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AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

BEGINS WITH NATURE MINDFULNESS

RETREATS, WORKSHOPS & SUMMIT
with the award winning director of the film Love Thy Nature

Upcoming Events

Date: May 21 – July 9, 2024

Rooted in the sacredness of nature, this 8-week course offers a holistic approach to personal healing while empowering you to contribute to the healing of our wounded natural world – in whatever small or big way calls to you.

Friday, June 28, 2024
Santa Monica, CA

Debra Wilbur and Sylvie Rokab lead this evening gathering to reconnect with the more than human world. Through meditation, mindful invitations, and circle gatherings, participants will explore the thresholds between water and land, and day and night. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

Esalen Institute Workshop​:
Revitalize Your Purpose With Forest Bathing

Aug 9-11, 2024

Join us in this deep partnership with nature at wondrous Big Sur, CA to dissolve the obstacles that stand in the way of your soul calling while renewing your sense of belonging, wonder, and purpose. 

Sunday, September 8, 2024
Santa Monica, CA

Join Sylvie Rokab at Ashland Oasis, an intimate natural refuge, for a transformative gathering designed to melt away the stresses of daily life, promote deep healing, and reconnect with the joy, wonder, and sacredness of nature.

All Recordings Available Now

In April 2024, 38 inspiring leaders joined us to explore the power of compassion, connection, and collective healing for both ourselves and the Earth.

 

You can now sign up to access all of the recordings from this extraordinary online gathering, co-created with great care and intention with Wisdom for Life.

 

Jane Fonda, Paul Hawken, Marianne Williamson, Tara Brach, Taily Terena, Peter Coyote, Atossa Soltani, “V” (Eve Ensler), Michael Yellow Bird, Lynne Twist, Nina Simons, Valerie Mason-John, Louie Schwartzberg, Edison de Mello, and Daniel Siegel were just a few of our presenters.

May 13–17, 2024

Join us in communing with nature at Esalen to dissolve the obstacles that stop you from manifesting your purpose – and (re)discover the beauty of your uniqueness, talents, and gifts that only you can offer to the world.

A Free Online Event to Release Anxiety and Overwhelm

Date: TBA

This free event will reveal to you a powerful practice that will help you release anxiety, cultivate joy, transform your relationships (with yourself and others) and revitalize your soul purpose: Nature-Inspired Mindfulness. Join us!

 

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RMERC: Inner Outer
Nature Retreat

July 24-30, 2023

Join us at the RMERC Eco-Dharma Retreat Center at the heart of the Colorado Rocky Mountains to dissolve the veils that separate you from yourself, others, and nature.

Meet Your Guide

SYLVIE ROKAB

Film Director, Thought Leader, & Nature Therapy Guide

Sylvie is a certified Forest Bathing guide, mindfulness teacher, and Emmy nominated filmmaker with a passion to heal, inspire, motivate and transform. She leads workshops, retreats, and courses at institutions such as Esalen and 1440 Multiversity, guiding participants to experience the healing power of nature through Forest Bathing, mindfulness, and nature meditations.

Narrated by Liam Neeson, her film Love Thy Nature earned 27 awards and has helped viewers realize that the illusion of separation from the natural world is at the root cause of our dire human condition. 

 

Through Sylvie’s teachings, participants don’t just connect with nature, they come to realize that they are nature – and that realization unleashes the potential for deep healing and personal transformation. As a result, they often take home a sense of belonging, joy, purpose, and a desire to help protect our spellbinding world.

CONNECT WITH NATURE

CONNECT WITH OTHERS

CONNECT WITH YOURSELF

EXPERIENCE BEING FULLY ALIVE

WHAT IS FOREST BATHING

Forest Bathing is the translation of Shinrin Yoku – the Japanese practice of mindfully communing with the forest – which studies have shown to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Inspired by Shinrin Yoku, our Nature/Forest Bathing practice takes you to forests, mountains, or beaches to help you deepen your connection with the natural world, others, and yourself.

NATURE-INSPIRED MINDFULNESS

Nature Therapy

THE FOREST BATHING EXPERIENCE

On a forest bathing (or nature therapy) walk, your guide offers sensorial “invitations,” leading you to slow way down, cultivate a sense of presence, and explore relationships with other beings. As your senses awaken, nature reveals itself to you in astounding ways.

This nature-connection practice not only promotes healing, but also stimulates creativity, inspires wonder, and kindles realizations. Through council, each person can share their insights with the group – while others practice attentive, non-judgmental listening. A tea ceremony with harvested leaves from the land closes the experience in the spirit of gratitude.

Through this practice, most people feel a deeper bond with nature than they had ever felt before. While experiences are unique to each person, participants often share that their stress dissolves, emotions surface, confusion lifts, and ideas spring – taking home a renewed sense of joy, meaning and purpose.

THE MINDFULNESS EXPERIENCE

Our PROGRAMS guide you IN anchorING a mindfulness practice

On a meditation walk, sit, or movement, your guide offers you tools to help you release stories about the past or worries about the future. Instead, you take a journey into the infinity of the present moment. You discover a world of feelings and sensations, in constant motion like a river.

 

When in nature, your mindfulness practice deepens to new realms – as a universe of events evokes wondrous intimacy: the melodic whistle of a bird lands in your ears like a love song; the scent of moist soil awakens your nostrils with delight; a breeze caressing your face fills you with warmth.

Our events guide you how to anchor a mindfulness practice – which studies have shown to decrease anxiety, reduce reactivity, improve well being, and heighten a sense of connection and belonging to yourself, others, and the world.

Past Events

Esalen Institute
May 13 - 17, 2024
Nature-Mindfulness & Forest Bathing Experiences
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The Heart of Nature Summit
Apr 16 - 22, 2024
An extraordinary online gathering
featuring 38 inspiring leaders
Learn More
Belize
Oct 30th - Nov 5th, 2022
Mindfulness & Forest Bathing expedition in partnership
with Holbrook Travel
Learn More
Esalen Institute
Oct 11-15th, 2022
Esalen Institute, CA Forest Bathing for Homecoming and Belonging
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Ojai, CA
A Forest Bathing Weekend for Women
Sept 26-30th, 2022
Esalen Institute
Big Sur, CA - Sept 26-30th, 2022
Nature Therapy to Unleash Creativity
Learn More
Canyon Ranch
Aug 5-7th, 2022
Workshop to deepen relationship with self, heart,
& cultivate joy & wonder.
Learn More
Esalen Institute
April 22-24th, 2022
Nature Therapy from Self to World, an Earth Day Workshop.
Learn More
MMTCP
Feb & Mar 2022
Virtual Mindfulness Class Series – MMTCP Practicum
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Esalen Institute
Weekend Workshop
June 11-13th 2021
Revitalize your purpose. A forest bathing event.
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Heal Covid Burnout
Sept 23rd 2020
A forest bathing virtual event Guided by Sylvie
Rokab in partnership with Holbrook Travel
1440 Multiversity

Santa Cruz, CA
Aug 30 – Sep 1st, 2019
Forest Bathing weekend workshop in this
secluded retreat surrounded by old redwood trees.
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Costa Rica
Feb 9-16, 2019
Powerful nature medicine
At the most biologically intense place on earth.
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Malibu, CA
Circle X Ranch / Grotto
June 23rd, Aug 12th, Sep 30th, 2018
Immersion in the Santa Monica mountains with spectacular views.
Big Sur, CA
Mar 28th, 2018
Esalen Film Festival featured a screening event of Love Thy Nature followed by a forest bathing journey.
Learn More
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CUSTOM WORKSHOPS

Whether you would like to schedule a private nature therapy walk or an organization team building weekend, contact us to discuss how we can fit your needs.

Contact us to arrange a custom event

PAST WORKSHOPS & JOURNEYS

May 13-17, 2024
Esalen Institute
Nature-Mindfulness & Forest Bathing Experiences

 

Apr 16-22, 2024
The Heart of Nature Summit
An extraordinary online gathering featuring 38 inspiring leaders.

 

July 24-30, 2023
RMERC: Inner Outer Nature Retreat ​
Dissolve the veils that separate you from yourself, others, and nature.

 

July 21-23rd, 2023
Esalen: Revitalize Purpose through Forest Bathing
(Re)discover the beauty of your uniqueness, talents, and gifts that only you can offer to the world.​

 

Oct 30th-Nov 5th, 2022
Belize
A Mindfulness and Forest Bathing expedition in partnership with Holbrook Travel

 

Oct 7-9th, 2022
Ojai, CA
A Forest Bathing Weekend for Women

 

Sept 26-30th, 2022
Esalen Institute – Big Sur, CA
Nature Therapy to Unleash Creativity

 

Aug 5-7th, 2022
Canyon Ranch
Weekend workshop to deepen relationship with self, heal the heart, and cultivate joy and wonder.

 

April 22-24th, 2022
Esalen Institute, CA
Nature Therapy from Self to World, an Earth Day Workshop.

 

Feb & Mar 2022
Spirit Rock, CA
Virtual Mindfulness Class Series – MMTCP Practicum

Oct 11-15th
Esalen Institute, CA
Forest Bathing for Homecoming and Belonging 

 

June 11-13th 2021
Esalen Institute Weekend Workshop
Revitalize your purpose. A forest bathing event.

 

Sept 23rd 2020, 4pm ET /1pm PT
Heal Covid Burnout
A forest bathing virtual event Guided by Sylvie Rokab
in partnership with Holbrook Travel

 

Aug 30 – Sep 1st, 2019
Santa Cruz, CA – 1440 Multiversity
Forest Bathing weekend workshop in this secluded
retreat surrounded by old redwood trees.

 

May 10-12th, 2019
Big Sur, CA – Esalen Institute
Forest Bathing weekend workshop in this iconic
human potential retreat center.

 

Feb 9-16th, 2019
Costa Rica – Forest Bathing Expedition
Powerful nature medicine – at the most biologically

intense place on earth – to reset one’s life anew.

 

June 23rd, Aug 12th, and Sept 30th, 2018
Malibu, CA – Circle X Ranch / Grotto
Immersion in the Santa Monica mountains with spectacular views.

 

Apr 22-25th 2018
Big Sur, CA – Esalen Institute
Esalen Film Festival featured a screening event of Love Thy Nature followed by a forest bathing journey.

 

Mar 28th, 2018
Boca Raton, FL – Yamato Scrubs

Bathed by a golden sunset hue, participants explored this rich native scrub habitat in South Florida.

How It Works

1.

Choose experience

    • Forest Bathing Workshop
    • Nature Expedition 
    • Sylvie’s Talk or Workshop

2.

Email our team with questions or schedule a discovery call.

info@LoveThyNature.com

3.

Connect more deeply to yourself, others, and nature than you ever thought possible.

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