Forest Bathing Retreat

  • provide a safe sanctuary for inner and outdoor explorations.
  • to ignite your passion, there by creating greater synchronicity in your daily life.
  • harmonize your emotional, mental, physical, and spiritual being.
  • continue the journey of self discovery; inspiring and empowering you.
  • focus on self empowerment and the joyous celebration of life
  • nurture and rejuvenate yourself.
  • access a greater life force energy for joy and peace to prevail.

IMPORTANT: All our Retreats at Quantum Leaps are Pet/Dog Free, Alcohol Free, Smoking/Smoker Free, and we request that you put your Cell Phone away for the weekend!

Review the Retreat Packages listed at the bottom of this page. A deposit of $150 plus 5% GST is required for each person. To register and make a deposit, please phone Annette at 1-800-716-2494 (250-344-2114)
OR make your deposit online…
My package room choice is:

You are welcome to arrive early or stay longer for a reduced rate of $30 per night plus tax in the Teepee / Cliff House, or $60 per night plus tax in the Lodge / Cottage (max 2 nights).

  • More Than 1 Month
  • deposit returned less $50 administration fee, or
  • $120 in credit for future use (within one year) at Quantum Leaps Lodge, or
  • total amount transferred to another person for the same retreat.
  • Less Then 1 Month
  • deposit returned less $75 administration fee, or
  • $100 in credit for future use (within one year) at Quantum Leaps Lodge, or
  • total amount transferred to another person for the same retreat.
  • Less Then 2 Weeks
  • no deposit returned unless transferred to another person for the same retreat.

Forest Bathing Retreat

“take a nature cure”
with Ronna Schneberger
Dates: June 15-17th, 2018

Forest Bathing, known in Japanese as Shinrin Yoku, is an age old activity with a 21st century twist. This weekend will introduce you to the practice of Forest Bathing to rejuvenate you from the inside out. You don’t need any prior experience to receive the vast benefits this weekend will offer to you at our beautiful Retreat Center in Golden, BC!

“This experience provides you with an opportunity to slow down, listen to your ‘other’ voice, reflect, and simply be in nature in a different way. While hiking, skiing, and other outdoor activities are wonderful, this is an opportunity to really experience nature, without any other goal or focus.”Annette Aubrey, Calgary, AB

Forest Bathing, know as Shinrin Yoku, originated in Japan in the 1980’s. Doctors started to prescribe this Forest Therapy to clients who were suffering from high stress, anxiety, and depression. Over the past 30 years, research has shown that time in the Forest (in this way) significantly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, and mental fatigue. It greatly increases the overall feeling of wellness, clarity, critical thinking, and the ability to make decisions.

Research also shows that 2-3 hours of Forest Bathing per day, for 3 days, increases your natural killer cell activity (cancer fighting white blood cells) by 56% and it will stay that way for 30 days.

Join us for this weekend away from your regular routine, reset your batteries, slow down, rest, relax, and rejuvenate. Just “be” in a beautiful natural environment and receive the many benefits of nature and quietude!

Forest Bathing and Yoga Retreat
  • Your weekend, from 7:30pm Friday to 2pm Sunday, will include:
  • Time to reconnect with yourself through time in nature
  • Daily Forest Bathing practices
  • Eco-Yoga Session
  • Time away from technology i.e WiFi and Cell Phones to give your brain a break so it can rewire itself for calm, clarity, and creative thinking!
  • 2 nights accommodation in your accommodation of choice
  • 5 yummy organic meals starting with Breakfast on Saturday
  • time for a hot tub, sauna, walks by the River, or simply relaxing
  • Sacred Labyrinth walk or Transformational Labyrinth
  • optional massage session (additional cost)

After having a powerful vision on her first backpacking trip in the Canadian Rockies, Ronna pursued a career in professional guiding.  For more then 20 years, Ronna has been exploring ways of connecting people to landscapes in profound ways.  This interest has led her to study a variety of practices including leadership development, yoga, meditation, and most recently Shinrin Yoku. She realized through experience and training, that once her mind became quiet, she felt a strong connection to all of life and realized inner wisdom and clarity is available from a place of stillness. These techniques now form the foundation of her work with people from around the world.

Shinrin Yoku:
“a visit to the forest for relaxation”A Japanese Noun

Ronna is an award winning professional guide in the Mountain Parks for over 20 years and is an accredited Master Interpreter and ACMG Hiking Guide. She is also a certified Hatha Yoga and Meditation Instructor with over 16 years of experience. With a degree in Recreation Management she continues to explore the power of place and how nature can help us come back into balance in today’s challenging hectic world.
Ronna’s website:

Forest Bathing Retreat: How to Register

Book your Retreat & Teachings package with Annette at 800-716-2494 Or do so online (LEFT COLUMN) with your preferred room. If you have any questions email us at
All Quantum Leaps retreat packages include 5 organic meals, 2 nights accommodations, and all teachings.

$420 /person

(shared, up to 4 people)

$460 /person

River Room or
Meditation House

$480 /person

Shared Room
(2 people per room)

$520 /person

Private Room


Receive $50 OFF if you register by May 15th, 2018!  Previous retreat guests receive $25 OFF.
NOTE: we have locals, couple & shared-bed rates, please inquire. 
NOTE: fees do NOT include 5% GST + 10% HRT (for rooms) taxes.

Rumi Room with a seating circle

Retreat (Rumi) Room

Retreat (Rumi) Room

All our work/play-shops take place in our beautiful Rumi Room (unless otherwise scheduled). This sacred space is open and spacious with lots of natural light streaming in. For any Retreat from Yoga to Dancing, from Shamanism to Neale Donald Walsch; many people feel the soul-healing energy that circulates throughout the room.

For more info on this workshop or to register please phone us at 1-800-716-2494 (250-344-2114) or email us at

Please ask us about our Karma program (work exchange) if you’ve found that low funds are blocking you from registering in a workshop.