Boyce Thompson Arboretum: FOREST BATHING
Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin-yoku, is the practice of spending time in nature for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. This gentle meander through the gardens, led by an Association of Nature and ForestTherapy (ANFT) Guide, introduces us to a way of being in nature that invites slowing down, noticing with our senses, and exploring what the heart and body are feeling drawn to.
A series of guided “invitations” brings us into the present moment as we begin to feel a heightened awareness of our surroundings. Perhaps a remembering? It is this personal deepening of connection with the “more than human” world that makes for incredible discoveries! We close the walk with a tea ceremony, extending our intimate connection with the place and as gratitude for our time together on the land.
Event registration includes admission into the Arboretum.
- Audience: Adult
- Genre: Bioscience, Heath & Medicine, Field Sciences
- Type: Field Trip/Outdoor Activity, Workshop