Unwind, Connect with Nature, Improve Health
Forest Therapy, also known as Forest Bathing, is a relational practice that brings people
into deeper intimacy with natural places, including our natural self. It offers us the
possibility of meeting again the true essence of who we are. Forest Bathing comes from
the Japanese word Shinrin-Yoku which means, “taking in the atmosphere of the forest”.
Scientific research reports many health benefits attributed to forest therapy, such
as boosted immune function, improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, increased
focus and a lowering of stress and depression.
A 2-hour forest therapy walk typically covers less than a mile. On it you’ll be guided
through a sequence of forest bathing invitations designed to help you slow down. These
invitations will invite you to use your body’s senses to explore the intricate beauty of
nature. There will be time for sharing with others and at the conclusion, a sacred
gathering over tea.
Rain Date: July 9th Sunday
ARRIVAL TIME – 9:30AM. Please arrive at 9:30am at the location below so we may begin on time. Thank you
Location: Harms Woods – Glenview woods entrance on Harms Road. Meet near the end of the parking lot on the grass. Please meet there at 9:30am to get things started. We will begin at at 10 AM. We will proceed even if there is a very slight drizzle – dress appropriately for the weather. You will receive an email confirmation with further details and teacher contact information 24 hours prior to the event.
Please dress comfortably.
Long pants are recommended.
Wear shoes for walking on uneven terrain.
Dress for the weather.
Bring water for hydration.
The walk is from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Your Instructor: Alyse Rynor is a holistic psychotherapist, health coach and certified nature & forest therapy guide. She is passionate about supporting those on a personal and spiritual growth journey who seek authentic self-connection and a greater sense of wholeness
through talk therapy, nutrition & lifestyle changes and deepening one’s relationship with nature. Alyse lives and works in Evanston, Illinois. https://alyserynor.com