What a life! I am blessed with dividing my time between the Yosemite National Park area of Central California and Newport, Oregon on the Central Oregon Coast, so you now have of two beautiful areas to choose from. Won’t you join me for Forest Bathing and discover the healing benefits of being in the forest with Mindful Café’s Forest Bathing Experience.
Some call it Forest Therapy. Some call it Forest Bathing. Still other call it a Nature Bath. Whatever you call it, you might be familiar with the practice, or you may have never heard of it. It may be quite different than you think!
Forest Bathing is a fully immersive practice that uses all of your senses to connect deeply with the surrounding forest. It’s not a hike, so no worries about your fitness level, and it doesn’t include dunking yourself in water (unless, of course, that’s your thing).
The two and one half (2.5) hour guided experience includes practices and techniques to be sure you get the most from the experience.
The experience ends with a forest tea ceremony along with homemade goodies to eat.
A lot has been written about the benefits and practice of Forest Bathing, everything from reduced stress to increased immunity. I find the best way to find out more is to experience it yourself.
“Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.”
For more on Forest Bathing, check out this fun interview I did with ABC30 Your California Life
Articles on Forest Bathing at Mindful Café
What is Forest Bathing … And Why Everyone Should Try It
Alex Silgalis, Visit Yosemite | Madera County 07/20/21
Forest Bathing in California – An Introduction
Southern Yosemite’s Gateway – 22 Fun Things to do in Oakhurst California
Marielena Smith, Epic 7 Travel
Local Businesses Tap into Burgeoning Travel Category
Ravyn Cullor, The Business Journal
Nature: The Perscription for Better Mental Health
Christina Ianzito, AARP
Forest Bathing – Good for the Soul!
Sierra News Online
What is Canyon Bathing? (And Why Am I Obsessed With It?)
Kristin Scharkey, Sunset