Nature and Spirit

October 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am – November 19, 2020 @ 12:00 pm
Outdoors within 30 min. of Montpelier
100- 180
Deepen your connection to the web of life.

a 4 week series in central Vermont with Fearn Lickfield & Jonathan Shapiro


9am-noon Thursdays

October 22 and 29, Nov. 5 and 12

(rain date Nov. 19)

$100-180 sliding scale 


What happens when a Naturalist and a Druid join forces?

Come find out with us!

Join us for this fall’s Nature and Spirit series—as birds migrate, animals hibernate, and plants send their energies underground to await the spring, we’ll take a deep look at our Central VT landscape and find ways to connect to this stark and beautiful season. We’ll spend time learning about, observing, beholding, and just being with our surroundings. Possible topics include:
  • – Basic energetic and phytochemical actions of medicinal herbs on our landscape
  • – Bird migration: routes, routines, and possibilities
  • – Fall’s role in a healthy and balanced psycho-emotional human ecology
  • – After the blossom is gone: flower essences and field botany
  • – The yin and yang of seeing and beholding, or how to look with your eyes and your heart at the same time

Our time together will be a rich balance of nature awareness, observation, and identification skills, with subtle energy practices, guided meditations and breath work to connect with wildlife, the elements, the land, our sensing bodies and souls.

Classes will take place outdoors in a small group with safety precautions.

If any of our Thursday mornings involve serious weather- heavy rain, lightening, high wind, we will postpone and add a week. 


“Participating in the Nature and Spirit class with Fearn and Jonathan brought much joy to my heart. In these challenging times, I was able to escape to the woods in class with the company of other humans and woodland beings and was whisked away into the space of wonder with my inner child to learn, play, and feel alive.” ~ Rae C


“This class was a perfect dip back into community and the outdoors in the midst of an isolated Summer. The structure of the class in addition to the obvious wealth of knowledge offered from the instructors easily made Nature and Spirit the highlight of my week! Thanks Fearn and Jonathan!”


Jonathan Shapiro is a tracker, naturalist, herbalist, hunter, and forager. He believes that deep knowledge about the wild world around us is an essential step in regaining our spiritual and material connection to our land base. He runs the Fox Paw School in Central VT, where he teaches tracking, naturalist studies, and North Woods skills. He’s also a lead instructor at the White Pine tracking apprenticeship in Southern Maine. Find him at, or @FoxPawSchool on Facebook and Instagram.