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Forest Bathing Spa Retreat
May 31, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. A robust body of scientific literature now exists on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Inspired by the Japanese practice and the emerging worldwide trend toward nature-based wellness practices, Osmosis is offering this one-day retreat in partnership with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Through training a world-wide network of Certified Forest Therapy Guides, this association is leading the effort to bring shinrin-yoku inspired practices to the United States and the rest of the world. Learn more by reading our Blog post on Forest Bathing HERE.
What to expect:
Expect a very leisurely walk with a series of guided invitations, ending with “shinrin-yoku tea,” a simple ceremony of drinking tea made of plants foraged along the trail.
The program includes a mindful Forest Bathing walk, a cedar enzyme foot-bath, a revitalizing 75-minute massage or facial, organic lunch, shinrin-yoku tea and time for quiet reflection in the gardens.
Nicole Daspit, is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, and member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs, where she serves as a mentor for guides-in-training. She is the creator of Inner Discovery for Kids, a children’s program encouraging nature time, creative expression, free play, sensory awareness, understanding feelings and inner connection. She is a Reiki practitioner living in Sebastopol, CA, and is the author of a book for parents supporting children with sensory processing challenges called “A Way Out: Meltdown Prevention Tool for Kids with Sensory Overload”. Nicole’s other passions include herbal medicine, songwriting, and spending time with family, preferably in nature!