Day-Long Retreat at Buck Creek Sanctuary


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Join us for a day-long retreat at Buck Creek Sanctuary
Saturday, Nov. 9.
Please plan to arrive by 9:30/9:45am - event will end at 3:30pm


Opportunities will be offered for connecting with the land, connecting with each other, and connecting within. Activities will include forest bathing, a guided forest walk, and Earth honoring rituals.

Please bring a journal and an offering for the land. Traditionally, this would include tobacco, cedar, sage, or sweetgrass, but could also be a beautiful piece of nature taken from your own yard. A light, vegetarian lunch will be provided. Feel free to bring a snack if needed.

Buck Creek Sanctuary is approximately a 40-minute drive from downtown Louisville at 4309 Smith Campground Rd SE - Elizabeth, IN 47117. (Click here for directions)
To register or ask questions, please e-mail  Retreat is full. You may contact Susan to be placed on a waitlist.
Suggested Donation: $25-$45
Submit payment via PayPal or Venmo- @Ken-Kleiber-1


Ken Kleiber, Licensed Message Therapist and Reiki Master Teacher, is the caretaker of Buck Creek Sanctuary. His dream is to create a sacred space where plants, animals, and humans can interact and heal.

Jordan Dye, MSW, is a Mindful Living Coach and certified social worker. Jordan's intention is to share practices for developing greater awareness of oneself and connection with nature. She leads forest bathing outings and co-leads mindfulness mediation programs.

Lee Grace is the site supervisor at Blackacre State Nature Preserve. For the past 10 years he has worked on farms and in forestry crews across the country. He has extensive knowledge in local edible and medicinal flora and fungi.


Women's Outdoor Retreat: Deepening Connection with Self & Nature


women campingForest Bathing, or Shinrin-Yoku, is a Japanese practice of simple exercises or “invitations” to awaken our senses to the forest atmosphere. With awareness and intention, we can deepen our connection with nature and tune into its restorative and healing qualities. Check this YouTube Video about Forest Bathing.


This one-day experiential workshop will offer guidence and support in connecting with nature through Forest Bathing, sensory experiencing with nature, embodiment practices (light trail hiking and gentle yoga), speaking/listening in council and other engaging practices. As a supportive group, we'll hold space for others' exploration as we deepen our connection with our own authentic self.


Guided by Jennifer Owens and Jordan Dye.


This retreat will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Jefferson Memorial Forest, Fairdale – Horine Park Entrance (directions). Also, check out this Map of Horine Hiking and Camping Area.


Learn more on the Shinrin-Yoku Society of Kentuckiana webpage.



A Saturday overnight optionCamp and Stars  will include a short evening hike, drumming and sharing around the campfire. (Bring your own camping gear.)  Meals: a shared lunch, and dinner will be provided.


Cost: $100 - $60 per person; partial scholarships are available. Group size is limited to 15 participants. Details will be sent upon registration.

This program involves light trail hiking and periods of  sitting. Let us know of any accommodations you may need.


To register or for questions, please contact Jordan Dye at or call her at 502 727 3096.