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What Is Forest Bathing

Originating from Japan in the 1980's "shinrin-yoku" or "forest bathing" is walking in the forest for the purpose of taking in the atmosphere. The idea is centered around using your senses especially smell, touch, hearing and seeing. Forest bathing has been linked to many health benefits such as reduces your stresses, improves your mood, boosts your immune system and reduces high blood pressure. To learn more about the benefits click here.

Meet Your Guide


The Conductor: Meriça Whitehall is a Forest Therapy Guide trained by the Association of Nature & Forest Guides and Programs (ANFT).  ANFT is the most experienced global leader in Forest Therapy Guide Training and promoting the development and practice of Forest Therapy. ANFT has trained over 2000 guides who are guiding this practice in 60 countries.

Who's Welcome to Join Us?

Everyone! Our forest bathing walks are about relaxing and unwinding. We encourage everyone to join us and no special gear or knowledge is required just your basic walking attire. 

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Where To Meet Us?

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the Drinkin’ Gourd meets outdoors for 2-hours so dress comfortably for the weather. People of all ages and levels of fitness are invited to unwind and enjoy!

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