“Being 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 current classes + offerings, 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!
Yoga & Forest Bathing Classes
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Start your Saturday with a yoga class among the trees, followed by dedicated time to step off of your mat and explore the internationally enjoyed practice of forest bathing. This class is all about self care, and invites you to relax, to care for your living body, to view the world in a new way, and to explore mindful connections in the beauty of Michigan’s forests. This 1.25-hour wellness class includes:
- A 45-minute yoga class, accessible to all levels with a focus on alignment and finding freedom in your poses
- A guided forest immersion experience to connect with nature (also known as a “forest bathing” invitation)
- A closing community circle to connect with other people and close out our time in the forest
Science Sunday Classes
Sundays, 10:30-11:30am (bi-weekly)
Are you interested in learning more about the natural environment? This class is for you! Science Sundays are a balance of guided learning and relaxation in one of west Michigan’s old growth forests. View the forest through a new lens of awareness and ignite your curiosity during this one-hour class, which includes:
- A short hike into the forest
- A guided discussion of a unique weekly topic
- Time for personal exploration in the forest, exploring your new knowledge while relaxing and enjoying a slower pace
Virtual Yoga + Nature Visualization Classes
More 4-Week Series Dates 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.
Forest Therapy Walks
Dates Announced Monthly!
If you’d like to learn more about forest therapy and explore a deeper experience in nature, a forest therapy walk is for you! Our program guide Katie is one of only five certified forest therapy guides in the State of Michigan, so set aside some time for you and join us for an experience that will help you relax, gently awaken your senses, and invite meaningful interactions with the world around you. Walks end with a hot cup of freshly brewed tea and time to connect with community in the forest. Experiences range from 1.5-2.5 hours long.
Virtual Forest Therapy Walks
More 2021 Virtual Dates To Be Announced Soon!
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.
Journaling in Nature: Writing Workshops
2021 Workshop Dates: To Be Announced Soon!
Grab your journal and join us in the forest for our 1.5-hour Journaling in Nature writing workshops! During these workshops, you’ll be offered a unique blend of forest bathing techniques and writing prompts to help you relax into the natural environment, and explore how journaling can encourage a deeper relationship with both yourself and the world around you. All writing ages are welcome!
Partner Classes and Events:
Are you a local wellness business or non-profit interested in partnering with us to host an event? We’d love to talk with you! Head to our Contact Page to start the conversation.
Check out our current special events below:
Curious about other offerings we’ve shared? Check out past events below: