Protecting a Forest: One Tree Pose at a Time!

Our Tree Pose mosiac can be viewed in two ways. The full mosaic of images can be viewed here. A smaller subset of images can be viewed as a slideshow by clicking the image above or click here.

When I am among the trees

They give off such hints of gladness. I would almost say that they save me, and daily…never hurry through the world, but walk slowly, and bow often. Around me the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile.”

The light flows from their branches. And they call again and say, “It’s simple, you too have come into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled with light and to shine.”

-Mary Oliver

Pose with a Purpose

It takes a community to protect a forest. Strike a tree pose and make a difference in the world. Help preserve 200 acres of pristine forest by making a donation to the Gray Bear Holistic Retreat Center.

Submit your image using the form below.

Donation Levels

  • $25 (Tree Warrior) joins a digital forest mosaic
  • $108 (Tree Protector) received by April 22, 2019 will also be entered to win a R&R weekend at Gray Bear! This level of donation or above, choose to donate In Memory of if you so choose.
  • More: $1008 protects one acre of oxygen cleaning, breath providing trees

Your payment can be made in three ways.

  • If you're paying with Apple Pay cash just use your Apple device and the messages app to send a message to Please note you need to have Apple Pay set-up on your Apple device.
  • If you're paying with PayPal you can use the app on your phone and send payment to or click the PayPal image.

  • If you're paying with Venmo you can use the app on your phone and send payment to