forest therapy

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Forest Therapy

Guided Forest & Nature Therapy walks with Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide. Experience Salt Spring and Vancouver Island’s natural beauty while deepening your connection with yourself and nature.  The practice of Forest Therapy as an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku. Research shows that if practiced regularly, forest bathing can decrease stress, boost immunity, heighten mood, enhance creativity, improve sleep, and promote overall peace and calmness in your daily life. Each walk includes a series of unique invitations that help you to connect with your senses and become deeply immersed in your surroundings.

Kelly offers private and group guided forest bathing experiences.  Perfect for wellness and work retreats, quality time with a partner, friends, or family!

Walks move slowly over a gentle landscape and are usually 1 km or less in length and between two and half and three hours – thus making the practice of forest therapy accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities. For more information, or to book a private or scheduled walk, please visit Salish Sea Nature Connections website.

Walk, Discover, Connect

May the Forest be with you,
Kelly Kiss


To find out more about Forest Therapy, please visit Salish Sea Nature Connections.

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Liz B, Highlands, Scotland

"I have known Dave since early 2021 when I was first interested in joining some photography workshops and Meetups. From the start, he has been so helpful, communicative and always eager to share his knowledge and passion for photography. On a recent wildlife photography workshop of his in the Great Bear Rainforest, I learned a lot from him and greatly improved my wildlife photography with his help!"

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Laura L, Nanaimo, BC

"I came to Dave as an amateur photographer (still am) wanting to get into it a little bit deeper. Dave has gone above and beyond that and has given me that little boost of confidence that I needed to get out there. Once he had figured out what kind of photography I wanted to do he helped me with equipment to achieve my goals . Because there’s so much out there it can be very confusing for an amateur photographer but he made it very clear and understandable . Dave has put up with my many questions and has happily answered them. I am definitely going to go back to him for private lessons so I can hone what skills that I have. I would recommend Dave whether you’re a seasoned photographer or amateur."

Aileen W, Campbell River, BC

"Wow, just when you think a photo cannot capture the beauty of the moment you lived through, Dave is able to bring it back to life!  Thank you, not only for sharing your amazing talent, but how you handled the experience from my first inquiring phone call, through to the careful shipping process and the genuine follow up and excitement for my 20th Anniversary gift to my wife. Thank you Dave!"

Brad B, Windsor, Ontario

"Thank you Dave for wonderful photos and sending so quickly and checking if I received them. They are fabulous and people always say how gorgeous they are in my home."

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