- This event has passed.
Forest Bathing, Metolius Preserve
July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Mindy Lockhart of Rooted Presence for a slow, gentle forest bathing walk in the Metolius Preserve. The walk will begin with a guided deepening into each of the senses and then you’ll be led through a series of invitations that offer the opportunity for deeper relaxation and connection with ourselves and the living world. We will come together for optional sharing and close the experience with wildcrafted tea.
Forest bathing is based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, which simply means to take in the atmosphere of the forest through our senses. Decades of studies have discovered a wide range of health benefits associated with this practice, including stress relief, better sleep, lowered blood pressure and inflammation, and improved immunity.
Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.
Hike Rating: This is an easy ~1-2 mile walk on dirt trails.
Route: This hike will start at the South Trailhead of the Metolius Preserve and explore Preserve trails. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring: Snacks/lunch, water, something to sit on that is easy to carry (yoga mat, towel, sand chair), journal/pen (if desired), and closed toe shoes. Dress for the weather.