Upcoming Events

Nature Immersion/Forest Therapy/Shinrin Yoku Walks for 2018

Immerse yourself in the energy of Nature and feel the benefits overflow into all aspects of your life.

Public Walks are generally the first Sunday of the month from approximately 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Locations vary with the seasons and the weather. Let me know that you are interested and I will send you the details and location.  These monthly walks are offered on a sliding scale of $25 to $45.

Connect with Looking Deeper on Facebook or the Forest Therapy/Shinrin yoku/Cleveland Meetup group to receive reminders.

Public Walks

Date of Walk
Sliding Scale



Save us time and get us out on the trail sooner! Please read, print, fill out, and bring this release form to the walk.


Forest Therapy Immersion with the Elements

This is a new offering 2018 for those who wish to deepen their experience and connection to the natural world. These 4 walks begin with a 3 hour Forest Therapy walk followed by an optional (and highly recommended) post-walk pot luck to develop community and share our experiences.

These four walks are on private property, allowing us the luxury of time alone to wander and experience the Invitations the land offers to us.

Save these four dates! May 20, July 22, September 30, October 21

Location details will be shared with a paid registration. This beautiful land is a 30 – 40 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland. I think it is well worth it for the opportunity this lands shares with us. Walks will be 1:00 to 4:00 pm with optional potluck and community time 4:00 to 5:30 pm.

Date of Walk
Sliding Scale



Save us time and get us out on the trail sooner! Please read, print, fill out, and bring this release form to the walk.


Summer Solstice Forest Therapy Walk

with Lake Erie Institute
Friday June 22  6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
South Chagrin Metropark, Jackson Field

Sliding scale $25 to $45

Register with Looking Deeper

Sliding Scale


or with Lake Erie Institute

Save us time and get us out on the trail sooner! Please read, print, fill out, and bring this release form to the walk.


Forest Therapy and Yoga Retreat

Save the date!  September 14, 15, 16.
Registration here: http://arcofappalachia.org/forest-therapy/

Here is a wonderful opportunity to recharge your batteries… Forest Therapy and Yoga complement each other so well. Slow, graceful movements for our bodies and our souls with extended time in Nature. Sounds delightful to me!

I am thrilled to bring Forest Therapy to the beautiful Arc of Appalachia land. My co-facilitator will none other than the amazing Nancy Stranahan, the executive director and one of the founders of the Arc. If you are not familiar with this southern Ohio gem, please check out their website. The Arc has saved acres and acres of land from development and degradation. The diversity of life in these forests will bowl you over. This is a great place to treat yourself with time away…a place where our culture can recede, giving us the space to remember who we really are meant to be.

Private walks are available for your group or organization. Put together your own group for friends, co-workers, family events, or celebrations. With 4 paid reservations I will design a walk for your group. Contact me to discuss details.

Impromptu walks do pop up from time to time! Connect with Looking Deeper on Facebook (looking.deeper.now) or the  Forest Therapy/Shinrin yoku/Cleveland Meetup group to be notified of these spur of the moment decisions.

Do not let the date I choose be a barrier. You can schedule a walk for yourself or your group simply by contacting me. I keep my guide backpack stocked and ready to go at a moments notice!

light in forest

Eight Proven Benefits of Forest Therapy

Boosts immune system
Lowers blood pressure
Reduces stress
Improves mood
Increases ability to focus, even in children with ADHD
Accelerates recovery from surgery or illness
Increases energy level
Improves sleep

I have been on several of Mary Alice’s Forest Therapy walks and they never disappoint. I always learn something new about myself or gain clarity over an issue that has been keeping me stuck. It is a beautiful way to learn to communicate with nature, to take time to just be, and to allow nature to work its magic and wisdom on you. Mary Alice facilitates this beautifully as she suggests exercises along the way to stimulate your senses, to open up to clarity and to stretch your capabilities in a gentle yet very effective way. These walks truly are a breath of fresh air to the soul.