Celtic Contemplative Walks

“Be still and know that I am God...I will be exalted in the earth.”  Psalms 46:10 


This guided meditative walk blends Celtic contemplation practices and forest therapy. You'll begin by intentionally slowing down to allow your body to sink into your physical senses and to practice seeing the Light of Christ in all beings. As you slowly walk through San Damiano's beautiful grounds and gardens, inspired by the relationships Celtic saints had with nature, allow yourself to shift from doing into being.


Add a 90min guided walk to your next visit to San Damiano Retreat Center by scheduling online. Available for individuals, couples or small groups from the same social pod.


These private walks are offered on a sliding scale ($80-60 per person), which invites you to pay what you can.

I'm grateful for whatever amount you decide.  
Pay after the walk via: Venmo @Joy-Evans-MSW or paypal.me/JoyEvansMSW

If you would like a different start time or to schedule on a weekend, please Contact Me

Please note: we will be outdoors (physically-distanced/masks optional) the entire time.

Walks are subject to cancellation due to poor air quality and heavy rain. 


About Your Guide

.Joy Evans, MSW (she/her) offers practices of restorative rest and connection to nature through forest therapy and the celestial sounds of crystal singing bowls. Her trauma-informed approach supports folks who are stressed, facing trauma, or struggle with accessing rest. She developed a deep commitment to embodiment practices while overseeing the healing services, crisis response, and advocacy for folks impacted by intimate partner violence, sexual violence/ harassment, and stalking at UC Berkeley. As a queer woman with Celtic roots, Joy is passionate about co-creating healing spaces that are nourishing to diverse communities. She received her MSW from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and is a certified sound healing practitioner, nature and forest therapy guide, and in her third year of study with the School of Celtic Consciousness.