TLS Annual Gathering

Early Morning Forest Bathing/Nature Therapy


Saturday and Sunday mornings

Christine Wiles, a certified nature therapy guide, before breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings invited us on a journey of self-discovery and profound connection with the more-than-human world that surrounds us. With her deep knowledge and gentle guidance, Christine curates a sensory experience that rekindles our bond with nature.

We allowed our senses to awaken to the subtle whispers of the Kanuga forest, the rustling leaves, the gentle caress of the breeze, and the soothing melodies of birdsong. Through forest therapy, also known as nature therapy or forest bathing, we  delved into a practice rooted in ancient wisdom that emphasizes the restorative benefits of immersing oneself in nature. Scientifically proven to reduce stress, improve mood, boost creativity, and enhance overall well-being, this therapeutic approach holds incredible potential for personal transformation.

Under Christine's skillful guidance, we were invited to participate in nature-based rituals and reflective exercises specifically designed to foster self-reflection, introspection, and a profound connection with both ourselves and the natural world. The forest becomes a sacred space, where we can release worries, embrace stillness, and nurture our mind, body, and spirit.

Nature bathing provides a holistic approach to well-being, offering a multitude of benefits for both the body and the mind. It serves as a gentle reminder of our interconnectedness with the natural world, providing solace, inspiration, and a much-needed respite from the demands of modern life.
What  better way to wake up?