Could you use shedding layers of stress and deepening connection with yourself, others, and nature? Join us for a Forest Bathing weekend in Ojai, led by the director of Love Thy Nature and certified Nature Therapy guide Sylvie Rokab – in collaboration with Corinne Bourdeau, who has a certificate in eco-psychology and Sheila Laffey, Ph.D. (also a certified Nature Therapy guide).
On forest bathing (or nature therapy) workshops, Sylvie 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. Participants often share that their stress dissolves, confusion lifts, hearts open, emotions surface, ideas spring and they take home a renewed sense of connection, meaning, and purpose in their lives.
We will meet on Saturday Oct 23rd at 9:30am and spend the day at magnificent TAFT gardens. At night, we will gather for an optional no-host dinner at the restaurant Mandala. On Sunday at 9:30am, we will meet at the Ojai Conservancy for our last forest bathing session, concluding at 12:30pm. A tea ceremony with harvested leaves from the land closes the weekend in the spirit of gratitude for the more than human world.
Film Director, Thought Leader, and
Nature Therapy Guide
Tina Leigh Cameron:
“I would recommend this walk to all ages….all ability levels….and whether you’re a novice or a seasoned hiker. You’ll see and hear and touch the forest in a way you never did before.”
“What a beautiful experience, led by someone with such a love for nature. It was a wonderful way to slow down, and connect more deeply with the natural world.”
“I experienced a slow motion sense of nature revealing more to me this way and revealing more of me to myself.”
“It was a surprising experience in a remote place so we could escape from the craziness of LA… I thank again Sylvie to be so good at inviting us to share our feelings in this peaceful place.”
“Forest bathing allowed me to get in touch with myself and the beautiful sounds of nature… what a simple yet profound experience. Sylvie is a very gentle and effective facilitator.”