Event Registration

Friends of Nolde Forest Present: Global Wellness Day Forest Therapy Walk
06/08/2024 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET


  • $15.00

Global Wellness Day is an annual event celebrated worldwide to promote overall well-being and raise awareness about the importance of physical and mental health. One aspect gaining traction during this special day is forest therapy, a practice that involves immersing oneself in nature to enhance relaxation and restore balance. Forest therapy, also known as forest bathing or Shinrin-yoku, originated in Japan and has since gained popularity globally due to its proven benefits. Scientific studies have shown that spending time in forests helps reduce stress hormones, lower blood pressure, boost immune system function, and improve overall mood.


Besides forest therapy, mindfulness practices are also emphasized on Global Wellness Day. Mindfulness involves being fully present in the moment by paying attention to thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and the surrounding environment without judgment. Engaging in mindfulness activities such as meditation or mindful walking can help manage stress levels, enhance focus and concentration, foster emotional well-being, and increase self-awareness. As professionals prioritize the pursuit of holistic wellness beyond their work lives alone, embracing activities like forest therapy and mindfulness can indeed yield transformative results by nurturing a healthier mind-body connection.


Led by Forest Therapy Guide Robert Sarnoski (Mind Body Simple, LLC)

Mid Length Forest Therapy Session: These short Forest Therapy sessions start with a short introductory talk and a mindfulness exercise to relax and clear the mind. We will slowly walk through the forest, taking notice of the sights, sounds, and smells around, stopping to connect with nature and let go of stress or negative thoughts. Through simple guided invitations we will engage the senses by feeling the texture of tree bark, listening to the rustling leaves above, or inhaling deeply to savor the natural scents. By truly immersing yourself in nature's charm during these sessions, you can enhance your overall well-being and find solace amidst modern-day chaos.


This meet-up for this event will be at McConnell Hall (Mansion Parking lot) and will last approximately 1.5 hours. Please dress according to the weather and feel free to bring a walking stick, water bottle, a sense of curiosity or anything that will make your journey in the forest more enjoyable.


Guest Guide Info: https://www.mindbodysimple.com/


Registration for this event will open on May 6th.


Registration is required for all participants. Spaces are limited, so please be sure you sign up and pay to finalize your registration spot. We will not be able to take walk up participants.


This is a fundraiser for the Friends of Nolde Forest. 


**Due to the increasing popularity of our programming and the growing number of people on the waitlist for programs, we require a 24-hour cancellation notice for all programs. This will allow us time to reach out to other participants/families on the wait list and allow them to fill your spot. Individuals who repeatedly do not cancel before the program and who repeatedly do not show up to the program will be prohibited from signing up for future programs.**

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