Shinrin-yoku is a restorative practice originating in Japan that emphasizes soaking in the sounds, scents and sights of nature for slowing the body, stilling the mind and opening the heart. Participants will experience walking along a forested trail in a slow, relaxed and mindful way, ending with an informal tea ceremony.
These walks are guided by Jodi Trendler, a Certified Forest Therapy Guide by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and the co-founder of The Resiliency Institute.
FALL SESSION: Tuesdays, Oct 2, 9, 16, 23
Open to 10 participants. Please register and pay online or via a mailed check. Pre-payment only.
Walks will travel less than a mile at a slow pace on nature trails. Participants should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain. Dress appropriately for the weather. We recommend leaving cell phones and other electronic devices in your car to help you tune in to nature. You are welcome to bring what will make you comfortable during this walk – a water bottle, insect repellant, hat, walking stick, and portable chair if standing for two hours is difficult.