Salish Sea Forest & Nature Therapy Walks
Guided Forest Therapy Walks (Forest Bathing) with Kelly & Peter, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guides.
Experience the beauty and serenity that Salt Spring Island has to offer, while deepening your connection with yourself and nature. The practice of Forest Bathing is a form of guided nature meditation, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest.
Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is a is a term used to describe the practice of spending time in nature to take in its health benefits. If practiced regularly, forest bathing can improve overall wellness and happiness.
A forest bathing walk is not about getting to a place as on a hike, instead we wander slowly over gentle landscape. Walks are usually 1 km or less in length and typically two to three hours long. For this reason, the practice of forest therapy is accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages and abilities. Trained guides offer participants a series of invitations to open-up the senses, assisting one with an immersion into nature’s surrounding. All guided forest therapy walks are then concluded with tea prepared from local plants, and healthy snacks.
Upcoming Scheduled Walks:
Ruckle Provincial Park: Saturday’s 1-4pm: May 11, June 8, July 13, August 10.
Drummond Park/Fern Creek/Hamilton Beach (Fulford Harbour area): Tuesday evenings beginning in June 6-8pm.
For more information, or to book a scheduled walk, personal, family, couple, or private group walk, please contact us or see our website.
“The forest is the therapist. The guide opens the doors.” ~ANFT Founder, M. Amos Clifford.