What you'll do
The Japanese call it "Shinrin-Yoku", Native American's practiced "Earth Touching" - and scientific research shows physically spending time and reconnecting with nature can have amazing health and wellness benefits. However, disconnecting from our addiction to technology can be challenging, and remembering how to slow things down can be difficult. Let me help guide you across our private wooden, mountain property in a slow-paced, relaxed walk anyone can handle. In this social event, we will start with introductions to each other, then an introduction to Shinrin-Yoku and your "Non-Goal" goals of simply opening up your senses and being alert with your surroundings. Then, we'll begin our journey - through the open pasture of a valley, into a wooded, ascent to the top of the hill with breath-taking views of Pikes Peak. Where we'll all sit for a time and enjoy the splendor of Mother Nature. You will be walking less than a mile, at a very, very slow pace. The goal is not the destination, but observing and truly absorbing your surroundings. This event will take place, rain, snow, sleet or shine... the idea here is to embrace nature.
Gary & Kristina
After spending 20 years in corporate technology with a mobile technology niche, I found myself at odds with my career. Spending more time in a cubicle than outside, I started to realize, there's so much more to life than the hamster wheel I was stuck on. On top of it all, I was starting to recognize the human disconnect being created by the very technology I helped proliferate and I was started to resent my job, so I decided to take a step back - I left my corporate career, moved to the mountains, ditched my cell phone, and started spending more time in nature. Today, I invite you to take a step back, too. Slow your pace, breathe in the air, and reconnect with nature. We own twenty, beautifully wooded, mountain acres where you can leave your cell phone and troubles behind and remember how to just be human.
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Where you'll be
Our property is perfect for seclusion, meditation, and peacefulness. Located an hour West of Colorado Springs, we have 20 acres of rolling mountain acres where the deer and antelope roam - but cell phone signals do not. With thousands of wildflowers, hundreds of trees, and wildlife galore - you can truly step away from it all.
Things to keep in mind
For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. You do NOT need to be an athlete for this experience, we walk a short distance over a long period of time. This is a restful experience, not a workout.
Adults only please, the idea is to spend time absorbing nature, not chasing down youngsters.
Forest bathing near Pikes Peak
$25 / person
$25 / person