Based on the Japanese practice, Shinrin-yoku, a forest bathing experience is a unique opportunity to connect with the beauty and mystery of nature with all of your senses and child-like curiosity.
Unlike a hike, a Forest Therapy Walk is a slow saunter, on and off trail that consists of facilitated “invitations” that create opportunities to slow down and connect with your surroundings, to experience Nature in a mindful way.
This particular Forest Hike will be led by Cat Pantaleo, owner of Quintessential Connections, and will also incorporate Qigong (pronounced chee-gung), led by Integral Travel owner Jessica Van Antwerp, which is an ancient Chinese moving meditation. It means Energy Cultivation or Exchange. And what a beautiful opportunity, while we are so deeply connected to Nature, to expel stagnant energy within our bodies, inviting in the healing power of Nature.
This walk will end with a sharing of hot tea made from local plants/trees.