Give yourself the gift of slowing down. Join certified nature therapy guide Kimberly on a morning mindfulness walk to connect more deeply with the created world through a gentle, contemplative walk in the lovely Leidse Hout with mid-day break inspired by shinrin yoku – forest bathing.
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 Leidse Hout Tea House
• Meeting Time
We will leave the entrance at 12:00 sharp and we finish around 13:00.
In the event of cancellation due to severe weather, participants will be notified by 7 a.m. the day of the event.
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.