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Forest Bathing: Writing in Nature

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.

Many have asked if Mattie would consider “Writing in Nature”! So, here it is!

“This event begins a new series I’ll be offering for those who would like to begin a Nature Journal, or simply write from their experiences in relationship with nature. We will begin with mindfulness meditation and some “forest bathing” with “texture gathering.”- Mattie Decker

Journals and supplies will be provided, however you may wish to bring your own.

Registration is limited to 12 participants.

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.

*Transfiguration Preserve is private property and guests are only allowed on the property by invitation (a planned event or scheduled group).  Thank you.



RSVP below.

Registration will close on April 25th at noon.

Please reach out to [email protected] with any additional questions or concerns!

Forest Bathing RSVP

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We're looking forward to seeing you on April 27th!

If for some reason you are unable to attend, please update your RSVP by clicking "can't go" or email [email protected] so your spot can be opened up to someone else.

Thank you!

Details about the event and exact location will be sent once registration closes on
April 25th at noon!

See you soon!

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April 27
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Transfiguration Preserve
188 Mt. Tabor Way
Bat Cave, NC United States
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