Open your heart among the largest trees on Earth…
1. FEEL AWE AND JOY AMONG GIANT SEQUOIAS of California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. Among forests of 2,000 and 3,000-year-old, trees, time stands still. Your nature lovers’ heart will melt…. Your mind and body slow deliciously down, without effort. You feel… grateful… happy… just being alive.
2. RECLAIM YOUR BODY and treat your senses. Your appreciation for these ancient trees will have you feeling like a child again, enjoying the freedom and joy in the simple activity of playing among them — and making TreeSpirit photographs with our small, respectful group in a secluded, natural setting.
3. STAR IN YOUR OWN, ORIGINAL TreeSpirit PHOTOGRAPH by Project founder Jack Gescheidt. In an expanded, relaxed state, be photographed solo, or with your beloved. Or both. Be immortalized in an artwork commemorating this experience and treasure it forever. Play even more in optional group photographs (see the gallery of TreeSpirit photographs).
4. RECEIVE a 16″ x 20″ signed fine art print of your favorite image to remember these precious days among the sequoias. Upon seeing your photograph, your friends will exclaim, “Wow, that’s beautiful…” (PAUSE, AND THEN) “…oh my goodness…is that YOU?…”
READ TESTIMONIALS of people who loved this exciting, safe experience.
Until now, a custom TreeSpirit photograph was only available by commissioning Jack for a private session. Commission prices start at $3750, plus travel.
On The Giant Sequoias Experience, this one-of-a-kind, personalized portraiture is $1195. And you can save $200 with Early Registration by June 15, 2013 – just $995.
Accommodations in are separate, reasonably priced, and include meals. Choose your level of comfort, from simple room, rustic cabin or modern cabin with vaulted ceiling and picture windows. Details upon request. Email Jack.
THE GIANT SEQUOIAS EXPERIENCE is 3 full, unforgettable days and evenings with Jack, his staff, and a small group of fellow tree fans in the privacy of secluded sequoia forests. Somatic and sharing exercises designed to deepen your experience are included.
Also included is a 16×20″ fine art print featuring you among sequoias, so you’ll remember and cherish this trip forever.
You’ll spend the cool nights in your private room or cabin (of your choice) at our rustic mountain lodge. We’ll share meals in the dining hall, and spend time sharing each day’s experiences in a respectful, heartfelt group setting.
Between each day’s photographic outing and group meetings for meals, there is time to enjoy the company of new friends who love the outdoors like you do, or to savor precious quiet time alone in the mountains.
QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? If a part of you is longing for this adventure, but you want to learn more, email Jack. He has gently escorted hundreds of people to the edges of their comfort zones—to have the time of their lives! Read Testimonials.
CLICK HERE to contact us with questions or interest in The Giant Sequoias Experience. Sept 12-15, 2013.
Let us know what you think!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY about making TreeSpirit PHOTOGRAPHS
I want to let you know that I love the photo from The Angel Oak (“Angels”). That whole experience has stayed with me in ways I never imagined – all positive. I feel as though I was propelled to be there by the pesonal search I have been on and the reward was stunning.
Thank you for opening your call and cause to others. There couldn’t have been a way for you to know what your photo experiences would give to some of us, but I thank you deeply for the open channel. You are such a beautiful person and your connection to nature inspiring. – Heather, May 2011
DON’T KNOW JACK? Meet him in this video by photography chroniclers Fstoppers.com.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC VIDEO of a GIANT SEQUOIA
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE:
Do I have to be naked in the photograph? A common question, and the answer is: no. TreeSpirit is devoted to bringing people to trees so they can feel a (re!)connection to them. This can be accomplished with clothes on, of course. But there are emotional advantages to being naked — read Testimonials. There are aesthetic advantages to being naked — see the gallery of existing TreeSpirit images. You may choose to have a lovely portrait of you made while clothed, or change your mind at any time.
Do I have to know how to climb trees? No. You can keep your feet on the ground. Each TreeSpirit photograph is tailored to your individual desires, abilities and longings. You may simply touch or hug a tree, or suddenly be filled with the urge to (try to) climb one — quite the adventure among giant sequoias!
Shouldn’t I get into better shape first, lose a few pounds? Another common question. Again, the answer is no. This is an issue which arises for many people making TreeSpirit photographs. Our culture conditions us to never be satisfied with our bodies, no matter what we do, or how hard we work to make our bodies thinner or harder. Have you ever been completely happy with your body? Do you know many people who are? Accepting, even loving our bodies as they are, as WE are, is ultimately a state of mind, a state of being. Relax in nature and see where your heart and mind lead you and your beautiful body.
Do I have to be naked the whole time? Is this a naturist (nudist) activity? No, unless you want to be. People of all ages, shapes, sizes and physical abilities are welcome. The only requirement is that you feel drawn to trees and nature.
Among the scenes which are deeply impressed on my mind, none exceed in sublimity the primeval forests undefaced by the hand of man. No one can stand in these solitudes unmoved, and not feel that there is more in man than the mere breath of his body.
- Charles Darwin