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Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)

Schedule and Location

Spring 2019 

Locations vary 

Mondays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section E:  June 17, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Retta Hennessy

Saturday (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section F: Summer Solstice Walk, June 22, meet at P-29 with Laura Kamedulski - CANCELED


Would you like a longer walk? Join us for Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)


Summer 2019

Locations vary

Mondays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section A: July 22, meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Laura Kamedulski
  • Section B: August 12, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25 with Laura Kamedulski
  • Section C: September 16, meet at P-21 with Laura Laura Kamedulski

Saturdays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)

  • Section D: July 13, meet at Prairie Visitor Station, P-25 with Retta Hennessey
  • Section E: August 10,meet at Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13 with Retta Hennessey
  • Section F: September 7, meet at P-21 with Retta Hennessey  International Forest Bathing Day!
  • Section G: September 7, meet at P-21 with Laura Kamedulski  International Forest Bathing Day!

Fees and Registration

$16.00 member
$20.00 nonmember

ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a slow and mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. The walks will visit different locations at the Arboretum and will include a variety of sensory awareness exercises. The walks will conclude with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail.  

The Saturday, June 22 walk from 9:30-11:15 a.m. has been CANCELED due to inclement weather.  Please contact the Registrar's Office between 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday at 630-719-2468 to transfer your registration to a future session or request a refund. 

 

Course number

WELL008

Instructor

Brenda Spitzer, Laura Kameduski or Retta Hennessy, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide

Course Details

  • Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  If the weather is cold, dressing in warm layers is recommended. Limit 15.
  • Supplies: A hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellent.  Long sleeves and long pants recommended.   Optional supplies to bring if you wish include a sketchbook/journal, and a mat or towel to sit upon or a carry along canvas chair/camp chair.
  • Recommended ages: For adults, ages 18 and over
  • Arboretum class weather, cancellation and refund policies

Forest Therapy Walks (1 hour 45 minute)