Summer Solstice Forest Bathing with Sage — June 21


Tue Jun 21 2022 at 09:00 am to 11:00 am


3501 New York Avenue Northeast,Washington,20002,US | Capitol Heights, MD

Being outside is vitally important now more than ever. Let us guide you in disconnecting from the outside world and reconnecting with nature

About Forest Bathing
Join our nature and forest therapy guide in this two-hour program that encourages you to slow down and take in the National Arboretum through all your senses. Forest bathing, or shinrin yoku, is the simple practice of taking in the woods through the senses for health benefits. The benefits are immense: boosted immunity, lowered blood pressure and heart rate, improved attention and mood, and hitting the reset button on life. The Japanese have enjoyed shinrin yoku for decades as a regular public health initiative.
Our forest bathing walks consist of three ‘invitations’. Each time the guide will prompt you to reflect on a particular aspect of the natural world around you, give you time to wander and meditate throughout the garden collection, then reconvene the group to share reflections. While some people choose to walk extensively during this ‘forest bathing walk’, many others choose to sit and get to know specific areas of the collection. Each forest bathing walk will end with a modified tea ceremony — we will have small pre-packaged snacks to close the walk.

Reserve Your Ticket
Please pay what you can to attend this event. Our suggested ticket price is $35 (or $28 if you are a FONA member). This covers what we pay our guide to lead this experience, the snacks and PPE we provide participants, and the cost of our staff to organize these events.
However, if paying $35 would prohibit you from attending this event, please pay what you can. We believe a connection to the land fosters the mental, physical, and spiritual wellness of individuals, communities, and the planet. We want to provide a quality event that facilitates this connection, but we also believe all members of our community should have access to this event.
If you are able to pay more than the suggested ticket price, the difference will go towards covering the cost of those in our community who can’t.

No pets or children under 16 for this experience.

Where is it happening?

3501 New York Avenue Northeast,Washington,20002,US, Capitol Heights, United States

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