To start, we will meet indoors at the Information Centre where I'll introduce the healing benefits of Earthing, barefooting, forest bathing and I will happily share stories from my Wim Hof Winter Expedition in Poland. You'll be taught how to safely explore Mother Nature in all seasons while in your bare feet. We will enter the forest where you'll be guided to do a short meditation to increase mindfulness while noticing the sensations we feel. You will be encouraged to have fun and try new things like touching the snow, mud, moss etc with your bare hands. Make snow angels, do face plants in the snow, mud pies and more. We will walk barefoot in the on the ground and try mud mucking, stepping on stones, feeling roots and moss, all in your bare feet. We'll explore the sensation of cold/hot/warm and try Earthing too. We'll stay barefoot for a safe period of time, dependant on the weather. Your safety is of utmost importance. We'll take a break and have some Canadian Chaga Tea and a Cookie. We will end back at the Information Centre where there are washrooms and WIFI. Be free - sole to soul.
I've been living a barefoot lifestyle for 7 years and I'm presently in the process of getting my Wim Hof Method Instructor certification. For 14 years I’ve been guiding groups on the Camino pilgrimage route in Spain and my first book My Camino is in development as a feature film. I designed a barefoot shoe called Barebottoms and pitched the idea on the TV show Dragons' Den. I wrote the book How to Wear Bare Feet because I am passionate about sharing barefooting with others to personally explore how nature, snow-bathing, and barefooting strengthen our mind and elevate consciousness.
Locally made cookies.
Chaga Tea Wild Acadian Chaga from www. reachyoga.ca
The location we have selected is in the region of world famous Muskoka; known for its lakes, forests and Canadian shield topography. It's important to us that your journey takes place in an environment that offers a variety of Mother Earth's features so that you will have an optimum barefoot earthing experience. There is an easily accessible wilderness trail in a natural protected forest with parking, a building and washrooms on the site.
Please arrive at our meeting point a few minutes early. Bring a daypack with extra dry socks and wear weather appropriate clothing. Bring a cushion or mat that you can use to sit on the ground.