Forest Therapy

The Forest is the Therapist; The Guide Opens the Doors. 

What is Forest Therapy?

The practice of Forest Therapy, also referred to as Forest Bathing, is inspired by the practice of Shinrin-Yoku, a research-based framework from Japan. The focus of this framework is to increase health and wellness through immersion in nature. The term Shinrin-Yoku translates to “Forest Bathing.”

Extensive research studies have shown that routine exposure to nature through the practice of Forest Therapy/Bathing has many health benefits especially for cardiovascular health. Additional benefits include improving the immune system. It also reduces cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is the stress hormone. Additional benefits of Forest Therapy/Bathing include improvement in mood and cognition.

A Forest Therapy Guide assists people in experiencing an immersion in nature through a series of invitations that will help you tune into your senses and less in your thoughts. It’s like breathing in the medicine of the Forest!

Scroll down to learn more about the Guided Forest Therapy offerings with Healing Mama Wellness and contact me through the information at the bottom of this page for more information or to book a Guided Forest Therapy Walk. Most guided walks average approximately 2 1/2 hours long or can be customized to meet your organizational needs.  

Yours in wellness,


Event Offerings 

Individual Guided Walks - One-on-one nature immersion experience from $150.00

Corporate Wellness Guided Walks - Helps to reduce staff burnout and increases team building. Wonderful experience for leadership and executive teams as well. 

2-9 people from $350.00

10-14 people from $450.00

15-20 people from $750.00

Special Celebration - rates start at $325.00. 

Do you have a group who would like to celebrate a special occasion with the experience of nature immersion? A guided forest therapy walk is the perfect way to experience a deeper relationship with nature, and each other. These walks can be customized according to the celebration. 

Community Guided Walks - Prices vary and are listed on each event. For more information click the upcoming events button below. 

While the practices of Forest Therapy and EcoNIDRA™ are gentle, and of an invitational character, the participants are responsible for their own wellbeing. Participants agree to accept responsibility for their own safety and well-being during these activities. By participating in these activities participants agree to voluntarily release and hold harmless Healing Mama Wellness, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs (ANFT), and EcoNIDRA™ and the individuals who are acting as guides for these sessions from any and all claims of liability which are in any way connected with their participation in this activity.