Experience the invitation to commit to having an intentional focused relationship with the natural plant life that welcomes you. Join with fellow forest bathers in the threshold of connection ceremony. You’ll find yourself ready to become aware of the quietest of feelings, gradually letting go of past pains, future concerns, and pressing matters, empowering yourself to enjoy the present moments. As you bathe deeper, you will suddenly begin to notice the wonderful things of nature that have been there all along, patiently awaiting your attention. Your pleasure can now grow exponentially as you share your experiences with one another. Spend time playing and connecting with whatever part of the forest that is drawing you. Soon, you’ll find a spot and embrace as much peace and tranquility that you possibly can handle. Here you may journal, draw, or quietly gaze at all you have discovered. You can then celebrate in your own comfortable fashion during the fellowship of the tea ceremony. Your experience culminates at the threshold of incorporation. Where you can make a promise to yourself to return soon, to achieve a long term benefit from the practice of healthy stress reduction
Host: I am currently certified by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs - ANFT as a level 1 guide. I have been a practitioner of ‘Forest Bathing’ for two years. The three things about Forest Bathing that excite me the most are the health benefits, its ability to reduce stress, and the special pleasure connection it brings with nature. I am a tenured professor at Mount San Antonio College where I offer guided Forest Therapy sessions to students, staff, and the community in the campus Wildlife Sanctuary. Co-Host: I am a Board Certified adult outpatient psychiatrist. I have been practicing forest therapy for two years. I also practice mindfulness meditation and yoga.
Light snack refreshments will accompany the tea ceremony.
Natural herb tea is served during the tea ceremony. Bottled water is available. Feel free to bring water yourself,
Discover the hidden treasures of Walnut Creek Trail, a Los Angeles County Park - end of the rainbow - Shangri-La of babbling streams and shaded oak canopies, where dog walkers, nature lovers, and equestrian riders come together.
年齢14歳以上の方10名まで参加できます。 The area is frequented by dog walkers and people riding horseback. The nature trail will have insects. Prepare and dress appropriate for the environment. Sitting on the ground. Walking near or in water. Uneven ground.
Wear comfortable outdoor clothing for sitting on the earth. Area has no chairs or public restrooms. Bring cushions for sitting if desired. Stream levels change often. Feet may get wet at crossings
Guided Forest Therapy in San Dimas