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Forest Therapy

nature walk

Forest Therapy

180 reviews
Paused through 3 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Forest Therapy

nature walk

Forest Therapy

180 reviews
Paused through 3 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Food, Drinks, Tickets
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

I'm not going to show you the forest; I'm going to help you connect with it in one of the most beautiful mountain regions of LA. We'll slow down, awaken our senses, ditch our phones, and restore our relationships with ourselves and the land. We'll do a forest therapy walk in the style of Shinrin Yoku, share our stories, and end with a tea ceremony featuring tea from foraged plants and an assortment of tasty treats. When we depart, we'll have a new appreciation for a less visited part of LA, and a practice we can readily apply in our daily lives. Come home to the forest.

Your host

Learn more about Ben

Ben

I'm the founder of Shinrin Yoku LA and the Director of Training with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. My work as a forest therapy guide has been featured in Women's Health, Washington Post, USA Today, Good Morning America, WebMD, ATTN, and more. Most of my time is spent training Forest Therapy guides internationally, but when I am home, I am deeply honored to take new friends into the forests of Southern California.

What's included

Food
Snacks Please let me know of any food allergies in advance.
Drinks
Tea We'll sip a wildcrafted tea made from indigenous plants of the region.
Tickets
Parking fees You may use a National Forest Adventure Pass for parking if you have one.

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Where you'll be

We'll explore the Switzer Falls trail in the canyons of the San Gabriel Mountains. Nestled at about 3,000 feet, it's a beautiful, serene forest with a gentle river that runs through in the winter. The drive into the mountains alone is sublime. This is a side of LA few visitors ever see.

This experience is available starting April 12, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday, the 3rd of April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Guests must be able to walk with relative ease. The trails don't accommodate wheelchairs or strollers. This experiences is great for all ages.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Wear closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. Please bring water and arrange for your own transportation to the trailhead.

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Forest Therapy
180 reviews
From $67/person
180 reviews
From $67/person