Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing (Shinrin-Yoku) is the Japanese practice of immersing oneself in the restorative qualities of the forest atmosphere – no bathing suit required! Quiet your mind and awaken your senses during this 1.5 mile walk suitable for most activity levels. During this practice led by a certified nature and forest therapy guide, we will deepen our connection to nature, community, and self through a series of mindfulness invitations. The experience culminates in a tea ceremony featuring a foraged infusion of local plants. This walk takes place in Pisgah National Forest, a 30-minute drive from campus. The only thing you need to bring is an open heart and an open mind. All are welcome.