Have you heard about Shinrin-yoku or Forest bathing? Learn techniques to maximize the health benefits and stress-reducing qualities of this walking practice. Shinrin-yoku originated in Japan and is gaining popularity in the United States for its documented health benefits.
This practice takes a walk in the woods to another level. A centering and calming restorative practice, it promotes balance and restored vitality through a quality of presence and heightened sensory awareness. Recent articles have been written up in Oprah, Time Magazine, and National Geographic, as well as numerous other publications.
Sugarloaf Ridge State Park hosts a Forest Therapy Series as part of its ParksRx Program on the weekend of each month (http://parkrx-sonomacounty.org/events/). These walks are led by certified ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy) practitioners. See http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/ for more info about this practice.
Tickets are $20 or free with a 2020 ParkRx from a Sonoma County Medical Provider (visit https://sugarloafpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/ParksRx_info.pdf for more info). Event limited to 10 participants.
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