Shinrin Yoku Forest Therapy
Class Sizes Are Limited | Registration Required | $40 Per Session
Shinrin Yoku Forest Bathing
May 5, 2019 CANCELLED
July 14, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
August 18, 2019 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
October 13, 2019 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Shirin Yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea utilizing native plants. Dress for the weather.
June 23, 2019 4:30 PM – 7:30PM
September 2, 2019 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Deepen your connection with nature with a slow, guided walk that incorporates the gifts of time in the forest, such as increased wellness and creativity, with suggested activities that are designed to open your senses to the world around you. This program allows for time spent with the group and also time spent alone in nature. The walk ends with journaling and a simple forest tea created with the plants that grow in this bio-region. The walk moves slowly, covering less than a mile in three hours.
Sally Peterson is a Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, award-winning Clinically Licensed Social Worker and educator with over twenty years of working with the social and emotional needs of children, families and seniors. Her work is in community outreach and trauma-informed practices and is currently focusing on utilizing the healing power of nature.
Payment must accompany registration. Refunds for classes registered through Anderson Japanese Gardens will be issued if participant cancels at least five days prior to class date. Anderson Japanese Gardens reserves the right to cancel events in which case, a refund will be issued.