https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ocean-forest-therapy-retreat-on-peddocks-island-tickets-348015221897 Peddocks Island
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Come to Peddocks Island for a daylong Ocean & Forest Therapy Retreat on the Boston Harbor Islands with Toadstool Walks. Discover the unique urban wilderness of Boston Harbor, and unravel the fascinating stories embedded in Peddocks Island's rich history.
This is a rare and unique opportunity to explore this island in a different way, connecting with nature and ourselves.
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INFORMATION FOR PARTICPANTS
COVID-19 Protocol: Masks are currently optional in accordance with local mandates. If you are having any COVID, flu, or cold symptoms or not feeling well within two weeks leading up to the walk, please do not attend (see liability & release form)
Participants: This program is geared towards adults (18+)
Arriving and Parking: Participants must arrive to Hewitt's Cove in Hingham at 8:30am to board the ferry and depart promptly at 9:00am. The boat will not wait for late visitors, and no refunds will be issued if you miss the boat. Parking is available in the Hingham Shipyard lot for $2/day
Bathrooms: Accessible restrooms are available in the Peddocks Island Visitor Center
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More about Forest Bathing and your instructor:
Forest Bathing, inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin-yoku, is a restorative sensory exploration that supports health and healing for all beings. From increased cerebral blood flow to stronger immune defenses, come discover for yourself what happens when we unplug, slow down and open our senses to notice more of our natural surroundings. Forest Bathing is part of a global effort to tend to the stressful conditions of living in modern industrialized civilization. All the prompts, invitations, sharing and ways of participating are optional and open to interpretation.
Tam Willey (they/them) is a certified forest therapy guide, trainer, mentor and teacher with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy and founder of Toadstool Walks, a guiding practice based in Boston, Massachusetts. Tam has guided forest therapy in collaboration with the Arnold Arboretum, Harvard University, the Emerald Necklace Conservancy, Mass Audubon, Boston Harbor Now, the Peabody Essex Museum, Lesley University, Boston University's School Of Theology, and more. Tam is passionate about the ways in which forest therapy can build collective empathy and compassion, broaden and heal relationships, both human and beyond, and support our remembering of our own nature. For more information about Tam, check out ToadstoolWalks.com
This program is presented by the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, and Boston Harbor Now, in partnership with Boston Harbor City Cruises, as part of the commemoration of the Boston Harbor Islands' 25th anniversary as a National Park and 50th anniversary as a State Park.