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Nature Immersion/Forest Therapy/Shinrin Yoku Walks for 2019

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

Forest Therapy Walks are generally the third Sunday of the month from approximately 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Locations vary with the seasons, the weather and your requests. These monthly walks are offered on a sliding scale of $25 to $45. See below.

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


Unfolding With Spring new for 2019

Witness the growth, the life force, and the ephemeral beauty unfolding in this once a year opportunity. Three walks on the same trail.

April 7   April 21   May 5    1:00 to 4:00

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.


Soothing the Senses

re-connect     re-store    re-energize

April 6     July 20    October 19    8:30 to 6:30

Our day begins with a full 3 hour Forest Therapy Walk, and incorporates solo time, individual suggestions to deepen your experience, and a closing ritual.

While each of these walks will build upon one another and your experience will deepen each walk, it is not mandatory to attend all 3.
Location details will be shared with a paid registration. This beautiful land is a 30 – 40 minute drive from Downtown Cleveland.

Group size will be limited to 8.            See full details here

Sliding Scale

Date of Walk

SPECIAL PRICING: Buy all three for $225

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


Limited No More! new for 2019

A full 3 hour FT walk on a paved trail or within a small area with easy terrain, making navigation easier for those with walking or stability aids such as canes and walkers.

May 15  and June 14

Sliding Scale

Date of Walk

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 Back by popular demand!

September 13, 14, 15.
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. Its delightful!

I am thrilled to bring Forest Therapy to the beautiful Arc of Appalachia for the second year. Nancy Stranahan, the executive director and one of the founders of the Arc, along with Joan Farkas, a board member of the Arc will be co-facilitators.  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.

The Arc offers many trails for those of you who yearn for a quiet place away from human generated sounds. 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.


Third Sunday Walks

A full 3 hour Forest Therapy Walk each month. 1:00 to 4:00

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.

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!

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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.