Forest Bathing Retreat

September 9, 2024 - September 11, 2024
Monday - Wednesday September 09 - 11, 2024 (times unknown)
Offered by Sorrento Centre

The experience of forest bathing, or forest therapy, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, (literal translation to ‘Forest Bathing’), which started in the early 1980s. It is a practice of deep nature connection, of slowing down, being present to the moment and experiencing the natural world through one’s senses. As participants open themselves to all that nature offers, they often benefit from the healing features of a natural environment including feeling relaxed and renewed.

What to expect

During our time together, you have the opportunity to get away from your daily routine and activities, to relax, and to enjoy time reconnecting with yourself, in nature. There will be guided Forest Bathing practices, opportunities for journaling, reflection and creative activities (no artistic talent required!). There will also be time for you to spend on your own, to go for walks, to relax.

There is opportunity for a range of experiences, depending on what you would like to get out of the retreat. In our practice of deep nature connection, I use the language of “invitations” or “practices” to facilitate a deepening connection to nature. We will pulse in and out of time on your own and with the group, with opportunities to share with the group, as you feel comfortable. You may be looking to relax and rejuvenate, or you may be seeking deeper connection with self and nature. There is space for all those experiences.

Learn more about Forest Bathing: Visit Joanne’s Website or read this article from HelloBC: What is Forest Bathing?