Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Awaken your senses and reconnect with nature during these mindful walks with a certified Forest Therapy guide. No two walks are the same; visit different locations at The Morton Arboretum and enjoy a variety of awareness-raising exercises.
“’Forest bathing’ suggests to me a more casual experience among the trees, unburdened by expectations, oriented to simple pleasures.” – Amos Clifford, Your Guide to Forest Bathing
Two-hour Forest Therapy Walk
On the two-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses, cultivate presence and invite healing interactions between people and the natural world. Conclude with a tea ceremony, with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail.
Three-hour Forest Therapy Walk
On the three-hour walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses and cultivate presence, with more time to deepen the healing interactions between people and the natural world. Conclude with a tea ceremony, with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail.
- If you are unwell, or have been in contact with someone who is unwell in the last two weeks, you must stay home. A full refund will be issued on request.
- Participants must wear face masks. Face masks are required while participating in Arboretum adult learning programs.
- Maintain a distance of six feet from others whenever possible.
- For more information on the Arboretum’s guidelines, please watch the video at https://www.mortonarb.org/visit-explore/plan-visit/know-you-go-visit-information.