HEART WILD HEALING HIKES (ADULTS AND CHILDREN AGES 10+)
PRIVATE (1-2 people) – $300
Additional People (max 6 participants) $100/person
Private HEALING Hikes are NOW RE-OPEN for private bookings (COVID MEASURES BELOW). Please contact me to arrange a date. Information packages will be emailed upon registration.
Come join us on a heart wild adventure (pre-registration is required, min 48hr prior to hike day) where you will get to enjoy a Kananaskis Country HEALING SESSION Hike. Depending on the season and hike selected you may get to experience a ridge, summit or meadow hike and get to take in wild flowers (season dependent), tree-lines, rivers, and/or water falls. Each Hike contains HEALING SESSIONS to add to your experience…such as reiki, meditation, intuitive guidance, and intuitive talk therapy, group discussions, angel cards, forest bathing and/or journalling. We will have discussion prior to heading out to determine your intentions, dreams and needs. Please note, no prior experience is required to participate….you will be guided along your journey. The Hike will be an easy-intermediate 4-6 hour adventure (including in this time frame are the wellness components, along with the hike itself).
TYPICAL HIKE DAY (based on 6 hr hike day)
9:30am – Meet Up (Trail Head) – all participants must drive themselves unless you are from the same household or ‘bubble’.
9:45 am – Open and Connect with Nature
(Connect with Gaia and the elementals setting intentions). Hike in
9:45am to 3:15pm – Specific to Day of Hike – Lunch is NOT provided
The day may include a long hike or a short hike depending on weather and your intentions related to the wellness components.
3:15pm – Give thanks to Gaia and the elements and Close
3:30pm – Drive yourself out.
WHAT COMES WITH YOUR HIKE
• Opening and Closing Ceremonies
• Personally selected Hike Location, depending on what you are looking for.
• HEALING SESSION (Reiki, Forest Bathing, Cards, Intutive Talk Therapy, Spiritual Guidance)
• Journalling (depending on weather)
• Connection to the Earth, Self and others
• Fresh Air, Love and Light
All hikes will run rain or shine, however, Heart Wild Hikes reserves the rights to cancel or revise hike location/details whenever conditions are deemed unsafe for participants. Weather is volatile and we will always make decisions within 2-3 hours of an event. Under the circumstance that Heart Wild Hikes (HWH) cancels a hike, all participants will be fully refunded in full (for the day of the cancelled hike). No fees will apply.
DO YOU HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES?
The choice is entirely up to you! All Wellness components are optional (with the exception of the hike itself…lol), but we highly recommend you take advantage of the healing session components of reiki, meditation, angel cards, intuitive talk therapy, and forest bathing. We will discuss options prior to hike day.
Comfortable, light weight hiking shoes or boots generally work the best. Shoes must enclose the entire foot and toes (no open-toe sandals, or water shoes). Whatever footwear you chose, make sure you have worn them in advance of your trip to ensure they fit well and are comfortable.
For Spring, Fall and Winter hiking it is recommended to have a set of micro-spikes, as conditions can be slippery. You can purchase these at MEC, Campers Village, Atmosphere, and even Marks Work Warehouse.
Hiking Clothes that are comfortable enough to layer. (I like to wear long pants, to protect from branches and such, a tank, long sleeve and jackets for layering). Ensure your back pack is large enough to pack your clothing should you decide to remove layers. Bring hiking poles with you, should you have them. Recommended items include snacks and packed lunch, two water bottles (or bladder pack), sunglasses, toque or ball cap (depending on weather), mittens or small gloves, sunscreen, bug spray (seasonal), lip balm, camera, journal and pen, layering clothes for weather, extra socks (not cotton). Note: Hiking Socks really do make a difference.
*It is also good to have a whistle and a garbage bag, or small towel (if the ground is wet and you want something to sit on)
HWA will have bear spray and first aid equipment with them at all times.
AM I IN GOOD ENOUGH SHAPE?
Give us a call with any of your concerns about participating in one of our hiking excursions. Our hikes are designed for all skill levels and is a perfect day trip. Whether you are looking for more healing, and wellness or something to get your heart pumping we will find something to suit you. All Hikes are graded as beginner to moderate in Kananaskis Parks. No previous hiking, and/or reiki experience is required. A general rule of thumb is to be able to carry a pack weighing 10-15lbs and hiking approx 4 hrs (7-13km) with vertical gains of 100m – 600m. You will be carrying your own gear, lunch and drinks.
All of our excursions take place in beautiful K-Country…and yes that means we will be entering the homeland for bears, wild cats, moose, elk, deer, mountain goats, big horn sheep, snakes, bugs and more! We would like to bring awareness to the fact that there is always a potential of encountering one of these beings on our outing, so if you have a ‘crippling’ fear of seeing any of these animals, these hikes may not be for you. (Maybe book a Signature Healing Session with Anam Cara prior to your first HWA). That being said, encounters do happen, and it is our goal to keep you and the animals safe.
Also, keep in mind it can get very hot, or very cold and/or wet quickly so please be prepared for all weather conditions.
As well, please be prepared that mobile reception in the mountains is typically poor to non-existent.
Smoking of any sorts (including vape pens) is not permitted during our hikes.
Heart Wild Hikes does not permit pets on any of our adventures. As dog lovers we wish this was not the case. We cannot control other off leash dogs that may walk through and how they interact with your pet. This variable can be extremely disruptive and dangerous. We hope you can understand.
Heart Wild Hikes are family friendly (10+ recommended), and are suitable for people who enjoy an active, meditative, and spiritual outdoor experience.
Heart Wild Hikes would like to preserve our trails and respect other hikers. Private Hiking Groups, at this time, will be limited to a maximum of 6 participants.
When you sign up for a Heart Wild Hike you are signing up to hike as one unit. Our objective is to stay together. Please do not leave the group to hike on your own. At no time in the trip will you be permitted to leave the group and hike on your own. (If you have a fast pace and have a hard time hiking with others consider adding extra weight to your pack to slow you down 😉 )
• Participants will be required to drive themselves to the trailhead (with the exception of those from the same home or bubble)
• Participants will be required to maintain 2m separation while on the trail. Should 2m separation not be viable, participants will be required to wear a mask covering the nose, mouth and chin.
• Participants are not to share food or beverage (unless they are from the same household or bubble) and are asked to use their own hand sanitizer throughout the day.
• Participants are not to handle other participants gear.
• If you are unwell or have been in contact with someone that is unwell we request that you stay home. (a full refund will be provided).
• Participants will be required to print, read and sign a copy of a covid waiver and health declaration prior to heading out on the trail. (forms will be emailed upon registration.)
Heart Wild Hike facilitators are NOT Certified Travel Guides. Know that HWH has your best interest in mind and that Cara Marshall is Certified with Wilderness & Remote First Aid & CPR Level C.
Note: All trip details are subject to change based on weather & trail conditions. There is inherent risk involved with outdoor recreation. You will be required to sign a Waiver of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Express Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement before departing on any Heart Wild Hike. As well, clients must follow all safety procedures set forth by their facilitators while participating in a HWH. Clients are ultimately responsible for their own safety during any of our trips.
We encourage you to read over each of the forms. No persons who refuse signatures will be permitted on any Heart Wild Hike events.
Heart Wild Hiking is designed for YOU to get back into Nature and back to YOU!
Please feel free to contact me at email@example.com. No matter your interest in Heart Wild Adventures I look forward to talking with you, and hope to see you on the trail.