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The wilderness is healing,
a therapy
for the soul.

Forest Bathing

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.  

Forest bathing uses mindfulness and meditation techniques to open all five senses and connect with nature as a healing tool. Participants are guided on how to slow down, disconnect from technology, and take a break from life’s daily stressors.

 

From a scientific perspective, forest bathing has been shown to relieve stress & anxiety, decrease depression, reduce blood pressure, improve sleep quality, and strengthen the immune response. Similar to yoga and meditation, it is a benefit to practice forest bathing with a group and be guided by a trained professional. After learning some basic principles, forest bathing can be practiced regularly on your own. 

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Forest Bathing Experiences

Explore the healing power of nature with our forest bathing experiences. You will be guided to reawaken your senses by blending mindfulness with nature's therapeutic benefits, resulting in deep relaxation and rejuvenation. 

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Private Individual & Group Offerings

Our forest bathing experiences are perfect for:

  • Couples seeking a restorative getaway.

  • Small groups of friends or family.

  • Corporate events looking for team-building and stress management.

  • One-on-one personalized sessions.

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Wine & Forest Bathing

 Immerse yourself in the forest while enhancing your connection to the terroir of Sonoma County's wine-growing regions. Engage all your senses and discover how this heightened awareness enriches your understanding of wine, where the fusion of forest bathing and sensory exploration creates a deeper, more profound connection to the land and the wines it produces.

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About EcoWisdom

EcoWisdom was founded in 2017 by Jenny Harrow-Keeler, a certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide. She completed her Master's thesis on the practice of forest bathing and is passionate about integrating scientific principles with ancient practices and wisdom in her guided forest bathing experiences.

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Nature's Healing Power: Reconnecting for Planetary and Human Well-being

Planetary and human health is undoubtedly in a current state of critical challenge and strain, but the blueprint for healing and happiness surrounds us. Although Americans spend less and less time outdoors, we have not entirely lost our connection to the Earth. Outside our front doors, there are trees, animals, creeks, and an enormous diversity of life that research shows, and our intuition knows, has extraordinarily powerful healing effects on human health and well-being. By opening up sensory awareness in a forest, we have the potential to reduce stress, moderate chronic disease, and fully awaken to the gift of being alive. We, as a human species and as individual humans, are not alone on this planet. The Earth holds and nurtures a vast ecosystem of life, life that is intrinsically interconnected and can mirror, support, and provide healing for one another. As humans reawaken to the physical, psychological, and spiritual healing that nature provides us, perhaps we can begin reciprocating healing right back to the Earth and all the life she carries in a meaningful way. The future of our species depends on it.

Wow, what an absolutely lovely experience we had with Jenny in this gem of a setting. She is so knowledgeable and personable. We loved the whole vibe and would do it again with her any time. We are even trying to be mindful to incorporate this 'bathing' into our back home life now.

Lee Walter | Los Angeles, CA

"The forest breathes. Listen. It answers"

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