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Kelly Bruce

Kelly Bruce

Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor. Her career path includes journalism and communications, but her true passion is being in nature and inspiring others to get outside. She lives in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina where she works with people of all ages and abilities to explore and enhance their relationship with the natural world.

Her mission is to share the practice of forest bathing and help cultivate a deeper connection with nature, community and Self. She's thrilled to share the practice of forest bathing and nature therapy with the global community through virtual experiences and leads in-person walks throughout western North Carolina. Kelly is an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide as well as a Forest Therapy Trails, Spaces and Places Certification Consultant. She is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross.

Kelly is a proud member of the ANFT-certified Forest Bathing team at Asheville Wellness Tours. In collaboration with Christa Hebal and Dr. Mattie Decker, Asheville Wellness Tours offers public walks every Friday through Sunday and private walks daily upon request year round. If you're interested in experiencing a walk with Kelly specifically, please be sure to include a note in your inquiry. We look forward to sharing the magic of the forest with you!

I am based in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina and serve the global community through remotely guided events, in-person workshops and retreats. Email for more information.

For more information about my walks in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of Western North Carolina please visit Asheville Wellness Tours located in the venue section of this website. Public walks are available every Fri - Sun year round and private walks are available daily by request.

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Everyday stress plus the hustle and bustle of the holiday season is a recipe for burnout. I have a proposal for you: slow down! There’s nothing like being fully present in the moment, preferably outdoors, to bring peace and calm to your life. Gift

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