Tue, Oct 17|
Ijams Nature Center
CREATIVE SERIES: Forest Bathing Workshop (October 17)
Get back in touch with nature and yourself in this immersive Forest Bathing Workshop.
Time & Location
Oct 17, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Ijams Nature Center, 2915 Island Home Ave, Knoxville, TN 37920, USA
About the Event
Forest bathing is back by popular demand! On October 17 from 6-8PM, join us for a special Forest Bathing Workshop to spend a relaxing two hours connecting with nature with ANFT-trained forest therapy guide Sarah Schortz at the Ijams Homesite.
Everyone knows that being in nature is good for our wellbeing, but often we don't know how to slow down and just BE to receive all the healing, restorative gifts that nature has to offer. During this immersive experience, you will be guided through a series of relaxing activities designed to help you slow down, and mindfully engage with and explore the natural world through your senses while you discover new ways of being in and with nature.
Forest bathing is different from educational nature programs in that the purpose is not to learn any new information, but to experience and connect with nature. Much like you would not read a book or study facts about a new friend, forest bathing facilitates a way of deeper knowing and understanding the natural world.
This event is NOT a hike and involves very minimal walking. Most of the time will be spent together in the same area near the Miller Building. During the event, participants will alternate between gathering as a group and wandering about exploring on their own with suggested prompts provided by your guide.
The purpose of this event is to create a space for you to have a meaningful, restorative experience in nature. All activities offered are optional for you to participate in or adapt as you like.
You may wish to bring a journal, something to write with, water, and a snack. Please feel free to bring a flashlight or headlamp since we will lose light during this event. You may also wish to bring a blanket or small outdoor chair if you prefer not to sit on the ground. Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes that you do not mind getting a bit of dirt on, and bring a raincoat if it's drizzly.
Tickets are $30 per person and must be purchased prior to the event.
This event takes place at the Ijams Homesite. To get to this location: When you turn into the Ijams parking lot, there will be an interior road to your left. Make a sharp left turn and follow the interior road to the homesite parking lot. We will meet at the roundabout at the end of the parking area.
Forest Bathing Workshop Ticket
+$0.75 service fee
Good for admission for one to the Forest Bathing Workshop on October 17
+$0.75 service fee0