Public Walks are 2-3 hours, depending on the number of participants, the season and specific offerings. Guided groups are for ages 14 and up and geared towards adults (please ask though, if you have young teens who want to join). Forest bathing experiences are offered in Ashland, Oregon at Lithia Park, other city parks and private locations. You’ll be part of a group from anywhere between a few to 15 participants, facilitated by a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and will participate in specific activities called, "invitations", to assist you in experiencing the healing benefits of nature connection in a new way. If you’d like to schedule a Private Walk, click Here to learn more.
Foothills Learning Center 3188 N Sunset Peak Rd, Boise, Idaho 83702
Join me for a free, one-hour, "Forest Bathing Taster", offered through Boise Parks and Recreation for an introduction to the practice of Forest Therapy. also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin Yoku. We'll drop into our sensory body and slow way down using a series of "Invitations" to connect with The More Than Human World ourselves and others.
Let go of stress as you connect to Nature, yourself and others 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 small beach 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 several 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.