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Forest Therapy Walk in the Garden (In Person)

Sunday, September 26 | 10:00 – 11:30 am

Forest Therapy is a new way to experience the fall wonder of the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. Forest Therapy is a research-based practice which uses immersion in natural environments to enhance health and wellness. Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku or “forest bathing,” its health benefits include stress reduction, improved mood and sleep and increased immune functioning. Join Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel for a slow walk in the gardens using interactive invitations to awaken your senses and allow you to mindfully connect with nature and the more-than-human-world. There will be opportunities to engage silently with nature and to share together as a group if you choose. The walk concludes with a closing tea ceremony. Please dress for the weather with extra layers of clothing as activities will be leisurely and temperatures may feel cooler when seated or moving slowly.

Space is very limited and registration in advance is required. Please arrive in a mask but during the socially distanced exercises you will be able to take it off and breathe freely.

Cost: $20 for members / $30 for nonmembers  (Not a member? Join or renew today!)

*Please be aware, we do not offer refunds for our classes and workshops. Exchanges may be considered on a case by case basis if they are made at least one week in advance. Due to material costs, availability and other factors, we cannot guarantee an exchange. Contact Roslyn at rimrie@bgozarks.org if you would like your exchange to be considered. All proceeds go to support environmental, gardening and health-related education in the community. Thank you for your support!