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Shinrin-Yoku: Forest Bathing in Central Park North Woods

Join Cultured Forest for two hours of guided Forest Bathing in the North Woods of Central Park. Forest Bathing is based on a Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku that involves connecting with nature by “Bathing in the Forest Atmosphere”.

Studies show time in nature lowers blood pressure, boosts immunity and reduces stress. In this activity, you will indulge with fellow nature lovers in relaxing mindfulness and self-care in a guided outdoor class. Plan to see some of the most natural settings of the park, while learning activities that allow you to better connect with yourself and the outdoors. Leave feeling centered, connected and more at peace.

We are excited to end this session with a tea ceremony that includes a Q&A with Dan Tainow an Urban Park Ranger at Central Park where he will answer any and all questions about the park. Attendees must be 14 years or older. This will require about a mile of hiking with some stairs and walking up and down steep inclines and over rocks.

Directions to event: Meet at the entrance to the Great Hill at Central Park at 103rd and Central Park West

About the Culture Forest:

Cultured Forest started with the intent to aid our clients in finding balance and well-being by promoting awe inspiring experiences in Art and Nature.  We believe in creating environments and opportunities for growth. 

 We do this by encouraging our clients to find healing opportunities whether it be through the appreciation of a beautiful work of art, a traveling adventure or Forest Bathing. Forest Bathing involves the art of taking in the forest atmosphere through mindfulness exercises that improve productivity, creativity and health.  We believe an enriched life of cultural and outdoor experiences leads to empowered individuals and communities.