• $15.00 to $45.00 – Sliding Scale

Date & Time Details: Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024 Time: 4pm – 6pm

Location: Topa Institute

Address: 9739 Ojai Santa Paula Road, Ojai, CA, USA

Contact: Topa Institute Registrar Office
(805) 646-8343

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Forest Bathing

with Camille Dieterle

July 27, 2024

Date: Saturday, July 27, 2024
Time: 4pm – 6pm
Sliding scale: $15 – $45

Program description:

Forest bathing is the practice of slowing down, relaxing, and interacting with the more-than-human world. Popularized in Japan in the 1980s under the name 森林浴 shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) as a curative to our busy, digitally connected lives, this practice of drawing our attention to the natural environment around us is found across many cultures and times.

Through a series of guided invitations, we will step outside of time and connect with nature using all of our senses. We will walk slowly, exploring some of the 36 acres of Topa’s beauty. Following our forest bath together, we’ll share with one another about our sensory experiences. This relational practice often leads us closer to ourselves, each other, and the land.

Come outside with us!

What to bring:

  • A hat, sunblock, and any other protective gear — this program takes place outside 
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks


Camille Dieterle
Camille Dieterle creates embodied nature-based experiences to reconnect with nature and ourselves. She is a certified nature and forest therapy guide and a licensed occupational therapist specializing in nature-based and lifestyle interventions to improve health and wellbeing. Camille is an Associate Professor of Clinical Occupational Therapy at the University of Southern California where she created the USC Peace Garden, an outdoor space for wellness, education, and community programs. Camille has an extensive background in dance and yoga and sees the body as a gateway for exploring our relationship to ourselves and the more than human world.
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