As the spring equinox approaches, you’re to join me for a serene and enchanting Forest Bathing Walk—a celebration of the longest night and the return of the sun. As the wheel of the year continues to turn, let’s come together to immerse ourselves in the quiet beauty of nature and rejuvenate our spirits.
Forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, is a Japanese practice that encourages mindful immersion in nature, allowing us to connect with the healing energy of the forest. This equinox marks a perfect time to embrace the balance of day and night, and what better way to celebrate than by immersing ourselves in the serene beauty of the natural world?
As we meander through the trails, we will let the forest be our guide, offering wisdom and solace as we welcome the coming spring together.
A good portion of our time together will be in silence. This offers you the opportunity to experience the forest and to connect with others who want to experience nature fully and deeply. By choosing to stay away from friendly chit-chat and explore what it’s like to walk in nature without speaking, we have a chance to engage our senses more fully and to truly connect with the natural world.
• Be Prepared
Dress comfortably for walking on natural terrains. Bring a water bottle, but little else so you are unencumbered for your walk. Participants will be asked to silence and pocket their phones, so let folks know you will be unavailable for a couple of hours.
All participants of Wildwood Wisdom activities are personally responsible for their own fitness, safety and welfare and must be equipped accordingly.
• Meeting Place
The bike racks in the carpark of the Panbos
• Meeting Time
We will leave the parking lot at 12:00 sharp and we finish around 14:30.
In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 8 a.m. the day of the event.
Space is limited to 18 participants.
Did you know that in 2018 the National Health Service of Scotland started prescribing “birdwatching, rambling and beach walks in the Atlantic winds to help treat chronic and debilitating illnesses for the first time.”
“Forest bathing” originates from a Japanese practice called shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.” This will be a slow paced, mindful time spent in the woods and an opportunity to reconnect with the natural world.