Note: The winning bidder can bring along three guests on the tour.
Immerse yourself in the sensory experiences and healing scents of the mosses, ferns, shrubs and trees that make up the forest eco-system. Shinrin-yoku, the Japanese custom of walking in the forest, has been scientifically proven to lower blood pressure and heart rate and increase your feelings of well being.
Annette will lead you through a series of mindful and sensory exercises that will enhance your forest walk and deepen your experience of being in nature. You will enjoy a refreshing home-made lemonade or herbal tea at the end of the walk.
Retail value: $120 – $270
Minimum Bid: $90
About the Tour Leader: Originally from Germany, Annette has lived in the US for over 40 years and has traveled extensively. After retiring from a career as a clinical psychologist in the Washington DC area, she now offers life coaching, workshops and retreats. Tending to organic gardens on her farm, she continues to study traditional ways of growing and preparing foods, using natural materials in creating products and living spaces that are both beautiful and functional; using plants for cosmetic, medicinal, and culinary purposes; and applying permaculture principles to create a more sustainable way of life. Her interest and experience in holistic living are inevitably interwoven with all of her services.
Annette is also a photographer and writer. Many of her photographs and photo essays are featured on her blog Beauty Along the Road as well as the blog on her website, https://emeraldmountainsanctuary.com