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.
Mindful Hiking at Iroquois Park
Want to feel more relaxed and in touch without taking a vacation or missing work? Curious to try mindfulness practices in nature?
This mindful hiking experience can help you recharge and recenter. Research shows that even two hours in nature can decrease stress and blood pressure levels while increasing feelings of calm.
We’ll meet in Iroquois Park, the “Yellowstone” of Louisville’s Olmsted parks. During this two-hour break, we’ll pause for Forest Bathing practices and gentle Qi Gong. If the ground is wet, we’ll hike on the paved pedestrian road.
Dates and Times: Hikes are offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21; Monday, Nov. 25; and Dec. 15, 2019. Sign up for one or more.
Registration: Registration is required by emailing Jordan at JordanDyemsw@gmail.com. (I’ll respond with an email with directions and details.) Limited to 8 adults.
Jordan Dye, MSW will be your guide for Mindful Hiking. Visit JordanDye.com for more information on outdoor and meditation offerings or email her at JordanDyeMSW@gmail.com
Mindful Hikes are offered on a donation basis ($10 to $20 suggested).