Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

Schedule and Location

Saturdays (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)

Section A: October 13, P-29 
Section B: November 3, Thornhill Shelter P-21

Mondays (9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.)
Section C: October 29, Big Rock Visitor Station, P-13
Section D: November 26, Thornhill Shelter P-21

Holiday Forest Therapy Walk (8:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
New Year’s Day: Tuesday, January 1, P-21

Fees and Registration

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

$28.00 member
$33.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

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 wooded trail 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. 

Course number

WELL016

Instructor

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.  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.
  • Recommended ages: For adults, ages 18 and over

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Forest Therapy Walks (3 hour)

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