Mindful Hiking and Forest Bathing
"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 is from the Japanese "Shinrin-Yoku," meaning bathing in the forest atmosphere. Bird song and rustling leaves, dappled sunlight on the forest floor, the scent of cedar and hummus, when experienced, bring a sense ease. Please join me and others as we remember our intimate, intuitive connection with this healing and vibrant Earth.
Donations (suggested at $5 to $20) go to support our parks. Register by dropping me a note here. (I'll respond with directions and details.)
Winter and Spring Offerings for 2020:
Jefferson Memorial Forest
Thurs., Feb. 20 from 9:30 to noon
Sunday, Feb 23 from 10 a.m to 1 pm
JMF is at 12304 Holsclaw Hill Road
Thurs., March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 29 from 10 am to 1 pm
3916 River Road, 40207
Loop Island Wetlands
Thurs., April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
Sunday, Aprirl 26 from 10 am to 1 pm
2200 E. Main Street
New Albany 47150
Thurs, May 14 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm
2120 Rundill Road 40214