Forest Bathing Walk
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday, 6/23/2023 4:50 PM
Forest bathing is a nature connection experience inspired by
the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku. These immersive experiences offer the
chance to break away from the stress of daily life and to find healing and
nourishment through intimate engagement with the beings with whom we share our
While offering a renewed sense of interconnection with the
natural world, forest bathing also allows access to beneficial nervous system
states that can support our long-term health and well-being. Research has
proven that forest bathing boosts immune strength, improves cognitive
functioning, and reduces stress, anger, anxiety, depression and sleeplessness.
Offered through a series of guided invitations, the walk
will help participants move beyond the chatter of the thinking mind and find a
deeper sense of embodied engagement, enabling access to new ways of being and a
transformed relationship to self and others. This intentional practice of
embodied presence cultivates access to powerful experiences of curiosity, awe,
and wonder that are essential for resilient engagement with this era of
dramatic change and transformation.
No experience necessary; just an open heart and willingness
to connect. Enrollment is limited to 12 people. Masks and physical distancing
Walks are offered on multiple dates. Each is a separate
event requiring its own registration and payment. You will receive more info
about what to bring and current covid protocols after registration.
Weather: Walk offered rain or shine.
Accessibility: Garden paths are dirt/gravel and include some
stairs and slopes.
Scholarships: Limited number of scholarships available for
the walks. Please email email@example.com to apply for a scholarship.
Include your requested walk date and how the walk will support your well-being.
About the guide:
Irene Bailey (pronouns: she/ her) is the Program Director
for Temenos Rising and a certified guide with The Association for Nature and
Forest Therapy. She has been designing and facilitating experiences that
connect people more deeply to themselves, their community, and the natural
world for over fifteen years. Irene has worked with numerous environmental and
sustainability education programs as an educator, leader, mentor, and
wilderness guide. Irene supports the creation of safer spaces in the natural world
and offers herself as a conduit to the natural world so that others can get the
healing and nourishment they deserve to live well. Her life and work is rooted
in possibility, gratitude, connection, and compassion.