Shinrin Yoku – Forest Bathing
August 25 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn how to manage anxiety, depression, stress, and high blood pressure with this nature immersion practice.
Shinrin Yoku comes from Japan and Korea where it is recognized as an effective treatment for many chronic conditions including dysbiosis of the gut and chronic inflammation.
Slow and contemplative walking, ‘being’ in Nature, not ‘doing’, bathing in volatile chemicals emitted by trees, breathing deeply to absorb the medicine from the air, this is a sensory experience of receiving healing from Nature.
Learn the art of walking mindfully in the forest, walking very slowly, contemplatively, and practicing being present. Without needing to question where you are going or when you will get there, you will be able to allow the mind to drop to a quiet place, to imbibe the aromatic molecules in the air, and receive healing from the forest. Understand the science, experience the healing.
Prescribed by doctors for hypertension, depression, anxiety and more, forest walks are useful for all of us for stress management and cultivating inner peace.
The lecture and forest walk will describe and explain through modern science and through experience the innate, inherent resonance and connection we feel with and in ‘Nature’. It will use science and clinical research to explain a universal spiritual / mystical experience and to describe how that can be harnessed for clinical benefit in a contemporary herbal practice.
Meet @ Innisfree Farm & Botanic Garden to start, and then we will walk to the nearby forest trails.
Purchase tickets here to RSVP ahead of time, or simply arrive at 5pm on Friday without a ticket – cash is accepted in person at the farm entrance.