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Forest Therapy Walk (Two-Hour) (In-person)

Schedule and location

Fall 2020

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Picnic area, P-21

Section C: Thursday, December 10, 2020, with Retta Hennessy at P21 (SOLD OUT)

Winter 2021

Please note: Early online registration is open Nov 24-30 exclusively for Ginkgo Circle, Oak Circle, Hawthorn Circle, Elm Circle, and Thornhill Circle members. Registration opens to all members December 1. 

9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thornhill Picnic area, P-21


Are you interested in a longer walk? Take a look at our Three-Hour Forest Therapy Walk

Fees and registration

(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)

$20.00 member

$27 guest

BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 or to be waitlisted (Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course description

Experience the healing and wellness-promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Awaken your senses and reconnect with nature during these mindful walks with a certified Forest Therapy guide. No two walks are the same; visit different locations at The Morton Arboretum and enjoy a variety of awareness-raising exercises.

"’Forest bathing’ suggests to me a more casual experience among the trees, unburdened by expectations, oriented to simple pleasures."  - Amos Clifford, Your Guide to Forest Bathing

On this two-hour winter walk, you will experience a series of guided, gentle invitations to open the senses, cultivate presence and invite healing interactions between people and the natural world. Afterwards, warm up by the fire with a closing ceremony.  

Covid-19 Safety Practices:

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Jeanne Iovinelli, Certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide

Course details

Notes: Held entirely outdoors. Dressing in layers, and bringing a hat, scarf, gloves, and extra socks will help keep you comfortable for extended time outdoors. You may also wish to bring hand or toe warmers, and a blanket or sit pad. Limit 8
Recommended ages: Ages 18 and over