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Forest Bathing With Dr. Mattie Decker
November 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
November’s brisk air and pungent shift toward the end of fall can be a perfect time to explore the forest with all the senses awakened. Dr. Decker will lead you in a two-hour walk, offering simple, open invitations to guide your attention and to help deepen our relationships with all of nature.
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.
To keep everyone safe, these walks are limited to 8 participants and registration is required. To request a spot, please email Mattie at firstname.lastname@example.org. These events are free but donations are welcome. You can donate online here.