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Forest Bathing to heal the soul

Coquitlam, Canada

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Experience hosted by Stuart

2.5 hours
Includes food
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

What is it that feeds your soul? For me, spending time playing in nature, let me take you to the perfect place to reflect on your communication with your body, mind and spirit and help you open up to wholeness and grace. In the stillness of now familiar paths of ancient giants, I lead groups to intimately connect with their bodies.

My intimate knowledge of this forest, allows me to guide participants to feel more peaceful and connected, more grounded and settled. Immersed in a practice of presence will led to a magical unfolding hidden in plain sight. I will help you notice the abundance of energy and life in the forest and how this practice can lead to peace and healing of the body.

I will meet up with guests at Mundy Park , Coquitlam (Hillcrest and Foster Ave Entrance) , then proceed with an orientation and the Forest Bathing Tour. Forest bathing is an ancient practice with scientifically proven health benefits, most notably it decreases the risk of heart attack, reduces blood pressure , stress and pulse rate and many other health benefits. I will guide people for two hours of Forest Bathing in the forest at Mundy Park . **To ensure safe social distance I have limited groups to 6 guests**
What is it that feeds your soul? For me, spending time playing in nature, let me take you to the perfect place to reflect on your communication with your body, mind and spirit and help you open up to wholeness and grace. In the stillness of now familiar paths of ancient giants, I lead groups to intimately connect with their bodies.

My intimate knowledge of this forest, allows me to guide participants to feel more peaceful and connec…

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What's included

  • Food
    I will bring bottled water, some fruit and granola bars.
From $60
/ person
Tue, Dec 1
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Wed, Dec 2
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person
Thu, Dec 3
9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
$60 per person
$60 per person

Meet your host, Stuart

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Nature Specialist Stuart Richardson, MA., will be your guides on an immersive day experiencing the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku. A passion for nature and to inspire a collective response-ability to care for the land, led me to take Sustainable Community Development and a Masters in liberal Studies at Simon Fraser University. My curiosity led me to take courses that deepened my understanding of the crisis we face, and to co-create a radio program that speaks to the importance of attending to our collective responsibility of respectful coexistence. I am inviting you to journey into solitude and peaceful awareness. I am have years of environmental education combined with a lifetime of outdoor explorations.
Nature Specialist Stuart Richardson, MA., will be your guides on an immersive day experiencing the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku. A passion for nature and to inspire a collective response-ability to care for the land, led me to take Sustainable Community Development and a Masters in liberal Studies at Simon Fraser University. My curiosity led me to take courses that deepened my understanding of the crisis we face, and to co-create a radio program that speaks to the importa…
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Where you'll be

Mundy Park is a beautiful community park located in Coquitlam, about 45 minutes east of Vancouver, the 178 hectare park is a rare urban forest. Community pathways offer an easy yet inspiring walk in the woods, the park has many trails and two lakes (Mundy and Lost Lake). As a temperate rainforest the park has a mix of deciduous woodland and coniferous trees. This habitat supports habitat for many birds, insects and mammal species.

1 review

Nikki
November 2019
If you’re looking for a great place to get away and drown the noise inside your head and anxiety you feel, I recommend taking this tour! Stuart and his wife Sylvia were amazing. Not only could I breathe physically, but mentally as well. It was beautiful. The knowledge and history shared by Stuart and Sylvia was beautiful and insightful. I highly recommend, even if it’s for a once in a lifetime thing, or if you’d love to immerse yourself into nature!
If you’re looking for a great place to get away and drown the noise inside your head and anxiety you feel, I recommend taking this tour! Stuart and his wife Sylvia were amazing. No…

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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 14 and up can attend.

What to bring

Outdoor wear, walking shoes are fine, umbrella if we have rain