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Forest Bathing

  • Rip Van Winkle Open Space 1072 Congress Avenue Pacific Grove, CA, 93950 United States (map)
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Spending quiet, contemplative time in the forest feels, in many ways, like coming home to a peaceful place inside the heart. The practice of shinrin-yoku (“Forest Bathing”) is a form of guided nature meditation, an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and inhabitants of the forest.

In this practice, specific invitations are offered to cultivate a deep relationship with the natural world by engaging the senses while noticing the effects of this connection on the body, heart, and spirit. Research has shown this practice to be significantly beneficial for reducing stress, strengthening the immune system, inspiring creativity, and enhancing a sense of well-being.

Join us for this gentle excursion into the woods to explore and discover ourselves in relationship with the world around us.

Teacher: Marianne Rowe
Sunday, July 28
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Rip van Winkle Open Space, Pacific Grove, CA

Marianne Rowe, founding teacher at Monterey Bay Meditation Studio and Certified Forest Therapy Guide, gives an introduction to the practice of Forest Bathing and how it inspires her.