Take In The Forest...

Connect with Yourself...

Heal through Nature...

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Meditating in 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!



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 on Lake Pithlachocco
    Sunset Forest Bathing on Lake Pithlachocco
    Time is TBD
    Windsor, Windsor, FL 32641, USA
    Explore and experience Forest Bathing during sunset from the shores of Anhinga Roost wildlife sanctuary
  • Forest Bathing in St. Augustine
    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 Exploring at Saturiwa
    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.


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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