"Nature is not a place or a thing. It is a mosaic, a network, a matrix in which is embedded not only the world's biodiversity, but also the day-to-day quality of our lives."
– Chris Leahy, Massachusetts Audubon Society
Losing touch with joy and wonder? Or simply seeking to unplug and connect? Even two hours of being mindful in nature can lower stress levels, improve concentration, memory and mood, and boost immune function.
Forest Bathing comes from the Japanese "Shinrin-Yoku," meaning bathing in the forest atmosphere. Bird song and rustling leaves, dappled sunlight, the scent of cedar and hummus, when fully experienced, bring a sense ease. Please join me we remember our intimate, intuitive connection with this healing and vibrant Earth.
In Forest Bathing an array of short experiential practices are offered that invite us to consciously use our senses - touch, sight, smell, hearing and others - to more fully connect with the animals, plants, soil . . . . of the forest. No prior experience in the outdoors is required. We'll gather for two hours and generally walk a short distance of no more than a mile while maintaining six feet of distance from one another. Accommodations will gladly be made. Please join us.
Spring 2021 Offerings at Iroquois Park:
Saturdays, May 29 and June 12 from 10 am to 12 pm.
Iroquois Park, 1080 Amphitheater Road, 40214.
Registration is required. At that time further details will be sent to you. Forest bathing is offered on a donation basis, and contributions support area parks.