“Forest Bathing” in SF’s McLaren Park
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Submitted by the Event Organizer
Looking to feel more grounded and deepen your relationship with the natural world? As part of Friends of the Urban Forest’s Tree Tour series, we’re hosting a forest bathing walk in John McLaren Park on Saturday, May 13.
The event will be led by Tom Imus, Founder and Lead Guide at Meridian Forest Therapy. Tom is certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and regularly leads forest bathing events throughout the Bay Area.
The practice of forest bathing (also known as forest therapy or shinrin yoku) encourages participants to slow down and reconnect with the natural world by quieting the mind and awakening the senses. Meridian’s walks are gentle, guided meditative experiences intended to help people slow down and find a place of stillness where meaningful connection with nature becomes possible while building community with fellow participants. There’s no right or wrong way to participate — just come and be yourself.
Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.