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Forest Bathing Half Day Retreat

June 2 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until September 10, 2018

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until September 10, 2018

Did you know that spending time connecting with nature has been medically and scientifically proven to treat stress-related illnesses?  Relax and unplug on a Guided Forest Bathing Walk, a slow-paced facilitated combination of wandering, sitting, and resting.  We will cover no more than a mile as I guide us through a sequence of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our surroundings in a way that support reconnecting or deepening our connection with the natural world.

This practice is inspired by Shinrin-Yoku, a term coined in Japan in the 1980’s, where much infrastructure has been created around designated healing forests.  Shinrin-Yoku translates to Forest Bathing and is a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan.  A plethora of studies have been done demonstrating how nature is powerful medicine in treating stress-related illnesses.

Experience the healing power of the Arboretum.

Tam is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs.  She recently completed her practicum here at the Arnold Arboretum.  Tam has first hand experience of the healing benefits of spending time in nature. For more information about Tam take a look at her website, Toadstool Walks.
Fee $40 member, $50 nonmember
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5209

Details

Date:
June 2
Time:
8:00 am - 11:00 am
Website:
ToadstoolWalks.com

Organizer

Toadstool Walks
Email:
Tamwilley@gmail.com
Website:
toadstoolwalks.com

Other

Organizer status (we charge $5 for for-profit listings)
For profit

Venue

Arnold Arboretum
125 Arborway
Jamaica Plain, 02130 United States
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Phone:
617-384-5239
Website:
https://www.arboretum.harvard.edu/support/volunteer/volunteer-to-be-a-guide/

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