What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in enjoying nature for better health.

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing." It was developed in Japan during the 1980s and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. Researchers primarily in Japan and South Korea have established a robust body of scientific literature on the health benefits of spending time under the canopy of a living forest. Now their research is helping to establish shinrin-yoku and forest therapy throughout the world.

All fitness levels are welcome - this "gentle path to wellness" is accessible to almost everybody. I started this group to meet other people also interested in enjoying and learning more about this practice. Looking forward to exploring the outdoors with everybody!

If you aren't already acquainted with forest bathing, or want to learn more, check out our about page (http://www.meetup.com/shinrin-yoku/about/). Also be sure to check the calendar (http://www.meetup.com/shinrin-yoku/events/) to see both upcoming meetups and other related local events (marked in yellow). Thank you!

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