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What Is Forest Bathing?

Forest bathing, originating in Japan in 1982 and known as Shinrin-yoku, has evolved into a vital aspect of preventative medicine in Japanese culture. Forest bathing is more than just a walk in the woods, it means immersing in the forest atmosphere and taking in the forest through all of our senses. It allows individuals to pause, take a breath, and reconnect with themselves, nature and their community.

Researched Health Benefits of Forest Bathing (Dr. Qing Li)

  • Reduce blood pressure

  • Alleviate symptoms of anxiety, stress and depression

  • Improve concentration and memory

  • Boosted immune system functioning

  • Better sleep

  • Improve energy

  • Boosted creativity and innovation

  • Connection to the more-than-human world: The practice acknowledges our interconnectedness with the "more-than-human" world, promoting a sense of unity and ecological awareness

Read more about the science behind forest bathing, here.

What to Expect on a Guided Forest Bathing Walk

 

As you join your guide, Cherianne, on a 1.5 to 3-hour journey, anticipate a leisurely-paced experience that emphasizes the art of slowing down and connecting with the natural world. The distance covered on these walks is minimal as it's not about getting to a specific destination.

 

Throughout the walk, you'll encounter a series of sensory-based invitations, encouraging you to engage with the forest environment through sight, hearing, touch, and more. Your guide intermittently regroups the participants, providing everyone with an opportunity to share personal stories or insights gained from their explorations. During these gatherings, there's a relaxed atmosphere with no obligation to speak.

 

The walk concludes with a delightful session of snacks and forest tea, often crafted from plants sourced along the trail, offering a chance for final reflections and shared moments.

 

Whether you're a nature enthusiast or a newcomer to forest bathing, these walks cater to everyone, offering a space for deep relaxation, connection, and self-discovery.

Price List

 

Private Group Walk - $350.00 CAD

Bring together a group of up to 12 participants and enjoy a personalized three-hour guided experience tailored to your preferred schedule. It's an excellent opportunity to foster a sense of community, celebrate special occasions, and mark significant milestones! Listed does not include travel outside of the Brockville area.


Group Public Walk -  Standard $40.00 CAD + HST per person (flexible pricing options available to ensure folks of all economic circumstance have access)

Connect with like-minded nature enthusiasts and immerse yourself in the therapeutic benefits of the forest. Learn about upcoming walks, here.


Organization or Corporate Walk  - Starts at $350.00 CAD
Tailored to promote team bonding and well-being, these guided walks offer a unique opportunity to unwind in nature, fostering a harmonious connection among team members. 

Book your guided forest bathing walk today and embark on a journey of wellness, mindfulness, and harmony with nature.

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