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Shinrin-yoku - Forest Therapy, Classroom Session and Walk

Course number : LIR304   ID : 27287    Section Number : 3
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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). This option includes both a classroom lecture about forest therapy and an outdoor walk in Baker Park during the 2nd session Shinrin-yoku experience.  The walk will be less than 1 mile.

Class Details

2 Session(s)
Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Wed.  
  Weekly - Thu.  

Location : Multiple Location : 
  Conference Center (E Building)

Instructor : Continuing Education Instructor 



Please read:  This course will meet on campus and on location in an in-person environment. Students will be required to provide their own transportation to the meeting location.



Registration Closes On
Wednesday, September 4, 2024 @ 12:00 AM



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/4/2024 - 9/4/2024 Weekly - Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, Conference Center (E Building)  Map, Room: E138 Continuing Education Instructor 
9/5/2024 - 9/5/2024 Weekly - Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Frederick, OFF CAMPUS  Map, Room: Off Campus Location Continuing Education Instructor