Forest Bathing ("Shinrin Yoku") is a delightful form of contemplative walking in a wooded area, gently connecting us to the natural world through actively engaging our senses. Sound, sight, smell, taste and touch can heighten our awareness of the intricacy of the life all around us. Intentionally paying attention-while walking slowly, and pausing often- can help us notice so much more than walking to 'get somewhere'.
Explore the paths of Fort Worden State Park with your guide, who will share a poem or two, and a brief guided meditation along the way.
Spring into nature comfortably- wear sturdy shoes, layer clothing, and leave the electronics and pets behind, to make it easier to immerse yourself in some quiet moments as we walk together, rain or shine!
We begin each walk by gathering in front of Fort Worden Commons. See you soon!