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 (Victoria), BC.
Upcoming Forest Therapy Walks, Victoria, BC
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, Victoria, BC March 21, 2020 (Sat) 10-12pm Introductory talk "What is Forest Therapy" 10-11am, Self investment, $5 Followed by a light version of a forest therapy walk through the grounds, 11-12pm, Self investment, $45 (for both) Please contact HCP here to register for this "talk and walk" (or call 250.479.6162).
This walk will be held at the beautiful botanical gardens at the Horticultural Centre of the Pacific, located just a short drive from downtown Victoria. We will begin the first hour indoors, as Kelly shares with you what forest therapy is, as well as its many health benefits as researched by the Japanese. You are then invited for a one hour light version of a "forest bathing" experience as we slowly wander through the Takata Japanese gardens at HCP.
Ongoing Forest Therapy Walks at HCP Saturday afternoons: April 11, May 9, June 13, July 11, August 8, 2020 1:30-4pm (2.5 hours), Self investment, $45 Each walk we will explore a different garden within the beautiful grounds of HCP.
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. For your comfort, please also wear appropriate foot wear. In the colder months gloves, hats, scarves, rain wear and warm footwear are all highly recommended. You may also want a water bottle and a small mat or towel to sit on.
"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