Finding Mindfulness in Nature
Join Jade Integrated Health and the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust!
Forest Bathing uses the meditative power of nature to heal. Bathe yourself in the calm and serenity of nature.
Taking a walk in the woods is healing. In the 1980s, researchers of preventative health practices in Japan and South Korea began verifying the health benefits of spending time relaxing in the forest. The research on Forest Bathing show reduced stress hormones and stronger immune systems, better moods, faster healing and more energy in participants. We focus on maximizing those benefits by joining together mindfulness and Qigong techniques.
Join Cleo Wolf, Acupuncturist and former Buddhist monk, for this mindfulness based practice. Meet at Jade Integrated Health in Brunswick and take a short stroll through the woods to the Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust Labyrinth. Here participants will learn and practice usable mindfulness, meditation and qigong techniques.
Stay after the Forest Bathing event for gentle, restorative yoga class at Jade Integrated Health. Regular yoga class rates will apply ($15 for a drop-in).
These workshops and yoga classes are appropriate for all levels. Participants should feel comfortable walking on nature trails and standing for intermediate periods of time, chairs can be provided if needed.
June 11 at 5 pm
Theme: Thresholds. Open up to opportunities for conscious interaction and intentional creation of your own authenticity.
July 11 at 11 am
Theme: Simplicity. Leave technology behind and disengage the mind to be fully present.
August 16 at 11:30 am
Theme: Gentleness. Practice dropping expectations and allowing one's self to just be.
- Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for a short walks in nature
- All yoga class props and mats are provided for class
- All classes are appropriate for all levels, including beginners
- Rain dates will be 7 days after original scheduled session (6/18, 7/18 and 8/23)
- No prior meditation or yoga experience is needed.
- Registration is not required but high suggested
6/11 5pm, 7/11 11am, 8/16 11:30am
$10 Suggested Donation (proceeds will be donated to BTLT)
12 Windorf Circle
Brunswick, ME 04011