Forest Bathing Offerings
“We often forget that we are nature. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.”
– Andy Goldsworthy, British Environmental Artist and Photographer
As guides, we offer an array of short experiential practices that invite each of us to tap into our senses – scent, sight, sound, touch and taste – to explore our individual connection to the animals, plants, soil . . . of the forests. Drawing from an array of Forest Bathing practices, we’ll listen to what’s emerging to guide us. We introduce invitations from what we’ve received on workshops, retreats and through books (*see below) for a group experience. We hope you’ll leave with confidence for furthering your connection to nature.
Previous experience in nature is not required, only an open-hearted curiosity. Forest Bathing offerings are for all fitness levels and abilities. We’ll gather for two hours and will generally be walking short distances, though accommodations will gladly be made. Please join us.
Registration is required. Sign up for one or more sessions at the links provided. Forest Bathing is offered on a donations basis. Upon registration, further details and meeting locations will be sent to you.
*Optional reading list: Your Guide to Forest Bathing (M. Amos Clifford), Forest Bathing (Dr. Qing Li), and supplemental books like Morning Altars (Day Schildkret) and Earthwalks (James Endredy).
Community-Based Guided Forest Bathing Outings
Current Offering: Forest Bathing guide, Theresa Adamchik, LPAT, LPCC, ATR-BC will be leading Forest Bathing outings at Fox Hollow Farm in Crestwood (Oldham County), Kentucky from 1 to 3 p.m. on the third Sunday of the month. The next outing will be Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022. Registration is required. For more details and to register, please click here.
Jefferson Memorial Forest. Meet at 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road, Brooks, KY. Here is a map of the Horine Reservation trails.
Caperton Swamp is at 3916 River Road, 40207. Take River Road to I-71 at Indian Hills Trail. Meet in the parking lot.
Iroquois Park is at 1080 Amphitheater Road, 40214. Let’s meet at the shelter that’s adjacent to/behind the Amphitheater. Click here to email Jordan.
Visit the Bridge Counseling and Wellness and Academy of Integrative Mental Health website for up-to-date information on integrative mental health and nature based therapy workshops, retreats and groups.
Visit JordanDye.com for mindfulness and nature connection offerings for individuals and groups.
Juniper Owens, LCSW, and Jordan Dye, MSW, are guides for these community Forest Bathing walks and explorations. Juniper Owens is currently on bereavement leave.