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Shinrin-yoku - Forest Therapy, Walk Only

Course number : LIR304   ID : 27285    Section Number : 1
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Shinrin-yoku, coined by the Japanese, can be defined as "forest bathing” or “taking in the forest atmosphere.” It is part of a holistic approach to health that emphasizes the therapeutic benefits of connecting with the natural world. Shinrin-yoku can lower cortisol levels, boost the immune system, and enhance mental clarity. During this course, participants will be invited to connect with all of their senses, the forest & surroundings, and the more than human world. This guided outdoor healing practice is unlike a guided nature walk or hike, forest therapy deliberately sets a slow pace and invites people to experience the pleasures of nature through all of their senses. Each walk ends with an offering of light refreshments including snacks and a tea service (wild foraged when possible). Participants will be outdoors on campus during the Shinrin-yoku experience and will need to dress for the weather. Participants may want to bring a folding chair for comfort if sitting on the ground is not comfortable. The walk will be less than 1 mile.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

Conference Center (E Building)

Continuing Education Instructor 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus in an in-person environment.



Registration Closes On
Saturday, August 24, 2024 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
8/24/2024 - 8/24/2024 Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E125 Continuing Education Instructor