“Before meeting Mark, I was on a mission. A mission to better understand and experience the power of nature. Unaware at the time that the wilderness actually does have healing powers of sorts, I met Mark at a conference and was immediately drawn in to his stories. He took me out into nature in a memorable experience I will never forget. He has a gift of calmness, yet extremely knowledgeable of the wooded surroundings. It was a true gift to be able to experience the outdoors thru his eyes, and to end the day by a creek with hot tea in hand… nothing better.”
Glenn, Nashville, TN
“A beautiful November morn spent with Mark in the magnificent woods Of Pinnacle Park in Sylva, N.C. With Mark’s guidance he fine tuned our senses encouraging us to a greater awareness and a more humble understanding that one may, through patience and an earnest desire, begin to enjoy the magic and majesty, both large and small, that abounds in the creation, THE FOREST. ENJOY!!!”
Rich, Raleigh, NC
"Mark took me on a three hour forest bathing experience I will never forget. Near the end of the evening we found a perfect sit spot beside a stream and had a tea ceremony made with the White Pine branches we collected at the beginning of the walk. I can honestly say that I have never felt more at one with nature, the forest, with Mother Earth. I've never felt more calm, more grounded, more centered. I encourage anyone who has the chance to experience this to take advantage of the opportunity."
"This isn't a hike nor is it in any way strenuous, it is a peaceful walk in the woods. The experience is so much more than that though. It is truly therapeutic. As Mark leads you into the forest, you are guided to a peaceful realm sheltered from the stormy stress of daily life. After a short walk you find yourself standing in a circle on a mossy knoll by the river. At this point the forest therapy begins. Time stands still as Mark shows you how to reconnect with nature, to experience the forest with all your senses, one at a time. If your life is stressful, if your every moment is dominated by the chime of digital devices; you need this more than you know. Sign up for a walk with Mark, you will be glad that you did."
Dave Godley & Tate Harmer
Maggie Valley, NC