Autumn Forest Therapy Walks
Sunday, October 18 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, November 22 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 20 – 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
These three walks will be at a private oasis and woods in the Medina area. Because this is a private residence, the address will be sent with a paid reservation. All three walks will be offered at a reduced price of $10 each and will be limited to 8 people. Please bring a mask to our Forest Therapy Walks. We will practice social distancing.
The benefits of this private location:
- We will be the only humans on the land, allowing us to relax in ways not always possible in the Metroparks. We can be still, exploring inner and outer worlds without disturbance.
- We will have access to a cabin on the land, providing us with another option if the weather is not quite “perfect”.
- If the weather is a bit chilly, we can use the fire circle.
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!
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.