WHAT IS FOREST BATHING?
Forest bathing is a two hour long meditative walk and a powerful way to reconnect with nature. It helps us to develop a deeper relationship with the more than human world, and the healing powers of the forest.
Famous scientist and conservationist Jacques Cousteau once said "we protect what we love". Today, nature is more in need of our protection than ever before.
A wide array of studies has proven that forest bathing helps to heal depression, anxiety, stress and addictions. It supports cardiovascular and immune functioning and even cancer treatments. Forest therapy originated in the 1980ies in Japan, where it is called Shinrin Yoku.
On a typical walk, I might invite you to take in the subtle movements of nature, gently touch the surface of a tree or a pond, and imagine yourself becoming a part of the forest. At the end of each walk is a tea ceremony, and the group will enjoy fresh tea foraged from local herbs, and cookies.
I currently offer Forest Bathing walks at the Thielke Arboretum, 460 Doremus Ave in Glen Rock, NJ. Click here for a map.
Saturday, January 19th, 2-3.30 pm
Saturday, February 23rd, 2-3.30 pm
The fee for a two hour walk is $25. Flex-spending cards and some health insurances for individuals are accepted.
Discounted rates for low income individuals, and group rates for organizations are available.
Please inquire with: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.607.4525