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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Connect With the Intelligence and Magic of Nature

Cathy Carter, owner of Kinship with Nature, and Michael Gulbrandsen, owner of Nature’s Whispers, have teamed up to offer a series of special nature workshops this summer. They will teach participants to connect to the elemental beings, fairies, gnomes, plants and animals of the Hudson Valley forest through activities such a meditative walks, lectures, guided meditations, exercises and projects.

Upcoming workshops include Water Elemental Workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, May 7, 2023, with Viktor Schauberger, the Austrian forester and water wizard, in Katonah; Let’s Build & Create Workshop: The Medicine Wheel, at 10 a.m., June 10, 2023, at Inner Circle Farm, in Patterson; Air Elemental Workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, June 11, 2023, in Katonah; Water Elemental Workshop, at 9 a.m., June 25, 2023, at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation, in Cross River; and Fire Elemental Workshop, from 10 a.m. to noon, July 16, 2023, in Katonah.

Carter has a life-long relationship with the nature spirits. She has studied with Karsten Maseii, Susan Raven and many other seers of nature, and strives to bring this ability to others in order for humans to co-create with the intelligence found in the natural world. Gulbrandsen holds a lifetime of study in ancient native practices, plant and animal communication and healing work with trained elders. His ongoing intention is sharing this gift with others.

“Plants want to connect with the people of the land around them,” shares Carter. “I instruct people how to make this connection with Grandmother Earth and its inhabitants.” Gulbrandsen, a.k.a. “Pondhawk,” adds, “We want you to pause and take in the magic, slow down your senses, see the forest from the squirrel’s eyes and listen to nature’s whispers.”

Workshop fees range from $40 to $75. For more information, call 646.584.3540 (Carter) or 845.489.7250 (Gulbrandsen) and visit and for specific event and registration details.