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Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

Spring walk at The Morton Arboretum

 

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. The walks will visit different locations at the Arboretum and will include a variety of awareness-raising exercises. The walks will conclude with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail. 

Instructor: Brenda Spitzer, certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide

Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.   Max 15.
Supplies: A hat, sunglasses and mat or towel to sit upon are optional. Lightweight long sleeves and long pants are recommended.  Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
Recommended ages: For Adults, ages 18 and over

Course number: 
WELL008
SCHEDULE AND LOCATION: 

Select Mondays or Saturdays starting August 12 through November 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Monday, January 1, 2018, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m.

August/September

Mondays 3-hour Subscription Series: 4 Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
or per class

  • Section A: Monday, August 14 meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
  • Section B: Monday, August 28 meet at P-29
  • Section C: Monday, September 11 meet at P-21
  • Section D: Monday, September 25 meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25


Saturday 3-hour Subscription Series: 4 Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
or per class

  • Section A: Saturday, August 12 meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
  • Section B: Saturday, August 26 meet at P-29
  • Section C: Saturday, September 9 meet at P-21
  • Section D: Saturday, September 23 meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25

 

October/November

Monday 3-hour Subscription Series: Four Mondays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Or per class

  • Section A: Monday, October 2, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
  • Section B: Monday, October 16, meet at P-29
  • Section C: Monday, October 30, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25
  • Section D: Monday, November 13, meet at P-21


Saturday 3-hour Subscription Series: Four Saturdays, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Or per class

  • Section A: Saturday, October 7, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
  • Section B: Saturday, October 21, meet at P-29
  • Section C: Saturday, November 4, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25
  • Section D: Saturday, November 18, meet at P-21

 

Holiday Nature Rx: Forest Therapy Walk (individual registration only)
New Year’s Day: Monday, January 1, 8:00 to 11:00 a.m., meet at P-21

FEES AND ADMISSION: 

Fee includes admission.

$16.00 per class or $56 for a series, member
$25.00 per class or $92 for a series, nonmember

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: 

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW 
CALL: 630-719-2468 (or to be wait listed)
IN PERSON: Stop by the Visitor Center during open hours.