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Forest Bathing: Nature and Yoga

May 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a special session of forest bathing and yoga at Transfiguration Preserve. This walk will provide time to enjoy an experience in the forest as we discover what the changing season invites us to explore.

Mattie is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide. She is also a Zen practitioner, an Episcopal oblate, and a retired education professor, and she is certified in wilderness first aid. This event is one of our monthly forest bathing walks. Forest bathing is a practice from Japan that has been gaining attention in the West. Forest bathing is not about getting exercise. It’s not about hiking to get somewhere. It’s about being present in the forest, taking it in. It’s about creating relationships between humans and the more-than-human world.

Dr. Mattie Decker’s friend Kiersten Angelos will begin a monthly offering here of Nature and Yoga! Kiersten is an ANFT-Certified Forest Therapy Guide and a Yoga Teacher certified in both Vinyasa yoga (200RYT) and Ayuryoga (500RYT).  She moved here from Albuquerque, New Mexico where she was certified as an Ayurvedic Practitioner with The Ayurvedic Institute. With all of her training, she helps guide others to live life harmoniously by incorporating wellness and holistic teachings. Kiersten has been on all of Dr. Mattie Decker’s walks since moving to Asheville, and is delighted to bring this practice to the community.

To keep everyone safe, these walks are limited to 12 participants. Registration is required. Please bring your own yoga mat.

Donations are not required and the amount of your gift is entirely up to you. A donation of $30 is suggested for forest bathing walks, for those who are able. Donations of $35 or more will include Conserving Carolina membership benefits.



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RSVPs will close at 12PM on 4/17/23

To cancel your RSVP, please email [email protected].


May 21, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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