The forest is the therapist, the guide just opens the door! During this session, a certified Forest Therapy Guide will lead you lead you through the woods in a way that draws your attention to your sense and helps you deepen your connection with the natural world. We will be exploring the Blue Stony Lake trail managed by the Kawartha Land Trust near Viamede Resort.
This walk will cover a short distance and move very slowly. Forest therapy or forest bathing walks are generally geared more so towards adults, but all are welcome to attend (see FAQs for more info on suitability for children and pets!). This practice has been shown to help reduce blood pressure, lower heart rates, reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression, and help elevate immune functioning.
COST: $40 per person, or $100 for families of 3 or more (maximum 2 adults).
*Some Rooted Heart events are offered on a sliding scale, while others have stationary pricing. This is done to help balance accessibility of services in our community with fair compensation to your guide. For more information on sliding scale options, contact me.
TO PREPARE: Fill out the Intake and Liability Waiver Form if this is your first event with Rooted Heart. Please bring the completed form with you to the session or email it to me ahead of time.
WHAT TO BRING: whatever you need to be comfortable outdoors for ~2 hours:
sun protection and insect repellent
long pants, close-toed shoes, and socks are recommended
if rain is forecast, please bring appropriate clothing and if possible, an umbrella
Additional details will be emailed to you a couple of days in advance of the event.