Forest Bathing with Katie Hagel

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Forest Bathing with Katie Hagel

Day and Time

Sun, 07 July 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location

Race Brook Lodge

864 South Undermountain Road

Sheffield, MA 01257


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Day and Time

Sun, 07 July 2019 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Location

Race Brook Lodge

864 South Undermountain Road

Sheffield, MA 01257


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Description

This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku Forest Therapy, the medicine of simply being in the forest. Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine.

10-1130am, Sunday July 7th 2019
Cost: $15 / Free for Race Brook Lodge guests (reserve your spot)
Meet at Race Brook Lodge, 864 S. Undermountain Road, Sheffield MA 01257 (map)
For questions, contact us at wellness@rblodge.com or call (413) 229-2916

“The key to unlocking the power of the forest is in the five senses. Let nature enter through your ears, eyes, nose, mouth, hands and feet. Listen to the birds singing and the breeze rustling in the leaves of the trees. Look at the different greens of the trees and the sunlight filtering through the branches. Smell the fragrance of the forest and breathe in the natural aromatherapy of phytoncides. Taste the freshness of the air as you take deep breaths. Place your hands on the trunk of a tree. Dip your fingers or toes in a stream. Lie on the ground. Drink in the flavor of the forest and release your sense of joy and calm. This is your sixth sense, a state of mind. Now you have connected with nature. You have crossed the bridge to happiness.” —Qing Li author of FOREST BATHING: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness