Nature Immersion / Forest Therapy / Shinrin yoku

Come walk with us…  Nature stands ready to greet you!

Nature and Forest Therapy walks are offered on the first Sunday of each month in the greater Cleveland area.

These are walks, not hikes, and are therefore suitable for most ability levels. We typically meander a mile or less over the course of 2-3 hours, stopping along the way to appreciate and share our discoveries.

USA Today ArticleWhile we may indeed learn something new on our walks, the purpose is not to acquire more information, but to drop into the energy of the forest, where we can take a time out from the hectic pace of the modern world.

Nature and Forest Therapy is a science based, growing wellness practice. Studies from around the world are showing multiple and impressive health benefits from spending time in Nature.

Using Nature and Forest Therapy as a regular practice helps us to create bodies that do not get sick as often. You can read more about the science and media buzz below but the bottom line is that Nature and Forest Therapy feels good! 

Each month there will be at least one group walk offered in the greater Cleveland area. See the Events Page for scheduled walks.

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You will be asked to fill out a release form before the walk.

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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Read/See the Media buzz and science studies here.
Common Questions and Concerns

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Why Do I Need a Guide??

  • A guide’s purpose is to lead you into new territory… lead you into a deeper experience, even on a trail that may be familiar to you.
  • A guide minimizes distractions and encourages focus so you get the most out of your experience.
  • A guide assists you to open all your senses (even those beyond the usual 5) and this in turn opens you to experience more on the trail than you thought possible.
  • A guide supports new, embodied experiences instead of collecting more details and additional facts.
  • A guide leads you into a deeper and lively reciprocal relationship with the more-than human world.
  • A guide witnesses and validates your discovery, wonder, and awe.