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Forest Bathing Walks

Forest Bathing Walks

Class Description

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 place.

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 are mandatory.

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 amount of scholarships available for the walks. Please email connect@temenosrising.com to apply for a scholarship. Include your requested walk date and how the walk will support your well-being.

About the instructor:

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. She acknowledges her privilege as a white cis-woman to access the natural world and feel mostly safe. 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.

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