September 11, 2021, 10:30 AM — 12:30 PM
Shinrin-yoku is the Japanese wellness practice of forest bathing. “By opening our senses, it bridges the gap between us and the natural world,” said Time Magazine, exactly what Lester Collins envisioned Innisfree doing for garden visitors. Deceptively simply, forest bathing is the mindful experiencing of nature. It has been shown to reduce stress, boost the immune system and cardiovascular strength, and improve cognitive functioning. Certified forest therapy guide Nancy Kopans will lead a gentle, healing walk through Innisfree. Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather. These programs are presented in collaboration with All Colors in Nature, three Afro-Latinas promoting diversity, inclusion, and visual representation in the great outdoors.