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First Day of Spring Forest Therapy Walk

Sunday, March 20 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Celebrate the first day of spring and experience the seasonal awakening of the Garden with an afternoon of “forest bathing.”  Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, Forest Therapy is a research-based holistic practice which uses immersion in natural environments to enhance health and wellness. Health benefits include reduced stress, improved mood and sleep, and increased immune functioning.

Join Forest Therapy Guide Emmie Brenzel for a slow walk in the Garden using interactive invitations to awaken your senses and allow for a mindful connection with nature and the more-than-human-world. There will be opportunities to observe, listen, and engage silently with nature and to share together as a group if you choose. The nature walk concludes with a closing tea ceremony.

Dress for the weather with extra layers of clothing or a lap blanket. Activities will be leisurely, and temperatures can feel cooler when seated or moving slowly. Walks are limited to ten participants.

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

This class is now FULL.

*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!