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Forest Bathing


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INSTRUCTOR: Minnie Kansman - Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Member Certified Guide
EARLY BIRD RATE: $44 per person (Ends April 23)
REGULAR RATE: $54 per person (Closes April 30)
REGISTER: https://stpr.us/ViewCourseActivityDetails.aspx?id=C1928 or 248-846-6558
AGES: 8+ (Children ages 8-14 are welcome with an adult, adult must pay and participate as well.)
TIME: 1:00-4:00pm
DATE: Sunday, May 6
LOCATION: Shiawassee Basin Preserve Pavilion (12000 Davisburg Rd, Davisburg, MI)

In the 1980's scientists in Japan started documenting the effect that spending time in a natural environment has on the physical body. They discovered amazing health benefits from lowered blood pressure and pulse rate, to decreased levels of cortisol, the stress hormone present in cancer. These findings have sparked a movement in the US called Nature and Forest Therapy, sometimes called Forest Bathing. Join Minnie Kansman, a certified Forest Therapy Guide, as she leads you on gentle paths in the Shiawassee Basin Preserve inviting you through guided sensory activities to experience your own Nature Connection. These invitations will assist you to explore Nature in the deepest way possible. Learn more about Forest Bathing here: http://www.natureandforesttherapy.org/the-science.html

Bring a bottle of water, food to snack on, a waterproof tarp or mat to sit on, and a camp chair if sitting on the ground is difficult for you. Dress comfortably for the weather, waterproof shoes or boots are recommended. We will meet at the Shiawassee Basin Pavilion 15 minutes before our walk begins. Children 8yrs or older are welcome with an adult. Pre-registration is required one week prior to the event.