Shinrin-Yoku
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Shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing, photo by Michael Borg
photo: Michael Borg

SHINRIN-YOKU RESOURCES

ACADEMIC COURSES
University of MN course CSPH 5642 Nature Heals: An Introduction to Nature-Based Therapeutics

ARTICLES/RESEARCH
Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor's Orders

The Human Relation With
Nature and Technological Nature

Natural environments and mental health

This Is Your Brain on Nature - National Geographic - read the article

The Japanese practice of 'forest bathing' is scientificially proven to be good for you

Forest Bathing Studies: Why You Need To Start Today!

VIDEOS
Introduction to Shinrin Yoku

Introduction to Forest Therapy and Shinrin Yoku

What is Forest Therapy?

This Is Your Brain on Nature - National Geographic - watch the video

Real Fountain Of Youth | Forest Bathing Learn about "killer cells"

Crazy Circle Illusion a video about perception

Earth Compared To The Rest Of The Universe a video that will blow your mind about our insignificance

Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum

Tom Bezek, trained Nature Therapy guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

 Ages 16 and older
Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku (translation: 'Forest Bathing'), a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer:

  • Learn through guided awareness exercises
  • Discover how the process can awaken your senses and calm your mind
  • Leave feeling refreshed and encouraged to try shinrin yoku again!

Please watch this 2-minute video prior to registering in order to gain a better understanding of what to expect from a session of shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum.

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Sessions of Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum will not necessarily take place in a forest--this meditative practice can take place anywhere in nature.
  • Arboretum location will be chosen at instructor's discretion The Arboretum is a public place; solitude from other visitors is not expected nor guaranteed.
  • Shinrin-yoku walks celebrate all aspects of nature and will run rain or shine unless the conditions are deemed too dangerous by the Arboretum.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Be prepared for possible sun burn, insect bites, or allergy conditions. Where appropriate please bring necessary repellents, protection, and medications.

PLEASE NOTE
Shinrin-yoku does not serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Sessions of Shinrin-yoku at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum do not engage in the practice of medicine, nor enter into a health-care practitioner/patient relationship. Please discuss your personal health with a qualified health practitioner.

Limit 12, Ordway Picnic Shelter


 

Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum

SELECT A SESSION
Saturday, August 24, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (100-08-24-19)
Saturday, September 14, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (100-09-14-19)
Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (100-10-05-19)

Limit 12, Meet at Ordway Picnic Shelter

Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Saturday, August 24, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$16 member/$31 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


Sold out. Add your name to the waitlist, we will contact you if a spot opens!
Saturday, September 14, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
$16 member/$31 non-member, includes Arboretum admission


Sunday, September 29, 1 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 
$16 member/$31 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission
Leigha Horton, Guide-in-Practicum, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs



Saturday, October 5, 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
$16 member/$31 non-member,
 includes Arboretum admission

     

Full Moon Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum

100-10-12-19
Saturday, October 12, 2019
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Leigha Horton, Guide-in-Practicum, Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs

Ages 16 and older Enjoy the tranquility and well-being of Shinrin-yoku (translation: 'Forest Bathing'), a Japanese mindfulness practice that invites nature to be your healer:
  • Learn through guided awareness exercises
  • Discover how the process can awaken your senses and calm your mind
  • In this special full moon session, you will focus on the night sky as well as the flora and fauna around you.
  • Leave feeling refreshed and encouraged to try shinrin yoku again!
Please watch this 2-minute video prior to registering in order to gain a better understanding of what to expect from a session of shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum.
HELPFUL TIPS
  • Sessions of Shinrin-yoku at the Arboretum will not necessarily take place in a forest--this meditative practice can take place anywhere in nature.
  • Arboretum location will be chosen at instructor's discretion The Arboretum is a public place; solitude from other visitors is not expected nor guaranteed.
  • Shinrin-yoku walks celebrate all aspects of nature and will run rain or shine unless the conditions are deemed too dangerous by the Arboretum.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather.
  • Be prepared for possible sunburn, insect bites, or allergy conditions. Where appropriate please bring necessary repellents, protection, and medications.
PLEASE NOTE
Shinrin-yoku does not serve as a substitute for professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Sessions of Shinrin-yoku at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum do not engage in the practice of medicine, nor enter into a health-care practitioner/patient relationship. Please discuss your personal health with a qualified health practitioner.
Limit 12, Meet at Ordway Picnic Shelter

$16 member/$31 non-member, includes Arboretum admission

 

 

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