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Introduction to Forest Bathing

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Come join Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, to discover “Forest Bathing”, what it is, along with its health and wellness benefits. We will start off with a one-hour discussion, followed by a one -hour “light” version of a forest therapy walk.
Reconnect with yourself and nature through a mindful walk in the beautiful Gardens at HCP. Kelly will offer you a unique “forest bathing” experience, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and gardens. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Shinrin-Yoku means to “bathe in the atmosphere of the forest” and is a term that was originally used by the Japanese government in the 1980’s, to describe the practice of spending time in nature to soak up its health benefits. If practiced regularly, “forest bathing” may improve your health, wellness and happiness! After a walk, participants have noticed that they feel calmer, more peaceful and more relaxed.
During a guided walk, Kelly will offer you a series of “invitations” or suggestions, to help you to slow down and connect with your senses. You are then invited to do what feels comfortable to you. Guides merely hold the space for the deepening and connection to happen. Moving slowly over a gentle landscape, the practice of forest therapy is accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages and abilities. All guided forest therapy walks are then concluded with a final gathering, where we share tea brewed with local plants, and a light healthy snack. For more information please see website at: www.salishseaforesttherapy.ca
The introduction includes a 1 hour introductory talk followed by an optional 1 hour walk.

Talk Only – 10:00am – 11:00am – $5.00
Walk & Talk – 11:00am – 12:00pm – $45.00

Spring Walk Dates:
April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8

Register online or call 250 479 6162

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Instructor Bio:

Kelly is a Certified Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Programs. She makes her home on Salt Spring Island and the Salish Sea with her son, animals and surrounded by nature. Kelly has been practicing and teaching the healing arts for over eighteen years and all of her life she has had a deep connection with trees. Currently she enjoys spending her days slowing down through meditation, yoga, walking, forest bathing, writing, spending time outdoors, and being creative.

A nature connection walk with Kelly will leave you feeling relaxed, peaceful, grounded and more alive!


March 21
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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