Nourish in Nature Experience

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Nourish in Nature Experience

Dissolve stress, calm your nervous system and experience the freedom and inspiration of spending mindful time in nature.

By Dawn Preisendorf, MA, NC, CHWC -New Dawn Wellness

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, April 8 · 10am - 12:30pm PDT


Sibley Volcanic Preserve, Sibley Staging Area 6800 Skyline Blvd Oakland, CA 94611

Refund Policy

No Refunds

About this event

  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket

Ditch your screens, to-do’s, and your four walls and join us in the amazing Sibley Volcanic Reserve!


  • Releasing and unloading, as your body relaxes into the current moment.
  • Feeling calmer, allowing your nervous system to down-regulate and stress to fade away.
  • Receiving nature’s reminder that everything is actually ok, something greater is at work here, and we are part of it.
  • Your mind quieting, so you can hear your inner guidance and the wisdom of the trees.
  • Experiencing the healing power of nature.
  • Connecting with yourself, other humans, and the more-than-human-world.
  • Feeling happier and more hopeful about the future.

Escape to the sanctuary of a magical ancient volcano, with views of Mount Diablo, hearing your feet crunch on the earth below, catching the song of birds, and breathing crisp, clean air.

Sibley is so beautiful in the spring - the green hills resemble Ireland. Except we'll know we're in California because of the abundance of poppies. We'll be walking a natural labryinth as well, hidden away in a small canyon vibrating with life.

For just a few hours, close to home, give yourself the gift of nourishment and inspiration in nature. With all of the challenges of the past couple years, we need this rejuvenation more than ever.

What We’ll Do

There is nothing for you to do but show up! Dawn will guide you through simple practices to help you quiet your mind, calm your nervous system, and mindfully explore the textures, smells, sights and sounds of the natural world.

It’s a time to disconnect from technology and life’s demands, and to more deeply connect with yourself and with natural world.

This Nourish in Nature experience includes:

  • A guided, mindful walk in nature
  • Guided meditations, explorations and other experiential activities in a beautiful natural setting
  • “Forest bathing” – an opportunity to take in the forest atmosphere using all of our senses
  • Group connection and sharing
  • Sharing healthy, nutritious snacks together (some provided, or bring your own as you feel comfortable).
  • Walking a peaceful natural stone labyrinth

What We Won't Do:

  • We will not be “working out.” We will be both moving and stopping and will cover a total distance of about 2 miles over two hours.
  • We won’t be using our phones or screens
  • We won’t be stressing, striving or strategizing about anything

Join us to experience the healing, restorative and magical power of nature. Be sure to register so we can send you specific details on the meeting point and more!


Must be able to navigate a dirt path with 2-3 short uphills/downhills. We will not be walking the whole time. You should be in good enough shape to walk 2 miles in total. Suitable for mindful teens and older. Wear suitable shoes for dirt trail (some tread on soles, no dress shoes or flip flops), and bring water and sunscreen. There is not a lot of tree cover, and it can sometimes be windy -- please bring an extra layer to be comfortable in changing weather, and while walking or sitting.

Masks optional.

Photo credit: Weekend Sherpa ​

About the organizer

Dawn is a certified mindful outdoor guide, functional nutritionist and wellness coach. She is passionate about the healing power of food, healthy lifestyle, and connection with nature and spirit as pathways to restoring health and living a fulfilled life.

Once an over-stressed corporate executive, Dawn recovered from her own health crash and found vitality again. Now she helps people with gut issues and those feeling the effects of unbalanced, high-stress lifestyles to naturally and fully restore health so symptoms disappear. As a result, people can live fully embodied, and pursue dreams or goals that previously felt out of reach.

Dawn is a national speaker, teacher and guide, who has taught and facilitated groups on more than 600 occasions. She has been playing in the woods for as long as she can remember.

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