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Wilderland, LLC

Forest Immersion Walk (Forest Bathing)

Experience nature like never before!

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Forest Immersion Walk (Forest Bathing)
Forest Immersion Walk (Forest Bathing)

Time & Location

Jun 29, 2024, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Wilderland, LLC, Arcadia, MO

About the event

Forest bathing (aka Forest Therapy)  is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in nature. It  promotes the well-being of both people and the land!  It is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of “Forest Bathing.” In Forest Bathing, people spend time in forested areas to enhance health, wellness, and happiness. Let's clear it up right away, no bathtubs are involved! :)

Experience nature like never before during this two-hour forest immersion walk. Forest Bathing (aka Forest Therapy) is gaining traction in the US and for good reason. No matter what you call it, research continues to uncover new and exciting evidence about how nature, and even more specifically, Forest Bathing, benefits us. We know that it reduces blood pressure, reduces cortisol (the stress hormone), boosts mood, improves sleep, and has the ability to calm us down and activate the parasympathetic nervous system.

During this experience, you will be offered invitations that ignite your senses and open doors for connection with yourself and the forest. It's a practice that will get you out of your head and into your body. 

This is not a hike or exercise. It's more of a here and now versus "getting there" practice. We will be walking at a very slow, comfortable pace on terrain that is mostly flat on a mix of gravel and dirt. 

Previous participants have said:

"I loved the opportunity to be able to unplug and give myself permission to be free from life."

"This experience was very relaxing"

"Take time for yourself! Slow down and enjoy nature. This experience was just what I needed."

"Thank you, Tiffany! I slept better than I have in weeks, and woke up with particularly graceful energy this morning!"

What will the walk be like? Plan on a balance of connection with others and solitude. After a brief introduction our first invitation will be done together. Following invitations will be done on your own, followed by connection, once again, with your fellow participants. Tea and one final sharing circle will round out the experience.

This event will take place on 70 acres of private property, known as Wilderland, in Arcadia, MO. 

What to bring:

-Water to stay hydrated during the walk

-Something to sit on (towel, pad, yoga mat or all of the above). There will be opportunities to sit on the ground during the session.

-Sunscreen/Bug Spray if preferred

-Hat

-Dress appropriately for being in nature and for the weather. Closed footwear (no sandals) strongly recommended.

-Snacks or anything you want to keep you comfortable

Where is this walk held? This Forest Bathing walk is held on the private property of your guide, Tiffany, and is located in Arcadia, MO (if you're familiar with Johnson's Shut-Ins, Elephant Rocks State Park and Taum Sauk Mountain, you're familiar with Arcadia). Over 70 acres of enchanting forest await to host us on our walk! The exact address will be provided in your confirmation email. However, you can enter in the zip code 63621 in Google to get an idea of distance from your home. 

*All participants must be 15 or over for this event (under 18 must be with an adult). Tickets are non-refundable. If you are unable to make it after purchase, please contact me about transferring or gifting your ticket.

Check out a few fascinating articles and a video about Forest Therapy:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20240502-why-biophilia-needs-to-be-part-of-your-next-holiday

https://www.psychiatry.org/news-room/apa-blogs/forest-bathing-benefits-mental-physical

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5xRtn_RTT0

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