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 (Victoria), BC.
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 we share with you what forest therapy is, as well as its many health benefits as researched by the Japanese. The cost of the talk is $5. We then invite you for a two hour "forest bathing" experience as we slowly wander through the Takata Japanese gardens at HCP. The cost of the walk is $35. We hope that you can join us for both!
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.
"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