Let FIND Outdoors bring the forest and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains to your living room, or participate from your own backyard! Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of “forest bathing,” join us for this live, virtual experience as we immerse ourselves in nature in a way that invites healing for the body and mind, our fraught ecosystems, and our community.

We’ll awaken our senses, quiet our minds, and restore our relationship with ourselves, each other and the land with a guided meditation that awakens the senses, and a slow, gentle walk to appreciate the healing benefits of nature. A series of thoughtfully crafted activities invite participants to experience nature in a new way. The forest is the therapist. Your certified forest therapy guide opens the door.

It all culminates with a virtual tea ceremony. Bring your own tea and snacks and join the conversation with participants from around the world to complete the experience. Upon departure, we’ll have an enhanced appreciation for the natural world, and a new practice that we can readily apply in our daily lives.

This experience is offered to the global community via Zoom. It takes place at 9 a.m. or 4 p.m. EDT on Saturdays and lasts approximately 2 hours. Detailed instructions on how to join will be provided with your registration confirmation email.

Fees are on a sliding scale (minimum $15) to ensure access for all, regardless of economic status. Please consider that the average 2-hour forest therapy walk is $50/person, plus gratuity. Your contribution helps support FIND Outdoors educational programs. If you’re experiencing financial hardship, email kelly@gofindoutdoors.org to request a scholarship code. If you’re financially able, consider increasing your contribution to “pay it forward” for someone else.

Questions or scholarship request? Contact kelly@gofindoutdoors.org.

About Your Guide

Kelly Bruce is certified as a Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, as well as a Certified Interpretive Guide by the National Association for Interpretation. She is thrilled to share this restorative practice with you.



Donations are appreciated to support FIND Outdoor’s mission to promote educational, recreational and interpretive opportunities about forest and water resources, natural history, and the Cradle of Forestry in America.