Program Leader: LeighAnn Montaglione, SOFO Environmental Educator
“Shinrin-yoku is a term that means “taking in the forest atmosphere” or “forest bathing.” It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world. (https://pittsburghparks.org/friluftslivshinrin-yokuforest-bathing-the-language-of-getting-out-in-nature/)
To experience “forest bathing” join SOFO on this forest walk followed by a time for a grounding meditation on the beach. Together we will explore what nature can do for your mind and why it is important to connect with nature. Please bring a lightweight folding beach chair or a towel or blanket to sit on for the meditation part of this program.
There is a $15 fee for Adults and $10 fee for children for this program. Members are free.
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