A Guided Forest Therapy Walk by certified Guide Marilyn Zehr will assist in deepening your connection to place. Guided Forest Therapy is a slow and mindful walk in the natural world. This forest immersion experience is inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing that has been proven to enhance health and wellness.
During the walk, you will be offered a clearly defined series of open-ended invitations that encourage you to slow down & experience your surroundings more deeply. These invitations intentionally enrich your experience of the natural world in relationship with your natural self. Along the way there will be opportunities to share your observations/insights with fellow participants. Every walk concludes with a wild-foraged tea and snack.
The walk may include uneven pathways, rocks, roots, and mud. Be prepared with appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and terrain. Wearing layers is recommended so you can modify as necessary. Additional items that may add to your comfort are rain jacket/umbrella, bug hats/bug spray, sunscreen, a small camp chair, or yoga mat for sitting on damp ground.
Bring water and/or snack, although there will be tea and a snack served at the end of our time together.