Home Events Guided Shinrin-yoku: Earth Day

Guided Shinrin-yoku: Earth Day

Join Blandford and In Your Element Wellness for a special Earth Day program focused on relaxation and enjoying the peace of nature and beauty of our planet. Guided Shinrin-yoku (“forest bathing”) is internationally recognized as an effective way to reduce stress and slow down, while helping us rediscover the wonders of the nature that lie outside our front doors. Led by ANFT Forest Therapy Guide, Katie Venechuk, this experience will start with a brief introduction to the background and research of Shinrin-yoku and how it differs from a hike in the forest. From there, you’ll be guided in an evening of Shinrin-yoku, helping you relax, enjoy the woods and meadows of Blandford, and notice new details in the web of life around you.

This event is not a hike and the total distance will be around one mile. Join us for this evening of nature and self-care, and in honor of Earth Day, enter coupon code EARTH2023 for 20% off registration supported by generous grant funding. This program is intended for ages 18 and up.

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

Pre-registration is required. Registration closes the day before the event at 12:00pm. Please contact our Community Programs Coordinator, Camilla, at camilla@blandfordnaturecenter.org if you have any questions.

Members: $30
Non-Members: $35

Cancellation Policy: No registration transfers will be allowed after the discount is applied. Notice must be received at least 7 days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. There will be no refunds issued within 7 days of the program. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather, in which case you will receive a full registration refund. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather and you have been contacted that the program has been cancelled.

Please Note: This program will take place mainly outdoors. In the event of severe weather, this program will be cancelled, and participants will be notified of their refund options and/or a possible makeup date.


Apr 22 2023


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Blandford Farm
3145 Milo St NW, Grand Rapids, MI
Register Here!
Verified by MonsterInsights