I’m amazed by the amount of interest, that our forest therapy event has awaken in people. And I’m sooo grateful of this opportunity to do what my heart desires 😍 It’s going to be an amazing and transformative event. We have such an inspiring and nature-loving crew gathering in August, that we are going to rock the world 🌸🌿 If you know someone would be interested to join us, please share the word 🌳🙏🌳 Dr Iwao Uehara from Japan is one of the leading researchers in the field of forest therapy. He is also the president of The Society of Forest Amenity and Human Health Promotion in Japan @iwaouehara Ian Banyard trains Natural Mindfulness guides in UK. Ian also provides guided walks from his company Cotswold Natural Mindfulness @mrmindful61 Nitin Das from India is a forest film maker and founder of project Healing Forest. He truely works from his heart @filmkaar
Riina Kilpi is one of the organizers of IFTD2018. Katriina is a forest mind guide originating from Finland and currently living in Belgium @forestmindedkatriina Dr Heli Jutila from Finland works as an Environmental Expert and she is specialized in nature conservation and water ways protection @helijutila Hanna-Kaisa Heilimo is a Forest Mind guide and a forest therapy guide with ANFT. She is from Finland and works in her own company named Atofios @atofiosoy
Petra Ellora Cau Wetterholm is from Shinrin-Yoku Sweden. She is a Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide who currently works to integrate Forest Therapy in Primary Health Care in Sweden @shinrinyokusweden Dr Vitalija Povilaityte-Petri is a Belgian pharmacist specialized in safe and sustainable use of medicinal and edible plants. She also analyses how green spaces affect human health @vitalija.petri And this was only half of the crew! You know, I just can’t wait August!! Love and light my forest friends! 💚
Come here often? I did not realize this one sort of looked like a person until I finished restacking the bark bits for the 20th time after they collapsed, and stepped back to take the photo. Proof that distance gives perspective.
Our young mentee Josh drinks sweet maple water right from the source.🍻
Over the coming months, I'll drink gallons of the sap. The freshness, the hint of maple sweetness, and the symbolism of using a tree as a well make it irresistible to me.
“Be like water making its way through cracks. Do not be assertive, but adjust to the object, and you shall find a way around or through it. If nothing within you stays rigid, outward things will disclose themselves.” - Bruce Lee // cold waters in the forests of Mt Rainier
Forest Bathing - Ritual Bath Salts
Element - earth
Forest bathing is the practice of visiting a forest with the intention of breathing in the compounds released by the trees and plants for health benefits. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku. It is claimed to benefit physical as well as mental health as it helps lower heart rate, blood pressure, reduce stress hormone production, boost immunity and mood, and improve overall feelings of well-being.
The same essential constituents released by the trees are mimicked in the coniferous blend of plant oils in a base of Dead Sea salts, French green clay, and cedar leaf.
This blend is based off of our original Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing bath salts but is in an updated packaging which is much larger (16 oz) and is available at a more accessible price.
Available now on our website under the apothecary section along with three other bath salts blends.
I created a muddy invitation for this morning’s Forest Bathing session. In February, in London it seemed fitting! My 8 Bathers embraced the invitation to squelch around in it. In our final invitation of the session, a gratitude circle in which we thanked nature for something, Mud got the most mentions!