Time: 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Experience the health and wellness benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, the Japanese practice of “forest bathing,” at a Forest Therapy Walk.
Shannon Gorres, a certified forest therapy guide, will teach the general principals and health and wellness benefits of Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing,” from 2:30 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 7 in a wooded area 15 minutes north of Lawrence, KS.
“Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku ‘forest bathing’,” according to the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. “Studies have demonstrated a wide array of health benefits, especially in the cardiovascular and immune systems, and improving mood and cognition.“
The walk begins with a 15-minute guided meditation and ends with locally harvested tea. Participation is limited, and walkers will be asked to observe space between them. The cost is $30. Find more information and registration at Divine Nature Therapy.
Photo: Association of Nature and Forest Therapy