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Experience hosted by Anisa

2 hoursHosted in English
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This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes drinks and tickets

What you'll do

A gentle immersion in the infinite offerings of the natural world.

Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, happiness, and a sense of awe. The Japanese words translate into English as “Forest Bathing” and refer to bathing in the beneficial compounds which trees emit, such as oxygen and phytoncides. But as the American naturalist John Muir wrote, we also bathe in "spirit-beams, turning round and round... until [we] blend with the landscape and become part and parcel of nature".

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Why do you need a guide?:

While it’s true that no one needs a guide to benefit from a walk in the natural world, a nature therapy guide can help unlock the door to new connection and intimacy with the environment by facilitating a series of invitations that cultivate presence, calm, and profound joy. Guides also create opportunities for people to connect with each other, to witness and be witnessed in their processes of discovery. This anchors experiences and helps to support lasting change. A useful analogy is perhaps a yoga teacher. We all can do yoga at home alone if we want, but sometimes being in the presence of a guide helps us go deeper.

Other things to note: Please let me know if you have any allergies or health concerns before the walk. Masks required.
A gentle immersion in the infinite offerings of the natural world.

Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku,” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, happiness, and a sense of awe. The Japanese words translate into English as “Forest Bathing” and refer to bathing in the beneficial compounds which trees emit, such as oxygen and phytoncides. But as the American naturalist John Mu…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Tea infused with wildcrafted plants from the land. Due to COVID, participan...
  • Tickets

Meet your host, Anisa

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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I'm the founder of George & Co. Theater and a certified member of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides. In many ways the forest has always been a part of my story -- as a guide, a playwright, and designer of edible food forests. My approach to forest therapy marries the collaborative, improvisatory sensibility of ensemble-created theater with the mindful presence and gentle pace of the forest therapy tradition.
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Where you'll be

This experience is held at the Wissahickon Park, north of Philadelphia. Please confirm the trailhead with host. There are many options, and sometimes, depending on the season and the day, one is more advantageous than another.
Rocco
October 2019
Anisa was amazing and taught us a new level of comfort, prosperity and happiness. I would highly recommend this for any couple or anyone trying to learn something new about themselves.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

If you mind sitting on ground that may be wet or cold, bring something to sit on such as a light camping chair, blanket, or towel.

Rain gear if showers are likely. Light rain can make a magical walk. However, if torrential rain or thunderstorms seem imminent the walk will be canceled the day before.