Mindful Nature Connection
Cindy Olsen is first a lover of the natural world.
A certified Forest Therapist, Mindful Outdoor Guide and founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC. She is passionate about sharing the powerful physical and mental benefits of nature and mindfulness with others. Additionally, she runs award-winning mindful awareness programs for various schools, organizations and private clients. She is staff educator with Sheldrake Environmental Center in Westchester County, New York where she delivers education programs to elementary and pre-school age children. She is the mother of two wonderfully wild boys.
Meditation Teacher at Pause to Be Present Meditation
Environmental Educator with Sheldrake Environmental Center since 2012; running programs for families, schools, adults and special events
2019 Winner of Best Unique Outdoor Hike by Westchester Magazine
Have run multiple large-scale events and retreats for organizations interested in incorporating mindful practice, including Bryant Park, Wave Hill, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Sheldrake Environmental Center and Pause Westchester.
Certified Kripalu Outdoor Mindful Guide
Certified Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
Mindful Schools Meditation Teacher
Certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid
“I wonder if much that ails our society stems from the fact that we have allowed ourselves to be cut off from that love of, and from, the land. It is medicine for broken land and empty hearts.”
― Robin Wall Kimmerer
Mindful Outdoor Experiences
Experience this life-changing way to be. The experience includes:
acknowledgment of the land history
gentle movement sequence
breath and centering exercises
customized nature connection activities
backpacks, blankets and seat cushions provided
Pricing: $150 for up to 6 individuals, $20 for each additional participant
Plan your dream retreat. For a day or for a weekend. Close to home or far away. Cindy will organize a customized retreat program for your group. She has partners in the worlds of yoga, sound bathing, nutrition and energetic healing. She can weave together an experience that will bring connection and healing to your group for a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Pricing: Contact me to design a retreat that fits your needs.
Would your organization like to learn about the natural world and how it can offer you a path to well-being? Cindy loves sharing all that she has learned on her path to wellness.
Her education programs are interactive and inspiring. You will walk away with fascinating facts about the natural world, as well as an appreciation for how it can help us heal.
She has created education events for schools, non-profits and corporations. Contact her to learn how she can offer a learning experience for your organization.