We can't wait for another year of marveling at the beauty of nature together & reconnecting to the world outside.
As the heart of winter approaches, it's an important time of year to keep nature in your self-care practice, and we hope you'll bundle up and join us this month for a Guided Shinrin-Yoku: Winter After Dark experience at Blandford Nature Center (on a waitlist), Winter Forest Bathing Class at Provin Trails, & a special Foraging & Winter Tree ID class at Peace Park!
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Join Katie for a morning of relaxation & self-care during this 1-hr winter forest bathing class, which includes breathwork, meditation, and guided forest bathing to help you reconnect & expand your relationship with the winter months.
Join Katie & Luke for a winter foraging exploration! During this special winter class we'll focus on how to identify trees in the winter, what they have to share with us, wild winter foods, and habitat recognition to grow your skills!
Guided Shinrin-yoku: Winter After Dark Series at Blandford Nature Center!
Tend to your relationship with winter + explore by the light of the moon:
Join our guide Katie & explore the relaxing wellness practice of Shinrin-yoku in the beauty of the winter forest at Blandford Nature Center! This special 3-part serieswill begin with a brief introduction to the background and research of Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”), how it differs from a hike in the forest, and how it can help enhance our well-being in the darkest months of winter. From there, you’ll be guided in 3 separate Shinrin-yoku experiences over the course of winter to help you relax, tend to your relationship with the cold weather season, and explore the beauty of winter in new ways. Each session also includes a luminary lit guided breathing practice to help you cleanse your lungs after a day inside, and end with a half hour of time indoors, warming up with a hot wild foraged tea, a snack, and time to visit as a community. Hot stone handwarmers provided for our time outside.
We hope you can join us for winter wellness & community connection!
(all sessions 6-7:30pm)
Thursday, January 5: session full and on a waitlist!