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Forest Bathing: Honoring Earth
Meet at Perkins Visitor Center
$35; including admission to the grounds. Wave Hill Members save 10%Register
Celebrate planet earth with some moments of grounding and mindfulness. Receive prompted invitations to engage your senses as you move through the garden on a meditative stroll with certified nature therapy guides Cindy Olsen and Fru Molnar. Benefits of Forest Bathing may include cardiovascular strength-building, stress reduction, improved cognitive functioning, boosting the immune system, and creating a deeper connection to nature and the self. Enjoy the healing benefits of the garden, then conclude with ceremonial tea. Earth Day event. Adults only, please.
Severe weather cancels. Space is limited.
Registration required; online or by calling 718.549.3200 x251.
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Walks follow a route along mixed-material pathways with varying elevations. This program could be considered a moderate hike; gentler routes with a slower pace can be made available. There will be short stops along the way where participants will also be invited to gather, share, engage and/or observe. Instructors may use portable speakers.
Fru Molnar (she/her) is the founder of Forest Baths, a lifelong student of the forest, and a Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the ANFT (Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides). Based in Peekskill, NY (Lenapehoking), she guides immersive forest therapy experiences throughout the lower Hudson Valley in partnership with all the "more- than-human" beings on this land, and she offers virtual forest bathing sessions remotely. She is also an avid hiker and guardian of two rescue pets, who are her own personal nature therapy guides. A passionate advocate of mindful nature connection as the ultimate form of self-care and community care, she believes that forest bathing is for everybody and that we are all welcome in the arms of mother nature.
Cindy Olsen is the founder of Cindy By Nature, LLC., which offers award-winning mindful nature programs throughout the region. She is certified through the Kripalu School of Mindful Outdoor Leadership, the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and Mindful Schools. She is an educator with the Sheldrake Environmental Center and The Rewilding School, as well as a meditation teacher with Pause To Be Present Meditation. Her work has been featured in Forbes and was winner of Best of Westchester Award. She is passionate about sharing the powerful physical and mental benefits of nature and mindfulness with others.