A2 SHINRIN YOKU
Guided Nature Immersion Experiences
THE PRACTICE OF NATURE IMMERSION
Begun in Japan in the 1980s, Shinrin-yoku literally means "forest bathing." Studies show that time in nature helps the mind and body relax and restore itself. The science shows that simply being in nature is good for you!
CAN YOU DO FOREST THERAPY?
The purpose of Forest Therapy is not to cover distance, but to reawaken your physical senses to the natural world that surrounds us.
It can experiential, playful and contemplative. Feel free to make it your own!
A typical guided immersion experience is less than half a mile. Trails are carefully chosen for ease of travel. A typical experience lasts 90 to 180 minutes.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
If you have physical challenges, let the guide know ahead of time so that they can be prepared to support you.
1. Guided Nature Immersion Walk
The guided walk is specifically and thoughtfully designed to help you relax, explore a deeper connection with nature, and let the body unwind.
Participants engage with nature through thoughtfully created "Invitations" that facilitate a deeper connection to nature. The walk culminates in a tea made from local, safe, and responsibly harvested Michigan herbs.
2. "Your Body and Nature" - Presentations
Get a fascinating overview of the historical beginnings and science behind the Japanese and American practices of Shinrin-yoku, as well as a look at the many ways our bodies interact with the environment all the time. Contact Cayla at firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT TO BRING ?
BOOK ONLINE to register for events and pay up front. Cash and and check donations are also accepted in person.
WHAT TO WEAR
Wear Supportive shoes, AND LAYER UP. We will be moving slowly, not burning calories. The guide reserves the right to turn away those who are not weather-prepared.
WHAT TO BRING
-emergency medications you need
-Consider bringing a portable, lightweight camp chair if you cannot sit on the ground.
ARRIVE ON TIME.
Walks will begin promptly. Please let the guide know if you will be late.
If you have LIFE THREATENING challenges, please let us know how we can support you.