February 16, 2020
A winter wellness activity to open yourself to the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest. Feel the mystery of the forest. Experience nature in a new way on this two hour modest snowshoe walk through the forests that surround The Wild Center (snowshoes will be provided).
Forest Bathing, translated from the Japanese Shinrin-Yoku, means immersing your senses in nature. Let us take you on a unique two hour eco-trip, and invite you, through a series of brief sensory activities, to open yourself to all the sights, sounds, smells and textures of an Adirondack forest.
Certified Forest Therapy Guide Suzanne Weirich or Helene Gibbens will lead you on this relaxing journey, inviting you to recover from the stress of daily life. Forest Bathing is a wellness practice. Research studies have shown that it can lower blood pressure and levels of the stress hormone cortisol, as well as improve our immune system’s ability to fight infection and cancer. Find more information about Forest Bathing at adirondackriverwalking.com.