Karen Berger

Karen Berger

Karen Berger
Northcote, VIC, Australia
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Karen Berger
Northcote, VIC, Australia
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About

Karen is an International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance qualified forest therapy guide, who loves to share the experience of being in the bush with others, helping them to connect and de-stress. She strives to make her clients feel more centered, relaxed and calmer so they are able to better cope with the stresses and strains of life following a guided walk. Karen is skilled at adapting forest therapy sessions to suit individuals’ needs and is known for her warm and welcoming manner.... Karen is an International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance qualified forest therapy guide, who loves to share the experience of being in the bush with others, helping them to connect and de-stress. She strives to make her clients feel more centered, relaxed and calmer so they are able to better cope with the stresses and strains of life following a guided walk. Karen is skilled at adapting forest therapy sessions to suit individuals’ needs and is known for her warm and welcoming manner. She enjoys getting people to tune into the music of the world around them by listening for natural sounds, and helping them to feel grounded during a walk. The greatest reward for Karen is in giving people the chance to connect with nature, to calm down and rejuvenate. After working as a field officer with the CSIRO and an interpretation ranger at Wilson’s Promontory, Karen worked in the performing arts. She enjoys working with community groups and facilitating the joys of self-expression. Karen is a long-term member of the Environmental Performance Authority, who create site-specific, immersive and participatory experiences for audiences, and the Melbourne Playback Theatre Company, who produce performances from stories told by audience members. She is also a member of the International Institute for Complementary Therapists, has degrees in science and music, and a practice-led PhD in place-based Performance Studies. Karen’s partner, Dave Joseph, also offers forest therapy and the couple is planning on offering longer forest therapy retreats in regional Victoria in the near future. Read more

Languages

English, French

Therapies

Education and training

INFTA Certified Forest Therapy Guide Training Program (2021)

Holds a relevant Working With Children Check

Yes

An insurance policy has been provided

Yes

Working hours (GMT+10:00) Melbourne

Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Karen Berger’s studio location

Northcote, VIC, Australia

Exact location will be provided after booking

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Forest Therapy Walk

A gentle, mindful walk between 1.5 - 3 hours, where you are free to go at your own pace,... A gentle, mindful walk between 1.5 - 3 hours, where you are free to go at your own pace, absorb the stillness and be mindful in the natural environment around you. A cup of tea and snack is provided at the end of the walk. This walk can be adapted to people with a disability. Please phone ahead to discuss. Walks are offered in the Darebin Parklands, Northcote, Royal Park, Merry Creek in Coburg North and the Dandenong Mountains. Please request a Discovery Call if you would like a forest therapy walk outside of the above listed areas. Read more

In person

3 hr

35 AUD

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