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Forest Bathing in Glen Stewart Ravine – General Public Walk

October 19, 2019 | 9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Experience the full Forest Bathing walk (2.5hrs). Move through a series of nature-connection invitations and end with a tea ceremony.

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Forest Bathing Walks in the Glen Stewart Ravine

Forest Bathing, or Shinrin Yoku, is a practice that originated in Japan that involves relaxing and connecting to nature while adopting a soft gaze of fascination. Research has demonstrated that this practice increases pain tolerance, immune function and creativity while decreasing stress hormone levels. The next time you go for a walk in the ravine, pause to take in the sounds of birds, wind and water, all of which have been associated with calming the mind and body through the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system.

The Friends of Glen Stewart Ravine in partnership with Kingston Road United Church, invite you to register for a guided walk to explore and experience the potential benefits of forest medicine. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Glen Stewart Ravine, come engage in gentle “invitations” to connect with nature and soothe your mind, body and soul.

Saturday, October 19

General public walk

9:30 am – 12 pm

Join Dr. Kari Krogh with David Gordon for a 2.5-hr walk starting at the Kingston Road United Church library (975 Kingston Rd). This is a full 2.5-hr Forest Bathing Walk experience using the model of the Global Institute of Forest Therapy for people with an ability to walk with ease over uneven terrain. We will move through a series of nature-connection invitations including a period of individual contemplative time and conclude with a tea ceremony using harvested items from nature. Please bring towel to sit on.

RAIN DATES If the walks are cancelled due to poor weather, a notice will be sent out through Eventbrite.


October 19, 2019
9:30 am - 12:00 pm EDT
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