saturday, december 23rd, 2023
1:30PM - 4:00PM
at rio fernando park
$50 per person
(25% of Proceeds benefit
Taos Land Trust)
pre-register to reserve
Forest bathing is a path to deep connection with the natural world. Through full embodiment of all our senses, forest walks guide us into a magical realm in which to commune with the nature beings all around us. Meet me in person at the Rio Fernando Park for a two and a half hour experience on the coldest, darkest day of the year. Let's bring in the light together!
Forest bathing is a slow wander through a green space, usually not walking more than half a mile to a mile in two hours.
We begin with an introduction to each other and to Forest Bathing. Learn what it is, how it originated and the benefits of this practice, including lowering blood pressure, decreasing inflammation, reducing cortisol levels and increasing calm, focus and creativity.
As your guide, I will give invitations that will open your senses to the wonders of the world around you in ways that you have never experienced nature before even if you are a lifetime outdoorsman. Slow down, quiet your mind, tune in, become one with nature and feel better. After each invitation, we have a brief optional share with the group.
We end by gathering together for a cup of forest tea.
This experience is accessible to all ability levels. Read more forest bathing here.
The Rio Fernando Park is stewarded by the Taos Land Trust. This 20-acre property has 13 acres of historical agricultural land and 7 acres of wetland next to Fred Baca Park.
What you need:
Arrive early or on time.
Park at Fred Baca Park and walk over the the Taos Land Trust Greenhouse
Dress very warm with lots of layers
Bring water to drink (optional)
Forest tea and snacks provided at the end
Bring a small portable chair (optional)
Meet Your Guide:
Hi, I'm Johanna!
I am a certified Nature and Forest Therapy Guide with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy. I am also a yoga instructor at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs and Spa, as well as a writer, author and creatirix at All of Us Stardust where I teach courses on nature therapy, nature intuition and ecospirituality.
I have lived in Taos, New Mexico since 2005. I currently live in an off-grid strawbale house on the Taos West Mesa with my husband and teen daughter, a sophmore at Taos High.
More about me here.