TOWER HILL BOTANIC GARDEN - SHINRIN YOKU Shinrin-Yoku in the Conservatories
Tuesday, January 17 & Wednesday, February 8, 10-11:30am Member $10, Non-member $25 per class Instructor: Nadine Mazzola Shinrin-Yoku
Shinrin-Yoku in the Conservatories
Tuesday, January 17 & Wednesday, February 8, 10-11:30am Member $10, Non-member $25 per class Instructor: Nadine Mazzola Shinrin-Yoku is based on the idea that the natural world is the balancing factors to our stressed lives. Reset the stress button and experience the Winter grandeur of the conservatories in a whole new way with the practice of Shinrin-Yoku. We will use our senses to meet and develop a connection with the living-residents (the plants) of this special space as we explore with our senses their flowers and fragrance, outstanding foliage and enticing fruit. This simple yet profound practice draws from mindfulness, sensory awareness and nature. You’ll engage all your senses through a series of invitations to bring you to the present moment. We will conclude with a Shinrin Yoku Tea ceremony and a snack next to the conservatory. Nadine is a Certified Forest TherapyGuide through the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Her training includes specialknowledge in guiding people of all ages inShinrin Yoku, "Forest Bathing," Walks and the body of scientificknowledge demonstrating the benefits of spending time in nature as a wellness practice and an effective way to manage stress. As a cancer survivor, practicing good self-care is Nadine's most important guiding principle for herself. She has come to know the healing and support that nature can offer us through her own personal wellness journey. A Massachusetts native who loves spending time wandering and exploring in nature, she is joyous to be sharing Forest Bathing with the community and creating environments for Forest Therapy.