Adult Programs

Forest Therapy Walks (in person)

Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest.

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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.  

COVID-19 Precautions:

Program participants must abide by the Arboretum’s safety guidelines

 

Laura Kamedulski, Retta Hennessy, and Jeanne Iovinelli, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guides

 

Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Bring insect and sun protection. Dressing in layers will help keep you comfortable for extended time outdoors. Bring a water bottle. Sunglasses and a mat or towel to sit upon are optional. Limit 15

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