Schedule and Location
Mondays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)
- Section A: October 15, Prairie Visitor Center P-25
- Section B: November 12, Thornhill Shelter P-21
Saturdays (9:30 to 11:15 a.m.)
- Section C: October 27, Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
- Section D: November 17, Thornhill Shelter P-21
Fees and Registration
Nonmembers: Fees include admission to the Arboretum.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a 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 awareness-raising exercises. The walks will conclude with tea made from edible plants foraged along the trail.
Instructor: Brenda Spitzer, certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide
Notes: Held entirely outdoors, rain, snow or shine. Dress appropriately for the weather. Layers of clothing are recommended. Max 15.
Supplies: A hat, sunglasses, water bottle, sunscreen and insect repellant. 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. Water or a cold drink, snack also suggested.
Recommended ages: For Adults, ages 18 and over
ONLINE: REGISTER NOW
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 (or to be waitlisted, M-F, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
IN PERSON: Stop by Visitor Center during open hours.
Weather Cancellation Hotline
Classes run rain or shine unless there is a threat of server weather. If severe weather is forecast please call 630-719-7979 for updates on weather related cancellations.