Home Events SOLD OUT: Exploring Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing): Part 1

SOLD OUT: Exploring Shinrin-Yoku (Forest Bathing): Part 1

Join ANFT certified forest therapy guide, Katie Venechuk, to explore the relaxing practice of shinrin-yoku and the beauty of the Blandford Nature Center Campus over the course of three unique experiences! This special 3-part series will begin with a brief introduction to the background and research of shinrin-yoku (translated in English as “forest bathing”), how it differs from a hike in the forest, and why it’s internationally recognized as an effective tool for natural stress release. From there, you’ll be guided in three separate shinrin-yoku experiences over the course of 6-weeks to help you relax, reconnect, and experience your time in nature in a new way. We suggest attending the full series if you can – or join us for a taste of the experience at a single session. Come see what nature has to share with you as you slow down, find presence and enjoy the wilderness of BNC!

Instructor: Katie Venechuk, founder and program guide at In Your Element Wellness and Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy

Member: $45 for full 3-part series
Non-Member: $58 for full 3-part series
Member single session: $17
Non-member single session: $22

This program is recommended for ages 18+.

Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled, and participants will be notified of their refund options.


Aug 10 2022


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Blandford Nature Center
1715 Hillburn Ave NW, Grand Rapids, MI
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