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Forest Bathing with Heather Farrell

Enjoy the warmth of early summer through all senses while connecting with nature with this Nature and Forest Therapy guided walk session.

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Forest Bathing with Heather Farrell
Forest Bathing with Heather Farrell

Time & Location

May 30, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM

Local green space, to be announced after registration

About The Event

Forest Bathing: Nature and Forest Therapy guided walk sessions

Enjoy the warmth of early summer through all senses while connecting with nature. 

What happens when you step into a forest and spend time in nature? Incredible things...

  • You get a massive boost to your immune system
  • Inflammation is reduced 
  • Mood and concentration is improved
  • Blood pressure is lowered
  • Energy increases and sleep improves

This practice is as an opportunity to remind yourself of your connection and to feel the natural world through all of your senses.  Enjoy the restorative qualities of nature while you slow down, de-stress and relax.

The walk allows for time for solitude in nature and moments to talk with the group about your experience in the “way of council”: a practice in authenticity, compassion and deep listening.  Your Certified Nature & Forest Therapy Guide will offer a series of “invitations” to help experience the Nature around you. 

The guided walks take place locally and typically last 2 hours. Forest Bathing sessions are not hikes.  A hot, locally foraged tea will be served in the forest to complete the experience.

Information and research about the benefits of Forest Bathing:

Heather Lee Farrell works from a diverse yet integrated wellness background rooted in the belief that all aspects of our life matter healthwise. She has taught yoga since 2003 (trauma-informed ERYT500). When it benefits her yoga classes, she draws from training in natural movement derived from MovNat and Katy Bowman. She utilizes therapy balls in her classes via her training in The Roll Model Method. As a Health practitioner, she integrates her Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Functional Medicine and Nutrition studies with certification in Health, Wellness and Life Coaching to support people in transformational wellness shifts. ( ) Heather offers you the wellness of nature as a certified Forest and Nature Therapy Guide (forest bathing) in an inclusive accessible way. She loves practicing forest bathing while hiking and during wilderness adventures. She has completed a thru-hike of the Colorado Trail, section hike of continental divide trail and will head out along the PCT in 2020! You can follow her mountain wellness adventures on and read her stories and poetry via her blog or upcoming book, Walking into Wild.

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Schedule Details

Saturday May 30 2020


Upcoming Fall/Winter Sessions

Nature Appreciation: Sunday, November 22, 1:30–3:30pm

Winter Solstice: Sunday, December 20, 1:30–3:30pm

Price Options

Free or donation: proceeds will go to Friends of the Sandias to support volunteer trail maintenance.

To register or if you have questions, please contact Heather at 505-514-4377 or


  • May 31 Forest Bathing

    This is a free event. You may make a donation at the event which will be given to a local outdoor group.

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