15-55 per one-hour session.

Contact me with questions. 

Image by Timothy Paul Smith

heart hooping

This free meet-up encourages conscious movement, spatial awareness, body positivity, and childlike curiosity. Dissolve your judgements, shatter perceived limitations, and play with abandon in this all-levels hoop dance session.

field sketching

This workshop teaches you to focus on a part of nature that captivates, hone your observation skills, and practice accurately translating this inspiration to the page.

  • April - October: Every third Thursday from 6pm - 8pm

  • November - March: Every second Sunday from 3pm - 5pm

  • $30-70 per two-hour session. Sketching supplies included.

Contact me with questions. 



This free meet-up is at once simple and stirring. Think "Silent Book Club" meets arts and crafts next to the soothing sounds of the river. Bring your favorite quiet hobby and converge on Belle Isle in silence for an hour; optional social tea time to follow.

eco-journaling immersion

This workshop adds depth to the Eco-Journaling meet-up with tailored prompts and more guided mindfulness and nature-connection exercises. Includes a workbook with action steps for continuing your practice after our session. Contact me beforehand with the topics or life areas you'd like to reflect on, and I'll provide personalized prompts once the session begins.

  • April - October: Every second Saturday morning from 9:30am - 12:30pm

  • November - March: 12:30pm - 3:30pm

  • $45-85 per three-hour session. Includes a printable and editable PDF workbook (an expanded version of the free Nature Connection workbook).

Contact me with questions. 



This free meet-up combines mindfulness meditation and ecological observation with independent reflection and expression.

© 2020 - Natalie K. Stickel