What you'll do
Do you need to de-compress, restore, renew and rejuvenate? Or just to step out and disconnect from your busy world for a few hours of self-care? We will meet in a parking area near the forest where our walk will occur. You will need to be comfortably dressed to be outdoors for 3 hours. This will not be a hike or a rigorous walk and we will not generate much heat through exertion--we will travel a total of about 1 kilometre on mostly level terrain, travelling slowly, noticing the world around us. I will offer you invitations for ways of interacting with the other-than-human world, engaging all your senses. You can choose to accept them or not! I will be asking you to turn off your phones and to not take photos until the last 10 minutes on the return journey, if you wish. At the end, I will offer a small nut-free snack. If you have any special needs or desires, just let me know!
I am a Forest Therapy Guide, certified through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, and a certified and experienced teacher, through OCT. I love taking outdoor lovers on a Forest Bathing Walk in the woods (Japanese call this 'shinrin-yoku.') , discovering nooks and crannies, waking up one's senses in the natural world while slowing down, mindfully wandering and intentionally spending time among the trees. This can have a remarkable healing effect and is an incredible antidote to our nature-starved lives. "The forest is the therapist; the guide opens the doors."
At the end of our Forest Bathing walk I will offer a small nut-free snack and tea made from ingredients found in the forest.
Participants are encouraged to bring a water bottle and small backpack for extra layers of clothing or a small sit-upon.
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Where you'll be
We will go on our forest bathing walks in local parks, but off the beaten path. The park and path are chosen based on the weather and the specific interests of participants.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
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Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Guests need to be able to walk about one kilometre on mostly level terrain and to be comfortable being outside in the woods with a Guide. Sitting will be on logs or the forest floor.
You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.
We will be walking outside for the duration of this experience. Please come prepared for the weather of the day! I will be inviting you to turn off phones and only take photos in the last 10 minutes.
Forest Bathing with Beth!