Slow down. Awaken. Connect with all beings, including yourself.
Evidence-based research has proven what deep down we have known forever.
Spending time in nature is good for your health--physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Forest Bathing | Shinrin Yoku | Forest Therapy
Many names for the medicine of being in the forest.
What is it?
First, it has nothing to do with taking a bath in the woods.
Forest Bathing, also called Forest Therapy, originated in Japan in the 1980s. While studying the declining health of Japan’s population, researchers discovered the healing benefits of being in a forested environment and a national preventative healthcare program, called Shinrin Yoku or “bathing in the atmosphere of the forest” was born.
Simply put, Forest Bathing is the practice of immersing yourself in nature by engaging all your senses.
What Can I Expect?
The forest is the therapist and the guide opens the door.
On a Forest Bathing walk, your Nature & Forest Therapy Guide, Julie Sczerbinski will offer you a series of carefully-crafted invitations designed to slow you down and connect with nature in a deeper way than you have before.
Unlike a hike, there is no destination. Our walks are usually 2 to 3 hours in length and the distance covered is less than a mile. Forest bathing is also not a naturalist walk. The knowledge you gain can not be measured by intellect.
Each walk ends with a tea ceremony featuring tea made from foraged plants plus healthy, organic snacks. At the conclusion of the walk, you’ll leave with a deeper relationship to the more-than-human world and yourself.
for every participant in every walk!
We believe in giving back to the natural world so for every person who joins us on a forest bathing walk, we plant one tree in the Appalachian mountains through the non-profit organization, One Tree Planted.
Upcoming Forest Bathing Walks
In Davidson, North carolina:
Tickets are purchased through the Town of Davidson Park and Recreation Department. See the links below.