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Needham

Forest Bathing Class

Forest Bathing is an instructor-led meditative class held in the forests surrounding Needham Community Farm.

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Forest Bathing Class
Forest Bathing Class

Time & Location

Jun 15, 2024, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Needham, 145 Pine St, Needham, MA 02492, USA

About the event

What is Forest Therapy/What to Expect?

Forest  therapy is a practice of immersing ourselves in the restorative natural  environment (typically for a few hours).  It’s not a strenuous hike or a  naturalist walk; this practice is simply about slowing down and being  present without the need to “do” anything.  We’ll slowly meander,  participating in a series of sensory based invitations, and then come  together as a group to share.  This practice is inspired by the Japanese  practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or “forest bathing,” with many  research-backed physical and mental benefits.

Bio:

Devon  Oberle (she/her) is a forest therapy guide, certified by the  Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT).  Devon's guiding  practice is informed by her background as a teacher, working with high  schoolers with social-emotional disabilities, by her social justice  work, and by her love of the natural world.  Devon is passionate about  the ways that forest therapy can promote community, belonging, and  health for all beings.  Devon is certified in Wilderness First Aid.

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