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Forest Bathing: Deepening Our Relationship with Nature
October 13, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until October 27, 2019
The concept of forest bathing grew out of a practice in Japan called Shinrin-yoku that spread to China and Korea and now to the United States. It is about swimming in the living being of the forest: drinking in the smells, feeling the breeze on your skin, hearing it move through the trees, soaking up the warm healing rays of the sun, touching the earth with awareness. Because this practice is about slowing down, focusing on the abundant life in and around you, it is immensely healing. You return from this experience refreshed, calmer, more at peace on the inside. Your body, mind, spirit and heart have had an opportunity to feel a deep sense of connection with yourself and with Nature. These walks are a deeply meditative process of building awareness that helps you experience yourselves from the heart as an integral participant in the web of life.
with Carol Marcy
Carol Marcy has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology and a Masters in Dance/Movement Therapy. She has been leading forest bathing walks this summer at the Cape Cod Museum of Natural History. In the past she has led woodland retreats in Maryland and taken clients for therapy woodland walks to enhance their healing process.
The walk is approximately 1 ½ miles long on moderately easy terrain at the Sylvan Gardens in Chatham. No prior meditation experience necessary.
You will meet outside Pilgrim’s Landing to gather for your walk.
Preregistration is required. Please register by the Friday before each walk.
Please note you must submit payment in order for your registration to be complete and secure your spot in the program.