International Forest Bathing Day – Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 – come join us to celebrate this special day.
If you are interested in learning more about Forest Bathing, Mindfulness Outdoor Experience, benefits of being outside in nature, finding some peace in times of chaos, finding joy and reducing stress come join us next Saturday, Sept 12, 2020.
We will be offering two Mindfulness Outdoor Experiences.
The first will be at Albert Community Family Forest from 10 am – noon:
Please click the link above for specifics and to register.
Join us for a nice slow, saunter through the woods, becoming aware of nature’s gifts, find a sit spot to relax, observe, and breathe in the fresh air, while opening our senses and finding inner peace.
In the afternoon we will be offering Mindfulness Outdoor Experience at Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center
Mindful Nature Walk: Saturday, September 12 2pm – 4pm
Join Sandy Wilson from Spirit of Dragonflies, LLC to celebrate the wonders of the outdoors! For those of you who have never experienced a Mindful Nature Walk we will be celebrating International Forest Bathing Day with a Mindful walk in nature while experiencing the benefits of “Forest Bathing.” Don’t worry, Forest Bathing requires no shower cap and involves no actual bathing in water. Called Shinrin-Yoku where it originated in Japan, it is the wellness practice of being in the present moment and opening up our senses to fully take in the forest atmosphere. This type of slow walking ‘sauntering’, deep breathing, present-centered awareness, and observation in nature is shown to reduce stress, boost our moods, and strengthen our immune systems. What’s more, these results are shown to last for weeks, or even months, after only one Forest Bathing outing. Our positive natural response to being outdoors shows our undeniable connection–and that’s something to celebrate! One of our past participants said “I walked trails all over the world many times over the years and never took the time to actually ‘experience’ nature while enjoying the trails. There are so many things that I never noticed before. This was just fabulous.” Masks are required when we arrive and when we gather but may be removed while we are walking or sitting during the outing when participants can maintain 6 feet distance from one another. Please bring water, a mat to sit on (there are six available), comfortable clothing, and a snack if you would like. Dress appropriately for the weather and wear shoes for walking in the woods.
Please register with Lisa either by phone or email:
Lisa Hoyt, Center Director: (518) 658-2055 or firstname.lastname@example.org
We will be mindful of social distancing – maintaining a 6 foot distance and wearing masks when needed.
If you live in the area and would like to join us we would love for you to join us. If not, check to see if there will be events in your area.
Love and Light!