Forest Bathing at Long Branch Farm & Trails 10/23/2022

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Sunday October 23

1:00 PM  –  3:00 PM

Registration Requirements: Preregistration required.

Recommended Audience: This is an adult class offering. Keenly interested youth ages 13 and up may attend with a parent.

Program Description: Forest Bathing is a practice of immersing yourself in the tranquility of nature to relieve stress. This guided stroll is an invitation to slow down and awaken the senses, allowing you to quietly take in nature’s gifts.

What to expect:This walk will take place entirely outdoors on mostly flat trails; no steps or creek crossings involved. Forest Bathing experiences follow a standard sequence that includes quiet, slow, attentive walking, guided sensory experiences, individual mindful time, opportunities for group sharing, and a closing tea ceremony using foraged ingredients. We will be standing or sitting on the ground during the periods of sharing. A limited number of sit-pads are available. Consider bringing your own lightweight camp chair or a sit-upon (jacket, towel, etc.). 

How to dressWe will be out on the trails and moving slowly. Please dress in layers to ensure proper warmth and comfort. This program runs rain or shine. 

What to bringConsider bringing your own lightweight camp chair or a sit-upon (jacket, towel, etc.).

Program Guides: Ellen Foley and Dave Thaeler are our guides for this program. Ellen Foley is a Forest Therapy Guide certified with The Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. Ellen’s experiences finding solace in nature inspire her to guide others in mindfully walking through and connecting with the natural world. Dave Thaeler is a retired teacher. He likes how going on a forest bathing walk in a group has a way of deepening the experience for the individual.

Accessibility:We do our best to make our programs accessible to everyone when possible. If you have an accessibility question or need, please feel free to reach out to our front desk staff at (513) 831-1711. 

Where to Meet: Registered program participants should meet at the white Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm & Trails (6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, OH 45122).

Note: Participants should be prepared to arrive early (10 minutes early recommended). The facilitator will head out on the trail promptly at 10 minutes after posted program start time. If you have never been to the Long Branch Farm and Trails location, please plan to leave plenty of extra time to allow you to find the site, park, use restrooms, etc. Forest bathing is a sequential program - late arrivals cannot be inserted into the program.

Cost: Members $12; nonmembers $22 (include daily admission).

By registering below, you agree to the following:

Pet Policy for Programs/Events: For the comfort and safety of all guests, no pets are allowed at programs or events. Service animals specifically trained to aid a person with a disability are welcome. Therapy animals, whose function is to provide comfort or emotional support, do not qualify as service animals. For more information about pets on our grounds, please see our pet policies on our website.

Cancellation Policy: Please note that cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.

Program Policy: Cincinnati Nature Center may update the status or format of programs based on conditions at the time of the program.

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