Join me on Sunday, September 15 from 3-5:30pm for a two and a half hour wilderness dive, combining the healing powers of yoga and nature therapy during an afternoon that will connect you to the deeper world both around and within you.
Through a practice called Shinrin yoku, we can experience the benefits of interacting with nature on a deeper level. Shinrin yoku is a Japanese term that literally means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” The practice of Shinrin yoku emphasizes slowing down our movement and facilitates a sensory experience of the natural world. Shinrin yoku has been scientifically proven to reduce stress – which is at the root of many physical and emotional ailments – as well as boosting our immune functioning, reducing blood pressure and a multitude of other benefits.
During this workshop, you will learn more about Shinrin yoku and how we can incorporate the practice into our daily lives for physical and spiritual well being. And since I love yoga, I can’t think of a better way to enhance the experience of forest bathing than a one hour class!
What you can expect:
– Learning and discussion about the practice of Shinrin yoku, with an emphasis on how it connects to Patanjali’s eight limbed path of yoga.
– An hour long yoga class taught by me, in the beauty of the great outdoors.
– Two opportunities to engage in the practice of Shinrin yoku in a safe and beautiful setting, one session prior to yoga and one session following yoga.
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”
– John Muir
– $20 for Seva Yoga members, $30 for non-members. Register at http://www.sevayoga.net.
– Bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and an open mind!
– Participation is limited to 18 people in order to ensure “leave no trace” practices and to facilitate an intimate experience. Workshop is expected to sell out. Early registration is recommended!
– This is a phone and technology free workshop.
– Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking sandals as opposed to boots or closed toed tennis shoes. This encourages air movement near the feet during forest bathing, and allows you to easily remove your shoes if you choose to.
– The experiences of forest bathing and yoga often lead to inspiration and creativity. You may enjoy bringing a sketchbook or journal for use after the workshop.
Please message me directly with any questions!