UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. MULTIPLE WEDNESDAYS
    Wednesday Wellness Walks, Evenings, Glendalough State Park
    Join me in Glendalough State Park for Wednesday evening Forest Bathing walks. These relaxing walks will begin 2 hours before sunset at the Molly Stark Picnic Area. Click the "LEAF" to connect to Eventbrite for available dates. Register for multiple dates for new experiences each time!
  2. Saturday, August 18
    Forest Bathing Walk in Buffalo River State Park (State Park Sponsored)
    Join me at Buffalo River State Park near Glyndon, MN for a Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) walk! This will be a State Park sponsored event from 10:00-12:00. For more information or to register, click on this MN State Parks button above.
  3. UPCOMING POSSIBILIES!
    Shinrin-yoku Partnership Events In the Works
    Women, Art, Writing, Movement and Nature - retreats being discussed with others in the healing and arts professions. I'm so excited about this! Stay tuned!
  4. MORE PAST EVENTS
    Spring 2018
    4.28: Forest Bathing Walk at Wood Lake Nature Center, Richfield, MN (sponsored by American Society of Landscape Architects) 4.22: "Getting Back to the Garden" presentation at the Underwood Unitarian Church on the healing found in nature.
  5. YOUR EVENT DATE HERE
    SCHEDULE YOUR OWN FOREST BATHING EVENT!
    If you don't see a Shinrin-yoku event that fits your schedule, contact me! We can discuss how to create a special event / walk for a group of friends, family, coworkers, etc. Email me at [email protected]
  6. RECENT PAST EVENTS
    Early Summer 2018
    Wednesday Wellness Walks. Wow. Nature provides so much! Honoring Mothers Mothers Day Walk. It was truly an honor to guide eight beautiful women in what turned out to be a gorgeous Mother's Day afternoon!
  7. RECENT PAST EVENTS
    Late Summer 2018
    8.15: Glendalough State Park's Wild Wednesdays. Young and young-at heart playing in nature! 8.12: "Year of Play." Nature art and forest bathing for kids and their adults. So fun! Thanks to artist Dwight Mickelson and the sponsors!
MN State Parks Events
NOTE:  Events in Glendalough are not funded by the State Parks unless otherwise noted.  

Images (below) from "Year of Play" and Glendalough's Wild Wednesday Program.

WHAT DOES A GUIDED SHINRIN-YOKU WALK COST?

Most Forest Bathing walks are scheduled for no less than 90 minutes, with full walks lasting 2.5 to 3 hours.  A professionally guided Shinrin-yoku experience can be a one-time event, but hopefully you’ll want to return for new and different experiences, just as you might attend a yoga or meditation class on multiple occasions.  In fact, some of the healing and wellness benefits can be likened to those experienced with yoga, mediation, or massage; only in the case of Shinrin-yoku, you’re making a connection with your body and spirit, and the healing wisdom of the natural world.  I partake in the above practices as well, and know of their holistic benefits, but Shinrin-yoku is truly a unique practice!  While I thought I was in tune with the natural world, this has really amplified my connection with nature and with myself (which are, of course, connected!)

The cost of a guided Forest Bathing walk will vary depending upon the venue, the length, and whether it’s a group or solo event.  Each specific event’s registration information will list the costs associated with it (unless it’s sponsored by an organization or other entity that is covering the costs).  I did a quick search of some of the above-mentioned events and practices in this part of the state, just for a point of comparison:

Yoga-related 2 hour workshop:  $35 -$45+
Massage:  45 minutes - $60-$75; 60 minutes - $90-$100
Individual healing / coaching:  $100+
 

Group walk rates will be closer to workshop rates listed to the left; individually-guided walks will be closer to those of a healing / coaching session.