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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Nature’s Whispers Offers Hands-On ‘Build and Create’ Workshops in Dutchess

Gnome head created by Michael “Pondhawk” Gulbrandsen

Nature's Whispers, a company that uses ancient practices to connect clients to nature, is now offering Let’s Build and Create Workshops. In these hands-on classes, participants will learn to build trail energy portals and arbors, make trail-side fairy houses, or sculpt and plant a gnome head. 

“Creating art out of nature enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time,” says Michael “Pondhawk” Gulbrandsen, the owner of Nature’s Whispers. “We ask the forest for gifts and collect them for the creating. Participants will get to paint fairy doors, plant grasses on the gnome’s head for hair, or weave fallen branches into magical structures. All participants should plan on getting their hands dirty.”

A naturalist and guide, Gulbrandsen says he founded Nature’s Whispers so he could teach others how to make this connection to Grandmother Earth and its inhabitants.  

“Through our Walking the Trail Workshops, we develop a deeper relationship with nature and feel the healing powers of the forest,” he explains. “Walking in harmony with nature expands your awareness so you can relax and reduce your anxieties and stresses.” Other popular workshops he offers include Tranquility Walks, Wisdom Walks, Fairy Walks and Drum, Rattle and Roar Circles. 

On April 23, starting at 10 a.m., Gulbrandsen will create an Enchanted Realm at The World Peace Sanctuary, located at 26 Benton Road, in Wassiac.

For more info, call 845.489.7250, email [email protected] or visit