Take In The Forest...

Connect with Yourself...

Heal through Nature...

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What is Forest Bathing?

Forest Therapy is a practice that involves shinrin-yoku, which is a Japanese word meaning "taking in the forest". This practice is open-ended; there is no prescription for what a person "should" experience, or what benefits they "should" receive. Instead, it is a practice of developing a deepening relationship of reciprocity, in which the forest and the practitioner find a way to work together that supports the wholeness and wellness of each being.

In Forest Therapy, there is a clearly defined sequence of guided events that provides structure to the experience, while embracing the many opportunities for creativity and serendipity offered by the forest and the individual inspiration of the guide.

Sensory Embodiment and Silence are tools to help us slow down and connect with ourselves and the Natural world surrounding us. It is through connecting with our senses that we can explore our relationship with our bodies and our environment. It is through silence, where we can better "hear" that inner voice, the wild child, that lives deep within us.

 

Together, we will embark on a journey that will help you come to your senses and re-connect with your inner, wild child. Book with us for an experience you will never forget!

Mission

 

The Giving Cypress works in partnership with Nature to help humans connect with themselves through sensory embodiment and silence. We teach you the skills and benefits of being present, focusing your energy, slowing down your mind, bringing clarity to your thoughts, and experiencing a deeper connection with yourself and Nature.

Opportunities to Connect

  • Sunset Forest Bathing- Frederick, MD
    Sunset Forest Bathing- Frederick, MD
    Frederick
    May 18, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Frederick, 8602 Gambrill Park Rd, Frederick, MD 21702, USA
    We will gather at Gambrills State Park for a Forest Bathing experience.
  • Sunset Forest Bathing- Washington, DC
    Sunset Forest Bathing- Washington, DC
    National Aboretum Park
    May 19, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    National Aboretum Park, 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA
    We will gather at National Arboretum Park in Washington DC for a Forest Bathing experience.
  • Sunset Forest Bathing- College Park, MD
    Sunset Forest Bathing- College Park, MD
    College Park
    May 20, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    College Park, Lake Artemesia, College Park, MD 20740, USA
    We will gather at Lake Artemesia near College Park for a Forest Bathing experience.
  • Experience Forest Bathing & Sip in Silence at Morningside Nature Center
    Experience Forest Bathing & Sip in Silence at Morningside Nature Center
    Morningside Nature Center
    Jun 06, 8:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Morningside Nature Center, Gainesville, FL 32641, USA
    Experience Forest Bathing during sunrise at Morningside Nature Center. This is a joint partnership with Candace Jones, Forest Therapy guide and owner of The Tea Pod
  • Forest Exploring at Ravine Gardens State Park
    Forest Exploring at Ravine Gardens State Park
    Palatka
    Jun 12, 7:00 AM – 9:30 AM EDT
    Palatka, 1600 Twigg St, Palatka, FL 32177, USA
    The Azaleas are blooming! Spring is here! Let's explore the Ravine Gardens!
  • Sunrise Forest Bathing at Jonathan Dickenson State Park
    Sunrise Forest Bathing at Jonathan Dickenson State Park
    Hobe Sound
    Jul 09, 7:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Hobe Sound, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455, USA
    Connecting with Nature, watching sunrise at coastal sand hills, upland lakes and scrub forests as well as the pristine Loxahatchee River make this park a unique experience. A great opportunity to slowing down, at a turtle pace.
  • Sunset Forest Bathing at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    Sunset Forest Bathing at Jonathan Dickinson State Park
    Hobe Sound
    Jul 09, 5:00 PM – 11:55 PM EDT
    Hobe Sound, 16450 SE Federal Hwy, Hobe Sound, FL 33455, USA
    Slow down to a turtle's pace and explore the diverse natural ecosystems along the Loxahatchee River and Atlantic Coast at Jonathan Dickinson State Park.
  • Forest Bathing in St. Augustine
    TBD
    Forest Bathing in St. Augustine
    St. Augustine Amphitheater-Nature Trail
    Time is TBD
    St. Augustine Amphitheater-Nature Trail, 1340C A1A S, St. Augustine, FL 32080, USA
    Connecting with Nature in the Oldest Town in the Nation
  • Sunset Forest Bathing on Lake Pithachocco
    TBD
    Sunset Forest Bathing on Lake Pithachocco
    Windsor
    Time is TBD
    Windsor, Windsor, FL 32641, USA
    Explore and experience Forest Bathing during sunset from the shores of Anhinga Roost wildlife sanctuary
  • Sunset Forest Exploring at Saturiwa
    TBD
    Sunset Forest Exploring at Saturiwa
    Saturiwa Conservation Area
    Time is TBD
    Saturiwa Conservation Area, 2425 CR 13 S, Elkton, FL 32033, USA
    Meet us at Saturiwa, a Forest Conservation Area 20 mins drive outside of St. Augustine, FL, and explore the wonderful ecosystems under tall pine trees.

Stories

It is in sharing stories and knowledge that help us connect with one another, deepen our understanding of the Human-Nature connection, and empower ourselves to heal. 

There is no greater agony than

bearing an untold story inside you.                                -Maya Angelou

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