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Body Ecology -Therapeutic Massage & Yoga by Sam Sadin, CMT, RYT
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Naturalist

 Hello Nature-Lovers!  I'm so glad you are considering joining me for a guided hike on Marin's pristine trails!  It is my passion leading nature hikes and sharing the joy and wonder of being outside in our beautiful Marin county open spaces.  

See Below for Hiking Class Itineraries!!

  A typical hike with me will begin with a group check-in and a brief introduction by the participants.  After getting to know one another, we'll embark on a 3-6 mile hike (depending on the class and day) which may ascend up to 1,200 feet.  Along the way, I'll point out some local (and invasive) plants and look out for any animals (including tracks and scat).  I love taking time for Cool Nature Moments and will encourage you to get up close and see things from a different view point than normal.  Of course, we'll be hydrating and snacking along the way, and perhaps finding a really great spot for a picnic break (on the Saturday classes).  I'll be engaging you in interesting conversation regarding your health and wellness, the present and future state of our planet and environment, local ecology and history, inspirational lifestyles by folks trying to make a positive difference in their communities, and plenty more.

 

I am currently NOT offering any public classes, but am available for private hikes, tours, and combination Yoga/Hiking adventures in the Marin area.  


Here's some of my Naturalist Work Experience:

Pt. Bonita YMCA Outdoor and Conference Center,  Sausalito, CA  Sept. 2001 – Present

  • Naturalist/Environmental Educator: Lead hikes throughout the Marin Headlands with 3rd – 12th graders and teach about environmental awareness, marine biology, local ecology, evolutionary biology, geology, cultural history, and community building skills
  • Cook: Planned menus, prepped, cooked, and cleaned for groups of 20 – 150 people

 

SF Bay Whale Watching, Sausalito, CA     April 2006 - April 2012

  • Lead natural history tours out to the Farallon Islands educating guests about whales, birds, general history, and other marine life

 

College Of Marin, Kentfield, CA    March 2013 – Present

  • Substitute instructor/naturalist for continuing education hiking classes

 

Inn to End, San Francisco, CA     Oct 2012 – Present

  • Naturalist guide for travelers on popular Marin County trails

 

Cavallo Point Lodge,Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA      June 2010 – Present

  • Naturalist for guests on local nature hikes
  • Massage Therapist for spa guests

 

San Francisco Whale Tours, San Francisco, CA      May 2010 – June 2012

  • Interpret the natural history of the Bay Area marine life, with special attention to whales and conservation issues

 

Hostel Adventure Program, San Francisco, CA      Jan 2007 – Jan 2009

  • Naturalist for middle school outdoor education programs in Bay Area Hostels

 

Other Certifications:

  • First Aid, CPR, & AED (current through Feb. 2014) from American Heart Association
  • Certified Massage Therapist by California Massage Therapy Council #4288
  • Wilderness First Aid Certification (through December 2015)
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