Muddy River Herbals is teaming up with Toadstool Walks to host a guided Forest Bathing experience at their farm! All participants will take home something special from Muddy River Herbals included with their registration.
Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug and open our senses to the natural world in community. This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening into our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.
Tam is a certified Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes the practice of Forest Therapy can deepen and broaden our relationships. Tam’s training includes an understanding of the scientific framework of Forest Therapy as well as an open style of unprescribed facilitation that supports the possibility for cultural repair, focusing on relationships of reciprocity. Tam holds space for folks to come together to share and bear witness in community with the natural or more-than-human world in a way that supports our remembering that we are not simply in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. Tam created Toadstool Walks as a way to offer support in finding one’s own way towards experiencing belonging to the natural world. For more information about Tam, check out www.ToadstoolWalks.com.
Registration is required for this event. Space is limited so we encourage you to sign up now!