Shinrin Yoku is a Japanese meditative form of nature therapy that has been scientifically shown to benefit mental and physical health. The term translates to “taking in the forest atmosphere”. Also known as “forest bathing,” Shinrin Yoku involves more than just hiking from point A to point B. Using a sensory approach, we will experience our forests in a way we never have before. In this program we will learn about forest therapy and practice a forest bath with guided instructions. After a forest bathing session, we will conclude the program with a time of reflection and discussion. Participants will take home skills to continue their own healing through nature, anywhere they go. We will meet outside by the main walkway leading towards the building.
This program will begin in the parking lot and take place entirely outdoors. We will practice social distancing when we are able to, but because of the nature of small-group programming, it will not always be possible. For the health and safety of all, participants must wear a mask when you are within six feet of others. Please do not attend if you are sick or believe you have been exposed to the virus. See our latest COVID-19 updates here.
We will also be offering an evening forest bathing program on August 13.
Members: $20 | Non-members: $30