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Bethpage Forest Therapy Immersion

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Experience hosted by Dawn-Marie

3 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

This is a nature immersion based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing).

10:00am Introductions and the history of the location.
10:30am A guided meditative activation of the senses.
10:50am 1st of 4 invitations. This invitation is designed for you to become mindful in the present moment and helps you to slow down reducing stress and anxiety while walking along the path.
11:15am 2nd invitation. This invitation is designed to get your creative juices flowing in a mindful and present way. You will explore the forest between 2 points focusing on a prompt given by the guide.
11:40am 3rd invitation. The prompt for this invitation is designed to allow you a chance to connect to nature in a mindful present way while travelling between two points along our path.
12:00pm Our last invitation is called "Sit Spot" We spend time sitting in stillness and reflection.
12:20pm We wrap up the immersion by taking some time to embody the experience. Herbal tea and some natural light snacks are consumed as we discuss the experience.

Many participants find themselves in a place of liminality by the end of the sequence. Stress, Anxiety and even depression can dissipate. Studies show this practice can lower cortisol levels & improve heart rate variability. Effects can last up to 1 month. A regular guided practice is encouraged.
Other things to note
Forest Therapy Immersions take place rain or shine. However, if the weather forecast is predicting dangerous conditions, the experience can be rescheduled.

Depending on the season and time of day, their could be an $8.00 NYS Vehicle Use fee to enter the park unless you hold a New York Empire Pass.
This is a nature immersion based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing).

10:00am Introductions and the history of the location.
10:30am A guided meditative activation of the senses.
10:50am 1st of 4 invitations. This invitation is designed for you to become mindful in the present moment and helps you to slow down reducing stress and anxiety while walking along the path.
11:15am 2nd invitation. Th…

Dawn-Marie's commitment to safety

This host has committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines – including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practising good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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What's included

  • Food
    Natural / Organic pre-packaged snacks. Varies but generally include fruits...
  • Drinks
    Herbal Tea and Water are served.
  • Equipment
    Camp stools and sitting pads are available.
From £31
/ person
Sun, 24 Jan
10:00 - 13:00
£31 per person
£31 per person
Sun, 31 Jan
10:00 - 13:00
£31 per person
£31 per person

Meet your host, Dawn-Marie

Host on Airbnb since 2016
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Growing up in Queens, NY I spent my summers in the Catskill & Pocono Mountains where my appreciation for nature grew. After decades of working in Corporate America and combating severe stress, anxiety and depression I became a Certified Mindset Transformation Coach. A few years later, I became a Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide. I now guide Nature Immersions in Long Beach, NY where I live and Forest Therapy Immersions in Long Island and the Pocono Mountains.
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Where you'll be

Bethpage State Park: The rustling leaves, the birds chirping, the squirrels chatting. The forest has a song of its own. Add to that the aroma of the flora make this an excellent location for this experience.

Choose from available dates

2 available

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.

Government ID

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sunscreen

Insect Repellent