Tension is who you think you should be.

Relaxation is
who you are.


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What is Integral Forest Bathing?

Integral Forest Bathing represents an emerging body of work from guide and author, Ben Page. This work includes the facilitation of the Japanese-inspired health and wellness practice Shinrin Yoku, as well as more in-depth courses of study that have grown from Page’s unique understanding of the practice.

Page’s interpretation of Forest Bathing combines somatic and contemplative experiences in order to explore the question of what it means to be alive and in relationship with the more-than-human-world. 

Integral Forest Bathing invites participants into a process of self-discovery that aims to reconcile the separation between who we think we are and what we naturally are. 

Drawing from the wisdom of the natural world, depth psychology, somatic theory, as well as Taoist and Zen philosophy, Integral Forest Bathing is a journey towards the heart of being in search of spontaneity, harmony, paradox and the beauty of everyday experience.

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HEALTH IN THE MODERN DAY

As we spend less time in Nature and more time indoors in front of the screen, we end up
feeling mentally fatigued, stressed and physically altered. Our Guided Nature Mindfulness
Walks have the ability to restore the body, mind and soul.

The Benefits of Forest Bathing Practices

REDUCED STRESS

REDUCED SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION

INCREASED CREATIVITY AND MEMORY

INCREASED IMMUNE STRENGTH

INCREASED ATTENTION FATIGUE RECOVERY

RICHER SENSORY AWARNESS

DEEPER RELATIONSHIP WITH THE MORE THAN HUMAN WORLD

ENHANCED RELATIONSHIP TO HUMAN BEINGS

GREATER APPRECIATION FOR LIFE


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OUR Testimonials

The Energy between Manuela and Ben is contagious– They hold a space for their participants that is open, Heartfelt, fluid, and harmonious. As seasoned Guides, they have finely honed their abilities to invite participants into the present moment, and into interconnection with all of the Life that surrounds us. It is Truly a relief to share a forest journey with Manuela and Ben; as they guide participants via the somatic and the sensory, in cooperation with the thriving World we live in.
Ryan Redmond
Ryan RedmondRetreats
I read this book while in the forest which the author suggests in the very beginning. I found that sitting quietly in nature while reading Ben Page’s book was a profound experience. I am a nature and forest therapy guide and this book took me to the next level of dropping deep into the natural world. Reading while in the beauty of nature and following the author’s sit spot invitations, transported me to a deep experience as i read and soaked in nature, that I was reading, “The Sacred Manuscript of Nature.” Reading Ben’s imagery while sitting on a rock in the midst of a flowing creek in the forest, really helped connect me to the intelligence of nature and helped me feel the nature that I am. I highly recommend , “Healing Trees.” Ben Page’s book has now taken its place for me as a very rich guide for my personal spiritual path.
Sari Telpner
Sari TelpnerHealing Trees
This course will not look, sound or feel like any other course you have taken. It is provocative when you look at yourself. It is moving, as you weave your experience with others. It is profound as you let go into your true nature. It is magic and deep relaxation. Treat yourself and take it.
Faith Fuller
Faith FullerFind Yourself In Nature
I just had my first Shinrin Yoku walk with Ben, not knowing what to expect, and as a person who has not only connected with nature extensively, but is also a holistic professional who has actually lived in a tent for months at a time, I must say, this was incredibly powerful. Nature is a powerful healer and teacher for any sentient being, but often we humans so easily forget how to tap into it in this information-overload culture. Ben’s facilitation and guidance returned me to my deeper knowledge and inner guidance that lies in a balanced and calm central nervous system. The container and structure he created really held me in what ended up being an incredible and visceral healing experience physically, spiritually, and psychologically. I’d recommend doing this once/week to everyone, especially if you live in the city.
Serena Vogel
Serena VogelIntegral Forest Bathing Walks
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