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Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)

Schedule and Location

Summer 2019

Locations vary

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

  • Section C: September 16, meet at P-21 with Laura Laura Kamedulski

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

  • Section F: September 7, meet at P-21 with Retta Hennessy  International Forest Bathing Day!
  • Section G: September 7, meet at P-21 with Laura Kamedulski  International Forest Bathing Day!

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


Fall 2019

Locations vary

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

  • Section A: Monday, October 21,  meet at Prairie Visitor Center P-25 with Jeanne Iovinelli
  • Section B: Monday, November 4, meet at Thornhill Shelter P-21 with Laura Kamedulski

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

  • Section C: Saturday, October 26  meet at Thornhill Shelter P-21 with retta Hennessy
  • Section D: Saturday, November 9, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Retta Hennessy
     

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

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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

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

Course Details

  • Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Dress for the outdoors;  we’ll be spending the entire time outside.  If the weather is cold layers recommended: a light synthetic layer closest to your skin,fleece or sweater, and warm coat, warm pants, heavy wool socks and waterproof, insulated shoes or boots.  Hat, scarf and gloves also recommended. Water or a warm drink, snack also suggested. Optional suggestions; mat or portable camp chair, journals and/ or sketchbooks.Limit 15
  • Recommended ages: For adults, ages 18 and over
  • Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)