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Wild by Nature Forest Sanctuary

Explore Your Wild!

“In every walk with nature, one receives far more than he seeks.”

John Muir

Forest Therapy Experiences Open Saturdays from 11 - 4 or by chance

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Guided Forest Bathing Experience With Tea Ceremony

The adventure unfolds with a guided 2.5 to 3 hour nature therapy experience, during which your trained guide will extend invitations leading you through the red doors to explore nature’s beauty in a unique and fun way. Unplugging from the demanding outside world, you will be invited to relax, unwind, and de-stress, while interacting with nature in our incredible private nature sanctuary.  Breathe in the forest’s natural essential oils while immersing yourself in the spectacular surroundings.  A beautiful tea ceremony with nature-inspired refreshments celebrates the experience! $40 per person

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Self-Guided Forest Bathing Trail

Explore the forest at your own pace by following engaging prompts that guide you to connect with nature in unique and interesting ways. Unplugging from the demanding outside world, you will be invited to relax, unwind, and de-stress, while interacting with nature in our incredible private forest. Breathe in the forest’s natural essential oils while immersing yourself in the incredible surroundings.

We are located at 953 Dyers Bay Road beside the municipal parking lot. Parking is at the Paid Parking lot.

For the Self-Guided Forest Bathing Trail, a cash donation of $20 for adults or $10 for youth ages 10 and over is appreciated upon entry.

For the Guided Forest Bathing Experience, a minimum of 4 participants and 48 hours advance notice is required. Cost is $40 per adult, and $20 per youth age 10 and over.

Groups and Special Events may occasionally be accomodated. 

Please contact wildbynatureforestsanctuary@gmail.com for more information.

Forest Bathing?  Nature Therapy?  Shinrin – yoku?

What’s it all about?

We all know that time spent in nature feels really good.

Japanese medical researchers first discovered the science behind the benefits of nature to humans: decreased stress–related hormones; lower blood pressure; increased natural antibodies to fight disease; and elevated feelings of happiness. Researchers world-wide report the astounding health and wellness benefits of time spent in nature. Trees are nature’s diffusers: they give off essential oils that are absorbed into our bodies and improve our physical and mental well-being. Physicians now write prescriptions: RX:nature. There really is a mind – body – nature connection!

Forest Bathing is also known as Forest Therapy or Nature Therapy, and builds on the Japanese practice of shinrin–yoku. Translated it means “showering in the forest”. But Nature Therapy is much more than just a walk in the woods. By adding elements of mindful, creative explorations of the wonders of nature, participants de-stress, unwind and experience new connections to nature in our spectacular private nature sanctuary.

In our Forest Bathing Eco-Adventures, you will be lead through our own incredible forest, home to abundant wildlife and native plants of the Bruce Peninsula. Experience the unique escarpment landscapes of this beautiful UNESCO World Biosphere on trails designed for nature therapy.

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”

Mary Davis

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