Journaling in Nature

Writing Workshops

2021 workshop dates to be announced soon!
““We write to taste life twice: once in the moment and again in retrospection.”

– Anaïs Nin

Step into the forest

build yourself a cozy nest

set pen to paper

…what will flow out?

Workshop Details

Are you interested in exploring a journaling practice, but aren’t sure where to start? Do you already love journaling and want some special time to write in the forest?

Join us for 1.5-hour workshops that will bring you into nature to practice the art of journaling. During this workshop, our program guide will offer a unique blend of forest bathing techniques and writing prompts to help you relax into the natural environment, and explore how journaling can encourage a deeper relationship with both yourself and the world around you.

This workshop is limited to 10 participants.

Registration in advance is required.

All writing ages are welcome.

IYE Program Guide: Katie Venechuk

In addition to Katie’s training and experience leading IYE’s core classes and forest therapy walks, Katie is a passionate writer and has journaled daily for more than ten years. She’s also the author of the blog World Maps and Yoga Mats, which was inspired by her love of journaling.

What to expect:

  • A short guided walk into the forest. We will carefully step off trail to seek a private place among the trees.
  • A guided forest bathing invitation to help you relax and tune into the natural environment.
  • An opportunity to wander and build yourself a solitary “writing nest” in the forest (see below for more details about what to bring).
  • Journaling prompts to help you dive into both your inner world and the environment around you.
  • A closing community circle and guided hike back to the parking lot.

What you’ll need:

  • A paper journal and a pen
  • A blanket or two to build a cozy “writing nest”
  • Warm clothing and comfy shoes
  • You may like to bring a bottle of water and a thermos with a hot drink

What we’ll have for you:

  • A personal, sanitized plastic tarp to place beneath your blankets at your nest
  • Hot stone, eco friendly hand warmers to put in your mittens or in your nest
  • Access to a small portable propane heater, where you can come to warm up throughout the workshop


When workshops are scheduled, you can register for them here.

Please check back soon for 2021 opportunities!

Thank you!

We’ll see you in the forest!

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