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Forest Bathing/Therapy Walk
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Take a slow meditative walk opening all your senses to become immersed in the natural world.
Duration 2-2/12 hours
Group Size Up to 15
Enjoy a forest bathing/forest therapy guided walk. This is a chance to slow down, relax and activate all your senses to foster an immersive experience with the natural world. The walk includes an orientation, invitations to activities to enhance immersion with the forest and the senses that may include independent wandering and sitting interspersed with the opportunity to share. A special tea ceremony with snacks is held at the conclusion.
This practice originates in Japan where it is called Shinrin Yoku. There have been many scientific studies documenting the benefits of time spent moving slowly through the forest.
Please note, this is not a hike. Total distance is often less than a half mile. There is uneven footing typically found on a walk through the forest.
What to wear and bring: Dress comfortably for moving slowly through the woods. This is a wander, not a hike. Comfortable, close toed shoes are recommended. During the walks we often explore the forest off the trail.
What’s included: A choice of mats or stools to sit on during the walk and will have two kinds of bug spray and hand sanitizer available. At the end of the walk, there will be a tea ceremony.
Date: July 17, 9:30 am.
Location: Donnabeth Lippman Park (Chaffin Pond)
ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Jeanne Christie has been leading Forest Therapy Guided Walks since 2019. She is also a Registered Maine Guide and Certified Interpretive Guide. You can find out more at Connect to Wilderness.