Meet your guide…
Elaine "Sky" Schenkel
Thank you for visiting my page ! I am a life-long lover of the woods, former yoga teacher, meditation practioner, photographer, poet and outdoor enthusiast who is certified as a Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. My relationship with nature started when I was a young child growing up in NJ's suburbs near a patch of woods that served as a never ending source of curiosity and inspiration.
My connection to nature evolved throughout the years from a place of belonging and wonder to also include hiking, walking and outdoor sports. I have spent time engaged in solo walks throughout New Jersey's forests and lived for a brief time in Vermont near the Appalachian Trail. Throughout my life I have turned to the wilderness for solace and friendship, healing and spiritual connection.
My formal introduction to Forest Bathing began up at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. I started attending Kripalu's numerous mindfulness nature programs and knew in my heart that I wanted to share my passion for nature with others. I offer Forest Bathing as a relational experience where participants are invited to interact with the natural world in ways that cultivate kinship and connection.
I bring a compassionate and soulful presence to everything I do and strive to meet others where they are in their own process of healing and self-discovery. I look forward to meeting you and guiding you on a walk soon Contact me here or at Skyhawkwalks@gmail.com to say hello or for more information.