August 8 – Forest Bathing at Glen Tana

August 8, 2024 6:30 pm 20

Join us for a serene and rejuvenating evening of forest bathing with the Inland Northwest Land Conservancy, guided by hike docent Andi Chatburn. This unique event will take place at the picturesque Glen Tana, offering a perfect setting to immerse yourself in the calming embrace of nature.

Forest bathing, or Shinrin-yoku, is a Japanese practice that involves immersing oneself in the sights, sounds, and smells of the forest to promote physical and mental well-being. This meditative experience encourages you to slow down, connect with the natural world, and engage all your senses in the tranquil beauty of the forest.

Andi Chatburn, will lead the group through a mindful and restorative two-hour journey. Andi brings a wealth of experience in guiding nature walks and a deep passion for promoting holistic health through nature immersion. She will provide insights into the benefits of forest bathing, invite you into a deeper relationship with the more than human world, and lead you through gentle, meditative exercises designed to enhance your connection to the forest.

Participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Experience the therapeutic benefits of forest bathing
  • Learn about the natural history and ecology of Glen Tana
  • Engage in mindfulness practices and sensory awareness exercises
  • Connect with like-minded nature enthusiasts

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and dress in layers suitable for the weather. Bringing a water bottle, a small journal, and a pen is encouraged for those who wish to jot down their reflections.

This event is open to all, whether you are a seasoned forest bather or a curious newcomer. Join us for an evening of peace, connection, and rejuvenation at Glen Tana. Let the forest be your sanctuary.

When: Thursday, August 8th starting at 6:30pm

Where: Glen Tana (Since this property is still closed to the public, the exact meeting location will be sent to participants prior to the event)