Forest Bathing and Nature Therapy with Kelly Bruce

Kelly Bruce, forest therapy guide

Come home to the forest… Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of “forest bathing,” join us as we immerse ourselves in nature in a way that invites healing for the body and mind, our fraught ecosystems, and our community.

We’ll awaken our senses, quiet our minds, and restore our relationship with ourselves, each other and the land with a slow, gentle walk to appreciate the healing benefits of nature. It all culminates with a tea ceremony in which your guide will serve snacks and a wildcrafted infusion of local plants. Upon departure, we’ll have an enhanced appreciation for the natural world, and a new practice that we can readily apply in our daily lives.

Kelly Bruce is certified as a Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, as well as a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation. She is thrilled to share this restorative practice with you. May the forest be with you!

PLEASE NOTE: This is a slow-paced walk, NOT a fast-paced hike. Transportation and light snacks provided. No pets or cellphones, please.

Pre-registration is required for this tour. Visit our calendar below to select a date and register. Check out our calendar of events to view more hiking and program options.

You MUST be able to hike on rocky, rooty terrain for one mile. This area is a temperate rain forest and thunderstorms occur most days during the summer. Tours run rain or shine with the exception of dangerous weather. Please be prepared!

Registration:

  • $60 per person
  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Dates Pending Permitting
  • Capacity: 10
  • Minimum for tour to run: 3
  • Check below for availability

What to expect:

  • A slow, gentle walk with a certified Forest Therapy Guide
  • Traveling one mile in three hours
  • Enhanced view of the natural world
  • Wildcrafted tea and snacks
  • No dogs or cellphones

What you’ll need:

  • An open mind and open heart
  • Close-toed shoes, no exceptions
  • Appropriate clothing layers for
    the weather and elevation,
    including rain gear
  • Water
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Medications/anti-nausea
  • Small day pack
  • Please indicate any food allergies

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