Nature Therapy Adelaide

Forest Bathing | Ocean Therapy

Nature Therapy Adelaide Experiences
Facilitated by our certified nature therapy guide

 

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Lisa Murphy
ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy)
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Nature Therapy with Forest Bathing

Nature Therapy with Forest Bathing

Experience a deeper connection with nature.

Our nature therapy ‘forest bathing’ experiences in Adelaide occur amongst stunning and quiet surrounds in Belair National Park and McLaren Vale. Our meeting point has carparking and bathroom facilities nearby.

Each small group experience includes a slow mindful forest walk and invitations to connect with nature. A tea ceremony and snacks will also be provided in natures peaceful surrounds.


About Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku is a Japanese practice that originated in the 1980’s but its roots go back centuries.

The term ‘shinrin-yoku’ loosely translates to ‘forest bath’. Meaning to connect with nature and soak in its beneficial atmosphere.

Japans relationship with the natural environment is deep. It is considered to be one of the most intimate, and harmonious relationships in the modern world.


Our journey to nature therapy walks

After a pilgrimage experience in Japan, we started incorporating periods of silence during our wellness walks in early 2018.

After introducing these mindful minutes our walkers reported the positive impact it was having on them. They enjoyed the chance to appreciate the wonderful nature surrounding them.  This small act of connection was inviting moments of nature therapy into our walks.

Seeking a deeper understanding Lisa undertook training. She become a trained Forest Therapy Guide through ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) in 2021.

We believe varying environments including the ocean invite nature therapy. So we offer forest bathing and coastal mindfulness experiences.

We currently offer nature therapy experiences on Kaurna Country. We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of the lands in which we visit.

Details

  • Type: Nature Therapy with Forest Bathing
  • Destination: Belair and McLaren Vale, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Kaurna
  • Group Size: Max 10 plus facilitator
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Start: 9:00am
  • Finish: 12:00pm
  • When: See calendar
  • Private sessions: Get in touch

Inclusions

  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Tea ceremony and snacks
  • Mindful slow forest walk

Fitness Requirement

  • A minimal level of fitness is required for this experience
  • The terrain is mostly flat with only slight gradients
  • Walking distance approximately 2 km at a slow pace
  • Trail rating: Easy

Facilitator

  • Lisa Murphy (ANFT)

Nature Therapy with Ocean Therapy

Nature Therapy by the Ocean

Experience the healing benefits through connection with nature.

Our nature therapy ‘ocean therapy’ experiences in Adelaide occur along a quiet and picturesque beach location. Our meeting point has carparking and bathroom facilities nearby.

Each small group experience includes slow mindful walking along sand dune and beach. The sand dune walk is through coastal vegetation on a compacted trail. Invitations to connect with nature and a tea ceremony with snacks are also included.


Why bonding with nature is important

We work too hard.  Finding balance is the new challenge.

Everyday stresses impact on our health in a range of ways both mentally and physically but most of us find it difficult to change our hectic lifestyles or even time or routine for mindfulness.

The benefit nature provides has been scientifically proven with research showing that spending time connecting with nature can reduce high blood pressure and lower heart rates. Plus boost the immune system and increase feelings of wellbeing.

Nature offers a unique therapy that gives us the opportunity to slow us down, deepen our connection to the earth and heighten the senses.

Nature therapy is a way to wellness.

Details

  • Type: Nature Therapy by the Ocean
  • Destination: Adelaide coast, South Australia
  • Traditional Country: Kaurna
  • Group Size: Max 10 plus facilitator
  • Duration: 2.5 to 3 hours
  • Start: 9:00am
  • Finish: 12:00pm
  • When: See calendar
  • Private sessions: Get in touch

Inclusions

  • Invitations to connect with nature
  • Tea ceremony and snacks
  • Mindful slow beach and sand dune walk

Fitness Requirement

  • A minimal level of fitness is required for this experience
  • The terrain is mostly flat with only slight gradients
  • Walking distance approximately 2 km at a slow pace
  • Trail rating: Easy

Facilitator

  • Lisa Murphy (ANFT)