Forest Bathing 101
| 12:00 pm EDT
- 1:15 pm EDT
Immerse yourself in the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing as Melanie Choukas-Bradley introduces its history and how-tos.
Forest bathing originated in Japan the 1980s as a restorative and meditative practice of connecting with nature and disconnecting from the distractions of daily life and has since become popular around the world. Choukas-Bradley will guide you through techniques to incorporate this soulful practice into your life and share tips on how to conduct your own forest-bathing walks using the environments around you, including your own backyard.
Choukas-Bradle is a certified forest therapy guide who has spent time in Japan learning the techniques of forest bathing. She has led many walks for organizations in the Washington DC area, and is the author of, The Joy of Forest Bathing: Reconnect with Wild Places and Rejuvenate Your Life and Resilience: Connecting with Nature in a Time of Crisis. Signed copies of both books are available for purchase through the Smithsonian.
The cost for this event is $25 for members, and $30 for non-members of the Smithsonian. Registration for streaming programs presented by the Smithsonian typically closes two hours prior to the start time.