Hike and Forest Bathing
Time: 9am-Noon CST
$57.50 per hiker
Get your WILD ON and join Carlyn Morris, founder of Back to Wild Adventures, and Kathleen Aharoni, The Human Ecologist, for a day of Forest Bathing (known, also, as Nature and Forest Therapy and Shinrin-Yoku), where wild is the connected, grounded, sensual, alive, peace-filled norm of nature’s way. Our playground will be the sights, scents, colors, textures, and sounds of the beautiful and intimate Captain Daniel Wright Woods in Libertyville.
During this three-hour Forest Bathing exploration, you will be invited to be of nature, to drench in your senses – your innate intelligence — and to explore what it means to move according to your wild, released from the shoulds of domestication. Forest Bathing is a joyful synthesis of wonder and wander. Open and playful invitations will guide you in expanding your relationship with nature and self. Be nourished and calmed as nature “showers” you with oils that literally boost your immune system and her wild way that will bring you into deep presence, deep noticing, and remind you of your immense capacity as a human.
What you’ll need to bring:
A journal and writing utensil
A foldable chair/stool, mat, or blanket to sit on (optional)
lunch or snacks
(2-2.5 liters for this hike)
Daypacks that include sunscreen, bug wipes, lip balm, and hand sanitizer. You keep everything except the daypack. (We will provide ponchos should we encounter rain on the trail.) These daypacks are big enough to store your journals, lunch, snacks, extra layers of clothing, and water bottle(s).
Drive time is 45 minutes from Chicago.
More about Kathleen Aharoni:
Kathleen Aharoni is a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide certified EcoNidra™ practitioner, and movement and life coach with more than 20 years of experience. She has served on the faculties of Northwestern University and Columbia College, Chicago. Kathleen is the author of the award-winning book I Breathe My Own Breath!, and she is the Health Mastery columnist for the award-winning magazine Chicago Health. For more information, go to www.thehumanecologist.com.
What is Forest Bathing? Part playfulness, part mindfulness. Our guide invites you to expand your relationship with nature. Come be amazed.
No refunds. Trail choice is subject to change.