Forest Therapy Guided Walk
The forests, mountains, lakes and oceans are our ancestral homes. I believe they are part of your home regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or culture. My heart tells me this: and I am absolutely certain nature would agree. If you are interested in coming on a walk; then I am delighted to be your guide.
Please Join me for a Forest Therapy Guided Walk!
For millennia our ancestors had a close connection to nature. Sadly this has been largely severed as people become increasingly isolated from the natural world. It’s perhaps not surprising then that research shows being in nature, particularly forests, improves health, creativity and concentration. Some scientists have even discovered that the concept of an ‘internet’ is not new. Trees have had an internet for millions of years. So what’s Nature’s internet like? Can humans somehow ‘log-on’? Perhaps a slow walk submerging ourselves in the forest will further enhance the benefits of spending time in nature.
On a forest therapy guided walk I will invite you to activate all your senses to foster an immersive experience with the natural world. The walk includes an orientation, invitations to activities that may include independent wandering and sitting interspersed with the opportunity to share. A special tea ceremony with snacks is held at the conclusion. I will provide mats or stools. At the end there will be a tea ceremony with snacks. Walks are held rain or shine.
Length: 3 hours, clear skies to moderate rain.
Time: Daily--mid morning or early afternoon.
Locations: Walks can be scheduled at Sebago Lake Land Reserve in Standish, Clifford Park in Biddeford, Two Lights or Crescent Beach State Parks in Cape Elizabeth, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth or Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal (near Freeport). Other locations are possible provided permission to lead a walk on the property is granted by the land owner. This is often possible on state and town parks and lands. Properties that are privately held or owned by nonprofit organizations are also possible on a case by case basis.
$55 per person up to 3 hour walk two participants'
$40 per person up to 3 hour walk, three to six participants,
$35 per person up to 3 hour walk, minimum of eight participants.
Half day and full day flat rates provided upon request. These are generally used when the cost of the walk is paid for by an organization and individuals participate at no cost.
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