what is forest therapy?
"The forest is the therapist; the guide opens the doors.'
As a certified forest therapy guide, I facilitate the opportunity for participants to connect with nature in a slow, authentic, and meaningful way. Through a series of sensory invitations, each participant will engage in mindful movement, cultivate presence, and communicate with the land. This deepened awareness will incite curiosity and imagination, allowing you to benefit from the healing powers of the forest and renewing your relationship with nature.
It is unlike a hike or a walk in that we often cover short distances. Rather than learning the scientific names of plants and animals, this practice is more about embracing whatever comes naturally in the moment when you stop to notice. Each person's experience will be their own. Outings last between 1.5 - 3 hours. They begin by activating the senses and end with tea steeped in locally foraged plants.
BENEFITs Of Forest TherapY
Relationship with Ourselves
When we slow down, with nothing preoccupying our minds, we encounter ourselves in a different way.
Relationship with The-More-Than-Human World
What would it be like to experience each tree, each insect, each mountain as its own unique being?
To learn more about the health benefits of forest therapy, visit https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/about/the-science
Relationship with Time
When we have nowhere to be but this moment, it is then we may feel fully alive.
UPCOMING WALKS & RATES
Forest Therapy walks can be booked privately for individuals, couples, or groups up to 12 people. The base rate is $25 per person. Special rates can be discussed for bookings that require travel or special requests.
Maybe consider forest therapy an alternative to a traditional date night, girls night out, bachelor/bachelorette gathering, or a team building event for employees.