Forest Bathing

In collaboration with certified Forest Therapy Guides, the Highlands Center is now hosting a Forest Bathing walk series. In these experiences, guides will lead groups on a gentle walk through the woods, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way.

You’ll not only feel rejuvenated after each walk, but also make great friends who share the same interests and learn practices you can do at home by yourself or with family and friends.

Each experience is 3 hours long, with much wandering and sitting time built in. The experiences are suitable for all fitness levels. Sessions begin March 25th, and space is limited. Reserve your spot today by visiting the link below.

More About Forest Bathing

With Jackie Kuang

 Forest Bathing is a practice of going outdoors and opening all your senses to soak and immerse yourself in the atmosphere. A certified Forest Therapy guide will facilitate and support you in slowing down and awakening your senses. Then you may begin to notice incredible things that you hadn’t before. You may find unparalleled beauty in the moment, and in doing so, relax into that beauty. This is an opportunity of wellness for humans and, you’ll discover, other-than-humans.

Though the entire walk often covers no more than a quarter mile distance, most people experience nature in a deeper way than they have before. Guides are trained in the skills and perspectives needed to be supportive witnesses of these experiences. Please bring your own drink (water, tea, etc.) and healthy snack for the conclusion of the walk.



Jackie guided regular forest therapy walks at the LA arboretum and the surrounding canyons for years before moving to Prescott AZ. Her calm,engaging and confident ways easily help people, even the skeptics, to open up to a deeper connection with nature and themselves. She’s also a mentor and a trainer of guides for the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Jackie’s work has been featured in several magazines and/or blogs, including WebMD. Find out more about Jackie and guide Amos Clifford here:


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