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Tuesday, September 13, 2022 | 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Forest Bathing

Instructor Anne Markham Bailey
Location Japanese Garden

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is a guided immersion in nature. Through a series of simple invitations, participants open their senses and connect with the living world of the Japanese Garden. Each invitation is followed by a sharing circle, and the final session ends with tea. Studies show that forest bathing supports well-being and provides an opportunity to relax and reinvigorate. 

Minimum Age: 13
What To Expect: Uneven ground, off-pavement, stepping-stones
What To Bring: Water, pad or cloth to sit on (if desired)
What To Wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes/sandals
Distance: About a mile in total

Members: $50 | Nonmembers: $55

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Interested? “Forest Bathing” is also offered Saturday, October 8 and Saturday, November 19.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) will be given for Friends of Birmingham Botanical Gardens programs priced at $25 or more if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) Transfers may be made to programs of equal value at no additional fee. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation or other unforeseen circumstances. Please note that programs are held rain or shine; in extreme weather conditions, programs may be canceled for your safety and the safety of staff and volunteers. If we cancel a program for any of these reasons, we will issue a full refund.