"Simply being present in the natural world--with all our senses fully alive--can have a remarkably healing effect. It can also awaken in us our latent but profound connection with all living things. This is 'forest bathing', a practice inspired by the Japanese tradition of shinrin-yoku. It is a gentle, meditative approach to being with nature and an antidote to our nature-starved lives that can heal our relationship with the more-than-human world."
M. Amos Clifford-Your Guide to Forest Bathing
"Between every two pine trees is a doorway leading to a new life."--John Muir
Are you ready to continue your journey of discovery, restoration and increased wellness under the forest canopy? Are you keen to relax and de-stress in a natural environment? As a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, I would be honoured to guide you on a slow quiet walk, to offer invitations to pause, notice and engage more deeply with your surroundings through all your senses.
Walks are slow and short--about 1 km in three hours!
"The forest is the therapist; the guide opens the door."
To deepen the healing and restorative calmness of a Forest Bathing experience, and to ensure the safety of all participants, upcoming Forest Bathing is available for those who have been double-vaccinated, who have not been out of the country in the last 14 days, and who are presenting no Covid-related symptoms. I am gratefully double-vaccinated. Thanks for keeping us all safe!
"Autumn leaves don't fall, they fly. They take their time and wander on this their only chance to soar.”-Delia Owens-Where the Crawdads Sing
Fall for Forest Bathing Walks
to look forward to:
Sunday September 12 (International Forest Bathing Weekend)
Tuesday September 21 (Peace Day/Autumn Equinox)
Friday September 24
Friday October 1
Saturday October 9 (Giving thanks)
Monday October 11 (Walking in Gratitude)
Friday October 15 (Secret Path Week)
Sunday October 24
Tuesday October 26 (Tree Spirits)
Sunnidale Park, 227 Sunnidale Rd., Barrie
* $30.00 per person
Find me Forest Bathing at these great upcoming fall events...
Exploring the beautiful Beeton Heritage Forest site, newly acquired by the Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust
on Sunday September 26
10:00am-Noon and 1:00-3:00pm
Live in or visiting the Collingwood area?
As part of World Wellness Weekend, I will be guiding free 45-minute Forest Bathing 'Dips" at Scandinave Spa. at 10:00am and 1:30pm on Sunday September 19.
Free but pre- registration required by August 27.
Daily Dose of Awe
on Instagram at
Consider the gift to yourself of a Forest Bathing walk
specifically designed for
Corporate Events and Rewards, Retreats,
Celebrations of Lives Well-lived, Birthdays,
Milestones for an individual or Family, for Friends.
Allow me to guide you on a walk created just for you.
Until we meet again, please celebrate
the gifts that every season offers.
Curious about Forest Bathing on the Winter Solstice?
Check out this article by Andi Curtis :
...and this incredible conference with Children's Wellness International
...and my partnership with Quiet Parks International
...and the free self-guided Forest Bathing Trail I designed for Scandinave Spa https://www.scandinave.com/blue-mountain/en/forest-bathing/
Tuesday October 26
I am fully certified through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides, as well as a member of the Ontario College of Teachers, and would love to guide you to a quieter calmer place.
Whether you need to problem-solve, unwind, be creative or replenish your soul, peace and restoration in nature awaits. With decades of interest and experience in outdoor education, counselling, drama and improv, I look forward to guiding you to a peaceful place, both inwardly and externall
Do you believe in the healing power of the forest? Do you imagine a path beckoning guests into your woods? Do you yearn to share the hidden spots on your property that invite deeper engagement of and connection to nature through all your senses? Immersing in nature nurtures clarity, creativity, wonder, rejuvenation and an infusion of peac
Do you believe in the healing power of the forest? Do you imagine a path beckoning guests into your woods? Do you yearn to share the hidden spots on your property that invite deeper engagement of and connection to nature through all your senses? Immersing in nature nurtures clarity, creativity, wonder, rejuvenation and an infusion of peaceful calm. This is Forest Bathing.
Having wandered in the woods all my life, I would be honoured to help you design and create a Forest Bathing Trail, highlighting and enhancing the natural gifts of your property, in all seasons.
I live in Barrie Ontario Canada and delight in discovering safe pathways into the healing woods of Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. I have a Master’s of Education and am certified through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Organization (https://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ )
Please check out a trail I designed at Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountains, Ontario Canada:
Are you a Land Manager who is wondering how a Forest Bathing Trail will enhance your property, expand and deepen your client experience and reflect your orientation to wellness in nature? Let’s chat!
I met with Beth after a 2 day solo road trip for my mental health and instantly felt a sense of peace and calm when I completed the Nature Bath. Beth is extremely knowledgeable in the background of Nature Bathing, where it comes from and even the acknowledgement of the land we were standing on. Beth’s kind and calming demeanour will absol
I met with Beth after a 2 day solo road trip for my mental health and instantly felt a sense of peace and calm when I completed the Nature Bath. Beth is extremely knowledgeable in the background of Nature Bathing, where it comes from and even the acknowledgement of the land we were standing on. Beth’s kind and calming demeanour will absolutely make you feel positive. I encourage everyone to try this experience at least once!-Jaylyn (August 2020)
"I had an amazing time on my first forest bathing experience with Beth. She was the perfect and most gracious and accommodating guide. Knowledgeable too. Equal parts adventure and tranquility. Really great stuff. I slept like a baby the night of. I can’t wait to visit these woods again this coming fall with Beth and maybe others!"--Julia (July 2020)
It was an incredible experience to be bathed under the forest canopy and also within your delightful essence. Taking time to have reverence for the forest and remembering the magic that it offers us filled up my heart. So many insights bubbled up while in communication with the forest elements helping me with my transition in life!
I had a great sleep last night and have a full healthy feeling of groundedness and calmness in my body and heart today!
You will see me again and can't wait to share this with others!
In heartfelt gratitude,
Tanya Armstrong DH
Certified Nia and Yoga Teacher,
Mindfulness Facilitator and
Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher."--June 2020
"You’re giving yourself a gift by saying yes to Beth’s Forest Bathing experience. You’ll feel refreshed, renewed, reflective and just plain happy that you were part of this. I was a ‘hesitant’ participant first time round knowing nothing about what this entailed. As a bit of a Type A person, I thought it might feel like a long time in the woods, not covering much distance, but with the gentle ‘invitations’ to be fully present of our surroundings, to use our senses more deeply and to be mindful of our own connections, the time flew by. Beth is a skilled facilitator with the ability to sense the needs of both groups and individuals. This is an experience for people whether they already spend a lot of time in nature or not. It can be either a reminder of, or an introduction to the role it can play in our lives. I’ve been lucky to be part of a summer ‘bathe’ and now a glorious winter experience - both deeply rewarding. Besides what the forest itself provides, Beth’s friendly, warm, positive and infectious spirit makes it all more than worthwhile. Give yourself the gift!"--Rebecca-February, 2019 -
Create a group of up to 15 participants and be guided for three hours according to your own schedule. A great way to celebrate special events and milestones!
Enjoy the benefits of a private one-to-one walk tailored to your time and place.
Join a community of others interested in exploring forest bathing on a scheduled walk.
Include the flexibility of shorter walks tailored for multiple groups and question-and-answer or information sessions on the documented health benefits of Forest Bathing.
While sheltering-in-place, through zoom, immerse yourself in a deepened connection to others, self, and if possible, the More than Human World, from the safety, comport and privacy of your own home, balcony, backyard or favourite greenspace.
Do you have a question about one of my walks?
Are you wondering if this is for you?
Send me a message, and I will get back to you as soon as I can.
Barrie, Ontario, Canada