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November 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Forest bathing is based on a Japanese practice that encourages inner peace and cultivates emotional stability. “Shinrin-Yoku” translates as “take in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bath”. Led by Sheila Levenhagen, this event will be a catalyst for connecting you with nature, peace, and a little slow, gentle, accessible yoga and qigong. In the forest, the sights, sounds, smells and textures can inspire creativity, nurture emotional healing, reduce blood pressure, strengthen the immune system, lift depression, quell anxiety – and so much more. If we are open and willing to allow it, nature will be a sanctuary and respite from the frenetic pace that we seem to spiral into during this modern age.
We will experience a quiet, meditative practice that consists of a slow and intentional walk through the trees and the forest atmosphere, stopping along the way to engage in mindfulness techniques and bring awareness to our senses while bringing us back to the deeper part of our own nature and self. We will also move through some gentle breath work throughout our quiet saunter.
Bring a small pack with: Comfortable shoes. Light, plant-based snack so we don’t leave litter (apple, celery, grapes, oranges, carrots, etc.). Small bottle of water Bug spray (just in case)
Location: Monte Sano Nature Preserve (Cleermont Trailhead) – 500 Cleermont Drive, Huntsville, AL 35801