Shinrin Yoku, which translates as “forest bathing,” was developed in Japan during the 1980’s by a medical doctor, and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. The idea is simple: being in nature and connecting with it through our senses of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch is calming, rejuvenating, and restorative. Shinrin Yoku has been called a bridge between us and the natural world. Join us on a quiet, contemplative, walk and see what the forest can do for you.
On Saturday August 10 there is an opportunity to participate in this in Eugene. The walk itself will take about one and a half hours. The path is well maintained; the pace is slow, and there is some gentle, but steady elevation at the beginning.
If you are interested, please register on this Facebook event:
Now please, join me in a brief walk through the forest: