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Nature Therapy Walk: A Shinrin-yoku Experience (September)

Saturday, September 18 9:30 am
Saturday, September 18 12:00 pm


Nature Therapy Walks are a unique, immersive, slow-paced experience with proven health benefits. Inspired by the Japanese practice of forest bathing and led by a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide, you will explore the land of the Preserve and awaken your senses to its sounds, beings, textures, and beauty. This experience is different than a hike or naturalist walk. You will be invited to move slowly, wander, pause, observe and reflect. The emphasis is on unplugging, calming the mind, and engaging with the natural world. Many studies have shown that this type of experience in nature reduces stress, lowers cortisol levels and blood pressure, increases energy, enhances sleep, increases natural killer disease-fighting cells, and provides an overall sense of well-being.

Lead by Anisa George

Anisa George is a writer, theater artist, and certified Forest Therapy Guide. All her work focuses on tuning attention to the more-than-human-world. She has been guiding walks in the Philadelphia region since 2019 and is a great lover of native plants and Bowman’s Hill.

“The forest is the therapist. The guide opens the doors.” – M. Amos Clifford

Pre-registration for this program is required by Thursday, September 16, 2021.

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