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Forest  Bathing

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Gift yourself moments of silence while walking through the forest.

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Our afternoon starts with a quiet reflective meditative walk through the forest some call it "Forest Bathing/Healing".

You will move slowly, focusing on your senses, quieting the mind, shifting to calm and inner peace. Letting go of all that no longer serves our highest good.

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The Full Moon is a time to connect with your inner power of creativeness and align with the earth's lunar cycles and the rhythm of the earth.

This magical journey during the Full Moon energy, allowing you to reflect on stuff that is preventing you from manifesting your divine self.


Allow yourself to be showered with the aromatic airborne essential oils from the native evergreen trees that release high concentrations of "phytoncides" - which activates your body's army of white blood cells and boosts your own powerful immunity for weeks.  


For example, the needles of pine trees are one of the highest sources of vitamin C, antioxidants, antiviral and antifungal.

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Forests have great therapeutic benefits for our body, mind, and spirit:

  • Strengthens cardiovascular system

  • Activates the body’s immune system

  • Promotes Mental Clarity

  • Reduces:  Stress Depression, Anxiety, and Negative Emotions

See For(est) Yourself


Learn the names of a  few of the medicinal,  nutritive,  and edible trees growing in your back yard and the forest.  Be introduced to the importance of native plants for biodiversity in your diet,  and ethically sustainable harvesting practices.

"What is forest bathing?  The term emerged in  Japan in the  1980s  as a  physiological and psychological exercise called shinrin-yoku  (“forest bathing”  or  “taking in the forest atmosphere”).  The purpose was twofold:  to offer an eco-antidote to tech-boom burnout and to inspire residents to reconnect with and protect the country’s forests.  While  Japan is credited with the term shinrin-yoku,  the concept at the heart of the practice is not new. Many  cultures have  long  recognized  the  importance  of  the natural  world  to  human health."

Trees and humans have a  very special relationship. They are the elders in the community,  our teachers, friends, and allies.  Trees and plants are the healers and life-givers of the planet.  We need them more than they need us.

Optional:  We conclude with a  hands-on medicine-making workshop. Where you will make and take home your own herbal tincture or infused oil from a plant or tree in the forest.

Forests  have  great  therapeutic benefits for our body, mind, and spirit:

Your Guide

Quinnie  Cook-Richardson of Quinnie's Kitchen and  Sankofa  Green  Living Series loves to share her passion for wild edible plants as a  food and medicine source.  She teaches green-living lifestyle classes such as vegan food preparation,  natural soap making, fermented foods,  smudge  sticks, herbal medicine making,  and holistic living retreats just to name a few. She is  also  a  vegan  chef,  doula,  yoga teacher, reiki  master,  life  coach, and embraces living a life in harmony with nature.  


Visit her at, Instagram @Quinnies.Kitchen, and  Facebook @ Quinnies  Kitchen


  • Journal/paper and pen

  • Water

  • Snack

  • BackPack/Hip Bag etc.  (optional  but will  allow hands-free  movement)

  • Dress  for  a  Hot  Summer

  • Day  -  We  will be  in  the forest  where  it's shady  *

  • Dress in comfortable clothing. Wearing chakra Colors is A Plus.

  • Consider we are in the forest so be prepared for the elements such as insects.  

  • Consider wearing long socks and long pants to protect your legs from insects.

  • Wear Appropriate  Shoes  for  Outdoors

  • Rain Coat/Umbrella (optional check the weather predictions )

  • Medication

Allow yourself to find answers to difficult questions, and observe objects in nature that are representative of your life's journey.

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