Sat, Aug 12|
Flying J Ranch Park Trailhead
Forest Bathing with Molly McClellan of The Forest is Calling
A special in-person event for students and alumni of the Sterling Moon Divination Academy.
Time & Location
Aug 12, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Flying J Ranch Park Trailhead, 9661 County Hwy 73, Conifer, CO 80433, USA
About the event
Based on the Japanese practice, Shinrin-yoku, Forest Bathing (sometimes called Forest Therapy) is a way to connect with nature and the natural world in a way that engages all of your senses. It helps you slow down, be fully present in your body, and reconnect with the healing energy and beauty of nature.
It’s an intentionally guided practice that is facilitated in a natural setting. It is designed to help you connect with yourself, the natural world, and with others. These practices typically last between 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
There are many studied and researched health benefits to Forest Bathing. Some of which are boosted immune function, improved cardiovascular and respiratory health, attention restoration, nervous system regulation, and a reduction in stress, and depression.
Participation will require completion of release and health forms, which will be sent upon registration.
About the location:
There is plenty of parking here at this location as well as flush toilets!! (Yippeeee!). We will meet at the trailhead sign and begin our walk promptly at 9am to allow for us to enjoy the forest before it gets too hot.
We will meet at: The Trailhead Sign
What to expect:
The walk will last between 2.5 and 3 hours. This is not a hike but an experiential nature walk and is not meant to be strenuous or difficult. While we may need to walk to our location it will typically be less than a half a mile from our meeting point. Please know that there is the possibility that we will have the opportunity to responsibly go off trail. The walk will happen, rain or shine and only in extreme/dangerous weather conditions will a walk be canceled or cut short.
What to wear:
Sturdy walking shoes. Typically closed toed is what most people are comfortable with, however please choose what works best for you. Hiking boots are not required but can be worn, if desired.
Clothing that you’ll be comfortable in. Longer pants can be helpful as we might go off trail and tall plants and grass have the possibility to brush the skin. Hiking clothes are not required, so please wear what is comfortable, something you can move in, and appropriate for the weather of our location. Often people will find layers are helpful.
Sunscreen and/or Hat. Our walk will take us though areas that are shaded and areas that have no shade at all.
What to bring:
A hat if you’d like to have extra sun protection.
Extra sunscreen if you need to/want to reapply
Hoodie or Jacket if the weather is anticipated to be cooler.
Colorado can be unpredictable, so rain gear could be helpful if it rains.
Plenty of water/Water bottle.
Snacks if you feel you might need them.
Any kind of insect repellent you might need or want.
A small bag or pack for any items you will be carrying.
Occasionally there will be the option of sitting, so if you prefer to sit on something such as a cushion, you are more than welcome to bring that. I will have some spare sit upons for loan.
Some people find that they might want to journal after their experiences, but it is not necessary. There will not be any required journaling as part of the walk.
If you have severe allergy considerations and usually carry an epi-pen, please be sure to bring it with you.
Forest Bathing - SMDA
+$1.13 service fee
Open to students and alumni of Sterling Moon Divas Academy ONLY.
+$1.13 service fee0