Forest Bathing and Breath: A connection with Nature

March 9, 2014 3-4:30 PM

Forest Bathing, called Shinrin-yoku in Japanese, is a short, leisurely visit to a forest to experience natural aromatherapy.  This 1 1/2 hour forest bathing trip will allow you to connect with yourself and nature through breath.  The inhalation of volatile substances emitted from trees contain essential elements that enhance our sense of well being, and are antimicrobial as well.  Scientists have found that walking in forests increases the level of serum adiponectin, a hormone that affects the heart and metabolism which reduces anxiety, depression, anger, fatigue and emotional confusion! The walk will begin with a short introduction and connection to the breath, and explore the poetry and healing property of trees. 

Reservations required. Free for members, non-members-$5.00. Call 985-626-1238 or email Held at Northlake Nature Center, $5.00, free to non-members

The Northlake Nature Center (NNC) is a non-profit organization that provides nature related educational programs for school groups, Scouts, and the general public.  The NNC also manages a 400-acre Nature Preserve east of Mandeville, LA.  The site offers over 7 miles of hiking trails and a canoe launch free for public use open from dawn to dusk.

Prior November 3, 2013