On this unique forest bathing experience, you'll get exclusive access to the Kahalu'u 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 and gardens are usually open by appointment only.) For a 3-hour experience in a 200-acre arboretum, see "Forest Bathing in a Rain Forest."
Healthy, locally sourced snacks
Mats to sit on
Rated #3 in the world of incredible once-in-a-lifetime travel experiences by Forbes.com and recently recommended by Lonely Planet as one of the ways to respectfully visit Hawaiʻi. 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. Please also check out: www.forestbathinghi.com FB/forestbathinghi
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.
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.