We'll retreat from the stresses of city life in order to slow down and access a sense of tranquility while connecting with the land. Forest bathing—also known as forest therapy— takes the form of a guided walk designed to relax and rejuvenate. We'll bathe our senses in the healing qualities of nature and share our experiences through conversation. We'll leave refreshed by this contemplative practice that we can carry into our everyday routines.
I'm an artist who designs transformative, outdoor experiences to foster gratitude, respect, and a renewed commitment to our ecosystems. I'm a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides and a member of the American Horticultural Therapy Association.
Dried fruit and nuts. Please let me know if you have any allergies or food restrictions.
"Simpson Park is is one of a few small fragments that remain of Brickell Hammock, once the largest most diverse hammock in South Florida. This hammock is a dense forest that grows on a natural elevation of a few inches to a few feet. The canopy of this hammock serves as shelter to many of the native fauna. Also fifteen endangered and nine threatened plant species are present in this forest." (http://www.miamigov.com/parks/simpson.html)
Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing and bring a water bottle. The trail is relatively shady but you might want to bring an umbrella in case of sprinkles. Let me know of any food allergies.
Sensory forest bathing walk