Our offering during this challenging time~
Dear Friends,
We at Nurture Through Nature feel strongly that harmony, balance and healing is our birthright and our True Nature. We are remaining steadfast, welcoming, open, and fully operational as a respite, sanctuary and retreat especially for those seeking more ease and peace.

Being in the forest, surrounded by nature serves as a boost to our immune system. Science has proven that trees actually build our blood chemistry. Phytoncides are a chemical released in the air by trees that fight fungus that may effect their health. When phytoncides are inhaled, our bodies produce white blood cells, components that protect us from exposure and disease.

Now, more than ever, it is important to find peace and harmony within your thinking, emotions and sense of physical vitality. You and your loved ones can find rest and respite here; unplug and come back to your sense of peace and even wonder.

We have cabins and yurts available for you to create your own personal retreat, all located in such a way that social distancing and your personal privacy is a priority.

You can simply reserve your own cabin or yurt for R and R or you can add enrichment to your personal retreat through guided meditation, Qi Gong, guided Forest Therapy walks, a private sauna, hiking and beautiful, mountain-side land to explore and rest in. You also can reserve our sauna for a private therapeutic sauna session.

In addition, we have a full calendar of small group healing arts retreats for you to choose from throughout the upcoming year. Until protocol shifts, we will limit all gatherings to 10 or less people.

The sauna is a very therapeutic space and is available for private sessions every Friday and Saturday, based on availability. Because the sauna is such a healing space, we are considering expanding our hours, based on interest. Contact us with suggestions on days and times if you would like us to expand our hours! If we are available, we will run the sauna on additional days as well.

We are following all CDC guidelines. Rest assured that our cabins, yurts and sauna is sanitized and stocked with non-toxic and effective cleaners to keep you safe and well protected.

It has become important that we flatten the curve or slow down the spread of exposure; therefore, we have decided to cancel the remaining two dates for Super Sauna Saturday, aka Community Sauna, which is usually scheduled for every Saturday, Oct-March. We will start Super Sauna Saturday back up again this coming fall. Meanwhile we will remain open for private sauna sessions for individuals, couples and small groups that have been symptom free for the past 14 days.

For the health and well-being of our community, we ask that if you are sick or have had any symptoms over the last 14 days that you abstain from scheduling a private sauna appointment or retreating in our cabins and yurts. If you are symptom-free, head in our direction and we will support your greater well-being as best we are able.

Respectfully yours,

Jen, Megan-Mack, Mer and Dawn
Your hosting and service team

A special note and additional thoughts from our
on site Forest Therapy Guide, Megan-Mack:

How do we stay positive and proactive?

  • COVID 19 doesn't like UV rays so being outside is a huge virus fighter. 
  • Time in nature also boots our immune system and therefore leaves us less susceptible to getting sick.
  • Spending time in nature also decreases stress and anxiety, and lower rates of stress and anxiety also boost our immune system.
  • COVID 19 doesn't like the heat. A privately booked wood-fired sauna, sterilized before and after, is also a great way to fend off the virus.

An environmentally-friendly note in regards to taking protective action against the Coronavirus:
Toxic Chemicals Unnecessary To Protect Against the Coronavirus CDC Advises Preventive Measures

While people are seeking answers, EPA's published list,  Registered Antimicrobial Products for Use Against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19 , contains products containing toxic chemicals such as chlorine bleach, peroxyacetic acid, alkyl dimethyl benzyl ammonium chlorides, didecyl dimethyl ammonium chloride, and other “quats,” sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, and hydrochloric acid. In addition to their toxicity, some of these  can also trigger asthmatic attacks .

On the other hand,  CDC's website  makes it clear that such toxic chemicals are unnecessary.
The common sense, nontoxic advice should be heeded:
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
  • Soap and water—or, if washing is not possible, using a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol—is as effective as stronger chemicals. For cleaning hard surfaces, 70% alcohol (common rubbing alcohol) is sufficient.