I'm so grateful to all the people I've been blessed to spend time in nature with. Each experience is such a gift for me, and I remember each person's presence so well! It truly is my dream to bring people together in nature to experience the beauty and peace all around. That has the effect of actually growing our hearts, which makes a tremendous impact on our planet!
Forest Bathing Feedback
Sharing perfect moments in nature with others is really profound. Reading these words bring so much joy to my heart!
Bill from Blue Hill, ME
“I was very happy and grateful to sit in nature with Martina. She did a wonderful job bringing us together as a group to share the experience.”
Deanna from Williamsburg, VA
“The forest bathing journey with Martina was enriched and layered. I enjoyed the nature cards and the opportunity for gathered moments of reflection and sharing. Her love of nature is a gift. I am so grateful she is sharing that.”
Luki from Penobscot, ME
"After forest bathing I realized how grateful I am for an opportunity to just "be" in nature. Martina did a great job explaining that there were no goals; just to relax and experience. She clearly loves being in nature. When she talks, you can tell this is something very meaningful to her and you find yourself wanting it to be meaningful to you too. Martina, herself, is the best invitation to the experience.”
Christina from Ellsworth, ME
"During forest bathing my biggest takeaway was learning the importance of being still. Spending this quiet time in nature aided my meditation practice. I was surprised how entering the forest path the peace came sooner than I expected. This time was wonderful and I look forward to booking another session. Martina is so peaceful and thoughtful in her presentation. She knows and values the forest so much. It just radiates from her.”
Sheril from Blue Hill, ME
“I was pleasantly surprised to notice my mood become more uplifted during nature sitting with Martina. She was very flexible and accommodating to people with different abilities and perspectives.”
Carol from Surry, Maine
“Martina provided us an opportunity to be deeply moved and have meaningful conversation with our group during nature sitting. I enjoyed feeling part of a whole, but still had an enjoyable individual experience.”
Bryan from Surry, ME
“My favorite parts of forest bathing were relaxing by the stream, looking at sky, & seeing wild turkeys. The pine needle tea and cookies at the end were delicious. I'm mainstream and don't believe in spiritual stuff, but I found it very relaxing. It was kind of like hunting, without a gun, just going into the forest, being quiet, and walking softly. Staying still, observing nature, and sitting in silence. Letting birds come to you. Being unplugged from technology was also nice. Martina did a great job of making us feel relaxed and allowing the forest to wash away stress.”
Robert from Williamsburg, VA
“During forest bathing with Martina I had appreciation of using all of my senses to notice the beauty of nature. Martina was very well prepared to guide us during a unique experience.”
Andi from Blue Hill, ME
“I attended a nature sitting event with Martina, and it was magical to be out in the woods with other folks. The experience put me in a better state of mind. Martina’s caring heart was a pleasure to witness."
Gerry from Blue Hill, ME
“I enjoyed being surrounded by people being together in nature. Martina provided an atmosphere of presence that felt reassuring.”
Starr from Trenton, ME
“After forest bathing I experienced a peaceful mind uncluttered by the minutiae of a too hectic lifestyle. I wasn’t expected to feel so peaceful and relaxed. I’m grateful to Martina for guiding me on this experience.”
Kathy from Ellsworth, ME
“The forest bathing helped me realize how important it is to stop and pay attention. I was delighted by the connection of a community of people together in the forest. Martina did an excellent job of talking about her personal stories, which was grounding and provided a safe space for sharing.”
Nature Awareness Class Feedback
This class was a 4-week opportunity to gather online with like-minded nature loving individuals to share our experiences observing nature. I hope to organize it again in the future.
Claire from Trenton, ME
“In the nature awareness course I took with Martina my biggest takeaway was the appreciation of the peace we get in nature. The class reaffirmed what I had known before; that nature can teach us life lessons that we know deep inside but need to be uncovered and realized in the present time. Martina contributed through her modeling of listening and giving feedback. Also, I loved hearing about her experiences. Martina has always been a role model for me! Also, I loved meeting everyone. The group was filled with amazing women.”
Amanda from Montana
“In the class it felt good to me to practice reflective listening, and I have been incorporating it into my interactions since being in class. I thought I would notice more about nature but loved learning how to better listen to others. It was really nice to connect with like minded people. The process helped me feel understood and less alone in my joy and celebration of Mother Nature. Martina contributed presence, kindness, playfulness. I love how she wanted to explore and I appreciated her curiosity and ability to try something new and see what unfolded. Thank you so much!”
Ann from Saint John, NB
“Since taking the nature awareness course with Martina I am so much more aware of the small but significant parts of nature that I missed before in my desire to take in the larger elements. One big shift that I experienced was to be more meditative in more aspects of my life, not just when encountering nature. I was grateful for Martina in guiding the whole process. Her soft tone and easy comfortable attitude was welcoming and encouraging.”
Ayurveda and Spiritual Mentoring Feedback
The opportunity to guide these amazing individuals on their healing journey was a profound learning experience. It's amazing how the art of Ayurveda and the power of presence can create so much change and transformation.
Jennifer from California
"I am in deep gratitude for my work with Martina. She has profound spiritual awareness and a capacity to listen attentively while holding space. Over the course of several sessions, Martina lead me through some very powerful healing techniques to assist with moving through anxiety, worry and grief that I continue to utilize regularly. The heart centering process has been a valued tool for me and I use it daily."
Morgan from Illinois
"When I first began working with Martina, I was a little scared to open up. It has always felt difficult expressing myself in front of others, especially new people. We later identified this pattern as 'the cork.'
The good thing about a cork is that it can be removed, placed aside for a moment of relief. Eventually, through my work with Martina, I came to realize that what I was sealing off was exactly the thing begging to be released. I don’t strain to sing as often anymore. One day I will belt."
Angela from Florida
"Martina really is a natural healer. She is full of compassion and wisdom. When I started working with Martina, my eczema was the worst it's ever been. I've struggled with it on my right hand for six years until it suddenly started to spread to my left hand and arm, abdomen, and arm pits. Martina identified the source of my rash and flare ups as a Vata imbalance. With regular meditation, heart centering, daily oil massage, and dietary changes, my skin began to clear up. I now know what kinds of activities and foods make my rash worse and how I can manage or prevent flare ups. I feel more balanced in my mind and body and the knowledge I've gained is priceless."