Mindful Nature Walks: the What and Why

Kathleen Skoller • 27 February 2018
Event date 4 Mar '18 13:00 - 15:00
Event location Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods • 21850 N. Riverwoods Road, Riverwoods, 60015, IL, United States

My presentation introduces the Pachamama Alliance with video from the Awakening the Dreamer Symposium, explains why I seek to inspire human and nature connection in our virtual age and offers a forest therapy walk. (The forest is the therapist.)

mindful nature walks: the what and why  at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods with Kathleen Giese Skoller Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide    Four Upcoming Sundays, 1-3 pm:  March 4,    March 11   and   March 18  “It is nature like you’ve never experienced it before.” “Forest Bathing is so restorative. I feel deeply nurtured and refreshed.” Shinrin Yoku (“forest bathing”) is part of a global effort to reconnect with nature in our virtual age. Developed in Japan in the 1980’s, it has become a cornerstone of preventive healthcare and healing in Japanese medicine. Peak into the robust body of peer reviewed science on the health benefits of nature connection in forests: stress relief, reduced blood pressure, immune system boost, increased energy, improved sleep, mood, focus and creativity. Learn how to enliven your outer and inner senses.  Join us for a presentation and a garden meditation followed by a complementary walk. Let the spaciousness of nature fill your mind and heart.   Registration Information: LATE WINTER SPECIAL $35 per person / $30 for members, or register for the series.  Call 224-633-2426 @ BrushwoodCenter.org    Dress extra warm, in layers for the weather. Bring a water bottle.  If you have accessibility concerns, text 847-920-4486. We can make accommodations. There is an image of a deciduous forest in late winter. The text reads as follows: