Exploring Shinrin-Yoku: 3-Part Series (August)

Exploring Shinrin-Yoku: 3-Part Series (August)
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Last Day To Register
8/31/2022 5:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 8/31/2004
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Join ANFT certified forest therapy guide, Katie Venechuk, to explore the relaxing practice of shinrin-yoku and the beauty of the Blandford Nature Center Campus over the course of three unique experiences! This special 3-part series will begin with a brief introduction to the background and research of shinrin-yoku (translated in English as "forest bathing"), how it differs from a hike in the forest, and why it's internationally recognized as an effective tool for natural stress release. From there, you'll be guided in three separate shinrin-yoku experiences over the course of 6-weeks to help you relax, reconnect, and experience your time in nature in a new way. We suggest attending the full series if you can - or join us for a taste of the experience at a single session. Come see what nature has to share with you as you slow down, find presence and enjoy the wilderness of Blandford!

Instructor: Katie Venechuk, founder and program guide at In Your Element Wellness and Certified Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy


Member single session: $17

Non-member single session: $22

If registering for all 3 sessions, use discount code "ESYAUG22A" for $2 off per session.


This program is recommended for ages 18 and up.


After the 8/10/22 program, only single session sign ups will be available.


Please Note: This program will take place entirely outdoors. In the event of inclement weather, this program will be canceled, and participants will be notified of a possible make up date option and/or their refund options. 


COVID-19 Information: Starting March 14, 2022, Blandford Nature Center no longer requires masks indoors or outdoors for staff, general visitors, or program participants. We continue to monitor local COVID rates and may reinstate masking requirements for staff, general visitors, and program participants of all ages, regardless of vaccination status, when community health concerns rise. If you have any questions about our COVID policies and procedures for programs, please contact our Program Manager at 616-735-6240 or email registrar@blandfordnaturecenter.org.

Cancellation Policy
Notice must be received at least 7 business days before the scheduled program to receive a 75% refund. There will be no refunds issued after that time. Due to processing fees, full refunds are not available. All Community Programs will be held unless there is severe weather. Please come prepared for the elements as refunds are not available for weather-related conditions except in the case of severe weather. All Community Programs will have a registrant minimum. If the minimum is not met, you will be contacted by Blandford Nature Center and notified of your refund options.

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