Columbia Springs Forest Therapy Workshop

Real Estate Broker/Owner with ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors

Columbia Springs Forest Therapy Workshop 


Photo courtesy of The Sierra Club


Take a walk in the woods! You're invited to attend a Forest Therapy workshop on Saturday, August 17th at Columbia Springs. It's one of our favorite sites in Clark County with a visitors center, fish hatchery, and 100 acres of the great outdoors to explore. 


The workshop will feature a series of slow, mindful activities designed to engage your senses. Smell the western red cedar, listen to the wind, visualize the leaves crunching under your feet. The tools you learn can be used again and again on your own walks. 

The organizers promise a relaxing experience and say you'll feel the healing benefits of spending time walking earthen trails. It sounds to us like the Japanese practice of  Forest Bathing, or Shinrin-yoku.  


Forest bathing was developed in Japan in the 1980's and has become a cornerstone of preventative health care and healing. Shinrin-yoku is not exercise, it is the mindful practice of taking in the forest through our senses. 

If you're interested in this event, you can register here.  The $30.00 fee is non-refundable, but you can switch the day to another class if you can't make it. There are workshops scheduled each month for the remainder of the year. 

A connection to nature is paramount for the health of our bodies and minds. It's why we specialize in homes surrounded by soothing landscapes with nature as neighbors.  Want to learn more? Contact us anytime, and please visit us at 

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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Debb and Bernie - I can't say I have previously heard of forest therapy but this workshop in Columbia Springs seems like an ideal spot for those who want to explore, educate themselves and experience more.  

Aug 10, 2019 08:52 AM #1
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Michael Jacobs for anyone feeling stressed, it would be an ideal way to learn how to use nature's magic as a way of managing life. 

Aug 10, 2019 08:57 AM #2
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - that is really a neat idea of using the forest setting for therapy.  Now if the forest itself needs therapy Bob Crane is the one to call.

Aug 10, 2019 09:09 AM #3
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Sometimes I think Debb we could all like to unstress like this in the forest.  Enjoy!


Aug 10, 2019 09:21 AM #4
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD the Columbia Spring Forest therapy workshop is a great healthy event to attend.

Aug 10, 2019 09:28 AM #5
Sharon Lee
Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance - Jonesborough, TN
Retired and loving life

I would say that is just what the doctor ordered. Very cool. 

Aug 10, 2019 09:32 AM #6
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We would certainly attend, nature is therapy for us.  We went to the beach yesterday for a nice long walk...It was the perfect thing to do on a Friday afternoon.  A

Aug 10, 2019 09:43 AM #7
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Forest therapy sounds like something that could carry a "group rate"

for Realtors !

Aug 10, 2019 10:17 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Nature is always such great therapy, I love walking in the woods, enjoying the scenery and having peace and quiet.

Aug 10, 2019 11:28 AM #9
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Debb... I must say this is the first time I've heard of forest therapy. Certainly an interesting concept. Are you and Bernie attending?

Aug 10, 2019 11:54 AM #10
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Grant Schneider - how clever of you, and agree. Bob Crane is the guy to call when your forest needs some help. 


Will Hamm fortunately we've got a forest in our yard. I need to get out there  and take in a little therapy soon. D 

Aug 10, 2019 12:11 PM #11
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

John Pusa I may try to attend. It would be fun to learn more tricks to soak up nature. 

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it would be fun to go to with you two. I know you both value your time soaking up nature. D 

Aug 10, 2019 02:19 PM #12
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Ahhhhh I feel calmer already Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD just thinking about walking and quietly pondering in the forest! My very favorite thing to do in my area is walk in the preserve behind our house and enjoy every little bit of sweet nature!

Aug 10, 2019 03:11 PM #13
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Sounds like a good way to relax, have to admit that I have had plenty of meditation time in the forest over the years.

Aug 10, 2019 06:52 PM #14
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - Rather than popping pills, scheduling psychology therapy sessions,  drinking alcohol or crawling in bed people before bedtime, people should consider Forest Therapy. For me, it's the greatest place to meditate and clear your mind. Many answers descend on those who are willing to listening without talking.  

Aug 12, 2019 04:46 PM #15
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