Connecting more deeply with yourself, others and nature
So, what is Forest Bathing? Notice what's moving around you. Gently cup your ears forward with your hands, like little deer ears, to amplify the forest sounds. A woodpecker? The breeze rustling in the leaves? Hone into each sound. Listen to the silence between the sounds. Inhale the aromas of the forest. Balsam? Pine? The earthy scent of moist soil. Touch the variety of textures: tree bark, plants and moss.
Forest Bathing immerses you in the sights, sounds, scents and textures of the forest. Feel yourself more mindful, present and peaceful without effort.
"Heightening my senses was amazing! Our senses are what make us fully human, and what help us feel ourselves a part of nature." Sam, NJ
Can't I do this on my own? Would it be in the same way? Your guide is there to open the door to a new way of being in nature. Gentle direction and guided sensory activities give you the space to enjoy your own personal experience, to explore and to adapt in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Forest Bathing is a learned practice. You can take it home. Your garden, a favorite tree or a nearby park are all inviting places to take a sensory nature break in the midst of your day. We can show you how. It's simple.
There is no better place to learn than away from home, in the six million acre wilderness preserve of the Adirondack Park. More traveled or off the beaten path, we have a variety of trails and we can choose the one that feels most comfortable to you.
Is Forest Bathing just another new fad? In fact, the practice is several decades old, pioneered by the Japanese Ministry of Health. Early studies revealed that it can lower stress hormones and blood pressure, reduce anxiety and symptoms of depression, and boost the cancer and infection-fighting cells of your immune system for as much as 30 days.
Forest Bathing is fast becoming a global movement to re-connect people and nature for the benefit of both, with certified guides and practitioners on all continents.
These two-hour guided sensory walks in nature are an introduction to the wellness practice of Forest Bathing. Connect with nature through your senses. No goals, no destinations. Gentle terrain. Children 5 and up welcome. Come by yourself, with a friend or a family member. Everyone is welcome!
Sundays from 9AM - 11AM
November 13 and December 4 - Mt Pisgah Recreation Center, Saranac Lake (meet in the parking area)
Inclusive pricing: $15-$30/pp, pre-registration recommended not required
Please arrive 10 minutes early.
Our certified & experienced guides are available from April 1 to November 30, 2022 to guide you. Duration: approximately 2.5 hours Rates start at $200 for 1-5 people. Additional participant fees: $30 per extra participant
Suitable for children 6 years and up Maximum group size: 14 people
Locations: Saranac Lake/Lake Placid/ Tupper Lake area
Book your private Forest Bathing trip early. We want to be available on the day and time of your choice. For next day or same day trips, call us at 518 651- 6560.
Are you in the area for a family gathering, a corporate meeting or travelling with a group of friends? Let us customize a trip that is accessible to everyone, regardless of fitness level. A playful and relaxing activity for families!
We also develop custom programs for small groups that range from 4 hours to several days, which include learning about the health benefits of nature sensory practices and how to take them home, whether you live in a city, a small town or in the country.
You will receive an email confirmation with meeting location, directions. And suggestions what to wear and what to bring.
Do you reside in the Tri-Lakes area? Contact us about our local resident discount.