About

Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing or Forest and Nature Therapy, Forest therapy, Shinrin-Yoku and is an eco-therapeutic practice done in nature. Forest Bathing can be integrated into any outdoor experiences from simply walking, sitting to outdoor adventures.

When Forest Bathing you are guided into an inner state of relaxation, wellness, and sensory restoration. You participate in a series of sensory orientated and present moment focused activities invitations that create connection and communication with nature. 

Forest Bathing is accessible to everyone. Each individual practices in a way that works for them while being lead by their forest bathing guide. 

Not only do I offer Forest Bathing sessions; but I have developed and created Forest Bathing Hiking Explorations which involve 2 to 4 hours of walking in wilderness areas on trail and off. These are clearly differentiated from regular forest bathing sessions. With the Forest Bathing hiking, I have readapted Nature and Forest Therapy principles into Guided Hiking Excursions.

I am a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides. I am trained and certified in Wilderness First Aid as well as other wilderness and healthcare skills.

FAQS:

Are the sessions physically demanding?

No, they are not physically demanding. I do offer specialty designed Forest Bathing Hiking Explorations which involve 2 to 4 hours of walking. These are clearly differentiated from my regular forest bathing sessions. With the Forest Bathing hiking, I have readapted Nature and Forest Therapy principles into Guided Hiking Excursions. Go Here to learn about this.

What should I bring?

Nothing special for the walks.  Dress for the weather and being outside for 2+ hours. Bring anything unique that you need. You may want to bring a small backpack or bag to carry water and an extra clothing layer or a blanket to sit on.

How far do we walk?

Typically walks are around one half to one mile and stay in one area.

Cell Phone and Device usage:

Please turn off your cell phone and device during the walk session. Thank you!

How long do the sessions last?

Group Walks last about 2 hours.  Private One-One-One Walks last about 1-2 hours

What should I wear?

Wear comfortable clothes and footwear that are suitable for the weather conditions of the day.

Are children allowed?

Please contact me to discuss. We also offer walks designed specifically for children.

Can I bring my dog?

Not yet.  In the future, there will be walks specifically designed for people+dogs!

Heather Lee Farrell with Large Tree
About Forest Bathing with Heather Lee Farrell

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