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. 

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 BENEFITs Of Forest TherapY

Relationship with Ourselves

When we slow down, with nothing preoccupying our minds, we encounter ourselves in a different way.

 

 

Enjoying Nature

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?

Nature exploration

To learn more about the health benefits of forest therapy, visit https://www.natureandforesttherapy.earth/about/the-science

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Relationship with Time

When we have nowhere to be but this moment, it is then we may feel fully alive.

Swimming in Natural Hot Spring
 

UPCOMING WALKS & RATES

Forest Therapy Walk
This event is now open to all members of the public. Calling All Teachers! This special 'back-to-school' event is giving priority to teachers. The walk will run for 3 hours. The cost is $25 and can be e-transfered after registration or paid in person at the venue.
When
Sept 10, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. NDT
Where
Boreal Poetry Garden,
15 Blast Hole Pond Rd, Portugal Cove-St. Philip's, NL, Canada

PRIVATE WALKS

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.