Alyssa Delle Palme, is a certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.
Alyssa’s Forest Bathing programs have been delivered to people of all ages. Participants have been as young as infants in her Nature Babies class. Children from Wild Roots participate in Forest Bathing practices year-round. Alyssa has offered sessions for yoga instructors, school teachers, family groups and seniors. She has also offered Forest Bathing sessions to the public at local festivals including Tree Fest Ottawa. In collaboration with Forest Therapy Ottawa, Alyssa delivered a session to over twenty OBGYN doctors/residents from local hospitals.
Alyssa is passionate about the outdoors and wants to help people deepen their connection to nature.
Forest Bathing Guide Certification Program
Registration for our Fall 2023
Forest Bathing Guide Training Program is now open!
This program was designed to teach participants how to set up an engaging 1-3 hour Forest Bathing walk that would help people of all ages to deepen their connection to nature. Our program is suitable for people who wish to offer Forest Bathing as a wellness practice, or in combination with other practices such as yoga, meditation, coaching, Forest School, Outdoor Ed etc.
"The program was so well curated that by the end of it, I felt completely ready and confident to design my own walks and offer this beautiful experience to others. Wild Roots' approach was fluid and open, and rich in content and support. It included important topics on integration to ensure inclusivity and diversity. I recommend this to anyone who wants a nature-based business; has one and wants to expand their knowledge; and to all who simply wish to have a more consistent relationship with their connection to nature and its benefits."
"I took the Forest Bathing Guide Training Program with Alyssa in September 2022. I’ve always been an outdoor person but this course deepened my connection to nature and continues to do so. It helped me to slow down and it has also inspired my creativity. This wasn’t just a course. It was an experience that made a huge impact on my life. The program was well organized and informative. There was a lot of thought put into the planning and implementation of this program, including the yummy nourishing food and the special guests. Alyssa and her co-guides are amazing people and mentors. They have a passion and a love for nature and a desire to share and build community. I felt well supported in a caring and non-judgmental environment. I would highly recommend this program!"
"Wild Roots Forest Bathing Guide Training is an exceptional program I highly recommend to anyone who wants to share their love of the forest with others, or seeks to reconnect with themselves through spending focused time in nature. Wild Roots in-person sessions are offered in a tranquil setting that inspires fresh perspectives and insights. The flexible, self-paced and evidence based learning program is designed to prepare participants to confidently lead Forest Bathing walks within the timeline provided. Wild Roots Forest Bathing Guide Mentors enthusiastically share their gifts using a collaborative team approach, while guiding trainees to discover and develop their own gifts during individualised mentoring sessions. I completed the Wild Roots program knowing I am supported by the forest – and by the kind Forest Bathing Guide Mentors who facilitated my journey."
-Mary Louise H.
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