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Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden

nature walk

Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English
nature walk

Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden

nature walk

Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden

1 review
Paused through April 30. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Food, Equipment
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

Coming outdoors to enjoy the fresh air of the forest and the calming effect of forest bathing is one of the healthiest ways to deal with these stressful and isolating times. On our small group walks we'll practice safe physical distancing, while still enjoying connecting to each other and to nature. On this unique forest bathing experience, you'll get exclusive access to the Kahaluʻu Gallery and Gardens, the former home, studio, and gallery of well-known oil painters Hiroshi Tagami and Michael Powell. The gardens were designed and created by the late Mr. Tagami and feature a wide variety of exotic and beautiful plants and flowers, some specimens even created by the the artist himself. You'll be guided on a gentle, mindful stroll through the grounds, an ideal setting to leave behind the stresses of the world and get in touch with the healing powers of the natural world. As we move through the garden and follow the paved switchback which descends into the forested gully at the back of the property, your certified forest therapy guide will offer a series of “invitations” to help you re-connect with nature and with yourself through your senses. Following your forest bathing walk, you're welcome to browse the art gallery, where you'll find paintings and giclees by Tagami and Powell, ceramics, sculpture, jewelry, and photography. (The gallery is usually open by appointment only.)

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Your host

Learn more about Phyllis

Phyllis

Forest Bathing has recently been recommended by The NY Times, Forbes, National Geographic, and Lonely Planet. Aloha! I'm Hawaii's first and only Forest Therapy Guide, trained and CERTIFIED by the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Born and raised in Hawaii, I love my island home and can't wait to share its gifts with you. My background in the arts and communication, and my love of the outdoors, helps me bring you to your own unique experience of nature. I've now guided more than 100 forest bathing walks. Please also check out: www.forestbathinghi.com FB/forestbathinghi

What's included

Food
Healthy, locally sourced snacks
Equipment
Mats to sit on

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Where you'll be

Located in a residential neighborhood on the Windward side of O‘ahu, the location for this forest bathing experience is the former home, studio, and gallery of well-known oil painters Hiroshi Tagami and Michael Powell. Featuring a wide variety of exotic and beautiful plants and flowers, some specimens even created by the late Mr. Tagami, Kahalu‘u Gallery and Gardens is a one-acre work of art in three dimensions.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 16 and up can attend. You should be able to walk easily on a paved walkway or on stepping stones. The switchback has a moderate elevation change at points. You may be standing or sitting on the ground for 15-20 minutes at a time.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

What to bring

Water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellant. A casual backpack to hold your stuff and keep your hands free. Walking sticks if you need them.

More tips

For your comfort and safety, close-toed shoes w/ good traction, light-weight long-sleeved shirt & long pants are recommended. Free parking. Gratuities not included.
Phyllis
Forest Bathing in an Artist's Garden
1 review
From $102/person
1 review
From $102/person