Forest Bathing Walk
Forest Therapy is the practice of using a combination of the human senses to become fully and mindfully immersed in a natural setting, primarily a forest. The western practice of Forest Therapy was inspired by, and derived from, the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, literally “forest bathing”. Participants of a Shinrin-Yoku walk are guided through a series of invitations that encourage immersion of the Forest through their senses, thus fully experiencing their natural surroundings and becoming beneficiaries of the “medicine of the forest”.
This rather intense, yet relaxed, practice renews us in a way that allows our inner peace and health to radiate beyond the Forest Therapy walk and positively impact our day to day experiences.
In addition to the psychological and emotional benefits, Forest Therapy has positive impact on the human physiology in the form of improved biometric measures and function.
The distance of the walk should not be more than half a mile in distance, with a few opportunities to sit and relax.
**About the walk guide:** Robin Hancock will gently guide you through the experience, inviting you each step of the way to interact with your natural environment, such that you become fully immersed in the beauty that surrounds you. Through this holistic experience, you will gain the benefit most personally needed, whether physical, emotional, or spiritual, and return to your normal life feeling revitalized, refreshed, and renewed.