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 shinrin-yoku:  the medicine of being in the forest 


Well, if we needed anyone to tell us, the World Health Organization has named Stress as the health epidemic of the 21st century. 

Fortunately the antidote is right outside our doors, melded into our DNA.  Science is affirming what many already sense; we need direct nature connection not only in order to survive as a species but to thrive as individuals now. 

JOIN US for a totally unique immersion in our local forests based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku aka Forest Bathing (fully clothed!).   


MAY 6th, 1pm - 4pm
Botsford Nature Preserve, Branchport

Immerse in Big Gully, a stunning gorge at the north end of Keuka Lake!  We are grateful for this Finger Lakes Land Trust preserve and for the Finger Lakes Museum for hosting this Forest Bathing walk.  We may catch Wild Ginger in flower, like last year, and many other spring ephemerals!

​SPACE IS LIMITED and REGISTRATION is available via the Finger Lakes Museum HERE!


June 10th, 1pm - 4pm
Drave's Arboretum, Darien, NY

It's definitely worth the drive to this incredibly unique landscape featuring rolling hills, meandering streams, a gorgeous pond and rare trees you have likely never seen!

SPACE is LIMITED.  REGISTER via Drave's Arboretum HERE

“This was a new way to experience the forest that is healing and life changing. You will never walk in the woods the same way again!"  -Bani Aello, participant

We desire to make nature connection more accessible and inclusive of those who are experiencing financial hardship or those who identify as Black, Indigenous, Asian, Latinx or have been otherwise racialized.   If this applies to you, please decide what you can afford to pay and input your own payment amount on the registration form.    Some events register through our partner organizations.  Please email us to assist with registering for those events with a discount.

Learn more about what to expect on a Forest Bathing immersion!

We also offer Forest Immersion walks for Individuals and Small Groups .

May the Forest Be With You Soon!

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