Tara is passionate about nature-based solutions to improve human health and well-being. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of British Columbia’s Faculty of Forestry, where she researches the effects of forest bathing and environmental factors on health outcomes. Tara is also an experienced Forest Therapy Guide with certifications from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine.
Tara’s interest in forest-based interventions began when she lived in Japan and learned about shinrin-yoku, the Japanese practice of forest bathing, and received her initial training. Her expertise and credentials uniquely qualify her to guide participants in forest immersion experiences that foster a deep connection with the natural environment through their senses. Tara is a certified sustainability educator who promotes science education and environmental monitoring worldwide. She is committed to advocating for recognizing nonhuman rights and supports efforts to protect ecosystems and species under threat.
Both virtual and in-person sessions are offered. Virtual sessions are conducted over Zoom and typically last 60 to 120 minutes. In-person sessions, which run for 2 to 3 hours, take place in Vancouver, B.C. Our guide, Tara, is also available to travel for in-person sessions upon request.
Escape to the forest and immerse yourself in the rejuvenating power of nature with our guided 2-3 hour session. Led by a certified Forest Therapy guide, you’ll engage with your senses, explore the natural world, and deeply connect with the forest. Our sessions are designed for small groups of 1-15 people and take place in the Metro Vancouver area. After the guided forest walk, you’ll be invited to join us for a tea gathering with snacks, where you can reflect on your experience and connect with other participants. This session is an ideal opportunity to unwind, de-stress, and experience the transformative benefits of nature. Book a session.
Experience the rejuvenating power of nature from the comfort of your home with our remote Forest Therapy sessions. Led by a certified guide, our virtual sessions are 60-120 minutes long and can accommodate groups of up to 25 participants. Whether you cannot access a forest or cannot join us in person, our virtual sessions offer a unique opportunity to connect with the natural world. Through Zoom, our guide will lead you on a virtual journey, inviting you to engage with your senses and explore the natural world. You’ll experience the transformative benefits of nature, all from the comfort of your home or wherever you may be. Book a session.
Escape to the forest to experience the rejuvenating power of nature.
- Session length: 2-3 hours
- Participants: 1-15 people
- Location: Metro Vancouver park of your choosing
- Included: tea and snacks
- Safety: certified in remote first-aid
- Book your session today to escape to the forest and experience the transformative benefits of nature.
- $50 per person.
Experience the forest wherever you are with our remote forest immersion sessions.
- Session length: 1-2 hours
- Participants: 1-25 people
- Location: anywhere with Internet
- Included: instructions to make homemade wildcraft tea
- Safety: guidelines for your location
- Book your session today to experience the transformative power of nature.
- $25 per person.