Public Experiences are 2-3 hour sessions, depending on number of participants, the season and specific offerings. Guided groups are for ages 15 and up and geared towards adults. Currently, walks take place at Lithia Park in Ashland. You’ll be part of a group, facilitated by your guide, taking part in specific activities called, "invitations", to assist you in experiencing the healing benefits of nature connection in a new way. If you’d prefer a Private Experience, by yourself or in a group, click Here to learn more. See Walk dates and registration information below.
Happy New Year, Friends. I have cancelled tomorrow's forest bathing experience due to unpredictable freezing cold fog conditions. I spend a couple hours the day in advance, mapping my trail and discovering what invitations the forest has to offer. Today was too biting cold for this very slow practice. I very much welcome the cold, but the fog and inversion is something my lungs say no to. Though today was predicted to be sunny, we have been fogged in all day. As we move so slowly in forest bathing, I feel it's best to offer again when we don't have the risk of bone-chilling freezing fog and inversion. If tomorrow is clear, I invite you to take some time to slow down and drop into the forest through your senses; letting go of what you no longer need in this new year and setting intention for what you wish to welcome into your life. Perhaps you will discover a being of the forest to create a new connection with in 2019. Many Blessings, Sari
Wild Winter Wellness New Year's Forest Bathing Experience
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 Lithia Park, Ashland, Oregon (exact location with registration)
12:30 P.M.- 3:00 P.M.
$15-$30 Sliding Scale Donation Join me in Lithia Park as we immerse in the forest and mindfully walk into 2019, discovering a new way to be in nature. During this facilitated mindfulness practice called, Shinrin Yoku, we'll let go of stress, slow way down and awaken our senses as we become fully present and connect with the medicine of the forest, ourselves and others. You will be guided through a series of sensory connection invitations to practice Forest Bathing and a new level of Nature Mindfulness. We will complete our experience with locally foraged tea in the forest.
Unplug • Relax • Renew • Slow Down
Let go of stress as you connect to the forest in a new way through this healing, facilitated, mindful immersion in nature.
What to bring? – A small day pack; water and a snack (if you like) If the day is cold, you may want a thermos and hot drink. For hot days bring sunscreen/hat and bug protection if desired. If the weather iscold, please dress in layers to stay warm as we move at a very slow pace and don't work up body heat. Dress in more layers more than you think you will need in fall and winter- hat, gloves, long johns and a very warm coat.Unless it is a big downpour or violent storm, the walk will go on in the rain. If raining, it's important to have a waterproof shell including pants, and /or an umbrella. Rain enhances sensory experience and makes for some beautiful forest bathing experiences. Lastly, bring a medium size towel in case we sit or lay on damp ground or have wet feet to dry.
Cancellation Policy: Preparation for your forest bathing session begins at least two hours before your arrival. I am unable to replace group members with last minute cancellations. Therefore I ask that any cancellation or rescheduling arrangements be made as far in advance as possible with a minimum of 24 hours notice. Late cancellations will be credited for a future forest bathing session and no shows will be charged for the full amount paid.
Inclement Weather: Forest Bathing sessions take place in most weather throughout the year. In cases of storms, lightning, pouring rain, or wildfire smoke at "Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups", sessions will be cancelled with full refund to registered participants.