Forest Bathing

Join Jess Thenhaus, a certified Forest & Nature Therapy Guide, for a unique outdoor experience at The Nature Institute. Forest Bathing is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and other environments to promote the well-being of both people and the land. Unplug and unwind as you connect with nature and the ‘more than human world’ in this immersive sensory experience. Experience the healing and wellness- promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku (forest bathing), the practice of bathing in the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. 

This is not a strenuous hike in the woods, but rather a gentle, leisurely walk designed to allow time and stress to melt away as you sink comfortably into the peace of presence that nature can provide. 

In a safe and welcoming environment, you’ll be guided through a series of invitations that will allow you to tune into your surroundings and explore nature through your senses. See below for more information and upcoming dates.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Mini Session (Forest Bathing 101): Saturday, September 9th, 10 – 11 am. $15/members, $20/non-members. 
  • Full Session: Saturday, October 7th, 9 – 11 am. $30/members, $35/non-members. 
  • Full Session: Saturday, November 18th, 10 am – 12 pm. $30/members, $35/non-members.

How can I benefit from a Guided Forest Therapy Walk?

Intentional time in nature can improve both physical and mental health & well-being. Many people find that they experience a sense of deep relaxation, renewed connection with themselves, slower and deeper breathing, slowing of heart rate, and heightened feelings of creativity, focus, and improved cognition and awareness. 

Who is Forest Bathing & Nature Therapy for?

Anyone who wants to slow down, de-stress, heal, and connect with nature. Each walk provides a totally unique experience for everyone. This experience is suitable for all fitness levels. 

Who is Jess Thenhaus and what are her qualifications?

Jess Thenhaus is an ANFT certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide, a Holistic Health Coach and the founder of Urban Forest Therapy. 

Jess is on a mission to help busy people in urban environments reduce stress and recover peace in the present moments by cultivating a mindful connection with nature in their own backyard and green spaces. 

Learn more about Jess and her services on her website. 

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