Forest Therapy at Edendale

Forest Therapy at Edendale

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Forest Therapy is a slow gentle walk through nature, with facilitated experiences along the way. Originating in Japan in the 1980’s, it was established as a preventative health practice that helps us reconnect with nature and its restorative benefits. Research shows that this 2hr guided wellbeing experience can improve mental and physical health, reduce stress levels, regulate pulse and blood pressure and elevate mood.

Join Carolyn Shurey on a 2hr gentle exploration of Wurundjeri land, at Edendale Farm and the nearby Diamond Creek Trail.

Meet: Meet outside the main Edendale Office (Lade or reception centre).

What to expect: During this guided group session, we walk less than 2 kilometres on relatively flat trails. You will be introduced to nature through a series of slow quiet experiences, as we wander and explore with curiosity. These experiences help you tune in with your senses and remember that you are part of the natural world. 

Appropriate for: People over 16 years of age.

Carolyn Shurey

Carolyn is a qualified Yoga, Meditation and Forest Therapy Guide. She works part-time as a Learning Facilitator at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne. Carolyn completed her training with the International Nature and Forest Therapy Alliance in 2022. She is an experienced group facilitator and has been working outdoors for over 25 years. Carolyn uses a trauma informed approach and holds a current first aid certificate. 

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What you will learn

  • You will be introduced to nature through a series of slow quiet experiences, as we wander and explore with curiosity
  • This workshop will help you tune in with your senses and remember that you are part of the natural world.

What you will get

  • Being outside in nature, using all our senses and immersing ourselves in the atmosphere of the natural world has been shown to have many health benefits.
Parking Info

While there is some parking available at the front of Edendale we would  encourage you to investigate some more sustainable transport options including:

  • Riding your bike
  • Public Transport 
  • Walking
  • Car pooling

Some overflow parking may be available at Eltham North playground

What to bring

  • In a daypack: water bottle, any personal medication, extra layers or sun protection & waterproof jacket depending on the weather (we will continue in light rain).

What to wear

Comfortable clothing and closed toe shoes for the outdoors and suitable to the forecast weather conditions.

Appropriate for

Anyone over 16 years of age

Edendale Farm

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Edendale is a small working farm on 7 hectares of land adjacent to the Diamond Creek in Eltham.

We are open 7 days a week 9.30 to 4.30 with the exception of Christmas Day. Entry to the farm is by a Gold Coin Donation into one of our donation boxes around the farm.

Edendale's purpose is to provide an interactive community and education centre to support sustainable living practices for the whole community.

Edendale offers:

  • Local native plant nursery
  • Preschool and school education programs
  • Community sustainability workshops
  • Family activities and events
  • Cafe Eden and spaces for picnics
  • Close proximity to Eltham North adventure playground reserve
  • Volunteer opportunities

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3.7 (3 reviews)
Helenrated it
30 Apr 2024
I was disappointed initially as the description said we would be walking up to 2 kilometres, & clearly this wasn’t happening. However, the session was informative, relaxing & interesting.
Bronwyn rated it
28 Apr 2024
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Karenrated it
28 Apr 2024
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Cancellations & Refunds

If the organiser cancels the class:

You are entitled to a full refund.

If you can't attend the class:

You’re welcome to send someone in your place.


You may cancel anytime before class starts and claim a full refund or transfer or credit note.

We recommend the refund upgrade option upon checkout in case you’re not able to attend the class. Learn more about refund upgrade option.

Terms & Conditions

Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Edendale Farm or organised by Edendale Farm must agree to these terms and conditions.


I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Edendale Farm


I agree to give Edendale Farm unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs, videos or recordings taken at Edendale Farm classes and events or on Edendale Farm premises. (For use of Edendale Farm marketing materials).

Photos and videos recordings will not be taken of children without written permission from parents or guardians.


Edendale Farm requires 72 hours notice in writing prior to the class commencing for a refund, transfer or credit.


In the event that a class is cancelled by Edendale Farm, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund, transfer or credit.

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