Forest Bathing with Wild Wellness Guide
Tuesday, August 20th 2019 • 9:00am - 11:30am
Forest Bathing is a beautiful way to deeply relax and restore. Past participants have described the practice as, “Beautiful, Transformative, Magical, Connecting and Healing”, offering a “Profoundly impactful experience to help improve upon your life and relationship to nature and The Earth.” and , “Helped me deeply relax; become fully present and step out of my day to day stresses.”
Join me at the beautiful Idaho Botanical Garden as we immerse in the natural world and discover a new way to be in nature. During this facilitated mindfulness practice called, Shinrin Yoku, we’ll let go of stress, slow way down and awaken our senses as we become fully present and connect with the medicine of the natural world, ourselves and others. We will gently cover less than a mile of easy garden terrain, with a slow meander over a very gradual uphill slope. You will be guided through a series of sensory connection invitations to practice Forest Bathing and a new level of Nature Mindfulness. We will complete our experience with a tea ceremony, tasting locally foraged tea.
“Forest Bathing” (translated from “shinrin-yoku,” an established public health practice in Japan) is a growing global wellness movement backed by 30 years of scientific research on the physical and psychological benefits of immersing yourself in nature. See more, on the science of forest bathing, including recent national media coverage on forest bathing at www.wildwellnessguide.com.
Please bring what you need to stay comfortable- water, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, mosquito repellent, a medium size towel or sitting pad and small daypack to hold your things. For your safety and comfort, close-toed shoes w/ good traction are recommended. Clothing layers are helpful to stay comfortable in all temperatures. (we move very slowly and do not work up body heat) It may be very cold early in the morning so wear warm layers.
Includes tea and snack; some ground mats are available.
Fees to The Botanical Garden are included.
Unplug • Relax • Renew • Slow Down
Let go of stress as you connect to nature, yourself and others in a new way, through this healing, facilitated, mindful immersion in nature.