Check out Forest Bathing events in the community!
Community Donation Based Guided Shinrin-Yoku Walks
- September 15th (Sunday) and September 17th (Tuesday) – Location CAPERTON SWAMP
Caperton Swamp – River Road
3916 River Rd., 40207
(River Road to I-71 at Indian Hills Trail)
- October 17th (Thursday) and October 20th (Sunday) – Jefferson Memorial Forest – Horine Section. Meet at picnic table by parking lot.
Horine Reservation Trails
12304 Holsclaw Hill Rd.
This Guided Forest Bathing experience is for all fitness levels and abilities. We will be walking a short distance, sitting and standing. Accommodations can be made for everyone’s comfort levels.
We ask that all electronics be left behind so you can completely unplug and tune into the forest atmosphere. Please make necessary arrangements. Apply all sunscreen and bug spray before you arrive as to not disturb sensitive noses. Lastly, bringing a filled water bottle is recommend. Many people choose to carry a small backpack or hip sack so their hands can be free to explore.
Please apply bug spray and sun screen before arriving (or in parking lot), so as not to disturb sensitive noses. Dress in layers and be prepared for weather!
Jennifer Owens, LCSW is the guide for these community introduction to Forest Bathing walks.
Registration is required via emailing Jennifer or you can register below.
Visit the Bridge Counseling and Wellness website for up-to-date information on integrative mental health and nature based therapy workshops, retreats and groups.
Forest Bathing at Iroquois Park
I only went out for a walk, and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. – John Muir
Often being in nature means getting from point A to point B. If you’d like to explore nature in a way that getting somewhere means connecting more deeply with nature and your own inner landscape, then please consider joining me for Forest Bathing.
Over a couple of hours, I’ll invite you to simple sensory exercises, gentle movement and other experiential practices in order to more fully experience or “tune into” the natural world.
We’ll meet in Iroquois Park, the “Yellowstone” of Louisville’s Olmsted parks, 2120 Rundill Road, Louisville 40214. Click for directions. During this two-and-a-half hour break, we’ll pause for Forest Bathing practices.
Dates and Times: Forest Bathing will be offered from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Sundays, Dec. 8 and 15, 2019. Sign up for one or more times.
Registration: Registration is required by emailing Jordan at JordanDyeMSW@gmail.com (I’ll respond with an email with to confirm the date and to provide directions and details.) Limited to 8 adults. Forest Bathing at Iroquois Park is offered freely (no charge).