Join certified forest therapy guide, Linda Lombardo of Wild Heart Nature Connection, on a walk at Bayard Cutting Arboretum to reconnect with the natural world around us. We’ll slow down, wander and notice what most of the world simply walks past; the beauty of nature in any season. We’ll do some grounding, connect with the trees and water, and even create some nature art together.
These walks are always slow and easy-going, not a hike; not a tour of plants or collections.
Walk length: 120 minutes; please wear comfortable, sturdy shoes for walking outdoors. Bring whatever else you require to feel comfortable. Organic bug spray only, please.
We still practice physical distancing. Limited to 16 participants.
Ages 18 and up.
Fee: $40 per person. If you have an Empire Pass, parking is free. Otherwise, it's $8 per car per NY State.
We meet at the visitors' pavilion just off the parking area. Restrooms are open, so please arrive early to be ready to walk at 10:30 am.
Address:440 Montauk Hwy, Great River, NY 11739, USA
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Remotely Guided - Via Zoom
Sep 25, 2022 | 04:00 P.M. - 05:30 P.M.
Join me for a remotely guided nature therapy session. We'll journey together into the senses to experience the natural world. You can join from anywhere - your garden, a local park, a woodland, a beach or even your living room. All you need is a view of the natural world (even if that is through a window).
I'll be guiding you from the banks of the River Arun in West Sussex, UK - helping to connect you to the nature that is in and around you.
ABOUT THIS EVENT:
Forest bathing is a restorative sensory exploration typically practiced with a group of people gathered outside in a natural environment. The guided sequence is typically 2 hours long and combines rest and wandering, interspersed with facilitated group gatherings and solo time. The emphasis is on unplugging, slowing down, and awakening the senses. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.
Participants: This program is geared towards adults (18+).
Weather Conditions: This is a "rain or shine" program, except in cases of extreme temperatures, storms, or other weather events. Participants will be expected to walk in mildly rainy, hot, or cold conditions.
Arriving and Parking: The Cedar River Natural Area has free parking at the trailhead at the fairgrounds. There is also a small lot at the Antrim Conservation District Office.
Bathrooms: There are bathrooms available at the Antrim Conservation District Office.
Light refreshments are served prior to the conclusion of the event.
WHAT TO BRING:
Comfortable walking shoes and comfortable clothing for outdoor experiences. Layers are recommended in case of fluctuating temperatures and potential rain.
Something to sit on such as a light camp chair, blanket, towel or small tarp. Participants are invited to sit down at some points during the event, and the ground may be wet or cold. The choice to sit down is up to each participant.
A light backpack for your supplies so you can keep your hands free.
The $25.00 fee/per person ticket can be paid in cash or check in person and will be collected the day of the event.
Start your day refreshed by combining the peaceful practice of Forest Bathing with the stunning grounds of the NC Arboretum during this special event.
Special, discounted rate of $45/person (includes parking!)
Occurs on select dates each month
Max group size is 15 for a more intimate experience
What to Expect:
Join a certified forest therapy guide for a relaxing 2.5-hour stroll through the forest on the peaceful Arboretum grounds. Through a series of invitations, you’ll have the opportunity to be present in the moment, deepening your connection with nature and community, and enjoying the many gifts nature has to offer. Your guide will share mindfulness practices designed to connect you more deeply to your inner landscapes, as well as the world around you. Inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese art of immersing oneself in a forest environment, a forest bathing walk invites you to spend time in nature in a way that invites healing for ourselves, our fraught ecosystems, and our community. It is true nature therapy!
Thurs, July 14, 5:30-8:30pm – a special twilight version of this walk that coincides with Arbor Evenings and the Full Moon!
Sun, July 24, 8:30-11:30am
Sat, July 30, 8:30-11:30am
Want to schedule a walk on a different day? Private, custom departures are available daily with advanced notice. Visit website for pricing and more details.
If you’ve made it to this posting, then you have an idea of what a Forest Bathing walk is. If you want more information, check out my “About Me” page, or check blogs from other guides here on FBF.com. You can also check out natureandforesttherapy.earth.
Let me tell you about the walk planned at Pittsburgh Botanic Garden. PBG is a well-loved natural landscape of over 400 acres, 60 acres of which are groomed and tended as gardens, meadow, woodland, and grassy areas around a vibrant pond. The terrain is rolling, but there are no worrisome steep areas. We will be walking on just a few of the trails during our journey of less than half a mile. Depending on the day, we will end our walk with tea and a snack at the pond or meadow. Numerous long-time members of PBG have said that although they have visited the Garden many times, they have never experienced it in the way they did on the Forest Bathing walk. Whether this is your first time at PBG, or your fifteenth, it will be a new experience! I hope to see you!
Eastman Nature Center w/Anoka-Hennepin Community Ed
Oct 01, 2022 | 09:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M.
13351 Elm Creek Rd, Maple Grove, MN 55369, USA
David will guide you on a 2-hour immersive, meditative, and therapeutic forest walk based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku. We will slow down and connect with our senses to the healing, stress-reducing beauty of a little-known hidden corner of the Twin Cities. We will slip away from our phones and revive our relationship with the forest and ourselves via unique invitations. We will share what we notice, incorporating our experiences into our memory to tap when we may need them. We will re-enter the tame world, renewed with the gift of nature that can be enjoyed time and again.
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