Virtual Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy

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Build your own weekend getaway or mini-retreat

  • Get in touch for a free consultation and let the locals with all the insider tips and tricks help you plan the perfect custom wellness retreat.


  • 1.5 Hrs
  • Group Size: Up to 100(contact us for larger groups)
  • Year Round

Guided Forest Bathing…Virtually!

You don’t have to invest in a costly retreat or venture deep into the wilderness to experience the healing benefits of nature.

Join a remote session with our certified nature and forest therapy guides who will help you to strengthen your relationship with nature and your surroundings.

Connect to the land wherever you are, whether it’s your own yard, favorite local park, or a green space outside your office. We’ll help you feel more in-tune with nature.

What is forest bathing?

This isn’t your average nature walk or a hike in the woods. Forest bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is the Japanese practice of immersing yourself in nature.

Forest Bathing encourages you to slow down, relax and reconnect with nature.

With the help of a professional guide, we’ll spend time outdoors (virtually) in a way that encourages healing for ourselves and our community.

Together, we will quiet our busy minds, awaken our senses and experience how luxurious it feels to linger in the present moment. We’ll do this through a series of intentional yet simple and accessible activities that we like to call “invitations.”

Scientific studies prove that nature immersion is good for the body and mind. Together, we’ll go on a slow and gentle wander, enhancing our health and wellness in the process.

Throughout the session, there will be opportunities to share in a judgement-free setting. These moments encourage connection amongst participants which makes it an excellent team-building activity or a way to strengthen relationships.

Upon departure, we’ll have an enhanced appreciation for the natural world. Not to mention a stress-reducing practice we can apply in our daily lives to improve overall well being.

Pricing

The Virtual Forest Bathing experience is tailored to each group. Pricing depends on group size, goals for the experience, desired duration, etc. Please contact us for more details.

Benefits of Virtual Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy

There are so many health benefits to be gained from Forest Bathing, including…

  • Decreased heart rate, blood pressure and cortisol levels
  • Decreased blood sugar levels among diabetics
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved sleep
  • Enhanced resiliency
  • Increased creativity, critical thinking and concentration
  • Increased self-love, sense of gratitude

How does remote forest bathing work?

We’ll guide you remotely from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Western North Carolina live via Zoom or your favorite teleconferencing app.

While participants receive instructions and connect with the help of technology, the idea is to detach from your devices and explore the natural world.

This gentle practice typically lasts one to two hours and is suitable for all activity levels.

The sensory experience culminates in a tea ceremony, so brew a cup of your favorite herbal tea and join us for a toast to enhanced vitality and wellness!

It’s amazing what nature reveals when we allow ourselves permission to slow down, quiet our minds and awaken our senses.

We also offer Forest Bathing in Asheville!

If you’re coming to Asheville, don’t miss our guided forest bathing nature walks to bask in the beauty of our Blue Ridge Mountains. We love sharing these experiences with visitors and locals alike! Seasonal special forest bathing experiences are also available…don’t miss out!

Pairs well with...

Craft a full online wellness retreat or book a virtual wellness series by combining the following:

Virtual Yoga: A guided session catered to your style and group.

Virtual Tarot Reading: Connect through the cards and cultivate deeper bonds.

Guided Meditation: Perfect for all levels to enjoy! 

Book more than one experience and enjoy a package discount. Get in touch to benefit from this deal.

FAQ

What will I do on a Forest Bathing walk?

With the help of a certified guide, guests are led through a series of nature invitations during a leisurely walk on a gentle trail or pathway. The focus will be on mindfulness practices and opportunities to slow down, unplug, and soak up the magic of our wild places. The experience typically lasts 2.5 hours and culminates in a tea ceremony with snacks.

What should I wear?

Depending on where you are in the world and the time of day, you might want sun protection, bug repellent, water, close-toed shoes, and long pants, plus anything else you need to be comfortable! Be sure to wear weather-appropriate clothing and remember that layers are your key to comfort. 

Do I need a bathing suit to participate in Forest Bathing?

Nope! We’ll be immersing ourselves in the restorative forest atmosphere and aren’t bathing in the traditional rubber-ducky-in-the-bathtub sense. Depending on where you are in the world, you might have the opportunity to dip your feet in a stream, and a rain shower is always possible, but you can otherwise expect not to get wet.

Who is my guide?

Your guide is certified as a forest therapy guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and holds current certifications in Wilderness First Aid and CPR. They look forward to sharing the practice of forest bathing with you! For our current roster of guides, visit our team page.

What is the cancellation policy?

Cancellations more than 72 hrs prior to your scheduled experience are refundable minus a $10/person admin fee or you may choose a store credit for 100% of your purchase price. Cancellations between 0-72 hrs prior to your experience are non-refundable.

NOTE FOR PRIVATE GROUPS: Group size decreases will be accepted up to 72hrs prior to your scheduled experience without penalty as long as minimum group size thresholds are met. Out of respect for your guide’s time, group size decreases between 72-0 hours prior to your scheduled experience are non-refundable and no store credits will be issued within that window.

Should I wear headphones?

We recommend you leave one earbud in and one out so you can receive instructions from your guide while listening to the sounds of nature.

Should I do anything to prepare beforehand?

Bring an open heart and an open mind. Be sure to install/troubleshoot Zoom/teleconferencing app before the session begins.

Can I join if I’m new to forest bathing?

Absolutely! There’s no right or wrong way to forest bathe. We’ll guide you through it with simple instructions and invitations. Just be you!

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