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Forest Bathing Sessions

Forest bathing is a practice that involves immersing oneself in a natural environment, taking a break from technology, and using all of your senses to mindfully engage with your surroundings.

It’s a way to relax and connect with nature by simply being present in the forest and experiencing its sights, sounds, smells, and textures. Forest bathing has been shown to have many physical and mental health benefits, including reducing stress, improving mood, and boosting the immune system.





Natural Beauty

Warren Woods State Park Forest Therapy Session

Lower blood pressure

Stress hormone levels, reduce

Increase self-esteem

Why a guide?

An ANFT Certified Guide for a forest therapy session can help you select the best location, understand the benefits of the practice, develop mindfulness techniques, and ensure your safety.

Although it may seem like a simple activity, and it can certainly be done without one, consider hiring a guide to get the most out of your nature & forest therapy session, especially if you are new to the practice. Your guide can help you select the best location for your forest bathing session, choosing a location that is safe, quiet, and peaceful, with a variety of natural elements, such as trees, plants, and water bodies, that can enhance your experience. Secondly, a guide can help you understand the benefits of forest bathing and how to incorporate it into your daily routine. They can explain the scientific evidence behind the practice and provide tips on how to connect with nature and be present in the moment. Your guide can help you develop mindfulness techniques that can deepen your connection with nature. They can guide you through breathing exercises, meditation, and other techniques that can help you relax, reduce stress, and improve your overall well-being. Finally, a guide can ensure your safety during the session. They can help you navigate the terrain, avoid hazards, and provide first aid if needed.

travel michigan ecotourism

Are you seeking a nature therapy experience of forest bathing for ecotourism? If you are traveling to Michigan and searching for meaningful activities, consider joining a forest bathing session to cultivate peace of mind and mindfulness.


“Working with Nature Therapy Michiana has been a wonderful experience. We were able to truly connect ourselves with the forest, not only through mediation but through understanding and appreciation for the original caretakers of the land. Karen is such a calm and excepting person, which made our first experience of forest bathing amazing. We are excited to work with Nature Therapy Michiana on future programs across our preserves.”


“I work in web development and I’m on my computer so often. Getting away for a forest bathing session has been so helpful to really get away from the digital world! The experience helps me to refocus my energy and time. I’m more productive and focused. I highly suggest giving forest bathing with Karen Joy a try for stress relief or just to detox from the everyday. Karen Joy is amazing!

Ashia Proia, SS Website Solutions