Forest Therapy

Now available for private groups of 6 - 8 people.

Forest Therapy, also known as “Shinrin-Yoku” refers to the practice of spending time in forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. The practice follows the general principle that it is beneficial to spend time bathing in the atmosphere of the forest. In this class, we will spend time in nature in a way that invites healing interactions. There is a long tradition of this in cultures throughout the world.

We encourage becoming fully present through an evolving series of invitations given by our Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) certified guide, who has learned to listen deeply to the forest and often co-create these invitations in the moment, working in partnership with the forest and what it offers. Each invitation is crafted to help participants slow down and open our senses, giving the forest access to our emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual being.

Forest therapy walks are scheduled at sunrise or sunset.  A minimum of 24 hours cancellation notice is required to receive a refund. If less than 24 hours’ notice is given, we will try to reschedule for another trip, though this cannot be guaranteed.

Reservation required. Call (772) 589-5050 ext. 114  or email to make a reservation.

Meet the instructor:

Sara is certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy to guide you through a nature connection process. She is able to take a walk in the forest and transform it into a deeper connection to yourself and the space around you.


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255 Live Oak Drive

Vero Beach, FL 32963


Located on the western base of the Wabasso Bridge on the 510 Causeway.

ELC is a Smoke-Free campus.  Service Dogs only, please.


Phone: (772) 589-5050

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