Forest Bathing at Long Branch Farm & Trails

  • June 26, 2022
  • 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Long Branch Farm & Trails - 6926 Gaynor Rd. Goshen OH 45122

Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center

About this event:

Preregistration required for all participants. This is an adult class offering. Keenly interested youth ages 13 and up may attend with a parent.

Forest Bathing is a practice of immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature to relieve stress. This guided stroll is an invitation to slow down and awaken the senses, allowing you to quietly take in nature’s gifts.

Registered program participants should meet at the white Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm & Trails (6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, OH 45122).

Participants should be prepared to arrive early (10 minutes early recommended). The facilitator will head out on the trail promptly at 10 minutes after posted program start time. If you have never been to the Long Branch Farm and Trails location, please plan to leave plenty of extra time to allow you to find the site, park, use restrooms, etc. Forest bathing is a sequential program - late arrivals cannot be inserted into the program.

About the guide: Ellen Foley is a Forest Therapy Guide certified with The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Ellen’s experiences finding solace in nature inspire her to guide others in mindfully walking through and connecting with the natural world.

What to expect: This walk will take place entirely outdoors on mostly flat trails; no steps or creek crossings involved. Forest Bathing experiences follow a standard sequence that includes quiet, slow, attentive walking, guided sensory experiences, individual mindful time, opportunities for group sharing, and a closing tea ceremony using foraged ingredients. We will be standing or sitting on the ground during the periods of sharing. A limited number of sit-pads are available. Consider bringing your own lightweight camp chair or a sit-upon (jacket, towel, etc.).

How to dress: We will be out on the trails and moving slowly. Please dress in layers to ensure proper warmth and comfort. This program runs rain or shine.

What to bring: Consider bringing your own lightweight camp chair or a sit-upon (jacket, towel, etc.).

Members $12; nonmembers $22 (include daily admission).

More information and tickets can be found here.

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