Nature Immersion for Healing - Archived

  • Jun 3 - Oct 7, 2023
  • MEND: A Grief Sanctuary

    6515 Babcock Trail
    Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55077
Ticket Price $55.00 This event is now over

Please join us for an outdoor nature immersion experience to help ease the pain of grief and loss. This 2- hour session, led by certified yoga instructor Dallas Rising, is designed to help you tune into your senses. Enjoy both guided and silent portions to help you connect with nature as part of your healing from grief, loss, or trauma. 

Register today! Space is limited to 8 participants. 
Scholarships available if unable to cover full registration fee.


Important Things to Note:

  • Some of the paths that we may walk are narrow and could involve moderate hills
  • Because we will be outside and distanced, this activity may not be suitable for those hard of hearing
  • Mobility requirements: We'll be walking up and down some hills and about a half-mile of walking in total. The ability to traverse independently is required.

What is Nature Immersion or "Forest Bathing"? Inspired by Japanese practice shinrinyoku (a.k.a. forest bathing or forest therapy), you will take part in a multi-sensory session. The instructor will encourage you to experience the sounds of rustling branches, the feeling of gentle winds, and the sights of summer sunshine. Surrounded by natural beauty, you will take time to notice the details and find comfort in the simple restorative power of nature. Studies have shown immersion in the outdoors is a proven way to reduce stress hormone production, boost the immune system, and lower blood pressure; all of which help in your healing process. 

What is Mend? Mend is a healing sanctuary set in 30 acres of wild woods, rolling pastures, and spring-fed ponds, just south of the Twin Cities. A place for respite and remembering, Mend offers the opportunity to reconnect with the deep wisdom of the natural world and restore body, spirit, and mind. Mend is open to all who seek peace, inspiration, comfort, and relief - and offers a multitude of meditative places, spaces, and ways to receive it.


Contact Stacy at or 651-641-0177 for more information or scholarship inquiries. 

Date & Time

Jun 3 - Oct 7, 2023

Venue Details

MEND: A Grief Sanctuary

6515 Babcock Trail
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota 55077 MEND: A Grief Sanctuary

FamilyMeans Counseling & Therapy provides high-quality, easily accessible, and affordable mental health support to individuals and families when and where they need it. At present our support is easily accessed through three subprograms: Outpatient Mental Health, School-Based Mental Health, and the Center for Grief & Loss.

Providing outpatient mental health in clinics located in Stillwater, MN and Hudson, WI, as well as, virtually. Our highly trained staff provide individual counseling, couples counseling, family counseling, support groups, and education. 

School-Based Mental Health is provided in 4 districts in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Supporting students, parents, and teachers with individual counseling, family counseling, support groups, and education. 

The Center for Grief & Loss is a specialized outpatient mental health clinic in Saint Paul that provides support to those healing from complicated loss across all ages and stages. 

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