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Forest Bathing at Westwood Hills

nature walk

Forest Bathing at Westwood Hills

22 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Forest Bathing at Westwood Hills

nature walk

Forest Bathing at Westwood Hills

22 reviews
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I will guide you on an immersive, meditative, and therapeutic forest walk based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. We will slow down and connect with our senses to the healing, stress-reducing beauty of a little-known hidden corner of Minneapolis' green forested spaces. We will slip away from our phones and revive our relationship with the forest and ourselves via unique invitations. We will share our stories and then share a tea ceremony at which we will drink tea brewed from foraged plants. We will re-enter the tame world, renewed with the gift of nature that can be enjoyed time and again.

Your host

Learn more about David

David

I'm a ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide, and an award-winning landscape architect with nearly 20 years of experience. I will bring the unique perspective of a designer's eye and philosophy to each walk. I am the recipient of fellowships that have connected me with forests and cultures in the U.K. and Japan. I teach and speak on the healing power of nature. I'm funny, personable, welcoming, and kind.

What's included

Food
Trail Mix/Fruit An ever-changing blend of Dried Fruits and Trail Mix. (Please let me know if you have nut allergies.)
Drinks
Forest Tea - wildcrafted ceremonial tea made from foraged plants.

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Where you'll be

The Westwood Hills Nature Center is an incredibly rich and diverse ecosystem tucked away on the western edge of Minneapolis. This location has numerous trail options for walks of different lengths and multi-seasonal interest. Not many local residents even know about this green and quiet corner of the city. Guests will love feeling deep in the forest, despite being deep in the city.

Availability

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 15 and up can attend.

More tips

If weather is dangerous, the experience will be cancelled within 24 hours. Dangerous weather includes thunderstorms and negative winter temps. The experience is very low-impact. Restrooms are available.

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David
Forest Bathing at Westwood Hills
22 reviews
From $40/person
22 reviews
From $40/person