ENGAGE YOUR SENSES
Join ChuckWalks on a Mindful Outdoor Experience
You are probably asking yourself "What is all this exactly?"
ChuckWalks is a wellness service that manifested from the life experiences of its leading guide and founder Chuck Thomas.
ChuckWalks was personally crafted by Chuck and is based on the training and teachings provided by the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership (KSMOL). Graduates of KSMOL are recognized as certified Kripalu Mindful Outdoor Guides (KMOG) and guide folks on nature-based Mindful Outdoor Experiences (MOE).
ChuckWalks’ purpose is simply to invite folks of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds on an adventure into the natural world and guide them through proven mindfulness techniques. The intention is to help them disconnect from their stresses and reconnect with all that Nature has to offer.
Hello folks. Chuck Thomas here. I will be your lead Guide. I'm based in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, but can travel to anywhere you are. I'm a KMOG (Kripalu certified Mindful Outdoor Guide) with additional experience in the techniques of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). I have also completed a 60 hour Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher Training (MMT) course.
I am Wilderness First Aid certified. I am also a volunteer First Responder for our local Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and County Animal Response Team (CART). In addition, I am a registered Landscape Architect and consider myself a steward of the environment.
I am on my own personal journey to connect more deeply with the outdoors through the exploration of senses, my feelings and my energy. My efforts are dedicated toward sharing my experiences through ChuckWalks with those who are interested in disconnecting from technology and finding their inner selves by engaging with Nature. 💚
What guides my spirit at the core is helping people. What really gets my mind present, my body flowing, and my senses piqued, is when I engage in my wellness work through ChuckWalks. This way I can help others in a deeply connected way by engaging with them and all their senses in the Outdoors while witnessing them find or strengthen their own connections to the more-than-human world. 💚
"I'm not sure what the secret to happiness is, but I'm pretty sure it begins with going outside."
The logo is based on a traditional Celtic green man because the green man is known as a spirit and symbol of all forests. He is Nature.
- The face is an actual representation of my face; my nose, eyes, chin, stubble
- The leaves, acorns and twigs represent the mighty Oak
- My primary spirit animal guide is the fox represented by the tail coiled along my neck
- Two of my spirit animal guides are the tree frog (on right) and the goldfinch (on left)
- The "horns" are the fruit of the staghorn sumac tree, a native tree to PA and important to much wildlife.
- The blue object on my forehead is a Lapis Lazuli stone. Which holds important symbolism to me, but also a universal symbol of wisdom and truth
- And tucked into my "crown" is the very tip of the Awen symbol and connects me deeply with my Celtic/Welsh heritage. The three rays represent our journey with the Earth, Sea, and Sky.
It is exciting to offer you a permanent site where you can show your love and support for ChuckWalks and the connections we make together with the more-than-human world on our Mindful Outdoor Experiences out in Nature (and occasionally virtually when we can't be together in person ), by wearing ChuckWalks Gear!
A large array of products to choose from, including t-shirts, hoodies, tank tops, hats, water bottles, bags, and even scarves for your furry friends.
So many colors, styles, sizes, materials to choose from.
Two different versions of the logo. One with black text for lighter color items, and one with white text for darker color items.
This is not a campaign. This is a PERMANENT SITE where everything is available ON DEMAND, so anyone can order anything, anywhere, any time.