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Pop Up Forest Bathing Walk! 3-4:30pm!

This Sunday 11/19/23 looks warm and gorgeous perfect for a slow, restorative forest stroll! $20

  • 20 US dollars
  • Day lot parking, Olson Oak Woods SNA/Jackson Woods SF, 1744 Fritz Rd, Verona, WI

Service Description

What is Shinrin-yoku? In Japanese it means "forest bathing," or immersing oneself in the atmosphere of nature, letting it wash over you. It is not a hike (no cardio!). Nor is it a naturalist walk filled with facts and data, nor psychological therapy nor even mindfulness. It is meditative. It is healing. It is a slowing down in Nature, a noticing, your senses fully activated to drop you into a state of just beingness. You will feel tended, supported and stronger. Indeed it is 'tree tonic, for body, mind, spirit.' Your field guide for the senses - far more than 5 - is Kate Bast, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, proprietor of Shinrin-Yoku Madison. Kate's mission is to help people find calm, a balm, meaning and deep connection - with Nature. Through a series of present moment prompts that invite nature interaction, Kate helps us experience the felt sense of the moment. Nature provides the healing we individually need. Kate opens the door to that, and more. Walks proceed slowly and silently. A share is offered after each prompt. Prompts may last 10-30 minutes. Kate guides on lands with which she has nurtured a relationship, and will manage time and safety. Wear & Bring: appropriate BRIGHT clothing (it's Nov deer season, but we are on no-hunt land), weather - layers - and sturdy, comfortable shoes, are best. Walk will be cancelled or rescheduled in the event of severe weather. Bring a full water bottle, necessary medications. Hot beverage served at end of walk. Please fill out these required forms to participate (copy/paste) - Participant Agreement: - Health Awareness: ADVANCED REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED up until 12 noon 11/19 To reserve your spot, visit 3-PERSON MINIMUM. Walk will be canceled if fewer than 3 register.

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business 5609 Westbury Place, Madison, WI 53711, USA

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