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Japanese "Forest Bathing" with Sarah Gabriel

  • December 3 · 12:00 PM

Japanese ‘Forest Bathing’ Comes to Philadelphia

A walk in the woods… The Japanese call it shinrinyoku,
or ‘forest bathing’ and it has spread to China, Korea, Canada, Finland, Ireland, Spain, New Zealand and Australia. With measurable, replicable medical evidence of specific and significant health benefits lowering cortisol levels
and blood pressure, and increasing NK immune system cells that fight infection and tumors physicians have begun writing prescriptions for a walk in the woods. (In Japan, it is even covered by insurance.) Now, Shinrinyoku has arrived in Philadelphia. The benefits come as no surprise to those of us who have ever walked in the woods the calming and refreshing feelings as we let in the sights and scents, the flora and fauna, from dawn to dusk, as the seasons change. The woods are a great place to get outside of ourselves
and witness life regenerating itself.

Join us for a contemplative walk in the Wissahickon. We won’t be walking very far so even those with limited mobility are invited. We’ll start and end with a few minutes of talking including some suggestions of how to spend our time in the woods but mostly you will just have quiet time to connect with natural rhythms, rejuvenate your body, and nourish your soul.

Registration is required and is limited.
location to be determined and will be provided to those registered.

Sarah Gabriel has been involved promoting human sustainability for three decades. Visit phillyshinrinyoku.org for more information about shinrinyoku.

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  • lois b.

    So sorry I missed the train! Karen was very nice in trying to help me get there. Lois

    December 3

  • lois b.

    Karen, Thnk you so much, Will wait for a response.

    November 30

  • lois b.

    Is anyone coming from town or a train station nearby so that I can ride with them? Thanks

    November 27

    • Karen

      Lois, now that I have been moved up from the waitlist allow me to respond. I don't know where we'll be meeting but I'll try to help you. My email is [masked]. As soon as we have a location we'll figure out how to get you there, okay?

      November 29

  • Karen

    Not trying to be pushy, but I do hope that those who signed up all show up. It's one thing to miss out on an event because it's full; it's extremely frustrating when no-shows don't cancel and allow someone who is waiting to enjoy the event. Thanks.

    November 28

    • A former member
      A former member

      Karen you can take my place. I feel like I'm coming down with something and being out in the cold won't help. Enjoy!

      November 28

    • Karen

      Ginger, it goes to the next person on the waiting list. You need to change your RSVP to not going. Thanks.

      November 28

  • Mike H

    Please schedule another Meetup like this. Thank you.

    2 · November 28

    • Karen

      Yes!

      1 · November 28

    • A former member
      A former member

      I can't make it on Saturday. You can have my spot

      November 28

  • lois b.

    OK Sharon It looks as if I cannot get any help in getting there so I will not be coming.Lois

    November 28

  • susan s.

    please put me on your wait list!
    Thanks

    November 27

  • lois b.

    I want to do Forest Bathing. I have spent hours researching this, I live in Society Hill . Can anyone tell be how to get near your departure point or give me a lift from another point? I am a French teacher and my info should be found on French Cafe Meetup .com

    November 18

    • Friends of the W.

      We will be contacting everyone with the location of this meetup a few days before the event.

      November 18

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