Forest Bathing at Rookery Bay
March 2 @ 12:00 AM
For ages 18+
Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center’s “Snail Trail”
Forest Bathing is a slow, quiet, guided sensory experience with nature that has proven physical and mental health benefits. Think of it as “wellness in the woods.”
Our forest bathing takes place on the Snail Trail, a scrub and mangrove forest along Henderson Creek at the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center. From seating on a dock overlooking the water, a Certified Forest Bathing Guide will conduct a guided meditation session and offer a series of invitations to use your curiosity and senses to connect with nature and yourself. Look, listen, smell and feel what the forest is offering you.
Optional opportunities for sharing throughout the program create a communal sense of a shared experience. Light refreshments during a closing ceremony help you feel refreshed as you continue your day.
Decades of research have shown that forest bathing can reduce stress and depression and improve immune function as well as cardiovascular and respiratory health, among other benefits.
The fee includes same-day admission to the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center.
Schedule a private forest bathing experience (minimum of 4 guests) by emailing email@example.com
Please note that forest bathing is not a hike or an educational program. It is a chance to unwind and de-stress with nothing you need to learn or do.
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What to bring/wear:
Water or other hydrating beverage
Camping-style chair, if you need or want to sit
What not to bring:
Phone, camera or other electronic devices; it’s time to relax.