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Flowing with Nature: Earth Day Riverside Walk (Intro to Forest Bathing)

Join me for an introductory forest bathing experience on Earth Day!

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Flowing with Nature: Earth Day Riverside Walk (Intro to Forest Bathing)
Flowing with Nature: Earth Day Riverside Walk (Intro to Forest Bathing)

Time & Location

Apr 22, 2024, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Brockville, 525 King St W, Brockville, ON K6V 3N4, Canada

About the event

Experience an intro to forest bathing on Earth Day! This isn't your standard walk – it's a gentle initiation into the practice of forest bathing, perfect for beginners and seasoned nature lovers alike. We'll get together to flow with nature, root ourselves into the Earth and celebrate this beautiful world we call home.

It's a special day, let's honour it together along the beautiful riverside, under the tall majestic pines.

Let's make an impact together: In celebration of Earth Day this intro walk is being offered by donation. 100% of proceeds donated will go to the Ottawa Valley Wild Bird Care Centre. The centre plays an important role in conservation by providing care to thousands of wild birds each year, of which many are species that are endangered or threatened. A saved bird returned to its ecosystem contributes to its species' survival, and also helps reduce some of the human-caused harm that affects the natural world upon which we all depend.

What to expect on the walk:

On this walk Certified Forest Bathing Guide, Cherianne Cybulskie, will lead you on an immersive experience in nature that invites you to unwind and reconnect with the wild world. This is not a hike or a workout, we stop and pause often. Throughout the walk, you'll experience sensory-based invitations, engaging with the forest through curiosity, sight, hearing, and touch. The guide periodically regroups, offering a relaxed space for sharing personal insights or stories from your explorations, with no pressure to speak if you prefer to enjoy the collective experience. The walk concludes with a forest tea prepared by a common plant local to the region, along with a light snack.

Whether you're wanting to try something new, seeking stress relief, navigating grief, or everything above, under and in between - this walk provides a gentle space for you to find solace in nature. Don't miss out on this incredible experience!

Spaces are limited. Maximum of 8 registrants.

What's Forest Bathing? Forest bathing, originating in Japan in 1982 and known as Shinrin-yoku, has evolved into a vital aspect of preventative medicine in Japanese culture. Forest bathing is more than just a walk in the woods, it means immersing in the forest atmosphere and taking in the forest through all of our senses. It allows individuals to pause, take a breath, and reconnect with themselves, nature and their community. Learn more, here.

Investment: Suggested donation of $25 (a standard forest bathing walk costs $35 CAD)

Refund Policy

- $5 of this event fee is a nonrefundable deposit.

- Notice given 3 days or more from the walk will receive a refund, minus the $5 admin fee.

- Cancellations made less than 3 days notice before the walk, will not receive a refund.

If the walk has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, a refund will be provided.

What You'll Need for the Walk:

  • Water bottle
  • Closed toe shoes or boots
  • Appropriate clothing for the weather - forest bathing walks take place rain or shine! (hat and mitts for colder mornings, long pants, rain gear). Our walk is slow paced so it is important to wear a few layers of clothing so you are not cold/wet as this can make it harder to fully connect to the experience
  • Something to sit on and get comfortable with such as a yoga mat and/or blanket. At times you may be invited to sit or lie on the ground (completely optional!)

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