Forest Bathing, Nature Therapy, and Art Immersion with Todd Lynch (September 8-10)
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Join us to gather with Forest Bathing guide and ecological artist Todd Lynch for a weekend of rediscovery and awakening September 8th-10th. Forest and Nature Therapy offers us the opportunity to slow down. It re-aligns our rhythms with the landscape, allowing our senses a respite from everyday demands and uncertainties. It’s a chance to remember ourselves and the joyful relationships that await us outside.
Join us with Forest Bathing guide and ecological artist Todd Lynch for a weekend of rediscovery, awakening and art making. Forest and Nature Therapy offers us the opportunity to slow down. It re-aligns our rhythms with the landscape, allowing our senses a respite from everyday demands and uncertainties. It’s a chance to remember ourselves and the joyful relationships that await us outside. A guided Forest and Nature Therapy walk is not a hike or naturalist adventure, but an opportunity to slow down and allow our bodies to engage all of our senses.
Forest Bathing combined with ecological art making can offer us ways to explore our relationships across many levels– self, intimate family and friends, our broader human community, and ecological communities. Both are ways to slow down, to witness and be in place with no agenda. These practices root us in the sensuality of what is real, contextual, and present at that moment. Within both practices, there are no prescribed outcomes, only experiences. Forest Bathing and art practiced together create a multi-dimensional threshold to offer participants a chance to deepen their connection to “Nature” – which can be healing and restorative to both them and their communities. Slowing down, listening, observing and witnessing intentional relationships are critical parts of both forest bathing and art making.
In your time together, Todd will share his artwork and the work of other inspirational ecological artists and provide a methodology for creating and siting ecological art work. Two Forest Bathing sessions, one each morning, will help to provide the framework for you to explore ways to apply this methodology to your own process. After lunch Saturday and for a short time on Sunday, you will have time to work on your own ecological art pieces, with guidance from Todd. Come experience this unique offering that will engage your senses and the magic of place.
Todd Lynch is an artist, garden designer and Forest Bathing guide. His passion is to connect people to the world around them through art, plants, beauty and immersion into nature. Todd is an ANFT certified forest therapy guide and has led many walks that connect people to place, plants and ecology. Learn more about Todd at www.ecotropy.net or see some stories on Instagram @ecotropy.
Weekend begins informally on Friday evening with an introduction, and ends Sunday after lunch. Tuition of $425 includes vegetarian meals, served Saturday morning through Sunday lunch, included with tuition. Register by August 15th at the early bird tuition of $375. Scholarships are available. Cabins (with shared restroom and showers) are available for rental on a first-come, first serve basis. Primitive camping on-site is available. Several local inns are offering student rates for those wishing for private off-site lodging.