Sari Telpner Certified Forest Therapy Guide & EcoNIDRA Teacher
Sari Telpner Founder, Wild Wellness Guide Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teacher Certified Forest Therapy Guide Whole Health Educator™ Reiki Master
Welcome, I'm Sari, a Certified EcoNIDRA™ Teacher & 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 balm of nature-facilitation in stress regulation and Reiki Healing with you. My offerings are available locally in Portland Oregon as well as some being offered remotely. I work with individuals, groups and businesses, offering, EcoNIDRA™, Forest Therapy Experiences and Reiki Energy Healing. When I'm not engaged in my work, you may find me under one of my favorite trees or by the water, watching all the wild world, hiking, practicing qigong under a tree; immersing in ice 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, which led me to become a credentialed Whole Health Educator™ and Reiki Master. This work soon helped me to discover the healing power of nature which led to my Certification as a Forest Therapy Guide and most recently to get my Certification as an EcoNIDRA Teacher.
I have always had a close relationship with nature but a 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 came to my rescue. Through a new and 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.