FOREST THERAPY

 

Studies have shown that spending even two hours per week in nature can have significant impacts on our physical and emotional well-being.

What are the benefits? 

  • receive support for your healing journey

  • quiet the mind

  • reconnect with your physical senses

  • experience mind/body/spirit integration

  • experience the healing presence of nature

  • boost your immune system

  • build a reciprocal relationship with the more-than-human world

  • make space for joy

  • experience awe

You can read more about the benefits of practicing forest bathing here.

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A beautiful, tall Redwood tree meeting new human friends

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

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Celtic Walk participant 

Thank you.

This was was just what I needed, and I am still enjoying the slowdown and being aware. 

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Private Walk participant

A nature walk with Joy is a great way to practice self-care. It reminds you of the natural resources that are here for each of us to slow down and increase gratitude and presence.

What to Expect during a Forest Therapy Walk

  • In the practice of forest therapy, Nature is the therapist, and I am a guide.

  • We begin by intentionally slowing down and then we slow down some more.

  • The pace is slow and the distance is short to allow your awareness to shift.

  • The walk gently guides you through a series of invitations to connect deeply with your senses and build a reciprocal relationship with the natural world. 

  • Each invitation is followed by an opportunity to reflect. 

  • While 90min-2hr may seem like a long time, for most people it feels too short.

 
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Celtic Group Walk

Guided group meditative walk blends Celtic contemplation practices and forest therapy.

Inspired by the relationships Celtic saints had with nature.

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Private Walk

Schedule your solo or social pod's walk on Bainbridge Island. Let's connect about your preferred dates and the number of people who want to walk.