Self-Guided Forest Experience
Self-Guided Forest Bathing Experience
Connecting with trees nurtures our well-being, from which joy, creativity, resilience, and renewal flow.
It only takes meeting one tree to lift your mood and transform your day!
Site-specific and contact-free, Self-Guided Forest Experiences are an excellent, year-round, pandemic-safe, truly unique, wellness activity to offer your guests, clients, or employees.
Scientists have measured the effects of being in the forest, with trees, and found that reactionary fight or flight impulses decrease, and dopamine and other feel-good chemicals increase in our bodies (learn more).
The ideal combination of adventure and meditation, Self-Guided Forest Experiences are custom-designed for resort, campus, forest, park, courtyard or even a city street.
Created with intention, terrain, clientele and duration in mind, these interactive forest experiences include clearly marked “Meet A Tree” stops at which experiential prompts can be accessed via a virtual, printed, or recorded guide. These prompts guide the participant to awaken to the energy of the forest. They also are inspired by and particular to the individual trees at the stop and include:
Information on the tree species and how to connect with its unique and vital energy
Simple yet effective physical movements, such as qigong or breathwork, to open the senses and awaken presence
Meditative guidance on how to go deeper and be fully present with the trees
As the forest is ever-changing, so the Self-Guided Forest Experience can be repeated endlessly for spontaneous enjoyment and discovery.
Self-Guided walk created for Skamania Lodge.