San Francisco, California, United States.
- Forest bathing
- Nature therapy
- Shamanic yoga
- Medicine walks
- Earth-connected ceremonies
Julia Plevin is the founder of Forest Bathing Club and author of a forthcoming book on forest bathing (Crown, Spring 2019). A lifelong lover of nature, it was when she was living in NYC going to design school that she began to understand just how much being in nature effected her mental health. She began to uncover all the ways that disconnection from nature makes us sick, but realized that we don't need more ways to be sick — we need ways to heal. No matter what she read, the answer was always the same.
Reconnect to nature. In 2015, she asked the question, "What does it mean to reconnect to nature?" and her work ever since has been an attempt to answer that question for herself and to bring others along with her. As an experience designer, Julia works alongside nature to give each person the healing experience that they need. We all have the ability to heal ourselves and our world and when we're able to tap into this power, we discover why we are here on this planet at this time.
I believe that the forest is the healer and my role is to open the door and hold sacred space for individuals on their own journey of reconnection to nature.
True healing happens in nature and in community and true healers teach others to heal. Nature heals us from the inside out and the outside in. When we learn to get out of our own way, we allow nature to design experiences that are better than we could ever have imagined.
Nature connection is a birthright for every being on this planet. Disconnection from nature causes imbalance with is the root of sickness. By reconnecting to nature through ceremonies, forest baths, yoga, and medicine walks, we begin to walk along the healing path.
- Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
- Shamanic Reiki Worldwide
BA in History from Dartmouth College, MFA in Products of Design from The School of Visual Arts, 200-hr yoga teacher certification from Asta Yoga in San Francisco, Certified in Nature and Forest Therapy from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy
In progress: Shamanic Reiki
Years In Practice
Hosting the first ever forest bathing club nature accelerator this June: https://www.forestbathing.club/accelerator