Forest Bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is the deliberate practice of immersion in nature using mindfulness and the senses. This practice originated in Japan in the 1980s and allows the body, mind, and spirit to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by the healing powers of nature. In this session we’ll first discuss ways to soak up the natural world around us, then each participant will enjoy individual time exploring the Japanese Garden.
Instructor: Randy Sabbagh is a Garden volunteer and deep appreciator of the calming effect of nature. He has studied forest bathing and is an enthusiastic practitioner.
Registration Deadline: January 26
Rain Date: February 5
Location: Japanese Garden*
*This class takes place outdoors. In the event of pending inclement weather, registrants will be notified the day before the scheduled class if the rain date needs to be utilized.
Materials: Wear comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and bring a seat cushion if you wish.