Evidence based research now tells us what we've always intuitively known - being with nature is the secret to a life well lived.
Shinrin-yoku, which translates to "forest bathing" is a practice developed in Japan in the 1980's. In response to a decline in public health, scientists began to study the effects of being immersed in nature on health. The results were remarkable, if not surprising to those of us who have always loved to play outside...
Forest bathing reduces stress, anxiety and depression, improves sleep and boosts immunity, mood, energy and creativity. Interested in doing a deep dive into the research behind forest bathing? Check out this wonderful episode from the Gentle Finds podcast in which Lindsay Scott interviews Dr. Qing Li, one of the world's leading experts in forest medicine.
What to Expect
This will be a slow, leisurely walk in the forest without a specific destination or agenda other than being with nature. Deep breaths, the rough texture of tree bark, the softness of moss, birdsong, dancing light, wind through the leaves....
As your guide, I will invite you to participate in a series of sensory experiences designed to help you be present and connect with the world around you, releasing stress and deepening your relationship with the more than human world.
Forest bathing walks are about two hours long and typically less than a mile. We aren't here to get in our cardio or conquer the mountain, but rather to connect, to rest, to restore and just be.
Private Forest Therapy
Experience a guided forest bathing walk created specifically for you. Restore, rejuvenate and deepen your connection to your inner self as you deepen your connection to the more than human world.
Walks can be two hours or four hours long. A location will be selected after we've talked, based on your physical ability level, location and desired outcomes.
For individuals or couples. Pricing is determined based on the length of the walk and distance traveled. Contact me to start designing your individualized walk today!
Group Forest Therapy
Experience the a guided forest bathing walk with friends, family and/or colleagues. Restore and rejuvenate as you connect with your companions and the more than human world. The bonds created while sharing a common forest bathing experience can be surprisingly deep and long lasting.
Walks can be two or four hours long. A location will be selected after we've talked, based on the physical ability levels within the group, location and your desired outcomes.
Pricing is determined based on the size of the group, length of the walk and distance traveled. Contact me to start designing your group forest bathing walk today!