Forest Bathing or Shinrin-Yoku is a Japanese practice that awakens the senses to reconnect with the natural world and ourselves within it, promoting decreased stress and anxiety, increased immune function and decreased blood pressure. This retreat includes reconnecting with nature through the senses, tuning into the body through the gentle movement practice of Qi Gong, and interacting with nature through art and journaling.
“He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me besides the still waters. He restoreth my soul.” 23:2-3 Psalm
Forest bathing is for any fitness level and we welcome all participants regardless of outdoors experience. We will provide accommodations to those with physical limitations. Please let us know in advance.
Investment: $100. For sliding fee options and to register please contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org
Limited to 15 participants.
The workshop will be held on the Earth & Spirit Center grounds.
Jordan Dye, MSW is a certified social worker and yoga instructor who co-leads mindfulness and healthy relationship programs. Her exploration of nature began in the US and extends to Peru, Ecuador and Southern Africa. The exploration of the inner landscape through meditation and the outer landscape of nature intersect beautifully for her in Forest Bathing. Jordan feels most alive when holding space for others' personal and spiritual growth. Questions? Feel free to drop Jordan a note
Jennifer Owens, LCSW is a trained ecotherapist and wilderness therapy guide. Jennifer leads women in outdoor activities such as backpacking, kayaking, hiking as well as guided Forest Bathing walks. Jennifer has training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and regularly incorporates mindfulness in her work outdoors. Jennifer is passionate about connecting women to their wild nature and to their authentic selves rooted to the earth. She loves climbing trees, camping under the stars and traveling the world in search of high mountain peaks and communion with her "other than human" family. Questions? Feel free to drop Jennifer a note