Guided Forest Bathing Walk

For Groups Up to 7

2.5 Hours

We, humans, have an inherent longing to connect with something greater than ourselves, and nature offers perhaps the most effortless and enjoyable path to that communion.  Honoring the sacredness of nature is a powerful way to deepen our innate bond with the Earth and all life –and to remember our own true nature.  If you are looking for the perfect opportunity to slow down, relax, and reconnect with nature, then forest bathing is a transformational, renewing gift.  Forest bathing: also called “Shinrin-yoku” in Japan: Forest therapy. The practice goes by many names, but what they all have in common is the idea that our health and wellness are enhanced when we spend time in Nature, especially when we take the time to move mindfully, opening our senses and being present in the nature that surrounds us. Like exercise or meditation, forest therapy is best viewed as a regular practice, rather than a one-time event. Studies suggest that a regular practice of forest bathing may be associated with a reduction in blood pressure, heart rate, and stress hormones.  It does not necessarily have to take place literally in a forest, as long as it’s Nature.  Bathing is soaking in the vibrations and symbiosis of all the plants and animals synchronizing together in harmony.

Aumbase Private Hikes Must Be Booked & Purchased 15 Hours Prior to the Journey.

Aumbase Private Hikes Must Be Booked & Purchased 15 Hours Prior to the Journey.

Special Instructions

Please bring WATER. Please note, your teacher/guide will hop into your car to go from Aumbase Sedona to the trailhead. You must book 15 hours ahead online or call to reserve your spot as we depart immediately to hike to our destination for a morning practice. Sturdy walking shoes recommended.

We have land mats available to rent for $5

Special Instructions

Please bring WATER. Please note, we will carpool from Aumbase Sedona to the trailhead – will you be the one with room in your car? You must book 15 hours ahead online or call to reserve your spot as we depart immediately to hike to our destination for a morning practice. Sturdy walking shoes recommended.

We have land mats available to rent for $5

Yolanda Curtis

Land Guide and Yoga Instructor

Yolanda is a Yoga Instructor, Artist, Poet, Reiki Master, Sound Healer, Shaman and Intuitive Wellness Living Coach in Sedona who is passionate about weaving yoga with nature, music, elemental balancing and energy healing to empower people to develop a sustainable yoga practice that can bring immense calm, balance and clarity into living a joyous life of higher states of freedom and love.  After living in Los Angeles for 13 years as a high level fashion designer, she discovered that Yoga kept her life balanced and calm in the midst of the chaos of the city.  She also realized that practicing yoga in nature has powerful healing benefits and so has developed her meditations and visualizations inspired from her daily sacred time out in nature.  Nature can be a powerful bridge back to our own infinite, divine nature and an infinite well of peace within.  All of the enlightened poets wrote of their inspiration in Nature and all of the insights they received.   

Since 2017, the focus of her teaching has been to provide a high vibrational yoga experience with many styles of Yoga, Healing and Breath Techniques, with Sound Healing for a TOTAL mind/body/spirit balance mainly focusing on:  breath, yin yoga, yoga nidra, vinyasa, hatha, kundalini, meditation, sound healing, mantra, ceremony, self empowerment, sankalpa (intention) and self inquiry.  She utilizes the unique practices of the Japanese, Native Americans, Mayan Medicine People, Sufi, Vedic, Himalayan Masters mixed with revelations from her own break through experiences to guide students towards awakening to their deepest Truth and highest vibrational alignment to live a heart centered JOYOUS life.  Connecting to the Elements and the Earth are the keys to finding balance from the inside out.  She is passionate about helping people develop a fun and sustainable at home, outside or in the studio consistent yoga practice.

What a wonderful yin yoga class! Yolanda is a great teacher, and the studio is spacious and relaxing. I dropped in and was able to get all the props I needed for a great experience. Highly recommend!

Brooke T. Orange, CA
Brooke T.

Visiting from Montana and did the Vortex yoga event.  Yolanda did a great job of navigating a busy yrailhead.  She found the perfect spot for us and allowed plenty of time at the end to take pictures.

Shelby H. Missoula, MT
Shelby H.

Took my first class at Aumbase tonight with Yolanda, “Candlelight Yin Yoga,” and it was amazing. It was very relaxing and Yolanda was a wonderful instructor. I’m lucky enough to be a local, and I purchased a 5-class package so I can return.  Also, the studio space was lovely.  Thank you!

Yvonne B. Sedona, AZ
Yvonne B.

I experienced a yoga hike with Yolanda near Cathedral Rock. It was honestly one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had! It was the perfect day, perfect energy, with the perfect person. Yolanda was wonderful! Thank you again for making my trip to Sedona so magical!

Jessica R. Kansas City
Jessica R.

Highly recommend vortex yoga with Yolanda! Spectacular views and great energy. Thanks again!

Maddi M.  Saint Cloud
Maddi M.

Outdoor yoga is the best for feeling connected to the earth and Yolanda was a wonderful instructor. I love when the practice is yours. If ever back in Sedona will take it again.

Stefanie L. 
Stefanie L.

Yolanda’s Yin Yoga and Sound Healing class is amazing! It is 90 minutes of blissful relaxation —   long, restful poses with stretching, sound vibrations, and great positive energy. I had never tried yin yoga before I took this class and it is now my favorite! I highly recommend it!

Terry M.  Sedona, AZ
Terry M.

My bonus mom and I enjoyed a Rise and Shine Yoga session with Yolanda. It was AMAZING! Yolanda was the best. There aren’t words to describe the experience we shared.

Anna Z. Tucumcari
Anna Z.

I was fortunate enough to attend Yolonda’s Yin and Sound healing class. Her voice is soothing. The studio environment inviting and calming.  Yolanda is gifted with sound! My body and mind found peace, serenity and cleansing while in this class. If you are seeking true bliss I would highly recommend her class!!! She has a way of tapping in to the energy of Sedona and sharing it a plentiful way!!!

Rach E.  Sherwood
Rach E.

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