Class Descriptions

β€œBeing in the forest can restore our mood.

Give us back our energy and vitality.

Refresh and rejuvenate us.

We know this deep in our bones.”

– Dr. Qing Li, Tokyo’s Nippon Medical School + worlds foremost expert in forest medicine

Are you ready to connect with nature in a new way? Join us!

On this page you’ll find an overview of our regularly scheduled classes, including in-person and virtual experiences. When you’re ready to sign up, head to our Calendar + Booking page! We hope to see you soon!


Winter Forest Bathing Classes:

Expand and redefine your relationship with the cold weather months during our guided Winter Forest Bathing classes, which take you into the winter woods for a grounding nature meditation, a short breathwork practice in the fresh air, a winter forest bathing invitation, and a closing community circle among the trees. Relax, refresh, and reconnect to the magic of winter during these monthly one-hour classes, hosted in the beautiful and intentionally selected forests of Provin Trails, Grand Rapids. Cold weather comforts included!

Upcoming Class Dates:

10:00-11:00am, Sat, December 4

10:00-11:00am, Sat, January 8

All classes hosted at Provin Trails in Grand Rapids, Michigan.


Science Sunday’s Classes

Are you interested in learning more about foraging, plant identification, and the incredible forest ecosystem? This class is for you! During Science Sundays, you’ll learn about the plants you meet along the sides of the trail as we walk together in the forest. Each class includes a unique opportunity to learn about a featured plant or an inspiring feature of the forest, followed by time to explore the practice of wild tending and enjoy some quiet time among the trees. Classes hosted year-round.

Upcoming Class Dates:

10:30-11:30am, Sunday, December 12

10:30-11:30am, Sunday, January 16

All classes hosted at Cascade Peace Park in Ada, Michigan.


Yoga & Forest Bathing Classes

Start your Saturday with a yoga class among the trees & dedicated time to step off of your mat and explore the stress-relieving practice of guided forest bathing. Led by RYT and Certified Forest Therapy Guide, Katie Venechuk, this unique class is designed with a focus on self-care, enjoying the peace of nature, and connecting to the slower pace of the natural world. Classes end with an opportunity to share time together in a community circle, helping us transition into the rest of the day feeling refreshed, connected and inspired.

Yoga & Guided Forest Bathing classes will resume in the spring of 2022.


Virtual Yoga + Nature Visualization Classes

Virtual classes are offered during our winter programming. 2022 programming to be announced soon!

Take some time to care for your body + mind during our virtual yoga classes, which end with a guided nature visualization to help you calm your mind and relax in sunny meadows and forest glades, even when you can’t step outside! Classes are taught by our program guide Katie, an experienced and down-to-earth yoga instructor with a focus on safe alignment for a lifelong yoga practice, foundational yoga postures, and cleansing the body through focused breathwork and movement.


Virtual Forest Therapy Walks

Virtual Walks are offered during our winter programming.

Join us as we connect with others from around the world for virtual forest therapy walks, led by certified forest therapy guides via Zoom. Our first virtual forest therapy series brought together participants from Denmark, Lebanon, Ottawa, British Columbia, New York, Maine, Michigan, Nova Scotia and more! Slow down and reset during these unique one-hour wellness experiences.


Testimonials


We’ll see you in the forest!

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