Forest bathing is a Japanese practice called “Shinrin-Yoku” which translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It is the practice of slowing down to connect with nature. In our nature walk, I will support you in connecting to nature through you senses using the smells, sounds, textures, tastes, and sights of the forest to deepen connection to nature and therefore yourself.
Forest Bathing Nature Hike
Indoors, we tend to use only two senses, our eyes and our ears. Outside is where we can smell the flowers, taste the fresh air, look at the changing colours of the trees, hear the birds singing and feel the breeze on our skin. And when we open up our senses, we begin to connect to the natural world.” – On Biophilia and E.O. Wilson
allow your world to come alive
I LOVE spending time and connecting with nature. It nourishes my soul. I would be honored to be your guide in connecting more deeply to yourself and the nature around you. We would meet at a designated location in the greater Denver area and travel 1 hour to a tranquil, less-traveled trail. Forest bathing isn’t about hiking, and more about experience of connecting with nature. During our walk, I would would guide you through a series of invitations and meditations to connect with your senses and the nature around you.
A little bit more about me: I am a hiking guide in Colorado, I guide hikes one-two days a week for Hiking in the Rockies. In addition to taking large groups into nature a few days a week, I am also a certified yoga and meditation teacher. I frequently incorporate 10-15 minutes of forest bathing on all my hikes and especially enjoy hours dedicated to forest bathing!