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Forest Bathing at Crystal Spring Trail

April 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Join us, Friday April 26 for an eco-spiritual experience of forest bathing.

Forest Bathing (also called Forest Therapy or Shinrin Yoku) is a guided practice inviting us to awaken our senses and deepen connection with ourselves, others, and the Ground of Our Being.

Our guide, ANFT-certified guide, Kimberly Knight M.Div., will take us through a structured experience with a sequence of invitations and contemplative prompts.

Forest Bathing, also known as Forest Therapy, is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku 森林浴 which translates literally as  “Forest Bath.” The nuances of this terminology are:

• Bathing as immersion in the forest atmosphere
• Bathing as taking in the forest through our senses
• Bathing as being in the present moment, being in the here and now (Naka Ima 中今 or, in the “middle of now”)

Forest Bathing is more than a walk in the woods. Developing reciprocal relationships with the Web of Interbeing can be a mindful, spiritual practice. A forest bathing walk is an open and affirming practice; there are no prescriptions for what a person “should” experience or what benefits they “should” receive. Instead, it is a practice of invitation that supports a deeper relationship of reciprocity with our kin of the other-than-human world.

We will meet just before 10 a.m. in the Greenwood Park parking lot and begin walking promptly at 10 a.m.

Please bring a thermos of hot water and a light snack.

Tickets below are offered on a sliding scale based on the “green bottle” equity framework. You can read about this framework here.

Slow down

Reconnect with nature

Notice your noticing

Realign your inner compass


April 26
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Crystal Springs Trail
176 Pond St
Stoneham, MA 02180 United States
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