SOLD OUT: Guided Shinrin-yoku: Full Moon Forest Walk

SOLD OUT: Guided Shinrin-yoku: Full Moon Forest Walk
Registration Begins
7/11/2022 9:00 AM
Last Day To Register
10/7/2022 12:00 PM
Age Requirement
Birthdate cannot be after 10/8/2004
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504, US
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Join us for a special event under the night sky and experience the benefits of Shinrin-yoku, a relaxing Japanese wellness practice also known as "forest bathing."  Led by ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide Katie Venechuk, this experience will start with a brief introduction to the research and science behind shinrin-yoku and how it differs from a hike in the forest.  We'll then transition into a guided shinrin-yoku experience on the moonlit landscape, following the structure of a traditional forest therapy walk (3-hrs in length), where you’ll be offered a series of forest bathing invitations to calm your mind, awaken your senses, and notice new details of the world around you.  This event is not a hike and the total distance covered will be less than 1-mile.  We’ll end with a tea ceremony and community bonfire, offering you the chance to ask our guide questions, visit, and sip herbal tea beneath the moon and stars.  Come see what nature has to share with you as you slow down, find presence, and enjoy the nighttime wilderness of BNC!

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: $35                

Non-Member: $40


This program is recommended for ages 18 and up.

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 their refund options and/or a possible makeup date.

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

$35.00 per Adult - Member
$40.00 per Adult - Non-Member
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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