I am Amarin Dawn, Mother, Grandmother, Lover, tree hugger, animal activist, and a mentor for Inter-Being. I am deeply grateful for a rich and busy life. I value my Days spent Inspiring nature connection through an environmental not-for-profit ‘Experience Journeys’ dreamed into being with my life partner. I relish my plant-based cheffing at “The Heart”, a vegan cafe founded with my eldest daughter. And, most importantly, I love hugging trees with my Grandson.
I am sometimes fearful, furious, and heartbroken for our planet. I am grateful for the contemplative nature connection practices that invite me back to remembering I am love and in this, intricately woven into this web of life.
I savor laying in mossy beds. I cry when the Red Wing blackbirds arrive in the Spring. I am most at home in my tent in forests and mountain meadows. Trees are my therapists. Birdsong my favorite genre. I am Fiercely in love with this planet and all life it supports. My aspiration is that my actions inspire others to care for this planet, so deeply in need of our compassionate attention,
There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the ground; there are a thousand ways to go home again. ~ Rumi
Amarin’s Awake in the Wild facilitator training is complemented by her certification as a Mindfulness Teacher with Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guide, Outdoor medic, Apprentice guide with the Interpretive Guides of Canada, Outdoor Council of Canada Field leader, 25 years as a yoga teacher/studio owner and a lifetime of living within the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Amarin lives, works, and plays along the headwaters of the Elbow river in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, the traditional lands of the Iyarhe Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina, and the rich and diverse more than human inhabitants.