Sat, Jun 17|
Saul Wildlife Sanctuary
Intro to Forest Bathing
An introduction to forest bathing at our June 17th celebration of Rose Valley's Preserves.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2023, 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Saul Wildlife Sanctuary, 9 Old Mill Ln, Rose Valley, PA 19063, USA
About the event
Join us for an introduction to forest bathing with Erika Hovland Bahij of Rose and Redwood.
"Forest Bathing" or "taking in the forest atmosphere" is based on the Japanese practice of shirin-yoku. It's a way to unplug, slow down, and immerse your senses in the natural world. You'll be guided on a gentle walk that combines rest and wandering, interspersed with facilitated group gatherings and solo time. The practice has been found to calm, center, and heal both body and mind. This program is a short introduction to Forest Bathing, providing a small sampling of the practice which is usually 2-3 hours long.
Registration is required for this portion of the June 17th celebration event. Tickets are $15 per adult and $5 per child under 12. Children under 2 are free. Maximum 25 participants. Payment can be made by cash or check at the event, or by venmo to Erika at @erika-hovland (for venmo, please indicate the number of adults and children in your reservation).
Each participant will be asked to sign a waiver on behalf of themselves and their minor children participating before the session begins. Please wear comfortable shoes and bring a water bottle.
Erika Hovland Bahij is an award-winning entrepreneur and founder of Rose and Redwood LLC, which provides programs and products to nurture your true nature.® Programs such as Forest Bathing walks and Rose and Lion Leadership Programs for Children inspire people to connect to nature, unearth their strengths and feel inspired to share their gifts with the world. Certified through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT) as a Forest Therapy guide, Erika is also certified in Wilderness First Aid. She grew up in Minnesota (the land of 10,000 lakes!) and has spent many hours camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors. She now resides with her family in Pennsylvania and believes nature provides us with energy, peace and insight – and that building a connection to nature is a pathway to discovering one’s true nature and leading from the heart.