Shinrin Yoku at IJAMS

Had a rough week? You need sanctuary!

The Ijams Sanctuary Series is a new program designed to help visitors slow down and appreciate all the beauty in their surroundings.

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Shinrin Yoku, or forest bathing, is the slow, meditative exploration of the forest using all five senses. Studies conducted in Japan, where the art originated, showed that people who spent meditative time in a forest environment not only reduced stress but also boosted immunity and the body’s ability to fight disease.

Participants may experience this walk on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am to noon.

By removing distractions such as cell phones, cameras, and even talking, participants are able to truly engage with their surroundings and experience the restorative properties of nature.

The fee for this program is $7 for Ijams members and $10 for non-members. Please call (865) 577-4717, ext. 110 to register.