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Forest Bathing Walk, A Nature Connection

nature walk

Forest Bathing Walk, A Nature Connection

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Forest Bathing Walk, A Nature Connection

nature walk

Forest Bathing Walk, A Nature Connection

Duration
2.5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Reconnect with yourself and nature in a mindful walk through old growth rainforests with beautiful ocean views. On every walk you will be offered a unique "forest bathing" experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest. Moving slowly over a gentle landscape, the practice of forest therapy is accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages and abilities. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is a term that was originally used by the Japanese government in the 1980”s, "to describe the practice of spending time in the woods to soak up its health benefits”. If practiced regularly, forest “bathing” can improve your health, wellness and happiness! After a walk, participants have noticed that they feel calmer, more peaceful and more relaxed. During a guided walk, we will offer you a series of “invitations” or suggestions, to help you to slow down and and connect with your senses. You are then invited to do what feels comfortable to you. We merely hold the space for the deepening and connection to happen. The forest is the therapist, and we are the guides. All guided forest therapy walks are then concluded with a final gathering, where we share tea brewed with local plants, and a light healthy snack.

Your host

Learn more about Kelly

Kelly

Peter and Kelly are passionate nature and animal lovers; they feel most at home in the trees, amongst the nature beings, where land meets the Salish Sea. Partners in life and the forest, they travelled to California to complete an 8 day intensive training, followed by six month practicum, to become Certified Forest Therapy Guides through ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Programs). Peter's passion for nature includes over twelve years working as a park ranger for BC Parks, and spent his earlier years canoeing, hiking, and exploring the forests of Northern Ontario. Kelly has been practicing and teaching the healing arts for over eighteen years. All of her life she has had a deep connection with trees. A nature connection walk with Peter and Kelly will leave you feeling relaxed, peaceful, grounded and more alive!

What's included

Food
We will provide a very light gluten and dairy free snack and tea at the end of the walk.
Equipment
Peter and Kelly are certified in Wilderness First Aid and CPR and will bring a first aid kit on the walk. We will also…

Where you'll be

Experience Forest bathing at Ruckle Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island. Ruckle is one of the most beautiful parks in BC, overlooking the Southern Gulf Islands and Salish Sea. Located within the oldest working farm in BC, amongst a west coast Rainforest, it features magnificent old growth trees, beautiful ocean views, eagles, herons, seals and many other nature beings. Visit the many farm stands and artisans on your way to the park!

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend. Guests should feel comfortable in the outdoors in a natural environment.

More tips

These scheduled walks are not appropriate for young children. 15 years and up is recommended. Pets are also not permitted. Walks will proceed in the rain, so please dress apporpriately. Walks will only be cancelled if the weather is extreme. Private walks can be scheduled for families & groups.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

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    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Kelly
Forest Bathing Walk, A Nature Connection
New experience
£27/person
New experience
£27/person