Forest Bathing

Forest Bathing

Join Woodstock Land Conservancy for a morning of the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, as we immerse all of our senses walking in a lovely forest. We will explore the sights and sounds of the Israel Wittman Preserve* on a slow, meditative hike through the woods that will improve your physical and mental well-being. Shinrin-yoku is a popular practice in Japan that consists of briefly immersing yourself in nature and focusing on the sensations that you discover there. Studies have shown boosted immune responses and decreased stress hormones after practicing Shinrin-yoku. This “First Saturdays on the Trail” event is capped at 25 people. Please RSVP to Kate Berdan at kateb.wlc@gmail.com. Parking is limited; please carpool. In the case of heavy rain, this event will be cancelled. Please wear tick protection and comfortable hiking gear for moderate grade terrain .
*The Israel Wittman Preserve will officially be open to the public in the fall of 2017.

Venue: Israel Wittman Sanctuary
25 Old Sawmill Rd
Saugerties, NY 12477