The world has become more physically disconnected than ever, so we offer Forest Bathing, Sauna, and Nature Retreats to help repair our connection to ourselves, each other, and our living world.
Silvae Spiritus: ˈsil vaɪ ˈspɪrɪtʊs – Latin, “the breathing of the forest.” A nod to the reciprocal relationship we share with trees: what trees breathe out, we breathe in; and what we breathe out, trees breathe in.
Silvae Spiritus is the first wellness retreat center in the United States specifically created around Forest Therapy as an effective mental and physical healing modality and a path into right-relation with Nature. Just 90 minutes north of Minneapolis / St. Paul, and 60 minutes south of Duluth, Minnesota, and situated on 30 acres of woods, meadows, and ephemeral ponds in an area with dark night skies for optimal stargazing and minimal human-made noise, we offer expert-guided Forest Bathing Walks, Wood-fired Sauna Sessions, Meditative Sound Immersions, and Immersive Nature Retreats in Minnesota for guests making a day-trip or staying on-site in our 5-star AirBnB. Each experience is crafted to awaken your senses and invite you to reconnect with the restorative benefits of Nature. An opportunity to rest, refresh, and revitalize, our guided experiences are an antidote to the pace and distraction of modern life. Participants can expect to:
· relieve stress
· balance the psyche and emotions
· regulate high blood pressure
· reduce muscle tension and pain
· improve sleep
· slow down
· reconnect with Nature
· disentangle from technology
· invigorate immune and cardiovascular systems
· find grounded equilibrium
· practice reciprocity with the land and the beings who inhabit it
· hold space for authentic community-building
We are Nature; all are welcome here.