Forest Therapy Walks
Nature and Forest Therapy
Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which translates to "forest bathing". Since the 1980's scientists in Japan started experimenting with the effect spending time in a natural environment has on the physical body. They discovered and documented amazing health benefits from lowered blood pressure and pulse rate, to decreased levels of the stress hormone Cortisol, and an increase in the amount of NK cells in the body. Since that time Nature and Forest Therapy has also been shown to boost the immune system, aid in relaxation, increase creativity, and facilitate problem solving.
A Nature Immersion Experience helps you to focus on the present moment using all of your senses. As your guide I open the door for you to create your own personal connection to the natural world. Using prompts called Invitations, we will explore our beautiful surroundings on a slow paced, mindful journey. Invitations facilitate deep relaxation and stress reduction by unplugging from the material world, letting go of mind chatter, and recharging our energies
Please bring water, something to sit on, (like a jacket or camp chair), insect repellant, an open mind, and a desire to relax.
Minnie Kansman- a graduate of flora-culture from Michigan State University, began her teaching and consultation business, Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature, in 1994. In 2016 she was certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. She is the author of the books Spirit Gardens: Rekindling our Nature Connection and Missing Nana. She also owns the travel business Nature Adventures, taking groups on sacred journeys in the US and abroad. A student of Nature all of her life, her soul’s purpose is to remind others of their connection with our beautiful planet.
Lessons from the Nature Spirits
Missing Nana is for all children who have faced the death of a significant person in their lives. It shares an emotional, loving and playful glimpse into the world of Nature, offering a unique perspective of how this unseen world assists us everyday.
Missing Nana offers an alternative version of the after-life based on Love, that is really closer than you might think.
Rekindling our Nature Connection
Spirit Gardens is a unique look at gardening through the eyes of a Master Feng Shui teacher and consultant. A gardener since youth with a degree in Commercial Floriculture, Minnie lovingly weaves the art of placement with the practical tasks of gardening. This book shares personal stories of working with the profound energies of place and about the spiritual connection and relationship a gardener develops with the land they are
working on. It will appeal to the gardener who has just begun a
spiritual path of reconnection to the earth as well as those
already long on the journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Minnie Kansman and her business Eco~Balance Humanity in Harmony with Nature have been assisting others with Feng Shui, Sacred Space Clearing, and Nature Spirit Connection since 1994.
She is a certified Master Feng Shui Consultant and Educator and a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. She lives lightly on the land and honors the power of Spirit in all things.