May 12, 2022
7:00 pm to 8:30 pmAdd to Calendar (iCal) Add to Google Calendar
Created in Japan in the 1980’s and called Shinrin-yoku (translated as showering or bathing the senses in the forest environment), forest bathing is intentional time with nature that can offer benefits to mental and physical health.
In this virtual forest bathing session, participants will experience an intentional and gentle guided experience featuring a series of unique invitations – sensory activities to hone our bodies, minds and hearts to nature – and opportunities to share what is being observed. Participants are encouraged to be creative and fluid and to do whatever feels right in the moment.
For a virtual experience, being outdoors is not necessary, although a backyard garden or tree is helpful. If indoors, having a houseplant or two and a window with a view to the sky or natural space is helpful to foster a connection to the natural world. Forest bathing is a fulfilling practice any time; each setting and season offers ever-changing moments for authentic connection to the natural world. Participants do not need to be experienced outdoors people or practiced meditators and those who are can still experience benefits.
TIME: 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. | DURATION: 1.5 hours
VENUE: Online [ZOOM] [PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL RECEIVE THE ZOOM LINK IN YOUR CONFIRMATION EMAIL]
DATE: May 12, 2022
WHAT TO EXPECT:
- No Fee
- One, one and a half-hour session held online
- Two co-facilitators leading the workshop
- Interactive activities
- The Zoom link for the session will be sent to you in your confirmation email
- Recommended to have a pen and paper
- No prior knowledge needed
This workshop will be hosted online – access to the internet or phone is needed.