Forest & Nature Therapy walks with Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing) on Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands and Vancouver Island, BC.
Forest & Nature Therapy walks on Salt Spring Island
The following are some suggested parks to experience forest therapy on Salt Spring Island. However, I am able to create a unique anywhere in nature, so please contact me if you are interested in a private walk. Experience Forest bathing at Ruckle Provincial Park or Burgoyne Bay 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, beautiful ocean views, eagles, herons, seals and many other nature beings. Visit the many farm stands and artisans on your way to the park!
Burgoyne Bay Park is located on the west side of Salt Spring Island and is adjacent to Mount Maxwell Park and Mount Maxwell Ecological Reserve. It is abundant in hiking trails with beautiful old growth Cedars, Douglas Fir and Garry Oaks, rocky shorelines with magnificent ocean views, and open grasslands abundant in native Rosehip and Hawthorne trees.
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. I will provide sitting pads.
"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."
"Find the time! It is worth the investment to understand how you can benefit from listening and smelling the forest!"
"Necessary for love and interconnection with Gaia. Thank you. Was held with great respect. Really glad to be here."
"An exploration and insight into, nature but also of myself. Gratitude." "I think everyone would benefit to experience the calming effect of a therapy forest walk."