Thank you to all the amazing yogis and nature lovers who joined me in September 2019 for my first workshop offering of forest bathing and yoga! It was a fantastic experience and such a joy to share this passion with all of you.
I’ve received a ton of inquiries about when I’ll be hosting more classes. Stay tuned for more opportunities to practice yoga and dive deep into nature in the spring of 2020. I have so much in development!
Curious to learn more in the meantime? Read on for a bit more detail about what you can expect from my workshops.
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 my workshops, you will learn more about Shinrin yoku and how we can incorporate the practice into our daily lives for physical and spiritual well being. We benefit in so many ways from slowing down and noticing the beauty that exists around us. We also benefit from slowing down and noticing that as humans, we are connected to nature. We are living breathing organisms, not machines. The practice of yoga in nature helps us to feel this deeper connection, calming the nervous system and bringing us into a state of balance.
“Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees.”
– John Muir
General Event Details:
– Bring a yoga mat, a bottle of water, and an open mind!
– I typically limit registration to 15 people or less. This helps to ensure “leave no trace” practices and to facilitate an intimate experience. Early registration is recommended!
– All workshops are phone and technology free. Get that digital detox!
– Participants are generally 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 workshops.
– Price varies by workshop. Please see specific event details as they are posted.
The forest invites us. Hope to see you all there in the Spring!