Annapolis Valley Forest Bathing



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Journey into the wild spaces of the Annapolis Valley during a 4-hour invitation of self-discovery and intimate relationship with nature. Connect with yourself and your surroundings through guided meditation, forest bathing, and mindfulness practices with Wil, your Nature and Forest Therapy Guide!

Experience Highlights:

  • Tune into the melody and rhythm of the land
  • Enjoy seated and walking meditations led by your host Wil Brunner. Wil is formally trained as Nature and Forest Therapy Guide.
  • Dive deep into your awareness of yourself and the landscape with rich guided forest-bathing activities and acts of reciprocity.
  • Utilize forms of expression to capture your magical moments in nature. Nature journaling prompts, sketching and more are available during moments of reflection.
  • Feel at home in the wild with sitting mats and blankets available for you to use. A large, heated tent is available during cold temperatures and heavy precipitation.
  • Receive a Closer to Nature kit, crafted by your guide Wil to use during the experience and take home with you, including:
  • An eco-friendly tote bag to carry your personal items,
  • Wil’s Nature Connections package with forest bathing tips and info on regional flora and fauna,
  • Locally made nature journal and pencils,
  • Unbleached tea bags to create your own foraged teas!
  • The experience will conclude by sharing a light meal of local food and crafted forest tea.


230 Rocknotch Road, South Tremont, NS (across the road from the McMaster Mill Historic Park)

2024 Dates:

  • January 21 & 28
  • February 11 & 25
  • March 17 & 24
  • April 21 & 28
  • May 12 & 26
  • June 16 & 23
  • July 21
  • August 18
  • September 15
  • October 20
  • November 17
  • December 15


1pm - 5pm

Price: $140 per adult (14+) + HST + booking fee, $100 per child (7-14) + HST + booking fee. Children under 7 are free. Includes guided meditation, a Closer to Nature kit, and a light meal of local food and crafted forest tea.

Check availability and book your experience HERE.

Good to Know:

  • Please note, the meeting point will be confirmed at least 4 days prior to the event (but will be in this general area). Please check your inbox prior to arriving for a confirmed meeting point.
  • Please confirm any food considerations; gluten, dairy, and nut-free options, as well as vegan options, can be easily offered.
  • Because this experience is completely in natural world, indoor space and bathrooms won’t be closely available.
  • Although your experience will be fairly gentle and relaxed, proper outdoor attire is suggested to create a carefree and enjoyable time in nature!
  • You should come with sturdy, water-resistant footwear and a waterproof outer layer if the weather dictates.
  • Long pants and sleeves will offer additional protection from insects, the sun and cool breezes.
  • Since there are moments of stillness through the experience, an extra layer or two and a warm toque or gloves could be helpful in non-summer months.
  • It's encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle which can be replenished during the experience.
  • Bug repellent, ideally with a mild scent, is recommended during the spring months.
  • Scent-free personal products are ideal for a full, natural experience.
  • This activity does not occur on uneven, steep or slippery terrain. The maximum distance covered during an experience is 1.5km.  If you have more specific accessibility requirements, please email:
Wil Brunner

Your host and guide is Wil Brunner, owner of Soft Pine Wellness. Originally from the Muskoka region of Central Ontario, Wil has found inspiration and support from the natural world since he was child. Throughout the years, Wil has helped to restore fish and forest habitat, educated on the environment to youth and adults, and provided wilderness-based mental health counselling and mentorship. Wil was formally trained as an Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guide in 2021 which brought together his passions of supporting people’s relationships with the natural world, with each other and with themselves. Experiences led by Wil always features gentle and mindful acts, adoration and respect for nature, and a hospitable and joyful atmosphere. Wil loves nothing more than guiding others on their own journey of discovery within the beautiful landscapes and ecology of the Acadian Forest, Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley!