Go to the forest. Walk slowly. Breathe. Open all your senses.
Walk among 100 year-old saguaros at Desert Discovery Center (west of Gates Pass Overlook). This is the healing way of Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing, the restorative power of simply being in the forest. Research has shown many health benefits of spending time in nature and practicing Shinrin-yoku including: lower stress, improve concentration, reduce blood pressure, and increase energy.
Engage your creativity. Draw, Paint and Write. For centuries artists, while working in nature, have expressed a sense of being one with the natural world and experiencing a state of "flow" where time disappears.
Connect with the energy of the place. . . through guided art-based mindfulness instruction taught by Dr. Lee Ann Woolery, ecologist and artist with a graduate degree in art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
No art skills necessary. 3-week class at $180, 1/2 day workshop at $65. Materials fee payable at first class- ($10) or bring your own materials.
Multiple dates starting May 4. On-line registration now open. Adults.
To REGISTER - Go to: https://apm.activecommunities.com/nrpr/Activity_Search
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Forest Bathing Among Giant Saguaros
Tucson Mountain Park, Desert Discovery Center, 7798 W. Gates Pass Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745
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