Saturday, October 30, 4 to 7 p.m.
Join us for an immersive forest bathing experience at the Toronto Botanical Garden. This guided twilight walk stretch your sensory awareness while deepening your connection with nature.
Forest bathing is a practice that originated in Japan in the 1980s to address burnout caused by the technological boom. Now, the practice has inspired people all over the world to connect with nearby nature. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Emma Rooney will introduce you to the benefits of forest therapy and will guide you in the practice. As you walk leisurely through the
garden grounds, you’ll receive gentle prompts to help fullyengage your senses—seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching the nature surrounding you. You’ll have the chance to immerse yourself in the colours and scents of the fall season and deepen your relationship to the wild things in our city.
The walk ends with a candlelit tea, where you’ll share a song and Halloween poetry to close the evening and allow the experience to sink in. Don’t miss your chance to try forest bathing for yourself in a beautiful outdoor setting!
Public $60, TBG Member or Volunteer $48 (plus fees + HST)
Instructor: Emma Rooney