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Nature for Wellness

“Willow Place is delighted to announce a new partnership with photographic artist and cinematographer, Marek Zaleski. Zaleski is the founder of the Vancouver Island Museum of Nature in BC, and he was inspired by the novel coronavirus pandemic to share his healing videos with non-profit groups serving vulnerable populations.

Artist understands that our residents in shelter may not be able to readily access green spaces due to personal safety issues, as related to family violence and as also impacted by current health precautions with coronavirus. The hope is for Willow Place to pilot a healing environment called an "The Earth Hours" Room in the months ahead.

To help Willow Place get started with "The Earth Hours", Zaleski is donating a number of 30 minute and 3 minute nature videos to use for staff wellness and client therapeutic support. Willow Place foresees that a dedicated "The Earth Hours" space could be used for groups, activities, expressive arts-based therapy, trauma-informed yoga, cultural programming, and staff wellness.” .

Pam Hadder - Community Coordinator Willow Place, Inc.
Woman & Children’s Family Violence Services in Winnipeg
(June 15th 2020)


The Healing Journey


Red Road Lodge

To awaken the spirit within,
through the healing 
wisdom of mother earth!

"Voices of the Land" by Marek Julian Zaleski

"Earth Voices" - The 
Healing Journey

 This is a gentle, non-invasive approach to healing. that encompasses traditional Indigenous culture, history, spirituality, traditional knowledge, art, drumming and the sounds of nature. Land based healing can take place when we reconnect or return to the land.

The land is the foundation of our Indigenous identity, but over generations of colonization, we have been disconnected and dispossessed from our traditional territories. EARTH VOICES is intended to be the first step in helping us reconnect with nature via uniquely designed nature-based holistic cinema experience "iEcotherapy" showcased daily in our HEALING ROOM.


Our Earth Voices Healing Room will combine key components of traditional
Indigenous Land Based
 Healing (Ecotherapy) with elements of music, sound and state-of-the-art "iEcotherapy -Earth Holistic Ambiance". The project will be complemented by field trips to
Traditional Indigenous Lands throughout rural Manitoba and North Western Ontario.

Earth Voices - The Healing Journey program will incorporates the four aspects of one's self;
Mental, Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual components.

About iEcotherapy - Earth Holistic Ambiance!
iEcotherapy has been specially created to transport individuals to natural environments - providing a calming and restorative ambiance to support reflection, relaxation, creativity, and heightened sensory awareness. iEcotherapy can help to alleviate stress and anxiety and to improve emotional, psychological, and spiritual well-being.

“Those who participated in the mindful therapeutic based portion of the pilot project, reports a shift in how they felt following the use of the iEcotherapy as a tool in mindful practice. We endorse iEcotherapy as an effective tool with potential healing applications across a variety of healing domains”

Allan Campbell - M.A., RCC MH&A
Program Manager Kwakiutl District Council Health Campbell River 
Campbell River, BC

More testimonials here!


All sites for iEcotherapy Healing Room are selected
then filmed for their
 distinctive rejuvenating energy.


Earth Voices
The Healing Journey

ph: 204 294 8670. e-mail:

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