CFPA Ramble: An Introduction to Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing)
Come and learn about the amazing healing power of shinrin-yoku, also known as "forest bathing." Enjoy another way to connect to the land and yourself.
Scientific research has now caught up with ancient knowledge that time spent in forests have a direct, measurable and profound effect on the human spirit and physical well-being. The shinrin-yoku process is a guided nature session that will stimulate inspiration, foster awareness, reflection, and a deeper healing connection back to self. You can learn more about shinrin-yoku in this article in USA Today, or listen to this story on NPR!
During this introductory Ramble, you will be guided and led through the gentle, intentional shinrin-yoku process with a series of invitations, reflections, and general information. This hike starts in the parking lot at CFPA's headquarters. This will be a gentle, easy ramble for adults.The trail may be muddy in places. No dogs, please.
This event is being offered as part of a series of Forest Bathing programs at CFPA that include both rambles and presentations. Attend one or all of each! For additional programs, visit CFPA's event page.
Presenter Alexandra Lowry is a Certified Integrative Life Coach and a member of the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides. Alexandra is also a Red Cross First Aid/CPR certified CFPA Ramble Guide.
This free event is sponsored by the CFPA Rambles program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA).
As a program of the Connecticut Forest & Park Association, CFPA Rambles are intended to bring people, fun, and the outdoors together. Led by trained CFPA Ramble Guides, these FREE, engaging outings are offered on trails around the state every month throughout the year. Each CFPA Ramble is designed to show the people of Connecticut how easy and enjoyable a ramble can be and to feature the many different outdoor opportunities our state has to offer.
To prepare for a safe and enjoyable CFPA Ramble:
- Be ready to begin the Ramble at the scheduled start time;
- Bring water, snack, and your excitement;
- Leave pets at home; and
- Wear sturdy shoes