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
September 8, 1-2pm, 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.
Reconnect with yourself 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. Visit the many farm stands and artisans on your way to the park!
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. 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 are all highly recommended for your comfort. You may also want a water bottle and a small mat or towel to sit on.
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