Summer- Fall  Schedule 2019

 Saturday, August 31, Sunday, September 29, Saturday, October 26, Sunday, November 24, and Saturday, December 21 (Winter Solstice)

 

There will be two walks on each of these days.*

 

Guided Forest Bathing Walk for Dog Owners and their Dog 10:00 a.m. to @ 12:15 p.m.  Jeanne Christie, a Registered Maine Guide and Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide along with her dog Navia will lead a 2-2 ½ hour Forest Therapy Walk for dog owners and their dogs at Bradbury Mountain State Park.  The event is limited to a maximum of 8 participants and their dogs.    Pre-registration is required. Cost $35. (includes day pass for park). 

Guided Forest Bathing Walk 1:00 p.m. to @ 3:45 p.m. Jeanne Christie, a Registered Maine Guide and  Nature and Forest Therapy Guide will lead a 2 1/2-3 hour Forest Therapy Walk at Bradbury Mountain State Park. The event is limited to 20 participants. Pre-registration is required. Cost $30 (includes day pass for park). 

 

Please join the mailing list to be notified when registration opens and  receive information about future walks as they are scheduled or scroll down for information on organizing your own walk!

How Much Does A Forest Bathing Walk Cost? 

Walks are often conducted in partnership with a host organization so click on the events listed above for the cost of a specific walk.

What's Included: A guided Forest Therapy Walk includes orientation, invitations to activities during a gentle walk, sharing, and a special tea ceremony at the conclusion. Guide will make available mats and stools for participants for known number in advance of the walk. Participants are encouraged to bring their own. 

 

Information about medical or health issues, medications, general physical health or mobility issues that are relevant to the activity will be requested of all participants prior to the start of the walk. 

Length:  Forest Therapy Guided Walks generally last from 1.5-3 hours.  Longer is better because it takes time to slow down and sync up with the natural world.  Location, weather, participant mobility, and other factors can also influence the length of the walk.  The length of a specific walk will be included with the information about the event.

 

Estimated Rates for  Forest Bathing Group Walks:

April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019

$30 per person up to 3 hour walk, minimum of six participants, maximum 25

$40 per person up to 3 hour walk, three to five participants, maximum six

$55 per person up to 3 hour walk two participants.

Estimated Rates for Forest Bathing  Group Walks with Dogs:

April 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019

$35 per person up to 2 hour walk, minimum of six participants, maximum 8

$45 per person up to 2 hour walk, three to five participants

$60 per person up to 2 hour walk two 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.

Interested in sponsoring a  walk and wondering what’s involved?   Connect to Wilderness will work with you to identify an appropriate trail for the forest bathing  walk and handle planning and guiding the walk, tea ceremony and snacks at the conclusion. Guide will also upon request provide mats and stools for participants for known number in advance of the walk. Information about medical or health issues, medications, general physical health or mobility issues relevant to taking a walk in the forest will be requested of all participants prior to the start of the walk. To get started contact  Connect to Wilderness.

Additional Services: If you do not see what you are looking for, please contact Connect to Wilderness about working together to develop a walk, workshop or activity that meets your needs.  Maybe it's having a forest bathing walk as part of a workshop, meeting, or orientation, Perhaps you are thinking of exploring an addition to the health support services provided by your company or would like to contract for a series of walks to be hosted by your organization. Possibly a presentation or a demonstration are desired as a starting point.  In addition Connect to Wilderness can design nature oriented  interpretive walks, activities and games that can be combined to provide a daylong series of activities of outdoor activities. We would be happy to engage with you and discuss ideas. We look forward to working with you!