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Forest Bathing: Where Nature & Mindfulness Meet

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

Giant Yellow Birch tree

Forest bathing isn’t a bath. It’s not exactly a hike, either. The aim of forest bathing is to slow down and become immersed in the natural environment and natural benefits of a forest by using our senses to attune to its smells, sights, sounds, tastes, and textures.

The practice began in Japan decades ago. In the early 1990s, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries coined the term Shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.”

 

Most of humanity’s evolutionary history was spent in environments that lack buildings and walls. Our bodies are adapted to living in the natural world, so the idea that spending time in nature is good for our health is not new. However, here in the 21st century, most of us spend much of our life indoors, or at least tethered to electronic devices, and we know the toll that stress takes on our bodies and minds.

So here’s a little nudge to get you back out there! Join us on October 26th at Greenberg Forest for this newly offered program.

Registration is required, and will open in October.

Details

Date:
October 26
Time:
10:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Venue

Westhampton, MA
Westhampton, MA, United States
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