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Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)

Schedule and Location

Spring 2019 

Locations vary 

Mondays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section E:  June 17, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Retta Hennessy

Saturday (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section F: Summer Solstice Walk, June 22, meet at P-29 with Laura Kamedulski


Would you like a longer walk? Join us for Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)


Summer 2019

Locations vary

Mondays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section A: July 22, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Laura Kamedulski
  • Section B: August 12, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25 with Laura Kamedulski
  • Section C: September 16, meet at P-21 with Laura Laura Kamedulski

Saturdays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section D: July 13, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25 with Retta Hennessey
  • Section E: August 10,meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Retta Hennessey
  • Section F: September 7, meet at P-21 with Retta Hennessey  International Forest Bathing Day!
  • Section G: September 7, meet at P-21 with Laura Kamedulski  International Forest Bathing Day!

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and 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 sensory awareness exercises. The walks will conclude with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail.  

 

Course number

WELL008

Instructor

Brenda Spitzer, Laura Kameduski or Retta Hennessy, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide

Course Details

  • Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  If the weather is cold, dressing in warm layers is recommended. Limit 15.
  • Supplies: A hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Long sleeves and long pants recommended.   Optional supplies to bring if you wish include a sketchbook/journal, and a mat or towel to sit upon or a carry along canvas chair/camp chair.
  • Recommended ages: For adults, ages 18 and over
  • Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)