Hike and Forest Bathing

Date: November 5 (Will be rescheduled)
Time: 9am-Noon CST
3 Hours
$57.50 per hiker

Get your WILD ON and join Carlyn Morris, founder of Back to Wild Adventures, and Kathleen Aharoni, The Human Ecologist, for a day of Forest Bathing (known, also, as Nature and Forest Therapy and Shinrin-Yoku), where wild is the connected, grounded, sensual, alive, peace-filled norm of nature’s way.  Our playground will be the sights, scents, colors, textures, and sounds of the beautiful Little Calumet River Trail/Bailly Homestead and Chelberg Farm in Porter, IN.

During this three-hour Forest Bathing exploration, you will be invited to be of nature, to drench in your senses – your innate intelligence — and to explore what it means to move according to your wild, released from the shoulds of domestication. Forest Bathing is a joyful synthesis of wonder and wander. Open and playful invitations will guide you in expanding your relationship with nature and self. Be nourished and calmed as nature  “showers” you with oils that literally boost your immune system and her wild way that will bring you into deep presence, deep noticing, and remind you of your immense capacity as a human.

We will meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitors Center to purchase our park passes. Park passes are $25 per vehicle.

Then we will relocate to the Little Calumet River Trail/Bailly Homestead and Chelberg Farm.

If you would like to offer a ride or need a ride please email us at info@backtowildadventures.com. 

What you’ll need to bring:

A journal and writing utensil

A foldable chair/stool, mat, or blanket to sit on (optional)

Bagged/boxed
lunch or snacks

Water bottle
(2-2.5 liters for this hike)

Your adventurous spirit

Sturdy shoes and extra clothing for weather changes

We do the planning and pick the trails, as well as, supply all the gear you will need.

For all of our hiking adventures we provide:

A day pack to borrow that can carry your water, snacks, and an extra layer of clothing

An adventure pack that includes hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, and bug wipes

A rain poncho so you can be prepared for every kind of weather.

Information and education about the trail as well as navigation and clothing tips to keep you safe on any future solo hikes

More about Kathleen Aharoni:

Kathleen Aharoni is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide certified EcoNidra™ practitioner, and movement and life coach with more than 20 years of experience. She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University and Columbia College, Chicago. Kathleen is the author of the award-winning book I Breathe My Own Breath!, and she is the Health Mastery columnist for the award-winning magazine Chicago Health. For more information, go to www.thehumanecologist.com.

What is Forest Bathing? Part playfulness, part mindfulness. Our guide invites you to expand your relationship with nature. Come be amazed.

No refunds. Trail choice is subject to change.

Drive time is about 1.5 hours from Chicago.