Forest & Nature Therapy walks with Peter Hehl & Kelly Kiss. ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guides. Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) on Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, BC.
Upcoming Forest Therapy walks on Salt Spring Island
Valentines Weekend Forest Therapy Walk for Couples with Peter & Kelly
Deepen your connection with yourself, your partner and nature.
Saturday, February 15, 2020 1:00-3:30pm Ruckle Provincial Park Salt Spring Island, BC Couple Investment $89
Reconnect with yourself, your partner and nature in a mindful Forest bathing walk at Ruckle Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island. Ruckle is one of the most beautiful parks in BC, overlooking the Southern Gulf Islands and Salish Sea. Located within the oldest working farm in BC, amongst a west coast Rainforest, it features magnificent old growth trees of Douglas Fir, Cedar and Arbutus, boasts beautiful ocean views, and is home to eagles, herons, seals and many other nature beings.
We will meet at the day use area of Ruckle Provincial park. Drive all the way into the park past the farm to the very end of road and into the day use area. We will be waiting in front of a yellow gate and parking area.
Walking with Women 6-week forest therapy walk series for women with Kelly
Deepen connection with self, health, community & nature
Sunday's, Feb 16-Mar 22, 2020 1:00-3:30pm Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park Salt Spring Island, BC Self Investment $144 (for all 6 walks)
Join ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Kelly Kiss in a 6 week, "Walking with Women" series at beautiful Burgoyne Bay provincial park on Salt Spring Island. Meeting every Sunday for 6 weeks, we will bring together the healing benefits of the forest, and the supportive community of women, to deepen our connection with ourselves, our health, community and nature. Kelly invites you take time away from your busy schedules of family and work, for self care and reflection.
During each walk you will be given different invitations to help you to slow down, and perhaps connect with nature and yourself in a way you have not experienced before. You will also be given time to journal for self reflection and healing.
If you struggle with anxiety or depression, would like more energy, better health, or creative inspiration in your life, the regular practice of forest therapy can support you.
Perhaps come to this series with an intention of what you would like to receive, or just be open to being given whatever the forest and nature has to offer you.
Each walk is 2.5 hours and includes a series of different invitations to open-up your senses and become deeply immersed in your surroundings. We will conclude our walks with a tea ceremony, which features tea made with local plants, and healthy snacks as well as time for journalling and reflection.
We will meet on the road near the old barn at Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park on Salt Spring Island.
April 2020, date TBA soon. Free Introductory talk on Forest Therapy. Learn what forest therapy is, the health benefits of this practice, and how it is quickly spreading throughout the world! This talk will be held at the portlock on Salt Spring Island. Click here to register online through Salt Spring Island Parks and Recreation.
For all Forest Therapy walks, please dress for the weather. In the summer months a hat and sunscreen is recommended, as well as a light jacket as the forested areas can still be cool even in warm weather. Please also wear appropriate foot wear, as the trails where we are walking my be uneven in some areas. In the colder months gloves, hats, scarves, rain wear and warm footwear, and dressing in layers, are all highly recommended for your comfort. You may also want a water bottle and a small mat or towel to sit on.
Burgoyne Bay Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, BC
Ruckle Provincial Park, Salt Spring Island, BC
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What participants Are Saying
"Please consider this experience to reconnect with yourself and nature (and beyond). The walk will exceed your expectations for finding peace and reflection. Peter is a wonderful, kind, insightful guide." March 2019, Comox, BC
"The experience was unbelievably rich and deep. I easily dropped deeply into presence and maintained that state throughout. So life affirming. The guide Kelly was so kind and steady and fully embodied the love and appreciation of nature and our connectedness." November 2018, Salt Spring, BC