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Asheville Wellness Tours

Asheville Wellness Tours

The team at Asheville Wellness Tours and Retreats is here to help you rejuvenate your soul and reignite your connection with yourself, with others, and with nature through lighthearted, wellness-forward experiences in Asheville and the surrounding areas. Public walks are available on weekends and select weekdays year-round and private walks are available daily!

The practice of forest bathing encourages you to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. Join an ANFT certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll through the forest in our stunning Blue Ridge Mountains. Through a series of invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to be present in the moment, deepening your connection with nature and community, and enjoying the many gifts nature has to offer. The walk culminates in a tea ceremony with snacks.

Beyond Forest Bathing Walks, our team specializes in customizing mini-retreats for locals and visitors alike and it would be our honor to help you connect more deeply with yourself, each other, nature, and Asheville! We offer a robust "menu" of experiences including: Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy Walks Mountaintop Yoga Hikes (sunset version available!) Tarot Readings (in-person and virtual options) Massage (we come to you) Private Chef Dinners Private Yoga Classes And more...

Whether you're reserving a half-day or full weekend, we're here to help you experience the best of Asheville through the lens of wellness so you walk away from the experience relaxed, recharged, and rejuvenated. Hope to see you soon!Warmly, Nicole and the Asheville Wellness Tours family

North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Feb 24, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

A Heart-Centered Forest Bathing Retreat Give yourself the gift of self-love and self-care during this leisurely afternoon nature immersion retreat. Spend some slow time in the forest deepening your connection to nature and the wisdom of your heart. Quiet your mind and tap into the innate inner knowing that is always available to you. Your guide, Christa Hebal, will lead you on a heart-centered wander through the winter forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Christa Hebal is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Born and raised in the mountains of NE Tennessee, she has lived in Asheville for 23 years. Christa has an adventurous heart, and loves to help others encounter wholeness through embodiment and nature connection practices. She has had a professional bodywork practice for 17 years as a nationally certified Massage Therapist, and is also a practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Certified Traditional Herbalist. She is also certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Mar 09, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

Spring Awakening & Renewal Forest Bathing Retreat The changing seasons are rich with wisdom and guidance. Winter is a time for rest and dreaming, followed by spring, ripe with opportunities for renewal and growth. Cultivate those winter dreams and invite them to birth into reality during this enlivening afternoon retreat. Let your most authentic Self emerge from within and flourish amidst the beauty of the early spring! Your guide, Christa Hebal, will lead you on a gentle journey through the awakening forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Christa Hebal is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Born and raised in the mountains of NE Tennessee, she has lived in Asheville for 23 years. Christa has an adventurous heart, and loves to help others encounter wholeness through embodiment and nature connection practices. She has had a professional bodywork practice for 17 years as a nationally certified Massage Therapist, and is also a practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Certified Traditional Herbalist. She is also certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Mar 23, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

Spring Awakening & Renewal Forest Bathing Retreat The changing seasons are rich with wisdom and guidance. Winter is a time for rest and dreaming, followed by spring, ripe with opportunities for renewal and growth. Cultivate those winter dreams and invite them to birth into reality during this enlivening afternoon retreat. Let your most authentic Self emerge from within and flourish amidst the beauty of the early spring! Your guide, Kelly Bruce, will lead you on a gentle journey through the awakening forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her mission is to help others deepen their connection with nature, community and Self. Kelly is an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide and Certification Consultant. She is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Mar 23, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

Spring Awakening & Renewal Forest Bathing Retreat The changing seasons are rich with wisdom and guidance. Winter is a time for rest and dreaming, followed by spring, ripe with opportunities for renewal and growth. Cultivate those winter dreams and invite them to birth into reality during this enlivening afternoon retreat. Let your most authentic Self emerge from within and flourish amidst the beauty of the early spring! Your guide, Kelly Bruce, will lead you on a gentle journey through the awakening forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her mission is to help others deepen their connection with nature, community and Self. Kelly is an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide and Certification Consultant. She is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Apr 06, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

A Forest Bathing Retreat Celebrating Mother Earth April is Earth Month, a time to honor our precious planet and take action to protect her. Celebrate spring while cultivating your relationship with Mother Earth, yourself, and others, during this rejuvenating afternoon nature immersion retreat. Your guide, Kelly Bruce, will lead you on a gentle journey through the spring forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Kelly Bruce is a writer, forest therapy guide and nature connection mentor based in Hendersonville, North Carolina. Her mission is to help others deepen their connection with nature, community and Self. Kelly is an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Certified Guide and Certification Consultant. She is Wilderness First Aid and CPR certified by the American Red Cross. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

Apr 20, 2024 | 02:00 P.M. - 05:00 P.M.

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, NC, USA

An Earth Day Forest Bathing Retreat Begin your Earth Day (April 22) festivities by celebrating spring while cultivating your relationship with Mother Earth, yourself, and others during this rejuvenating afternoon nature immersion retreat. Your guide, Christa Hebal, will lead you on a gentle journey through the spring forest, weaving mindfulness, breathwork, forest bathing (Shinrin Yoku) and nature therapy together for a restorative afternoon on some of the trails less traveled at the North Carolina Arboretum. We’ll celebrate the experience in community, enjoying a wild-foraged tea ceremony and snacks. Bring an open mind and an open heart. All are welcome. Presented through Adult & Continuing Education Programs in collaboration with Asheville Wellness Tours. Christa Hebal is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Born and raised in the mountains of NE Tennessee, she has lived in Asheville for 23 years. Christa has an adventurous heart, and loves to help others encounter wholeness through embodiment and nature connection practices. She has had a professional bodywork practice for 17 years as a nationally certified Massage Therapist, and is also a practitioner of Ortho-Bionomy®, Usui Reiki Master, Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist, Clinical Aromatherapist, and Certified Traditional Herbalist. She is also certified in CPR and Wilderness First Aid. Highlights: Special rate of $55/person (includes access to the Arboretum grounds before/after your walk and parking!) Occurs on select dates each month Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
Secret Location

Secret Location

May 23, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   
Secret Location

Secret Location

May 24, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   
Secret Location

Secret Location

May 25, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   
Secret Location

Secret Location

May 30, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   
Secret Location

Secret Location

May 31, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   
Secret Location

Secret Location

Jun 01, 2024 | 07:45 P.M. - 10:45 P.M.

Pisgah National Forest, North Carolina, USA

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight and experience the wonders of nighttime in the Blue Ridge Mountains. From sunset and starry skies to fireflies, we’ll marvel at Mother Nature’s light show as we explore the forest, hoping to encounter the elusive Blue Ghost firefly species!   The evening begins with a gentle, guided stroll into a peaceful forest as the sun sets and sparkling fireflies emerge. While we cannot guarantee a showing, we hope to see the elusive Blue Ghost fireflies and will surely enjoy the forest at twilight and other beings present there.   This is a unique opportunity to unplug in a peaceful setting with a series of invitations led by a certified forest therapy guide that invite you to connect more deeply to the environment around you. Quiet your mind and awaken your senses as we sink into the heightened awareness of this special evening experience. Together, we’ll deepen our relationship with nature, community and ourselves. The best part: there’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe; just bring an open heart, adventurous spirit and be yourself. All is welcome in the forest.   This special offering takes place on only 8 evenings each year with group sizes limited to 12 for a more intimate experience.     FAQ & Important Info: ----------- Secret Location: This magical Firefly Forest Bathing experience takes place in a peaceful forest about 1 hr from downtown Asheville. To protect this fragile environment and the elusive fireflies we hope to visit, we release the exact location to registered guests 3 days in advance of the walk. Make it private! Schedule an exclusive walk for your group & get the fireflies all to yourselves. Private walks are available daily May 20- June 4 (with the exception of Thu/Fri/Sat evenings). If the date you're hoping for isn't listed on the calendar on our website, call us! We'll always accommodate if we can.   

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