Forest Therapy: Mindfulness in Nature


Saturday, March 2, 10am-12pm. Meet in Fearrington Village in front of McIntyre’s books by 9:50am.

Registration runs February 7-28 at the Fearrington Cares Center.

$30 fee (Cash, or check made out to Denise Pastoor).

Come experience Forest Therapy, also known as Forest Bathing, a mindful immersion in nature, using sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch to deepen sensory awareness. The aim is to slow down and tap into the powerful health benefits of nature to boost immunity, improve mood, and decrease stress.

Denise Pastoor, a resident of Fearrington Village, Certified Forest Therapy guide, RN psychotherapist, yoga teacher and healing touch practitioner, will guide you as you savor the sights, sounds, and smells of nature to create stillness and calm. Listen to the sounds of the forest, touch the textures of trees, smell nature’s scents, and bask in sunlight dabbling through the trees.

This practice is slow-paced and suitable for all fitness levels. Please dress for the weather, as we will be outdoors for the entire program. You may wish to bring water, insect repellent, or anything else that will help you be comfortable. Feel free to bring something to sit on (yoga mat, outdoor chair/stool) that you would not mind carrying. The program is RAIN or SHINE. Come unwind in nature’s wonders!

Contact Denise at ddpastoor@gmail.com with any questions.

Denise DeForest Pastoor is a certified Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Forest and Nature Therapy Guides.

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