Deepening Oneness with the Divine and the Earth


The Center for Spirituality in Nature provides opportunities for deepening spirituality through nature, and for nurturing loving relationships with the Earth.


Our Programs

Join us!

We offer outdoor programs, walks and gatherings designed to give participants the space and the tools to explore mindful attentiveness to the Divine in nature.

Bring the Center
to you!

Trained in theology, spirituality and ecology, Executive Director, Beth Norcross, is available to lead classes, workshops or tailor nature-based spirituality programs designed to deepen spirituality in nature.


We offer books, articles, helpful hints and specific practices to help you, and your community, integrate spirituality in nature into busy lifestyles.

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Spirituality in Nature Groups

Forming a Spirituality in Nature Group (SING) is a great way to explore spirituality in nature and learn about your local sacred ground with others. 


Upcoming Events

  • Spiritual Walk: Finding Hope in the Winter Woods
    Spiritual Walk: Finding Hope in the Winter Woods
    Turkey Run Park
    Feb 12, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST
    Turkey Run Park, Turkey Run Loop Rd, McLean, VA 22101, USA
    Bundle up and join us as we explore the resilience and hope that nature displays during its most challenging months.
  • Monday Meditations: From Winter to Spring
    Monday Meditations: From Winter to Spring
    Online Event
    Multiple Dates
    Mar 07, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM EST
    Online Event
    During this Lenten season, and as winter moves into spring, start each week by centering with us during Monday morning meditations. Register for one session or join us for the full series!
  • Start SINGing: Spirituality in Nature Group Leaders’ Training
    Start SINGing: Spirituality in Nature Group Leaders’ Training
    Registration Details Coming Soon!
    Apr 21, 7:00 PM
    Registration Details Coming Soon!
  • Slow Backpacking: Practicing Resilience
    Slow Backpacking: Practicing Resilience
    Registration Details Coming Soon!
    May 13, 3:00 PM EDT – May 15, 3:00 PM EDT
    Registration Details Coming Soon!
    Journey with us on a slow and mindful Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip through the Allegheny Mountains.
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Nature Corner

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Latest from the Blog

Note from Nature

Remember the sky that you were born under,
know each of the star's stories.
Remember the moon, know who she is.
Remember the sun's birth at dawn, that is the
strongest point of time. Remember sundown
and the giving away to night.
Remember your birth, how your mother struggled
to give you form and breath. You are evidence of
her life, and her mother's, and hers.
Remember your father. He is your life, also.
Remember the earth whose skin you are:
red earth, black earth, yellow earth, white earth
brown earth, we are earth.
Remember the plants, trees, animal life who all have their
tribes, their families, their histories, too. Talk to them,
listen to them. They are alive poems.
Remember the wind. Remember her voice. She knows the
origin of this universe.
Remember you are all people and all people
are you.
Remember you are this universe and this
universe is you.
Remember all is in motion, is growing, is you.
Remember language comes from this.
Remember the dance language is, that life is.

—Remember by Joy Harjo

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I am constantly in a state of awe, wonder, doubt and unsure of how best to use this "one wild and precious life". Being involved with your efforts along with my contemplative pockets of time are the moments I feel I’m doing the right thing.