Thich Nhat Hanh:

“The true miracle is not walking on water or walking in air          

          but simply walking on this earth.”

About Us:

We have a saying here, all is welcome.

The Forest Bathing Club offers walks led by a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide throughout the Greater Toronto Area.

The practice of Nature and Forest Therapy is truly accessible to everyone.

Whether it be in your backyard, a city park, or in the forest, you can develop a deep connection with the natural world that supports you in life.

It is a fundamental human right to be able to have a meaningful connection with nature. 

The practice of Forest Therapy supports planetary health by nurturing heart-centered relationships between all peoples and the More-Than-Human World of Nature.
What We Do:

Forest Bathing / Nature & Forest Therapy

“Forest Bathing” is a practice from Japan established in the 1980's called shinrin-yoku, which directly translates to forest-bath.

It is to bathe in the phytoncides (wood essential oils) of the forest for health and wellbeing.

Nature and Forest Therapy grew from the teachings of shinrin-yoku, however, the practice is slightly different: it is a relational practice of embodiement.

 It is about our reciprocal relationship with the more-than-human world. 

Forest Therapy helps to deepen our intimacy with the natural world and the natural self.

Our guided walks address both the physiological and psychological benefits of being in and with nature.

CLICK HERE for a list of books about Nature and Forest Therapy written by certified guides.

Why Nature Is Good For You:

The Science

The scientific research looking at the practice of Nature and Forest Therapy shows that it has many psychological and physiological health benefits that supports every aspect of our well-being.

Some examples include:
  • Boosted immune function
  • Improved cardiovascular and respiratory health
  • Attention restoration
  • Reduction in stress and depression

At its core, all of these effects come from restoring the relationship between people and place.

For those struggling with ecological grief and the weight of global warming, the restoring of our relationship to place is the beginning of the healing process for both ourselves and the planet.
CLICK HERE to read the research on Nature and Forest Therapy.


GTA, Ontario, Canada