Extensive scientific research has found forest therapy walks to have numerous physical health benefits including activation of the ‘rest and restore’ parasympathetic nervous system, decreases to anxiety and depression, improving creativity, and much more. Your stress will peel away as your nervous system relaxes and you simply experience the medicine of the forest.
June will provide a series of relaxing invitations to engage all your senses, release your mind chatter, and deepen connections to nature, allowing you to connect with yourself and others through nature in new ways. You will have opportunities throughout for both individual reflection and to come together as a group to listen and share what we are noticing. The walk ends with a tea ceremony with wildcrafted tea foraged from the local area and snacks.
This program is designed for adults.
More details: Space is limited. Pre-registration is required. This is an experience that allows you to relax through a slow and mindful walk with pauses at times. It covers less than a mile on mainly flat trails with some unevenness lasting 2.5-3 hrs., depending on the size of the group which is limited to 12 participants.
You will be notified by email 2 days prior on the exact location at Baltimore Woods to meet for the walk. Come prepared for the weather. Be sure to wear clothing according to the fall temperature forecasted for that day. Be aware that you will not be walking briskly. You may want to bring a water bottle to keep hydrated. Be sure to bring rain gear or an umbrella if rain is forecasted. If heavy rain/winds or lightning is forecasted, the walk will be rescheduled and you will be notified by email the day prior.