“I go to nature to be soothed and healed and have my senses put in order.” –John Burroughs
Shinrin yoku (colloquially known as forest bathing) is a traditional Japanese practice of immersing oneself in nature by mindfully using all five senses. This class is designed for those looking to increase health and well being in their lives by immersing in, and responding to, the beautiful natural world. With Nature as her co-guide, Chris will lead a gentle, short-distance walk in the woods, periodically stopping to invite participants to experience nature using a series of guided requests and encouragement. Breathe, relax, explore, and discover health and wellbeing through a deep nature connection, both within and without.
The session will culminate with a tea ceremony in the woods, helping students to both close the walk and further integrate the experience. Participants will leave the walk grounded, fully present yet more connected to their own emotional, physical, psychological and spiritual well being.
Participants to bring: clothing appropriate to the weather, walking shoes, water bottle
Walk will proceed in all weather, unless dangerous.
Our Location (unless otherwise specified):
Wilder Forest/River Grove School
14189 Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
If using GPS, enter River Grove Elementary as the destination, it works best!
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!