Rest and rejuvenate through mindful and sensory awareness at Riverwood and deepen your relationship with nature. Forest bathing is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, which gives you the chance to unplug, unwind, and reconnect with yourself and nature. Experience the benefits of slow-paced wandering in nature with a trained forest therapy guide on this 1 and a half hour guided retreat.
A series of invitations will be offered to guide you to interact with the land and beings at Riverwood. There is no right or wrong way to engage these invitations, just come be yourself. Tea service will be offered at the end of the program, or you are welcome to bring your own hot beverage.
Our presenter, Sock Gee Gan, speaks English, Cantonese, and Mandarin and is happy to translate for those who speak these languages.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes, and dress for the weather. This is a rain, snow or shine event unless severe weather is in the forecast.
We will provide a small foam mat to sit on, or you can bring your own blanket. If you are unable to sit on the forest floor please bring a foldable lawn chair or email our Community Programs Coordinator, Stephanie Keeler, for accommodations.
No dogs permitted.
Easy. This program may involve some hills and uneven paths. Walking pace will be slow. There will be times at which you are seated in the forest.
Cancellations and Refunds
Refunds may only be processed if a registration is cancelled five or more business days before event day. Advanced cancellations are subject to administrative fees. No refunds will be given for no-shows. For programs where the fee is $19.99 or less, no refunds will be issued due to processing fees. If the program is cancelled due to weather, illness, or minimum participants not registered, we will attempt to reschedule, or a full refund will be issued based on the circumstances of the cancellation.
About the Presenter
Sock Gee Gan is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association on Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. A resident of Mississauga who loves to wander and explore in nature, she is eager to share the many benefits of Forest Bathing with the community. Sock Gee believes that remembering that we are part of nature leads to harmonious relationship with others and the more-than human world.