Bonne et Belle

Adult

Relaxation Retreats

Steal away for a quiet nature retreat at beautiful Bonne et Belle! Begin your getaway by slowing down and indulging your senses with a guided, mindful stroll among the waterfall-fed ponds and gardens at Bonne et Belle.

Hear the birdsong, smell the sweet grasses and watch the clouds drift by—and remember what it feels like to simply be in the moment.

To conclude your retreat, sip tea under the trees and enjoy a light snack, surrounded by the beauty of nature.

Perfect for friends, family, corporate teams, clubs, health professionals, and educators, our Relaxation Retreats are private, custom experiences adapted to your group.

Mini Retreat $80 (for 1-10 Participants)
Half-Day Retreat $150 (for 1-10 Participants)

For groups larger than 10, please contact us for pricing.

Relax & connect to the here-and-now by immersing your senses in the sights, sounds, scents and textures of nature through invitations to connect to the natural world around you.
WHAT TO EXPECT

This guided nature & forest bathing experience is a slow walk through the secluded fields, woods, and water features at Bonne et Belle and concludes with a tea ceremony and a light snack.

This is not a hike.  It’s a relaxed amble within a 1/4-1/2 mile area.

The paths will be some blend of pavement, lawn, cow trails and footpaths on mostly even terrain.  (Paths and pace are adapted to accommodate the ages and abilities of participants.)

During the walk, your guide will offer a series of invitations, prompts of a sort, for interacting with the natural world through your sense of sight, sound, touch, smell, and sometimes even taste.

These invitations typically last 10-15 minutes each.  Following each invitation, the group will gather for the opportunity to share or simply listen to others’ sharings.

WHY BOOK A RELAXATION RETREAT?

Spending time in nature—even for short periods—has been shown in multiple scientific studies worldwide to lower heart rate, reduce stress, reduce inflammation, and boost immunity—just to name a few benefits!

Here’s what Yale scientists have to say about spending time in nature:

“These studies have shown that time in nature — as long as people feel safe — is an antidote for stress: It can lower blood pressure and stress hormone levels, reduce nervous system arousal, enhance immune system function, increase self-esteem, reduce anxiety, and improve mood. Attention Deficit Disorder and aggression lessen in natural environments, which also help speed the rate of healing. In a recent study, psychiatric unit researchers found that being in nature reduced feelings of isolation, promoted calm, and lifted mood among patients.”

Age

18+

Duration

Mini Retreat (1.5 Hours)
Half-Day Retreat (3 Hours)

Price

Mini Retreat $80 (for 1-10 Participants)
Half-Day Retreat $150 (for 1-10 Participants)

For groups larger than 10, please contact us for pricing.

Pricing includes a private guided nature bathing walk on the secluded grounds of Bonne et Belle, a tea ceremony and a light snack.

Please note, a 50% deposit is required upon booking to reserve the space, date and time for your session.

Check-In

Check-in is at the White Barn, where a bathroom is available for you at the beginning and end of the walk.

What to Wear & Bring
  • Dress in clothing you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • Dress for comfort and for the weather.
  • Consider the Florida sun, insects, humidity, and occasional rain showers.
  • A water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant are recommended.
  • Closed-toe shoes are strongly recommended, though there may be times you’re invited to take them off and wade in a creek.
Anita Webster
MEET YOUR GUIDE

Anita Webster is a nature therapy guide certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy, and she’s the owner of Bonne et Belle.  She has grown up on this land and has climbed the trees, waded in the creeks, explored the swamps and fields and can vouch for their awesomeness.

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