Sari Telpner Founder, Wild Wellness Guide Certified Forest Therapy Guide Whole Health Educator™ Reiki Master
Welcome, I'm Sari, a Certified 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. My offerings are available in Southern Oregon, 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, fermenting, connecting with family and friends, or writing 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 Certified Forest Therapy Guide, a credentialed Whole Health Educator™ and Reiki Master and Teacher.
I have always had a close relationship with nature but a physical, emotional and spiritual health crisis several years ago, led me to rediscover this connection in a very transformative way. It was a traumatic time as I was violently catapulted from my previous life and work and thrown into a deep, dark hole that I was not sure I would ever climb out of. During this time, the natural world called to me, coming to my rescue. Through this much deeper connection to nature than I had ever had before, I developed an ability to love and see myself, others and the world with new eyes and experience life from a place of embodied awareness,
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 to wholeness 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 and nature fully opened to me, allowing for a deep new healing connection. I became clear that my mission is to facilitate people to explore the depths of what it means to be fully alive; offer unique tools for growth and healing and with the help of nature, guide people on their path to wholeness.
Sari Telpner, Certified A.N.F.T. Forest Therapy Guide
" 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.