Celebrate the seasonal wonders of Spears Woods and devote time for your wellbeing during Tuesday morning Shinrin-yoku walks.
Develop a connection with Spear Woods, a unique Midwest treasure with a diverse habitat that has been very well restored and is ecologically rich. The highlight of this woods is a native prairie meadow full of flowers. By visiting one location weekly, you’ll have the opportunity to notice the changes taking place in the landscape and with all of the insects and wildlife.
Shinrin-yoku is a practice of spending time in nature and forested areas for the purpose of enhancing health, wellness, and happiness. There is a specific intention to connect with nature for healing by mindfully moving through the landscape in ways that cultivate presence, open all the senses, and create opportunities for nature communication.
Walks will travel less than a mile at a slow pace on nature trails. Participants should be comfortable walking on uneven terrain and potentially getting wet or muddy. Dress appropriately for the weather. Restrooms are available at the beginning and end of the walk. Cell phones and other electronic devices are to be left in your car.
You are welcome to bring a water bottle, insect repellant, hat, walking stick, portable chair, and anything else you may need to make your experience comfortable.
Walks will take place very Tuesday 4/17/18 - 12/3/18
9:30 a.m -12:00 p.m.
$22 per walk or $100 for 5 walks
Register for each walk you plan on attending. Prepayment required. PayPal and Checks accepted.
Marie will be your Forest Therapy Guide. She has an enduring appreciation for nature as an artistic canvas of seasonal beauty. She wants to celebrate and share this wonder with others through Shinrin-yoku to cultivate fascination, gratitude, and respect within the heart. In this wonderful experience of connecting through the senses, the cycles of life, inside and outside, are revealed and our place within them is discovered. Marie will guide you to find peace within the natural rhythms of the planet and universe.