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Intro to Forest Bathing – A Workshop
March 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm$55
Forest Bathing or the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku is the healing way of simply ‘being’ in nature by taking in the forest through one’s senses, a practice that restores health and well-being to the participant – A way to calm the mind and the spirit. Research has shown many benefits of spending time in nature including, lowering stress, reducing blood pressure, improved concentration, and increased energy.
Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist, artist and resident of the Sonoran Desert, has developed the practice of mindfulness drawing in nature. In this experiential workshop, you will learn about and practice forest bathing and mindfulness drawing. Combining these two methods, one may experience connecting with the energy or the ‘spirit’ of the place and experience the mental state of ‘flow’ described as a sense of being one with the natural world.
Cost $55 admission fee for adults. No art experience necessary.
Location: Yume Japanese Gardens, 2130 North Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85712
Presenter: Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, EcoArt Expeditions
For more info on the workshop: http://www.ecoartexpeditions.com/
For info on Yume Japanese Gardens: http://www.yumegardens.org/