Spring Forest Bathing at the Garden - MORNING SESSION
Join us this spring for a unique forest bathing walk on-site at the Toronto Botanical Garden (TBG). Certified Forest Therapy Guide Emma Rooney will lead you on an outdoor experience to stretch your sensory awareness while deepening your connection with nature.
Forest bathing—taking in the forest atmosphere—is a practice that originated in Japan in the 1980s to address burnout caused by the technological boom. Now, the practice has inspired people all over the world to connect with nearby nature. You will learn about some of the benefits of forest therapy and be gently guided in the practice. As you walk leisurely through TBG’s grounds, you’ll receive gentle prompts to help fully engage your senses—seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching the nature surrounding you. Immerse yourself in the new season and deepen your relationship with the wild things in our city.
The walk ends with a seasonal tea, where we’ll share some poetry to allow the experience to sink in. Don’t miss your chance to try forest bathing for yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting! Leave with ideas for getting outside at any time of the year and feeling the benefits of being nurtured by nature.
Saturday, June 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.