FOREST BATHING WORKSHOP
Reserva de la biosfera de Urdaibai, Mendata.
9 & 10 MARCH
Welcome to the Introcution to Forest Therapy Workshop!
In this workshop you will gain skills to continue practicing Forest Therapy walks on your own.
IF YOU WANT TO:
Then this workshop is for you!
NBSRW- MODULE I
Participating in this workshop you will:
• Gain a solid base for the practice of forest therapy.
• Assimilate sensory forms to explore your environment.
• Learn techniques of nature connection.
The workshop will consist of a practical and theoretical experiences, during the workshop we will do several Forest Therapy Walks.
The workshop is led by Alex, a mentor and trainer.
FOREST BATHING WORKSHOP TAB:
WHERE: Mendata, Bizkaia.
DATE: 9 & 10 March
TIME: Saturday 10:00h – 16:30h
Sunday 10:00h – 16:30h
WHAT TO BRING: A water bottle, some light snacks; Comfortable clothes and shoes that are appropriate for the weather conditions.
GUIDE: Alex Gesse
Is a Forest Therapy Certified Guide, Trainer and Guiding Mentor.
Along the route the mixed forest of oaks and riparian species will accompany the journey. Also, the forests of adult pine forests will be visited. A section of the workshop runs parallel to the Golako River, a stream of the Oka River, part of the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. Stop at any place of the route, watch the water flow and listen to the sounds and music notes that accompany your path.
The rain offers a vast range of possibilities for connection with nature. Walks will be canceled only in case of severe storms. We will walk with light rain showers.
(*) We recommend you arrive up to 10 minutes before the scheduled departure time. The end time is approximate. The timings can vary depending on the weather conditions and the number of participants in each walk.
FOREST BATHING WORKSHOP INSCRIPTION:
PRICE: 150€ participants
MÁXIMUM: 10 participants
INCLUDES: Certified Forest Therapy Guide.
Civil Liability Insurance.
NOT INCLUDES: Transport to the meeting point.
Others not described as included.
FILL IN THE FIELDS TO PRE-REGISTER
If you are registering more than one person, please fill in one form for each person.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a forest bathing walk?
A forest bathing walk is a calm walk of no more than one kilometer, immerse in nature, lasting from 2 to 3 hours.
What is the Nature Based Stress Reduction and Wellbeing program (NBSRW)?
It's a forest bathing workshop focus into learn tools to prevent and reduce stress and improve well-being through nature connection where you will learn techniques to connect with nature. It combines the practice of forest baths with theoretical content.
What could I get from these activities?
Forest bathing walks and workshops are wellness activities. They are therapeutic practices that improve your mental, physical and immunological health. You will slow down and, likely, earn some tools for your daily life.
How is this different from a hike?
From the therapeutic point of view, through the senses, in a calm way, and moving consciously we will open a space of listening and acceptance that requires attention. They are not intended to perform physical exercises.
I'm not very fit, does this matter?
The forest bathing walks are designed to slow down and suitable for all levels of fitness. However, if you have a specific health condition please mention it on the registration form.
What do you do when it rains?
Our programs are suitable for rain or sun. We will hold our programs through all types of weather, if, by doing it so, this will not be hazardous or unsafe.
What should I bring to the forest bathing walk?
Water bottle (recommended 1.5 liters) and some snacks.
Do I need any special clothing or equipment?
Clothing and footwear appropriate for weather conditions. We recommend waterproof boots.
How many people are in one activity?
Maximum of 20 people for forest bathing walks and 10 for the workshops.
What happens if you or I cancel the walk?
In case of cancellation, the client will be informed as soon as possible. After cancellation you will receive a total refund for all the value paid to date or, if you prefer, alternative dates.
In case of cancellation of reservation by the client, the total refund of payment will be done when cancellation is made 48 hours prior to the date of the activity.
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