Forest Bathing

Normandy Park, United States

Experience hosted by Michael

2 hours, Hosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 5 people
Private groups available for up to 6.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

I'll be helping you connect with the forest. We'll slow down and awaken our senses as I guide you through a series of evolving sensory-focused invitations crafted to help us best discover the medicine of being in the forest.

Our immersion experience will be in the style of Shinrin-Yoku as developed by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. It will be about 2 hours long and cover about one mile of trail. We go slow! But that's the point :-).

We will have opportunities to share our stories throughout and then we end with a tea ceremony featuring tea from foraged medicinal plants. We'll depart with a deeper relationship to the nature that surrounds Seattle and some skills to put into practice in our daily lives.
Other things to note
Check the weather forecast and dress appropriately -- layers are always good in Seattle...and traffic is often bad. The event will happen rain or shine. Please take care to arrive on time.
I'll be helping you connect with the forest. We'll slow down and awaken our senses as I guide you through a series of evolving sensory-focused invitations crafted to help us best discover the medicine of being in the forest.

Our immersion experience will be in the style of Shinrin-Yoku as developed by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. It will be about 2 hours long and cover about one mile of trail. We go slow! But that's t…

What's included

  • Food
    Snacks
    I'll provide some light, local favorites for after the tea cere...
  • Drinks
    Every forest therapy walk ends with a proper tea ceremony, featuring wildcr...

Meet your host, Michael

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 47 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm the founder of Cascadia Forest Therapy and have been guiding folks in forest bathing sessions for over three years. I am certified as a nature and forest therapy guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Ever since I was a kid, the forests of the Pacific Northwest wonderland have been my home. I'm honored to experience them with you.
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From £22
/ person
Fri, 6 Aug
£22 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 1 other guest
£22 per person
Sat, 7 Aug
£22 per person
09:00 - 11:00
Join 2 other guests
£22 per person

Where you'll be

We'll be walking in some of the most lovely stands of forest the Seattle area has to offer. Specific parks will vary from time to time, but each location I've scouted is a gem: we'll encounter big trees, native species, and beautiful water features.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 47 reviews.

Salma
February 2021
We really enjoyed Michael's forest bathing guide. He is a great teacher, and I came away from the experience with a better understanding of the practice and how I can do it on my own. It was a good duration (2 hours), the location was easy to find and pretty, and the small group size made it a more comfortable setting. Michael was also respectful of covid precautions.
We really enjoyed Michael's forest bathing guide. He is a great teacher, and I came away from the experience with a better understanding of the practice and how I can do it on my o…
Dakota
February 2021
This was an amazing experience. It was done with intentionality and the reflective process was beautiful. Michael did a great job at inviting conversation and respectful dialogue throughout the walk. A unique and lovely experience.
Miranda
February 2021
Enlightening experience! We did this with our two kids (age 11 & 12) and they loved it as did we! Michael set the stage for a peaceful retreat in the forest. He guided us along and also made us tea at the end from freshly harvested plants. Definitely will recommend to friends!
Enlightening experience! We did this with our two kids (age 11 & 12) and they loved it as did we! Michael set the stage for a peaceful retreat in the forest. He guided us along and…
James
February 2021
Great opportunity to unplug, get away from screens and enjoy nature. Michael was an excellent leader and made this a very fun experience for myself and my family.
Kristen
February 2021
Michael was a wonderful and welcoming guest. This activity is perfect if you are looking to try something new and become more in touch with nature. I would highly recommend.
Natalie
February 2021
This was a perfect way to end my trip-in a peace-filled outdoor experience. I really appreciate the guided meditation as I do this on a regular basis and found it a perfect start to things. I also appreciate the native people acknowledgement during the tea ceremony. I could definitely see myself bringing a friend and doing it again.
This was a perfect way to end my trip-in a peace-filled outdoor experience. I really appreciate the guided meditation as I do this on a regular basis and found it a perfect start t…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Fri, 6 Aug
    09:00 - 11:00
    Join 1 other guest
    £22 per person
  • Sat, 7 Aug
    09:00 - 11:00
    Join 2 other guests
    £22 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Water bottle

Clothing appropriate for the weather