February 6, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, Forest Bathing has been scientifically proven to boost immune strength, reduce stress, and improve cognitive functioning. During a Forest Bathing walk we will have the opportunity to slow down and carefully observe our senses. We may begin to notice incredible things about ourselves and the more-than-human world around us. In escaping the rapid pace of our everyday routines we may find unparalleled wonder in the moment and relax into the beauty all around us.
By the end of class, you will go home with a sense of calm, and an inspiration for spending more time out in nature.
You should bring…
A water bottle, boots, snow pants, hat, mittens, scarf, one more layer of clothing than you need (long underwear and an extra fleece under your coat). We sit on the ground a lot during forest bathing, and you will get cold if you don’t over-dress.
This class is open for any skill level
Best for Ages…
13 and older
Class will meet at the Bagley Nature Area, on the UMD Campus. You can click on the map image to open directions in Google Maps:
On weekends, parking at UMD is free in White lots, Maroon lots, and at parking meters. Do not park in Gold lots or Green lots without the appropriate permit.