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Written by Hannah Buck with Wild Soul Yoga & Adventures Hiking is a timeless outdoor activity that offers numerous physical, mental, and emotional benefits. It's an excellent way to connect with nature, get some exercise, and clear your mind from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or simply looking to explore the great outdoors, hiking is an activity that welcomes all. Here, we'll explore the reasons why hiking is good for you and provide some essential tips for those who are new to the trail. One of the most compelling reasons to start hiking...

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Written by Hannah Buck with Wild Soul Yoga and Wellness In a fast-paced world where we are constantly juggling work, family, and personal commitments, it's essential to find moments of tranquility and balance. Yoga offers a perfect path to harmony, but have you ever considered taking your practice outdoors? There's something truly magical about practicing yoga amidst the beauty of nature. Let’s explore the seven benefits of practicing yoga outside. Learn more in our Yoga in Nature Workshop. Connection to Nature One of the most profound advantages of practicing yoga outdoors is the connection it fosters with the natural world. Whether...

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Grounding (also known as earthing) is the practice of contacting your skin to the earth. Grounding has shown to have many mental and physical health benefits. The earth has a natural charge and many studies have shown that when we have direct contact with the earth, our bodies respond positively. In reviews published in the Journal of Environmental and Public Health and The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine chronic pain patients reported improved sleep, subjects saw improved skin conductivity, moderated heart rate variability, improved glucose regulation, reduced stress and boosted immunity. Even more studies show lowered risk of heart...

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Written by Bethany Kilgore    When you’re an accountant, or a recruiter, or a teacher - these are common roles many are familiar with.  So when I tell individuals I’m becoming certified as a forest bathing guide, I often get a lot of silence and blank stares - the kind of looks where the eyes seem to say, “does not compute.”   Or there will be those who ask if we literally undress and take a bath in nature. It makes sense to think this is what forest bathing is and why you might shy away from something which sounds so...

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This year, give the gift of outdoor adventures and Explore More of what your town has to offer! We want to get out and explore your city so we put together this list for you for some local outdoor experience gift ideas. We have been gifting classes/workshops and tickets for years and love it! Sometimes, we all agree to forgo gifts all together and go on a trip instead. We have some family friends who have tradition of buying one experience per couple for the whole family to enjoy together. Whatever you choose to do, don't forget to always support...

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