Introduction to Shinrin Yoku (Forest Bathing)
Come and learn about the amazing healing power of shinrin-yoku, also known as "forest bathing." 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, meditative and sensory nature walk that will stimulate inspiration, foster awareness, reflection, and a deeper healing connection back to self. 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 promptly in the parking lot at CFPA's headquarters, at The Highlawn Trail. This is considered an easy ramble/hike for adults and mature youth. However, there are varying elevations and a few rock scrambles. The trail may be muddy in places. Although we love dogs, please abstain from bringing your fur baby.
Participants will be required to fill out a waiver and self-health assessment prior to the program. Masks and social distancing are required.
Alexandra Lowry of The Wisdom Alliance is a Certified Integrative Life Coach, Certified CFPA Ramble Guide (Connecticut Forest & Parks Association) and a member of the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides.