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Bethany Kilgore

Bethany Kilgore

Step into the great outdoors and let me be your guide! I'm a certified forest bathing guide recognized by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Forest bathing is like a walking meditation in nature, where I help people slow down, reconnect with their senses, and rejuvenate their minds and bodies. Pretty amazing, don't you think? If you're interested in trying forest bathing, check out my upcoming walks for 2024. I collaborate with ExploreMore DFW, where you can find information about my monthly guided walks. For more updates, follow me on my Facebook or Instagram @firstnatureexperience.  For media inquiries or quotes on private or group guided walks, you may contact me at

Gray Branch Parkland

Gray Branch Parkland

Jun 22, 2024 | 09:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

1299 Gray Branch Road, McKinney, TX 75071, USA

Join us at Gray Branch Parkland in McKinney for a full Forest Bathing experience! Participants have described it as a "gentle awakening to the beauty around you" and a method to "de-stress and relax." I assist you in connecting with nature through your senses. If you're looking for some self-care this weekend, join us to reset your nervous system. Previous participants have experienced increased peace, centeredness, and creativity after forest bathing. During this 2-hour session, I'll lead you through various sensory activities, helping you connect with nature in unique ways. The experience will include some sitting and light walking (no more than 1 mile). What to expect: - Introduction to the park - Gentle walking on a shaded trail, totaling no more than 1 mile - Invitations to explore nature using your senses, aimed at slowing down and giving your body and mind a break - Sharing and listening moments. Participation in sharing is optional. - Iced tea (provided) to conclude the experience What to bring: We recommend wearing pants and trail or hiking shoes, as we'll be walking through forested areas and prairies. Also, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. You may want to bring a small blanket or towel if you prefer sitting during some parts of the practice. Where to park and meet: Gravel parking lot is available next to the maintenance building located at 1299 Gray Branch Rd. Weather disclosure If weather does not allow us to have our event or recent weather has caused the trail to close, we will either use a paved trail, reschedule, refund your ticket price OR you can transfer to another event. Please check your email and the Facebook event for any updates
(Rescheduled May 18) Dayspring Nature Preserve

(Rescheduled May 18) Dayspring Nature Preserve

Aug 03, 2024 | 09:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.

902 Comanche Dr, Allen, TX 75013, USA

NOTE: This event is exclusively reserved for the Hikerbabes DFW Chapter. Also, please use the address listed for this location to ensure we all meet at the proper location for this experience. Come see what forest bathing is all about! Previous participants have said "it's a gentle awakening to the beauty around you" and it helped them "de-stress and relax." During the 2 hour experience, Bethany will guide you through various invitations, using your senses as you slowly find unique ways to connect with nature. Portions of the experience will involve sitting and light walking (no more than 1 mile). Not sure what Forest Bathing is? Quite simply, it's an opportunity to connect with nature through your senses. If you're looking for a little self-care weekend, this is a great opportunity to reset your nervous system. Previous participants have shared that they've felt more peaceful, centered, and creative after participating in forest bathing. What can you expect? - An introduction to the park we're visiting - Slowly walking on a shaded trail; no more than 1 mile total round-trip - A series of invitations to explore nature through a variety of our senses, which are focused on slowing down to give our bodies and brains a break. - Moments of sharing and listening. Opportunities to share what you're noticing and listen to others' observations. During these group circles, it's not required that everyone participate by sharing. - Iced tea (offered by your guide) to close out the experience What should you bring? Pants and trail/hiking shoes recommended as we will be walking through a portion of Dayspring Nature Preserve. In addition, bring water, sunscreen, and bug spray. You may want to consider bringing a small blanket or towel should you prefer to sit for some parts of this practice.

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