"Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in a Forest bathing Session with Sari. It was a deeply nurturing experience that seemed to continue expanding in my body for a number of days after the actual event. I have walked that particular forest many times but this time, Sari facilitated an experience that allowed me to absorb the healing energy on a whole different level. I was incredibly impressed by her organization and caring. I felt I could totally let go into the experience almost like a little child. Everything Sari did was bathed in beauty. Sari is a little beacon of pure joy. I feel blessed inside and out. I know this is an experience to repeat as each time I will be able to go a little bit deeper. Thank you Sari." -Helen J.
"I recently took part in two Forest Bathing walks guided by Sari Telpner. I find being in nature restorative and invigorating and though certain I would enjoy Forest Bathing, I was surprised by how nourishing and healing each walk was. Sari created a safe space for me to sink into a deep level of awareness and openness, allowing my senses to awaken to the forest and its beauty as though for the first time. I discovered I could see beyond the trees and shrubs into the forest's profound expression of size, texture, color, groupings, age, health, life cycles, and even its humor. Looking up I saw an old, bare, tall tree with several curly-q branches coming out of its top as though it was wearing a party hat—just like something from Dr Seuss. The sit spot time was magical. I’d never before experienced layer upon layer lifted every few minutes, revealing parts of nature previously hidden. I highly recommend Forest Bathing with Sari to anyone wanting to slow down and have a rich time immersing in nature. Many thanks and blessings to you, Sari!" -Jill G.
Sari, I wish to express my gratitude for your helping me heal the loss of my companions, Willie and Sassafras. who passed a few months ago. They were a deep connection for me with nature, as walking them in the forests and parks each day was the main part of my life. Until my first forest bathing walk last week, I had not been able to go walking in the forest due to fear of going into depression once again, feeling that nothing matters anymore. Today's forest bathing walk helped me as I shared about my loss with a partner; breathed through my feet into the earth and relaxed and played in the forest as a child of nature. You may never know how you have touched others with this practice and through your "beingness." It has been a true blessing to know you, Sari." - Bob M.
"My Forest Bathing experience with Sari was beautiful, deep and fun. I was amazed by how fast I was able to “drop in” to a quiet, receptive state and become attuned to the natural world as if in slow motion. We were blessed with a particularly stunning day and I found by slowing down and opening my sensory awareness I was able to see and be with aspects of the park that I never knew existed. I felt fed and nurtured by the experience. Sari is a wonderful facilitator." -Jewel, Ashland, Oregon
"I thought I had been "forest bathing" for years by taking my dog for long hikes and enjoying time in nature. But, in reality, I had been missing out on much deeper benefits that nature had to offer. Sari's guided forest bathing experience helped me understand the depth of riches available to me in nature through slowing down and turning my thoughts and senses toward the trees, air, wild creatures, etc. Sari's invitations led to incredibly moving, meaningful moments for me and our group. I've already incorporated some of the practices we learned into my hikes - like "sit spot" and a mindfulness invitation. I'm so thankful to Sari for offering this experience and for the special time our group had in the forest together." -Katy Catron
"We had such a wonderful time on Sari's forest bathing experience. She was organized, communicative, and well prepared, which made our time together run smoothly. My friend and I had no problem finding the meeting place, and we enjoyed disconnecting from our devices and busy weekend of theatre to immerse ourselves in the sights, sounds, smells, and feelings of nature. Sari created space for us to reflect and share, and she gave us a nice balance of alone time and partner/group time. She was very knowledgeable about Ashland, forest bathing, and the benefits of nature in general, and we enjoyed getting to know her more over the adorable forest picnic she set up at the end of the experience. My favorite parts included the sensory meditation, group altar-building, and tea (made from hot water poured over cedar leaves that Sari had gathered from the forest that day). My friend and I both felt calm and grateful after this experience, and it set the tone for the rest of our time in Ashland. We would highly recommend this experience to others.” -Sabrina Strand, Forest Bathing Experience through Airbnb
"The Forest Bathing experience Sari guided was one of the most transformative personal experiences of my life. As an avid meditator and meditation teacher for 20 years, I highly recommend Forest Bathing and Sari's guidance for anyone looking for more creative inspiration, higher intuitive insight or deep healing. Thank you, Sari." Sadhu Singh, Meditation, Kundalini Yoga & Health Coach
"Forest Bathing is very much like Yoga in the sense that it is utterly calming, meditative and grounding. It differs because rather than focusing on your body, you are focusing on the body of the forest and the inter-connection of everything. Go in with an open mind and you won't be disappointed." -Caitlin Fowlkes
"If you are looking for a simple yet profoundly impactful experience to help improve upon your life and relationship to nature and the Earth, then this practice is for you! Sari is a gentle guide and I found her practice to be extremely effective." Eric Peterson
"Forest bathing is allowing yourself to take a mini vacation in a stunning natural setting; a treat for the senses and a retreat from our mind-oriented lifestyle. Under Sari Telpner's guidance with seven others in Lithia Park, I completely lost my sense of self and merged into oneness with nature. As Sari guides, she experiences forest bathing with us like it's her first time, but with the presence of a master. Highly recommend!" Teresa Heist
" I feel so wonderful and ecstatic that Sari is sharing forest bathing with us, helping us all become more a part of nature." Raika McFarland
" I walk in the forest quite often but this guided experience deepened my appreciation of the forest and left me feeling more calm and aware." Richard K.
"What a beautiful, peaceful, vibrant, magical time we spent together! I treasured the safe container Sari held for us, as well as her invitations to move and fuse with the elements. All the communing with nature's force left me a little high, and Sari gave me good guidance to reground myself. Can't wait till the next one!" Thank you!" Kathy Chen
"Sari’s Forest Bathing walk was a real gift to myself. It was an opportunity to get outside and really connect to the earth. During our walk, Sari invited the group to participate in several "invitations" that helped us realize that we ARE nature and we’re not separate from it. I was able to absorb the forest atmosphere – walking slowly, breathing deeply and opening all my senses in order to calm, restore and rejuvenate myself. I appreciated things that can only be seen or heard when moving slowly and taking a break from the stress of daily life. It was very healing. We all need to practice Forest Bathing. Check it out. Sari is an amazing facilitator." Howie Milgram
"Sari does a wonderful job explaining the benefits of forest bathing and offering a meaningful healing experience in nature. Try it!" Ana Holub "
Sari's guided forest bathing experience was a great way to slow down and tune into self and nature, connect with other people as well as listening to their experiences." Erin McConnell
"I participated in Sari's Forest Bathing Experience. I hike in the woods regularly but I never take the time to really see, feel and sense the life of the forest around me. Sari's guided forest bathing experience, was deeply grounding and calming for me. I look forward to participating again. "Forest Bathing" could easily become a weekly ritual for me. Thank you Sari, for your gentle, skilled, facilitation." S.L.
"Forest bathing is a wonderful way to slow down and actually see and feel." Lola S.
"What a sumptuous day! Forest Bathing is now one of my top life experiences. Unique, powerful and personal. Anyone can take part in this life-affirming practice. When you see it offered again by Sari Telpner, I encourage you to show up and treat yourself and your senses." Teresa Heist
"When I was with Sari, my entire sense body opened up. I felt enveloped, received and like the forest had the right channels through me. I could taste the colors around me. It was like all of my senses were bathed in forest light and smell. I can’t tell you how incredible it was, to walk in doe presence, like this woman, and be moved into the forest-sensory-body because Sari is already there. Her way of receiving me... and by her, I mean, the forest, allowed for a different dialogue between beauty and me... beauty as felt as within, vibrating and living on a microcosm level of intricacy. Let Sari introduce you, through presence. It is mindful. It is mystical. It is a new way of being held in Her forest-heartbeat." Joy Eilythia http://www.wildwellnessguide.com/blog/blackberry-pie-and-chocolate-quinoa-torte