During this retreat at The Morton Arboretum for LGBTQ+ community and their allies, join other nature lovers for a day of reflection, mindfulness, and connection.
Research shows that time spent among the trees has clear benefits for mental, emotional, and physical well-being. Step outside the pressures of daily life, come home to yourself, and nurture your well-being with three nature-focused sessions:
- Practice shinrin-yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest, during a mindful walk with a certified forest therapy guide.
- Deepen your connection to the natural world by exploring nature through the lens of queer ecology.
- Use journaling and sketching as a means to slow down and draw closer to nature through self-reflection.
Come as you are; it’s all welcome in the forest.
This program meets in person at the Arboretum. Lunch and refreshments included.
Instructors: Jessica Rodriguez, certified forest therapy guide; Jenna John, artist and ecologist; nateo carreño, horticulturist and community organizer
Age: 16 and older
Course number: WELL400