Day Pack – Forest Bathing
Looking to decompress? Spending time in nature is the perfect way to do so. Join our nature and mindfulness instructor on a full-day immersive experience on Mountain Shepherd’s 100-acre property. As you hike around the property, the instructor will guide students in several meditative exercises, while engaging all of your senses in the natural world. You’ll leave the wilderness feeling calm, centered, and ready for your next adventure.
What to Expect
Mountain Shepherd’s gorgeous 100-acre campus provides an immersive wilderness experience, with comfort close at hand if needed. This course cycles among several covered outdoor training camps, as well as over part of our 3-mile long trail system so students can experience forest bathing in a variety of settings. While you should be prepared to spend the entire day outdoors, Mountain Shepherd’s well-appointed classroom is available if the weather becomes extreme.
- Full day course
- Mindfulness training
- Meditative exercises
- Lunch included
- Memories to last a lifetime
- Small group environment (10 maximum)
- Hands-on learning
TBD. Contact us for a custom course!
Who chooses this adventure?
Outdoor experience levels do not matter. We have students with no experience, to occasional weekend hikers, to warriors of the wilderness. Everyone experiences valuable content in this course.
This is a course for adults. 18 year olds may come alone. Mature 16 & 17 year olds may come with a responsible partner over the age of 18.
Course Minimum: 4, Course Maximum: 10
The only required items are weather appropriate clothing and comfortable tennis/walking/hiking shoes or boots. You don’t need to buy a thing. The equipment list includes gear you should always have with you on an outdoor adventure. Bring what you have or borrow from us. We have everything you’ll need. It’s best to borrow before you buy. Part of the training includes gear recommendations for your personal survival kit.
Lunch is provided, with plenty of options and dietary accommodations available.
Your adventure begins and ends at the Mountain Shepherd Lodge in Catawba, VA.The nearest airport is Roanoke (ROA), which is approximately a 30 minute drive time.
Arrival time is by 9:30 am on the morning of the training. The course concludes by 4:30 pm. If you prefer to travel the day before, you can stay at the lodge. $50 includes a bunk and breakfast. $25 for each additional person in your group. Group, semi-private and private rooms are available. Contact us for reservations. Payment due before you leave.
Easy to Moderate
After meeting at the Mountain Shepherd Lodge on the morning of your course you’ll do some introductions and pack lunch for a day spent in the woods. This course cycles among several covered outdoor training camps, as well as over part of our 3-mile long trail system so students can experience forest bathing in a variety of settings. At the end of the day, the group will walk back to the Lodge for your departure, or for your next adventure!
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