Take some time to slow down, and awaken your senses on a daylong Forest Bathing Island Retreat on the Boston Harbor Islands with Toadstool Walks. Discover the unique urban wilderness of Peddocks Island and unravel the fascinating stories embedded in its rich history.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to explore this island in a different way, connecting with nature and ourselves.
- Round-trip ferry ticket from Long Wharf Boston
- All day workshop on forest bathing as well as time for personal exploration
- Optional lunch available for an additional charge
About Forest Bathing:
Forest Bathing is inspired by Shinrin-yoku, a prominent feature of preventative medicine and healing in Japan. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, there has been extensive research demonstrating what can happen when we relax, unplug, and open our senses to the natural world.
This slow-paced guided therapeutic experience promotes wellness through a series of gentle sensory-opening invitations that welcome us to notice more of our natural surroundings. By deepening our connection with the natural world and each other, we open ourselves up to the healing medicine of the forest. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization.
About the Guide:
Tam is a certified Forest Therapy Guide, Training Apprentice, and Mentor with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes that the practice of Forest Bathing can deepen and broaden our relationships. Tam’s training includes an understanding of the scientific framework of Forest Therapy as well as the cultural repair that is made possible by holding space for seekers of this medicine to share and bear witness to community as part of the natural world. Tam created Toadstool Walks as a way to offer support in finding one’s own way towards experiencing belonging to the natural world.
For more information about Tam, check out ToadstoolWalks.com
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
16 and up
What can I bring into the event?
Walking shoes, long pants, bug spray, sunscreen, waterproof shoes, bathing suit and towel, reusable water bottle.
How long is the ferry ride?
1 hour to Peddocks with a stop at Spectacle, 45 min return
Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/forest-bathing-retreat-on-peddocks-island-tickets-61913457819