Through The Trees

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Bo Workshop

  • Through The Trees 32 Sky-Hy Drive Topsham, ME, 04086 United States (map)

Enjoy a day connecting with self and nature as you discover the ancient teaching of the grandfather of all martial arts weapons.  The day begins with the history and philosophy of the bo staff followed by a hike in nature to harvest your own training tool.  This process includes meditation and personalizing your bo.  We will break for picnic lunch and then enjoy an instructional class on how to use your new staff in a defensive and creative fashion.

No prior experience required.


About the Teachers


Trent Griffin
Trent is a Black Sash, licensed massage therapist, experienced carpenter and spent much of his youth trekking through the Maine woods.  Trent's practices and teachings are rooted in nature and in deep calm - his gifts are vast and diverse.  From transformational and therapeutic massage therapy to his artistic ability with three-dimensional structure, Trent has a way of bringing his connection to nature into all that he does.  


Marcia Griffin
Marcia has a unique blend of life experience -she is a lover of life, Black Sash, Kripalu Yoga instructor, life coach and has spent the last 10 years running Business operations for multi-functional teams.  Marcia brings fun, focus, discipline and intuition into creating magic for all who come into contact with her.  


Liz Collado
Natures language comes easy to Elizabeth, as a Black Sash, naturalist and artist who shares her teachings in a universal manner.  From young to old, Elizabeth has a gift to connect and engage students and inspire a love of nature and creative expression.  Her range extends from leading wilderness trips, coordinating efforts to beautify and protect local parks and beaches, to extensive program management and curriculum writing.  Elizabeth brings a strong professional background as a Direct Support Professional and she is Wilderness First Aid Certified.    We are thrilled to have Elizabeth on the team, she is always ready to jump right in with a big, bright smile.

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