Love Thy Nature: Forest Bathing for Homecoming and Belonging
October 11–15, 2021
October 11–15, 2021
with Sylvie Rokab
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What if you could heal suffering and thrive by mending your separation from nature? By combining the ancient practices of Forest Bathing and Mindfulness with the latest findings in neuroscience, this program will guide you to step into a practice of embodiment. Release old patterns of unworthiness, and learn simple and powerful daily practices to open your heart to yourself, your loved ones, and all existence

Love Thy Nature director Sylvie Rokab welcomes you Monday night and takes you through one of the most inspiring revelation of our times: how Western science is finally uncovering what Indigenous and Wisdom Traditions have been expressing for millennia: every cell of our bodies, every thought in our brain, every beat of our heart are all extensions of this natural living field that cradles our spirit. By learning to commune with this field, you can access the wisdom, love, wonder, soul, creativity, joy, freedom that can only be found in relationship with nature.

On Wednesday afternoon, Sylvie will guide you on a wilderness excursion at Julia Pfeiffer State Park.

Sylvie Rokab

Sylvie Rokab

Sylvie Rokab, MA, is an award-winning filmmaker and director of Love Thy Nature, narrated by Liam Neeson. She is a nature therapy guide trained with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Sylvie seeks to inspire a diverse audience to transform their relationship with nature and ignite a desire to protect our vital and spellbinding more-than-human world.

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Workshop Schedule

Mon 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue, Thu 10:00 am –12:00 pm
Wed 9:30 am –12:30 pm
Tue - Thu 4:15 pm – 6:15 pm
Tue, Thu 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

More activities can be found on our open class schedule.

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Accommodations & Tuition

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We offer scholarship funds for those with financial need. Learn more.

Accommodations & Tuition

For this workshop, you will register and pay for accommodations and tuition in two separate steps.

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Prices for accommodations include your lodging, meals, open classes, and use of the baths and other facilities. View partner program accommodations pricing.

COVID Update

In addition to proof of vaccination, all guests and faculty must provide proof of negative test results at time of check-in. Please read our current COVID safety guidelines for complete details prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective January 7, 2022 in response to the rapid spread of the new Omicron variant, all guests and faculty will provide proof of negative PCR, NAAT, or antigen test results at time of check-in. The test must be taken within 72 hours nd results must come from a laboratory or healthcare provider.Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective December 15 in accordance with new guidance from Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Health, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are required to wear masks in all indoor public settings, irrespective of vaccine status, for the next four weeks (December 15, 2021 through January 15, 2022). Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Effective November 19, 2021, in accordance with new guidance from the Monterey County Board of Supervisors, all guests, students, staff, residents, and faculty are no longer required to wear masks indoors on campus. Please read our updated COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Starting November 5, 2021, due to substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission in Monterey County, a mask mandate established by the Monterey County Board of Supervisors will go into effect. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

All guests will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon arrival starting September 3, 2021. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

COVID Update

Masks are no longer mandated indoors or outdoors, except during massage sessions. Guests are not required to provide testing or vaccination verification before arriving on campus. Please read our COVID safety guidelines prior to booking your stay.

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