Forest Bathing - Shinrin-Yoku
Forest Bathing is a Japanese practice that awakens the senses to reconnect with the natural world and ourselves within it. The idea is simple: when a person visits a natural area and walks or sits with presence, there are calming, rejuvenating and restorative benefits. Forest bathing has roots in Japan where "Shinrin-yoku" has been practiced for generations.
Practices include tuning into the senses, tuning into the body through the gentle movement practice of Qi Gong, and interaction with nature through art and journaling. Through these practices and others, Forest Bathing awakens us to the calm and alert essence within.
Forest bathing is appropriate for all fitness levels and we welcome all participants regardless of outside experience. We can make accommodations when needed.
What to expect: During this forest bathing immersion, you will be guided on a leisurely walk on gentle paths under the forest canopy with guided activities to help you open your senses, hone your intuition and connect with nature in ways you may not have before. We draw upon mindfulness meditation practices and techniques of deep nature connection.
Shinrin-yoku and other outdoor experiences are being planned for November. Please stay tuned.