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Helene grew up in Montreal (Canada) which left her yearning for open spaces. In 2009, she settled in Saranac Lake, finding home in the wilderness of the Adirondack Park.

After several years of skiing, hiking, and taking her yoga practice outdoors, she felt called to develop a different relationship with nature, which led her to Forest Bathing and Riverwalking. A wellness educator for over 25 years, Helene guides sensory immersions in nature that reconnect us with ourselves and with others, as well as offer opportunities to experience our being a part of nature. 


Whether you prefer paddling on a quiet pond, wading in a river, or exploring on foot or snowshoes the beauty of an Adirondack forest, let us customize a unique personal or group trip for you. Contact Skyward Hospitality at (518) 302-5523 to book your trip!



Adirondack Riverwalking & Forest Bathing offers sensory experiences in nature that foster human wellbeing and care for Earth. At the heart of our mission is creating programs that combine sustainability with reciprocity. Adirondack RIverwalking & Forest Bathing supporters Leave No Trace principles.


  • Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, ANFT

  • Licensed NY State Hiking & Watercraft Guide

  • Wilderness First Aid, CPR, and Red Cross Water Safety

  • Certified Yoga Teacher, E-RYT 500 Yoga Alliance member

© 2019 by Skyward Hospitality

Lake Placid | New York 12983

(518) 302-5523

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