Nature and Forest Therapy: Explore Writing and Drawing in Nature
June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
In June we have a series of opportunities from experiencing first time “Forest Bathing” walks, to further explorations of “Nature and Forest Therapy” for those who want more! These events will provide specific opportunities for individuals interested in discovering more of the science back of Forest Therapy as well as opportunities for those interested in nature writing and nature drawing in a “sit spot” of choice, ending in a tea ceremony. Also, in June we will introduce our first of Sunday “sacred saunters” providing space for contemplation and reflection in nature, opening and closing with a sharing circle. Each of these offerings will be led by Mattie Decker and will allow plenty of space for individual exploration in ways that respect each person’s unique needs.
Saturday, June 26: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Nature and Forest Therapy- A more in-depth experience and opportunity to explore writing and drawing in 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.
Registration is required.
A donation of $30 is suggested for forest bathing walks, for those who are able. Donations are not required and the amount of your gift is entirely up to you. Donations of $35 or more will include Conserving Carolina membership benefits.
RSVP period closes on 6/24/21 at 5PM.
RSVP for Forest Bathing June 26
Your RSVP will generate an automatic confirmation to your email. Please look for a more detailed informational email a few days before the event. If you have any questions or need to cancel your reservation, please contact Community Engagement Manager Ericka Berg at email@example.com