FORESTS & YOU
Nature knows, what you are searching for. Learn a variety of creative nature walks, forest games, relaxing meditations, and mindfulness activities that help you find peace, purpose and healing. Check out our easy-to-follow online course in healing nature walks / Japanese forest bathing.
Participants will be introduced to structured walks that involve sense training, nature connection through art, photography meditation, creative writing, and forest mindfulness. We will also share the basic ideas and exercises in the practice of Shinrin-yoku – the Japanese concept of immersing in the forest for myriad health benefits to our body, mind, spirit.
Let nature guide you and lead you to what you seek.
THE PATH INTO THE WOODS
Come home. This program is meant for people who wish to know more about the healing abilities of forests. It’s for people who would like to take control of their mental health and emotional well-being. For seekers who would love to grow their connection with nature and go on a journey within. And also for folks who want to bridge the gap between their families, communities, and nature.
The course is currently in English and we have instructions for multiple nature walks. You can easily involve your friends and family members for each of these walks. Feel free to complete it at your own pace. (From 5 days to 5 weeks, depending on how often you can go out into nature). There are no sign-ups required.
Nature is all around us. Even if you can’t visit a forest, there are many options for trying out the simple activities we have in our program. From neighborhood parks to your own home garden or simply a tree you connect with. The entire process is about building a relationship between you and the environment. The real teacher is Nature. Our role is to assist you in finding your own connection and calm.
SOWING THE SEEDS – Course fees
BASIC COURSE: This course is made available in the giving spirit of the trees. You can offer whatever suits you at any point in time. We will accept with gratitude whatever you send our way. Your support will help us spread the seeds of this idea further and bring people and forests closer to each other. Scroll down to the end of the page for the lesson links.
Donation link. (via Paypal – any card, any currency)
BASIC + ADVANCED COURSE: The full course is for people who would like to go deeper into the elements of forest meditation, become established practitioners and lead walks for others in a professional capacity. We request a base fee of 20 US$ (or equivalent in any currency).*School teachers need not pay.
Healing Forest Full Course
Your contribution supports our work. No person shall be turned back due to a lack of funds. Payment is based on trust. All lessons will remain password-free.
FRUITS OF LABOR – Impact so far
Learning: 100+ people have gone through our training courses
Engagement: 124,000+ people have read through the articles on our website
Awareness: 700,000+ people have viewed our healing forest films on Youtube
Events: Volunteer-led events across 40 cities in 2018
The human race has started spending more time indoors. In some cases over 90% of our days. This disconnect from nature coupled with unhealthy habits and stressful life is putting unwanted pressure on our body and mind. As a result, we are seeing anxiety, depression, stress related chronic illnesses, hypertension, sleep issues, and many other ailments are on the rise. Also as a society, there is an increase in apathy, anger, intolerance, and loneliness.
Our aim is simple. Helping people heal. Helping forests heal. Through this learning program, we are working on the essence of our well being. Our relationships. Relationship with self, with others and with nature. After all, the path to healing lies inside us. May the forests help you find it.
Tap the acorn to start your journey or follow the appropriate link below.
Basic lessons: 1. Healing forest walks | 2. Art | 3. Photography | 4. Nature Connection | 5. Film | 6. Seeds
Advanced lessons: 7. Nature Meditations | 8. Words that heal | 9. Intuition | 10. Forest Therapy | 11. Relationships
To join our community volunteer program sign up at this link.
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