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Pocono Forest Bathing

Jim Thorpe, United States

Experience hosted by Brian

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

What you'll do

Forest Bathing is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and other environments to promote the well-being of both people and the land. It is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku.

Forest Bathing provides a pathway for people to remember how to immerse themselves in nature to rest from all that consumes them in their modern daily lives. This practice can provide calmness, relaxation and an overall feeling of bliss.

We'll begin with a brief introduction to the land and health benefits of the practice. Then for over 2 hours, we'll gently move through a series of invitations while relaxing and walking in the forest. The sequence of invitations are simple but mindfully created to help you become present and build a meaningful relationship with nature. You will have an opportunity to be silent, walk, sit and share. The practice ends with a tea gathering experience that involves locally foraged plants and small bites of organic food.

Awaken your senses, slow down and make a deep connection to one of the most beautiful forests in Pennsylvania.

Join me... come along on a journey in partnership with nature.
Other things to note
Restrooms are available inside the Visitor Center. Enter the main entrance and the bathrooms are located on the left.
Forest Bathing is a practice that supports health and wellness through guided immersion in forests and other environments to promote the well-being of both people and the land. It is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku.

Forest Bathing provides a pathway for people to remember how to immerse themselves in nature to rest from all that consumes them in their modern daily lives. This practice can provide calmness, relaxation…

What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks

Meet your host, Brian

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 5 Reviews
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I am native to the Pocono Mountain region of PA. I grew up being surrounded by nature and exploring all the waterfalls, streams and trails in the area. I have found an incredible forest that I would like to share with you and practice a style of Shinrin-yoku that was developed by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

I am a certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide and I will safely take you through a sequence that promotes presence, stillness and improves your relationship with the forest and yourself.

I spend a portion of my time during the year in Costa Rica, which is one of the most biodiverse locations in the world. I began my journey as a Forest Therapy Guide in Costa Rica on the Caribbean slope in a small village called Sarapiqui. I'm thrilled to bring this restoring practice to my homeland of Pennsylvania.
I am native to the Pocono Mountain region of PA. I grew up being surrounded by nature and exploring all the waterfalls, streams and trails in the area. I have found an incredible forest that I would like to share with you and practice a style of Shinrin-yoku that was developed by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy.

I am a certified ANFT Forest Therapy Guide and I will safely take you through a sequence that promotes presence, stillness and improves your relationship with th…
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From $35
/ person
Sat, May 22
$35 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 1 other guest
$35 per person
Sat, Jun 12
$35 per person
9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Join 4 other guests
$35 per person

Where you'll be

Our journey will occur on a trail within the beautiful Hickory Run State Park. We'll begin at the newly constructed Park Ranger Station located off of Route 534 on Family Camp Road in Kidder Township.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 5 reviews.

Megan
May 2021
Magical experience! A journey through a beautiful, tucked-away place. As someone who’s local to this area, this experience helped me reconnect to nature and my authentic self, as well as decompress from the chaos of everyday life. Brian is a wonderful guide...encouraging, insightful & kind. The tea ceremony at the end felt very personal & special — a perfect way to end the journey. Highly recommend.
Magical experience! A journey through a beautiful, tucked-away place. As someone who’s local to this area, this experience helped me reconnect to nature and my authentic self, as w…
Angelina
May 2021
This was such a great experience and was different and better than what I originally expected. My sister and I joined Brian and others in a small group for this experience as we walked through beautiful Hickory Run connecting with nature. This was an informational, enlightening, and calm experience that was well planned. Brian was a wonderful host. I look forward to more opportunities such as this one and recommending others as well.
This was such a great experience and was different and better than what I originally expected. My sister and I joined Brian and others in a small group for this experience as we wa…
Grace
October 2020
My sister and I had a great experience this morning with Brian. Neither of us had experienced forrest bathing before. I was able to connect with the land in a way that allowed me to slow my mind and appreciate the abundance of life around us. It was a rather chilly morning and I would recommend hiking type shoes, especially in the Fall season when leaves can be wet and slick on the forrest ground. I look forward to continuing these practices on my own. Brian- many thanks to you for sharing your knowledge and experience with us today.
My sister and I had a great experience this morning with Brian. Neither of us had experienced forrest bathing before. I was able to connect with the land in a way that allowed me t…
Colleen
October 2020
Brian's experience is excellent. He is a considerate and kind host. We were even a bit late, and he managed to give us last-minute directions and get us to the experience on time. He is very knowledgeable, and provides excellent insight into the material. It really was a fun and magical experience!
Brian's experience is excellent. He is a considerate and kind host. We were even a bit late, and he managed to give us last-minute directions and get us to the experience on time…
Chima
October 2020
To describe this experience as just amazing would be a disservice to Brian. I planned this experience for my girlfriend and I to re-center ourselves. I didn’t have a full idea about what the experience would be, I just knew we were gonna be in nature, possibly hugging trees lol. The park is absolutely beautiful. The weather was PERFECT. We came on October 10th, average temperature of about 55 degrees and 70 by noon. Clear skies and the perfect balance between the fall chill and the sun. We felt so at peace by the time we left The experience itself can be very introspective depending on who you are. There is no right or wrong on this experience. This allows you to take a break from daily life and truly appreciate what’s around you. I took A LOT of photos during the experience as to never forget. Brian, the Forest Therapy Guide, is GREAT. He is extremely in tune with nature and is knowledgeable. He makes this experience worthwhile and really makes you rethink how you life your daily life. He has a wealth of information that makes this experience more than what you’d expect. Overall, I recommend this for any and everyone. I’m hoping to partake in Brian’s guidance around the same time each year.
To describe this experience as just amazing would be a disservice to Brian. I planned this experience for my girlfriend and I to re-center ourselves. I didn’t have a full idea abou…

Choose from available dates

2 available
  • Sat, May 22
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 1 other guest
    $35 per person
  • Sat, Jun 12
    9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Join 4 other guests
    $35 per person

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

What to bring

Seasonal Outdoor/Recreational Attire

Shoes/Boots