Sari Telpner Founder, Wild Wellness Guide Certified Forest Therapy Guide Whole Health Educator™ Reiki Master
Welcome, I'm Sari, a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide; Whole Health Educator™; Reiki Master and founder of Wild Wellness Guide. Thank you for taking the time to learn about my offerings. As a Health Educator, I am grateful for the opportunity to share my passion for the healing medicine of the forest, facilitation in stress regulation and Reiki Healing with you. I am located in Boise, Idaho, where I work with individuals and groups, offering Forest Therapy; Stress Regulation Coaching; Reiki Energy Healing and classes. When I'm not engaged in my work, you may find me under or in one of my favorite trees; watching all the wild critters; hiking, practicing qigong under a tree; immersing in cold river water, reading books about the natural world, connecting with family and friends, or blogging about physical, emotional, nutritional, environmental and spiritual health.
What led you to focus your work on nature immersion and stress reduction?
I began my path into healing and healthcare, while raising my children who are now adults. During that time, I completed degrees in Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (C.O.T.A.), Health Promotion/Fitness B.S. and Master of Arts in Teaching Health Education. I have years of experience as an allied health care provider and educator; am a Forest Therapy Guide, a credentialed Whole Health Educator™ and Reiki Master and Teacher.
I have always had a close relationship with nature but a health crisis led me to rediscover this connection in a very transformative way. Several years ago, my life fell apart as I developed violent vertigo, extreme light sensitivity and hearing loss. It was a traumatic time and shattered my perspective of what I had previously experienced as my life. I was forced to step away from the life I had previously known. The experience pulled me into a sense of deep isolation and suffering. At the time, a specialist suggested that I would be disabled for life which I refused to believe. I told myself I would heal-and I did.
During this time, I tapped into my inner strength and discovered the power to support my own healing as I became a Reiki Master and earned my credential as a Whole Health Educator™. I found my way and profound healing through complementary medicine, energy healing, evidence-based research, gratitude, intuition, mind-body medicine, nature immersion and tears. Through painful work, came deep physical and emotional healing on all levels. It was a rebirth and re-connecting to my physical body; higher self and a sense of something much greater than myself-a sense of awe. While devastating, this experience was an incredible journey of awakening and healing. Though I always had a close relationship with the natural world, something shifted on a massive level and nature fully opened to me, allowing for a deep new connection. I became clear that my work was as a healer, teacher and guide to facilitate others in exploring the depths of what it means to be fully alive .
" Sari's work as healer and teacher is as a conduit for connection and love. Through her presence, she helps the doors of consciousness open for others, to experience love, belonging and acceptance. This comes to her quite naturally." Sophia G.