INTERESTED TO LEARN ABOUT FOREST BATHING?
The trainers from the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides will be in attendance along with the group of trainees enrolled in the intensive program at the EcoWellness Centre. If you wish to learn about this unique approach to improving health and well-being, please attend the open community meeting to be held on FRIDAY APRIL 20th, at 7:00 pm at the Carp Ridge EcoWellness Centre, 2386 Thomas Dolan Pkwy. All are welcome (by donation).
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED FOREST THERAPY GUIDE?
A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way. These walks follow a standard sequence. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with the present moment and place. Next come a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.
WANT TO TRY IT OUT? (no charge) Wednesday, April 25th, 9:00am to noon.
If you wish to experience a guided walk, you can sign up as a volunteer to provide trainees with a practice opportunity. Please email email@example.com to register. Volunteers are asked to arrive at 2386 Thomas A Dolan Parkway entrance by 9:00 am. Please wear outdoor weather appropriate clothing. Bring your water bottle.