Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide Whole Health Educator™
"The Forest is The Therapist. The Guide Opens The Door."
I'm Sari, a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and Whole Health Educator™, based in Boise, Idaho.
My work focuses on whole person wellness and deep stress regulation through the healing power of nature. Forest Therapy helps you slow down; drop into your sensory body; step into the present moment; let go of stress in your body and mind; and connect deeply to the world of nature, yourself and others.
Thank you for checking out my website where you can learn more about Forest Therapy, also known as Shinrin Yoku/Forest Bathing and my other wellness offerings. I look forward to connecting with you.
There are many ways to be in nature and Forest Therapy is much more than simply spending time in the woods. During this mindful walk through the forest, your guide facilitates you in letting go of stress, slowing down and awakening your senses while helping you become present and deeply connected with nature. An essential part of forest therapy is taking part in a series of facilitated "invitations". The invitations help open your doors of perception as you experience the forest directly through hearing, seeing, smelling, tasting and touching, allowing for deep sensory connection. The ability to simply notice where we are and what we feel allows us to become fully present to ourselves and to witness the world around us with a new perspective. Forest Therapy is an evidence-based wellness practice also known as Shinrin Yoku, which translates to "Forest Bathing." The practice is guided in groups and for individuals and couples.
"The forest; the Earth's magnetic field; the trees, wild creatures, running water, flowers and plants; the sweet breeze and the sky; stars; sun and moon. Nature is a powerful healer and slowly moving one's body in it; tuning in to the senses or simply sitting and becoming part of the life of the forest, allows us to feel from deep within that we are part of something much greater than ourselves." Sari Telpner