Discover how to experience forests with a sensory approach and use illustrative journaling to improve physical and mental wellbeing. No artistic experience is necessary. Please bring your own pen or pencil and a sketchbook or notebook for journaling. 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 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
This program will 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 or less of others.
Members: $20 | Non-members: $30