Ryan Van Lenning

Wild Nature Heart
Ryan Van Lenning, M.A., is an inner and outer wilderness guide and poet/writer. Certified as an ecotherapist through the Earthbody Institute, he facilitates re-connections with wild nature and our deepest selves to assist in the work of not abandoning ourselves and repairing broken belonging. Ryan is the author of  Re-Membering: Poems of Earth & Soul, and High-Cooing Through the Seasons: Haiku From the Forest, and recipient of Toyon Literary Magazine's 2019 Jodi Stutz Poetry Award. He has published work in Earth Island Journal, Deep Time: The Journal of the Work That Reconnects, Terrain Magazine, Elephant Journal, various poetry journals, and the forthcoming book A Walk with Nature: Poetic Encounters that Nourish the Soul.

Ryan is a certified Wilderness First Responder. He splits his time between the rich redwood forest of the East Bay hills, the wild oaks & coyote along the American River, the alders and otters along the Mad River, and the lodgepole pines of the Sierra mountains.
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