Fall Forest Bathing Retreat
2021 Date Coming Soon | Kate Bast of Shinrin-Yoku Madison is teaming up with Hike and Heal Wellness for a weekend of deep nature connection, healing and wonderment. Immerse yourself in the sensory experience of forest therapy, while learning how to integrate it into your everyday life for optimal well-being. Your guides will help open the door, while the forest does the healing. When date/location is confirmed, registration will open. Subscribe to get notified!
The Important Details
Dates: 2021 Dates Coming Soon
Times: Arrive by 7pm Friday and leave by 12pm Sunday
Location: Campground within 50 miles of Dane County
Investment: $425 if purchased before June 1, $450 after that. Your purchase covers all meals, supplies and services. You should expect to feel confident about leading yourself and possibly (individuals come in with different skill sets) others in forest bathing invitations following the retreat for health-enhancing benefits.
Sleeping: This is a camping experience. Tents/tarps can be supplied if wanted. Bringing your own personal camping gear like a sleeping pad (cot/air mattress), sleeping bag, etc will be required.
Cell phone / device policy: leave it in your car & connect with your loved ones (if needed) at night before bed. OR benefit from a complete unplug-- print a map to get to our location and leave it at home! Tell your family and friends where you are going and check in when you return home. Your guides will provide you with their cell phone numbers so your family can get ahold of us if needed.
This is a rain or shine event. If forecast shows storms that would make it unsafe to be outside, we have an alternate plan (there will be shelters to use on-site for group work and protection from the elements). If you should need to cancel, please see our cancellation policy here.
Who will Benefit?
Simply put, every adult (18+ for this retreat). Science shows that humans biologically benefit from time spent in nature. The research is here and stands strong to show us we need to be outside for optimal physical, mental, social, emotional and if it's important to you -- spiritual health. There are so many types of people that this retreat will truly help, but really ANYONE will benefit.
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FAQs Quick Links
After online registration/payment, you should receive a receipt of payment in your email. If you do not see one, please check your junk/spam folders. 2 weeks before the event you will receive waiver forms to fill out, an items to bring list, a FAQs sheet, driving directions and more logistical information to help with travel arrangements. A few days out, you'll receive a final reminders update with expected weather and any rain plans. Questions? Email Moira and she'll help you.
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