When: January 9, 2023 from 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Please join Kelly Kiss, ANFT Certified Forest Therapy Guide, with Salish Sea Nature Connections, on January 9th over to introduce you to forest therapy. Learn about this powerful practice, its many health benefits, and simple ways to incorporate it into your nature experience.
The meeting will start at 7pm with a presentation by Bob Salo — the first of a three-part series: Kayak Communication 101 at 7pm. The A Zoom link is below.
About Kelly Kiss’s presentation:
Forest Therapy is an “immersion” into the space of trees, plants and the beings of the forest and is inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or forest bathing. Each walk includes a series of unique invitations that open-up your senses to deepen your connection with self, others, and your natural surroundings. Walks move slowly over a gentle landscape and are usually 1 km or less in length and between two and half and three hours – thus making the practice of forest therapy accessible to people of all fitness levels, ages, and abilities. Research shows that if practiced regularly, forest “bathing” is significantly beneficial for reducing stress, strengthening the immune system, inspiring creativity, and enhancing a sense of well-being. It can improve your health, wellness, and happiness!
Kelly is a Certified Forest Therapy guide through the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides & Programs, completing her training in August of 2018. She makes her home on Salt Spring Island and the Salish Sea, and thanks to the practice of forest therapy, she is also now a re-emerging visual artist.
Public welcome — here’s the Zoom link:
Topic: SKABC January Monthly Meeting
Time: Jan 9, 2023 07:00 PM Vancouver
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Meeting ID: 874 2579 9641