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Forest Bathing Therapy

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Partake in Forest Bathing Therapy experience

with certified Forest Bathing Guide Stefany

An invitation to connect to Nature & self in this Forest Bathing Therapy walk. Experience what it can do for your mind, body & soul. It's a great way to start your day.

Nature has a way to help rejuvenate, provide a boost of energy, creativity & confidence. As well as help your nervous system settle and find calm & grounding.

Stefany offers personalized Forest Bathing Therapy Walks for individuals & groups of all ages. Whether you would like to offer this experience for your work team; your friends; your family; your school group; or for you as an individual, Stefany would be happy to design a walk specific to you and your group's needs.

Contact us by email to schedule a personal guided walk for you or your group.

Want to take yourself on a Forest Bathing therapeutical experience with Stef's help?

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What is Forest Bathing?

40 years of research in Japan has proven that spending time under a canopy of trees is beneficial to your health!

"my studies, and those of my fellow researchers, have now proved that forest-bathing:


• Lowers the stress hormones cortisol and adrenaline
• Suppresses the sympathetic or 'fight or flight' system
• Enhances the parasympathetic or 'rest and recover' system
• Lowers blood pressure and increases heart-rate variability"

~ Dr. Quin Li {world's foremost expert in forest medicine}

What to expect:

Forest Bathing is NOT a hike. In fact, we will be slowing down our pace & engaging all of our senses.

Our time together will start with a quick introduction. I will then guide you into the forest where, throughout the walk, I will be offering some invitations to help you connect deeper to nature. Ending the walk with a Forest tea & snack.

Know that there is no right or wrong and it is ok for you to pass on an invitation.

Throughout our walk, we will gather in a sharing circle from time to time and you will be invited to share, only if you feel called to.

What you will need:

Yoga mat or light blanket to sit on.

Water bottle

An open mind & open heart

Who this is for:

Those who wish to be in nature, but aren't quite sure how to go about slowing down and connection (and what that means exactly).

Those who are looking to also share space with others.

Those who would like to experience a popular trail in a different way.

Those who are looking for tools to help regulate their nervous system.

Those who are curious about Forest Bathing.

Anyone & everyone who wants an excuse to get outdoors.

Those who want to take the planning & guessing out, and just be led.

People who are able to take a slow walk on a fairly easy terrain. 

 

 

If you have any concerns or questions and you would like to discuss prior, please do not hesitate to communicate with me so that we may cater to your needs and make this experience as comfortable as possible for you!

Meet your Guide

Stefany Pagé-Douville (Stef) is a Guide to healing with animals & nature; a plant & tree spirit communicator; intuitive energy & Reiki healer; Meditation teacher; and certified Forest Bathing Therapy Guide. Her pronouns are she/her/elle. Stefany is a mental health & belonging advocate. She is passionate about the power of community, connection, and holding space for every living being. Her primary work focuses on inviting people of all ages to find solace & belonging in nature, whilst sharing & learning about its resources together.

 

Stef has been facilitating gatherings and nature experiences on the unceded, unsurrendered & stolen lands of the Algonquin Anishinabeg people through her own business, Your Healing Circle, since 2018. Stef has worked alongside numerous Ottawa organizations & communities. She continues to deepen her connection with Land through learning opportunities of Land Stewardship with these organizations, with an open-heart & a listening ear.

 

Stef has completed the Nature-Rooted comprehensive program design mentorship through Forest Schooled and continues to be mentored by Caylin Gans. In June 2022 she completed the North Star outdoor survival skills program with Coyote Programs in Kahnawake, QC. Lastly, she is also currently working through the Therapeutic Skills for Outdoor Leaders (with a focus on children) certification through The Therapeutic Forest organization.

 

Come slow down and connect to self & nature with her.

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Note on the Investment Cost:

All retreats are non-refundable and no credits can be given at this time; but if you are unable to attend after registration is completed, we invite you to transfer your spot to someone of your choice. Please advise us if this should be the case.

Options will be given should the program have to be altered due to Covid-19 Provincial restrictions.

Our retreats take place in Nature, based on the notion that there is no such thing as bad weather. Therefore, our retreats runs rain, shine or snow. We ask that you watch for the day's weather conditions and dress accordingly before making your way. 

In case of severe weather storms, the event will be postponed to a later date or cancelled. All participants will be contacted in advance and an option will be given.

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