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Forest Bathing: Experience Nature and Renewal
Saturday, November 10 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Forest Bathing, also known as Shinrin Yoku or forest therapy, is a fast-growing discipline designed to nurture relaxation, improve cognition and stimulate well-being and connection through the therapeutic power of nature. Spending time in the forest is proven to reduce stress, boost our immune systems, and speed healing.
Immersed in the inspiring beauty of the forest, you’ll be guided using modern and ancient nature connection practices designed to quiet the mind, focus the senses and soothe the spirit for whole-being health, wellness and connection. You may register for sessions individually for $35, or for all three for $90. Learn more about forest bathing at www.FertileReturn.com.
Space is limited. Pre-registration is required to reserve your place and receive meet-up instructions. Ages 18 and older, with the ability to walk unassisted on a forest trail.
Class 1: Saturday, October 27th: 8:00-10:00am: Cells That Fire Together, Wire Together
Modern neuroscience tells us that what fires together, wires together. When our brain cells communicate frequently, the connection between them strengthens every time they connect. Each time this happens the transmission time gets faster and faster until it becomes almost automatic. This brain functionality can be beneficial when you’re trying to learn a new dance step, but if you’re frequently stressed out, irritable, or have an unhealthy addiction to technology, this built-in, auto-response function can work against you. Spending time in nature can help prune back those over-worked neural circuits, quiet the mind and soothe the spirit for increased relaxation, cognition and well-being. Leave the devices at home and join us on this gentle two-hour forest immersion. Experience renewal and insight throughthe forest’s calming beauty, nurturing wisdom and awesome intelligence.
Class 2: Saturday, November 10th: 8:00-10:00am: The ART of the BATH
Life is always in motion. Always morphing, always changing. Just when you think you’ve captured perfection, it shifts.Like day to night, inhaling to exhaling, fall, summer to fall, impermanence is the single most powerful force in the Universe.The artist is the true master of this realm. Free from the constraints of time and space, armed with endless imagination,the artist returns again and again to the lush, fertile and ever-changing nature of the moment.
Free yourself from perfection and let your inner Picasso flow as we quiet the mind, focus the senses and reconnect with nature and our creativity on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.
Class 3: Saturday, November 17th: 8:00-10:00am: Gratitude: A Perfect Fall
As humans we have a mesmerizing capacity and power to define our lives, and yet the creative and mysterious force of the Universe is all-encompassing and beyond our control. Recognizing this natural give and take means embracing the rhythms of our life and routinely letting go of all that we are, so that we can welcome in all that we can be. Make room for gratitude and renewal as we quiet our minds, focus our senses and soothe our spirit through the power of nature on this gentle, two-hour forest immersion.