Madison is a long distance hiker who discover her love of walking meditation, bringing it with her along the Pacific Crest Trail. Upon arriving back home, she became a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. She guides people to connect with themselves, the more than human world, and strives for reciprocity to preserve these sanctuaries. 

She lives on the road in her bus with her partner and spirit guide Indi, enjoys hygge time with friends and family, making creative meals with leftovers, and finding hidden corners of places new to her. 

All Humans Outside Podcast

Listen into this episode with Madison Traviss. Madison is a certified forest therapist, the Director of Stewardship and Partnerships for Friends of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, bus dweller, rescue pup lover, long distance hiker, and so much more. We get to talking about all of it, and she even leads us in a moment of mindfulness that is certain to get you in the right headspace for your day.

Turtle Sunrise - Asking for Permission

Traveling nomadically, it can be feel a little fleeting. This article was an intimate moment I experienced with the Florida swamp, our new home, and the importance of asking permission and the importance of rooting wherever you are, even momentarily.

By Madison Traviss

Sit Spots with Madison Traviss

Join Madison to learn more about sit spots! 

A sit spot is somewhere nearby where you can go to sit or find slow movement connecting the energy of you and the more than human world around you. Join this live to focus on developing a sit spot practice through my 10:10:10 technique, talking through edges experienced, and writing a sit spot scroll together. 

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Airplane Mode

Madison said goodbye to her phone plan for her long distance trail as a cost financially but realized the cost mentally. Read more in the article here!

By Madison Traviss

Forest Therapy Walk

During this workshop Madison will guide you through a brief history of forest therapy, the pleasures of presence embodiment, and a final reciprocal tea share with our land. 

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Sit Spot: Reciprocity Meditation

Join forest therapy guide Madison Traviss for a quick guided meditation outside.

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Earthly Embodiment

Take a moment to walk outside and gift yourself an experience today. What's in flight? Beings take many shapes and forms around you. I wonder what it would be like to mimic or move like one of them.

Take 10 minutes today to go for a walk or simply sit outside and notice what's around you.

By Madison Traviss

10:10:10 Invitation

Take 10 minutes to do each of these steps, 30 minutes total.

Sit with this invitation pictured and below in a place where you can be away from distractions.

Find a way that makes sense to you whether it is painting, singing, journaling, dancing; allow it to sit in your body.

Make and enjoy some tea, coffee, or a glass of water away from screens.

"Tree limbs, the underground streams, even your own breath all have their own forms of communication. I invite you to listen to how your environment wants to communicate with you."

By Madison Traviss

An Earthly Embodiment

Take 10 minutes to do each of these steps, 30 minutes total.

This embodiment is perfect for deer or anyone needing time to reflect!

By Madison Traviss