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Forest Bathing Workshop

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SATURDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Reserve by Noon on Friday to ensure space is available.
$79/Day per person plus GST
Maximum 12 participants. Ages 12+. You will be required to supply your own hiking equipment.
Please note, these workshops are available for in-house guests only. You are responsible for booking your accommodation.

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM – REGISTRATION

8:30 AM – 2:30 PM – HIKING & FOREST BATHING WITH RONNA

Depart for the trails! While hiking Ronna sets a moderate pace to encourage you to enjoy mindful moments along the way.  At a special location you will get to try forest bathing where you will discover the medicine of being in the forest. After lunch you have the choice to come back with Ronna or continue on hiking for the day. This day combines adventure, activity, wonder and beauty.

Note: All the above activities will be set up to honour social distancing. 72 hours prior to arrival cancellation policy.

Hike Information:

  • A moderate hike, the terrain is not difficult but the trail is uphill the whole way. Our hiking speed will be moderate (not fast) and your guide will tell stories along the way. Learn about the top 5 reasons you want to be around trees regularly for your health and wellbeing. Once we are done walking uphill, enjoy a 1.5 hour forest bathing session tucked away in the trees. After lunch you will have the option to return back to the hotel with your guide or keep hiking. 
    • Distance: 8km round trip
    • Elevation: Gain 300m (1312 ft)
    • Rating Of Hike: Moderate
    • Time: 1.5 hours up and 1 hour down, depending on fitness levels
    • Option to keep hiking on your own after lunch instead of returning to the resort with the group, simply bring extra food, water and your own bear spray to continue exploring the mountain trails.

SUNDAY WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Reserve by Noon on Saturday to ensure space is available.
$48/Day per person plus GST
Maximum 12 participants. Ages 12+. You will be required to supply your own hiking equipment.
Please note, these workshops are available for in-house guests only. You are responsible for booking your accommodation.

8:15 AM – 8:30 AM – REGISTRATION

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM – INTRODUCTION TO FOREST BATHING

Learn the famous system of Shinrin Yoku or Forest Bathing. Today we will find quiet forest trails near the hotel to practice Forest Bathing in its entirety. Research shows that bathing in the forest atmosphere through your senses can boost your immune system, reset your nervous system, clear your thinking, and foster a deep sense of relaxation.  Beyond leading the walk Ronna will share some of the science of the practice and give you tools to do it on your own any time…anywhere. 

Note: All the above activities will be set up to honour social distancing. 72 hours prior to arrival cancellation policy.

Hike Information:

  • We will be exploring the forests close to the resort with only minimal elevation gain. If you are comfortable walking on an uneven path for approximately 3 km round trip, then this hike will be great for you.

WORKSHOP DATES

July 25 & 26, 2020
August 1 & 2, 2020
(Wildflower Season)
August 8 & 9, 2020
(Wildflower Season)
August 29 & 30, 2020
September 19 & 20, 2020
(Larch Season)

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Your workshop facilitator…

Ronna Schneberger has been a professional hiking guide and naturalist for 25 years in the mountain parks. She is a forest therapy guide and trainer as well as a coach and yoga/meditation teacher. She is particularly gifted in helping people find solitude in nature so they can reflect on important matters in their life. To learn more about Ronna visit www.forestfix.ca.

WHAT TO BRING:

Good walking shoes with grip
Fleece or thermal sweater
Rain gear (poncho will do)
Winter hat and mitts
1 litre of water
Lunch (only required for Saturday)
Snacks (granola bars, nuts, fruit)
Sun glasses
Sun hat
Sun screen (UV radiation is very high in the mountains)
Sit upon (anything between you and the ground when you sit down)
Day backpack
Mask
Hand sanitizer

Waivers will be emailed to you in advance of the event and will need to be signed before starting the activity

To book this workshop please email us at LakeLouiseWellness@Fairmont.com, or submit an inquiry below with our online form. Hotel reservations are required to attend these workshops. You are responsible for booking your accommodation for the retreats.

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