Forest Bathing (Shinrin Yoku)a Unique Aumbase Sedona Adventure
Forest Bathing with Aumbase Sedona Adventures… sure to bring balance & harmony back into your life.
ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide
Suzi is a certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and leads Forest Bathing Experiences at Aumbase Sedona Adventures. She is an impassioned ambassador of the nature movement focusing on bringing us back in connection with nature. As a Forest Bathing Guide she understands that she is simply opening the door and the forest is the therapist. She is a member of Friends of the Forest and supports other organizations in their efforts to educate and promote the importance of caring for our environment. Also an avid hiker spending most of her free time exploring the forest trails of Arizona and expanding awareness of the forest therapy practice in her community. Her motto is “More Nature, less stress”. Try this Unique Aumbase Sedona Adventure! Forest Bathing is sure to restore balance and harmony to your world.
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Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice that was established in the 1980’s. Shinrin-Yoku translates to “forest bathing” or immersing oneself into a deeper connection with nature. Through a series of invitations that encourage participants to slow down and open the senses, an enjoyable quiet state of being takes root.
By engaging each of the senses more purposefully we begin to silence the distractions of the outside world that tend to keep us from being fully aware of our surroundings. These invitations allow us to become more present into place. The practice begins by coming together as a group then dispersing on our own into the forest then coming together again to share those experiences.
Research and scientific studies support the many positive health benefits that can result from forest immersion. Exposure to wood essential oils, called phytoncides, which are a chemical released by certain plants to protect them from disease, have proven to be a vital component to increasing natural killer cells in the body while further studies have shown that nature immersion reduces blood pressure and blood cortisol levels.
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