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About Forest Therapy

Forest Therapy also known as forest bathing is a practice that allows participants to immerse themselves in nature and the forest. Forest therapy is researched based and promotes healing and wellness by spending time in nature. The practice is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku. Forest therapy is open-ended and the forest serves as your therapist for each experience. 

Health Benefits

Physiological Benefits

  • More energy

  • Improved sleep

  • Enhanced immunity

  • Healthy digestion

  • Reduced inflammation

  • Lowered blood pressure

  • Improves respiratory and cardiovascular functions

  • Restores the nervous system

Mental Health Impacts

  • Increased focus

  • Enhanced creativity & memory

  • Reduction of stress & anxiety

Emotional & Psycho-Spiritual 

  • Relaxation

  • Happy

  • Connected

  • More alive

  • Grateful

Learn more about the health benefits here.

What to Expect 

What to Bring

First time experiencing a forest therapy walk, experienced hiker, or just an outdoor person. Nature and our walks are for everyone. You will be greeted by your experienced guide upon check in. 

A forest therapy walk is casual and covers a short distance. The walk is done mostly in silence and is a chance for you to use all your senses to explore nature. 

Each walk will consist of series of short invitations designed to awaken your senses. After each invitation there will be a short time to reflect. The walk will conclude with tea and light refreshments.

  • Arrive 10 minutes early to check-in and use the restroom. The walk will start on time, and you don't want to be left behind.

  • Dress in layers and plan on being outside for an extended period of time. 

  • Stay hydrated by bringing water bottle (some location will not have access to water.

  • Depending on the season you may want sunscreen, bug spray, blanket, or raincoat. Walks will be held in the rain provided there is no thunder or lightning. 

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