Nature Therapy in The Garden is a slow-paced, guided tour which produces a calming, internal experience. Participants are invited to connect with nature gradually, through a series of simple exercises using their senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell or touch, followed by a stroll through The Water Conservation Garden, and a brief sit in our outdoor spaces. The formula is simple, and the resulting emotional wellness and inner peace taps into our sixth sense; the state of mind.
Methods are based on the Japanese ‘Forest Bathing’ practice known as shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest”, or “forest bathing.” Among the benefits of forest bathing, say practitioners and researchers, are improved mood, relaxation, lower cortisol levels, connections with nature and insight.
Nature Therapy in The Garden appeals to many types of people intellectually, physically, or emotionally-centered individuals, and is all-inclusive–suitable for any fitness level, and a wonderful fit for seniors.
This workshop is geared toward adults. Youth ages 10 and up with supervision are welcome to join.
Garden Members get discounts on nearly every workshop, and Docents also receive the Member discount!
If you need assistance with registration during the week, please call Education Manager, Jillian Quint, at (619)660-0614 x21. If calling over the weekend, use extension 10 for the Gift Shop.
NOTE: Wear comfortable shoes and bring minimal items with you. Personal items like purses and phones, will be securely stored in our office during the tour, so you can ‘unplug’ and get the maximum benefits of the experience.