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What is Forest Bathing?

by | Mar 25, 2024 | Insights

Originating in Japan, Forest Bathing (or Shinrin-yoku) is a mindfulness, embodiment, nature connection practice. This transformative practice transcends traditional notions of outdoor recreation and invites you to engage with nature in an entirely new light. Forest Bathing is a gentle invitation to slow down, immerse in the sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes of the forest, and to wander freely without any destination in mind. By tuning into the rhythms of nature and the wisdom of your own inner landscape, experience deep relaxation, insight, and connection.

THE FOREST BATHING EXPERIENCE 

Upon your arrival, you will receive a brief introduction about Forest Bathing and have the opportunity to get to know your companions for the walk.

Expect to spend 2-3 hours in the natural world as I guide you through a relaxing, gentle walk. A walk is not a hike (unless you sign up for the Suni-ai Forest Bathing Hike!). In fact, we rarely go farther than a half a mile. It’s more about being here, than getting there.

Over the course of a guided walk, ‘invitations’ are given to continually return to the present moment through the senses. Simple, sensory invitations act as a doorway for you to become self-directed in cultivating your own unique experience. In this way, nothing is forced. Rather, you are encouraged to explore the forest at your own pace and to listen to your body and intuition. 

Towards the end of the walk, we will gather together for tea, snacks, and sharing!

 

From our users . . . 

"Forest Bathing Finder has truly been a gift. I don’t have to worry about building a website, taking money when walkers sign up or marketing – now I can just concentrate on guiding my walks!"

- Jane S.

"As a guide I didn’t know how I was going to afford a website of my own – I saved so much money by joining Forest Bathing Finder. This website solved all my problems."

- John R.

"I was traveling to San Diego with five of my girlfriends and we wanted to go on a guided walk – we were able to easily find one, right near our hotel, by using Forest Bathing Finder."

- Suzanne A.

"I was looking for a spa that offered Forest Bathing and this is the only website that had all of my options in one place. Forest Bathing Finder made the search a piece of cake!"

- Suzanne A.

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